If you ask me, the whole Syrian uprising is suspect.
Every mainstream news report seems capped with a rider like the following:
CNN cannot independently verify opposition or government claims because Syria has restricted international journalists from reporting inside the country.
Much of the story being told seems staged for Western consumption, i.e., the powers of the East are baiting the West into what will ultimately prove to be a losing war for Israel, America and NATO. Of course, this sort of large-scale strategic deception of the world has been ongoing for more than 20 years, so I guess there's little hope of frogs jumping from the pot now coming to a boil.