Open Thread Syria The Media

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Artist – Rob Tornoe

In other news, the governments of Britain and France announced today that they have “credible evidence” that Syria used chemical weapons on more than one occasion in December.

Regardless of your opinion of the state of surveillance in the country right now and how today’s events may propel it forward, I do believe it’s quite remarkable that virtually the entire country will now use social media and social networking to help identify the primary suspects in a horrible crime. For example, only minutes after the FBI released images of the primary suspects today, people have identified the items of clothing they are wearing.

I have no doubt that someone out there will see this footage and be able to identify them. The difference between previous high-profile cases in the past and this one today is that today virtually everyone is connected. For better or worse.

Adding… The Onion nailed it today.