Disintegration has started
The disintegration of Syrian authority over its own territory has started.
There have been many press reports and documented evidence from civic rights group Avaaz showing that the armed forces are experiencing defections. Refugees are now fleeing the country into Turkey and Lebanon whilst some towns are being targeted by Syrian troops.
Meanwhile the United Nations is moving slowly towards condemnation of the shooting of unarmed civilians and Western governments are adding new sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad.