The new look Syria News Wire is only three days old, and already it gets a mention in Britain’s Daily Telegraph:
“State crackdowns come and go, bloggers are jailed and released, but you can’t squash the ether. Sasa, for instance, has been blogging about Syria since 2004, with Syria News Wire. A recent post about Miliband’s visit was headlined ‘Britain Cuddles Up to Syria’.
As Sasa puts it:
‘Britain’s been stuck to the Bush agenda of ignore-ignore-ignore. But with Bush on the way out, and Obama promising negoations with Syria, Britain has jumped into the let’s-talk camp.
But what’s more interesting is speculation that Britain is trying to take the lead – and steal France’s glory. A few years ago, the West was united in isolating Syria. Now those same countries are competing to be Syria’s best friend.’ “