With a death toll estimated at 1,300 civilians plus more than 300 soldiers and police and a pending refugee crisis at its borders, the uprising in Syria has been absent from US and other Western nations’ media headlines.

That has raised questions for columnist Mark Steyn. In an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s Thursday radio show, Steyn addressed the situation in Syria and asked why it’s being ignored.

“But what’s fascinating about this story is that unlike Mubarak, who in the end didn’t have the guts, as his fellow dictators would see it, to fire on the crowd and kill large number of people,” Steyn said. “And he’s now awaiting trial and his sons are in jail.”

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