The regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is celebrating the wholesale slaughter of civilians by throwing a kick ass street party, "Raise with us the Biggest Syrian Flag" today in Damascus. They've unveiled a huge flag just for the event: 2,300 meters long and 18 meters wide and sewn with the blood, sweat and determination of pro-Assad heroes. Luckily, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency had a "correspondent" on the scene, where emotions were running high:

SANA correspondent said that an overwhelming national sentiment prevailed the crowds of young people as the Syrian flag was raised, and some people cried agitated by this gathering national scene.

We wonder if this correspondent was wearing a black leather jacket, shades, had a large bulge protruding from his hip, and occasionally moonlights for the mukhabarat?