Thousands of Syrians flooded the streets across the country Friday, defying an unrelenting government crackdown that has failed to crush a two-month uprising against the country's authoritarian regime. Human rights activists said security forces opened fire, killing at least 27 people, including a 10-year-old boy.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110520/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_syria
Friday's turnout — and the now-familiar, deadly response by the regime — was the latest sign the conflict could be moving toward a dangerous stalemate with neither side able to tip the scales. President Bashar Assad's forces have unleashed tanks and snipers and made thousands of arrests to break the revolt, but protesters continue to face down security forces.
The Syrian government - - the one which opened fire on its own citizens, killing at least 27 people, including a 10-year-old boy - - is one of those "Muslim communities" which Obama thinks Israel and her supporters should trust with its future.