|Russian President Vladmir Putin talks about Syria - official photo|
The easiest way I've found to keep up with things like this is to get a sense of them from the foreign press, which tell varying stories but which are usually stripped of the excuses and doublespeak US media has to use to justify their official government sources' previous propaganda and their own role in promoting it, then read the US media. It makes it easier to see what's being alluded to between the lines. And it's there-- the US media is hinting at the truth, that the Middle East is a big mess of US making.
This update on the Syria situation from independent French journalist Thierry Meysan has been translated into English.