Once upon a time Syrians could expect to receive regular texts from the UN expressing concern, sad-faced selfies and detailed weapon's invoices. Now, foreign diplomats have the same memory lapses of a goldfish surrounded by brightly coloured string after a night of rohypnol and a blow to the head with a polo mallet.
Recently Reuters news agency defended its decision to replace Syrian coverage with adorable kitten photos. A Pentagon official remarked on the waning libido of UN observers: 'Syria is a snoozefest. It’s all ....blah, blah, blah... human rights....blah, blah, blah...torture. Maybe if Assad was to ride bare-chested on a camel? Any chance they could host the next Winter Olympics? Thought not.’