The Syrian situation has bred a serious conflict at the expense of the Syrian people. One of the worst aspects of the Syrian situation has been mainstream media coverage. The reductionist approach to analyzing and evaluating the situation often leaves the Syrian people voiceless, while the old play on sectarianism feeds an old discourse shaped by the regime and its supporters. Case in point:
It has become increasingly clear that the Syrian uprising transcends Iran’s and Turkey’s strategic interests, as it has become the battleground between the Sunni and Shiite communities throughout the Middle East. The Syrian uprising has drawn a clear sectarian line: the Sunni axis led by Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the Shiite axis led by Iran. The new political order that will eventually emerge in Syria will determine not only the ultimate success or failure of Iran’s aspiration to become the region’s hegemon but whether or not the Sunni Arab world will maintain its dominance.
Continue reading that article and count how many times the author mentions the Syrian people.
I’ll give you a hint. He doesn’t.