Don sent me this: "You have to read this to believe it:
Another massacre, of which nobody but the perpetrators and victims know the truth, but SPIEGEL Online knows in one of its today’s main headlines: “Syrian’s Regime is fomenting war on confessions”. Since Assad in his recent grotesque interview on German TV painstakingly avoided to mention any word relating to any confessional group, Spiegel Online finds the proof on You Tube:
“…in February the Syrian army seems to launch a first offensive against Tremseh. Videos show battered buildings. Even a minaret was bombed. This is a deliberate religious provocation. An activist shouts: "God is bigger than you, Bashar! It is not the first time that Assad's soldiers hurt Sunni sensibilities. Last year the beginning of a military offensive coincided with the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. What is new is that the army - or the remains of still not deserted soldiers - openly side now with the Alawites. Even during the massacre in Houla in May, it was said that the army and militias of the Alawite neighborhood made common cause. "
But wait, now the YouTube experts on confessional tensions of Spiegel Online really find the proofs for their headline:
“Shocking is a video of 28 March 2012. It is said to show the return of the Syrian army straight from Tremseh […]Syrians are standing at the roadside cheering the army. The text to the YouTube video says that these are Syrians from a neighboring village of Tremseh. Once a young woman appears with light hair and a ponytail in the picture, another time a woman with black hair and a ponytail . In the rural areas of the country it is unusual that Sunni women wear their hair uncovered. It suggests that this neighboring village is not Sunni dominated, but that the inhabitants are part of one of Syria's minority faiths - probably the Alawites, two which Assad and most of the security apparatus belong to. Thus, the Syrian soldiers in the video seem to act consciously confessional.”
What? How on earth can someone of the largest news magazine in Europe write something like this?"