700 dead in two days is what civilian casualties in a real war look like.
If only Assad had converted to Judaism, maybe there would be just as much outrage.
More than 700 people were killed in Syria over the course of Thursday and Friday, in what activists say were the bloodiest 48 hours of fighting in the conflict to date.
The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdul Rahman, told Asharq Al-Awsat that this was the first time casualties had topped 700 in the space of two days since the conflict began in 2011.
It's not too surprising to see Assad taking advantage of a media environment where every reporter is babbling about Gaza.
And 700 dead in two days is what civilian casualties in a real war look like.