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Wissem Zghaier, who was beaten and tortured during the Tunisian uprising, works on his laptop in a coffee shop March 16 in Tunis. He sees blogging activists as "the first line of defense of freedom." (Associated Press)

Wissem Zghaier, who was beaten and tortured during the Tunisian uprising, works on his laptop in a coffee shop March 16 in Tunis. He sees blogging activists as "the first line of defense of freedom." (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.