Just finished building this very interesting story from a reporter who I have the utmost respect for -- She is courageous in her Syria coverage! And yes, this is a story about an artist from Syria: [HERE'S A TASTE] -- "I wanted to paint landscapes or paint animals, but the requests for the Assad's portrait were constant." Now, as the revolt continues, the 66-year-old artist has seen the portraits he spent his career producing torn down and ripped apart. Once, local opposition figures came to his house in Syria and apologized for defacing his paintings. "I told them, 'You don't have to get my permission; go destroy them.' " PLEASE READ THIS!