Protests, police clashes, burning police stations: the Jasmine Revolution that started in Tunisia is now rising over Syria, one of the most repressive regimes in the world.
Social media has brought together the disenfranchised and disaffected of the region. They want Bassar al-Assad out.
Some experts have commented that there would be minor uprisings in Syria because of the higher standard of living and the Government's effective system of censorship.
If nothing else, the recent protests in Syria indicate that the unrest throughout the Middle East is about more than having enough money to live. It's about exercising one's natural rights to speak out and speak for oneself and one's people.
Trouble in this region may assist Western and Israeli interests. Syria has been a long-standing ally of the bellicose and unstable Iranian theocracy as well as a prime support of Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terrorist army threatening Israel.
Western leaders still caution about the potential fallout from a power vacuum. However, even instability in the region would be welcome compared to the chronic threat posed by Hezbollah and Iran. Removing the Assad dictatorship would severely limit the malignant operations of both entities.