It is nice to know that someone is still reading Waq al-waq after the extended lay-off, and while I would like to re-start Waq al-waq in full fashion at some point in 2011 that point is not yet here. Still I was asked about the fighting in Hawta and since the BBC World Service asked me much the same question last night, I thought I would post a link.

There is still a lot more here, but my thoughts are not all fully formed and as one of my favorite characters in all of literature liked to say: "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"