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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Sami Ibrahim
Syria's civil war has become so dire that some Islamic clerics are telling starving Syrians to eat cats and dogs.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of a strategic town near the border with Lebanon on Wednesday, dealing a significant blow to the rebels and raising alarm that it now could unleash reprisals against civilians.
Syria's opposition called Russia "a partner in the murder of innocent civilians," as rebels in a besieged town near the border with Lebanon on Monday accused Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies of killing 300 and wounding 1,300.
Syrian opposition fighters pulled out of a stronghold in the restive western city of Homs on Thursday, saying they did not have enough weapons to defend the civilians.
The Assad regime on Saturday continued to ignore international calls to end the violence.
He said he was joined by 66 rebel groups in disavowing the coalition.
"It is difficult to celebrate when every day children are dying around us," said Sami Ibrahim, a Damascus-based spokesman for the Syrian Network for Human Rights.