Washington - "If some long beard comes along and said I’m going to blow up “Mukhabrat” headquarters or I’m going to take out a bus with “shabeha” and kill myself in the process, at this stage in the game when the population has been this brutalized, this devastated people will say go ahead, have at it because we are not getting help from anybody else." -Michael Weiss (Interviewed by Reuters).

Omar al-Muqdad is a Syrian journalist currently living in the United States.