Funny how the Arab public was never referred to as such in western discourse but as the “Arab street”, with all the negative connotations of irrationality and violence such a term carries. Funnier still that the term “Syrian street” is not used to refer to the supporters of the sectarian warlords, executioners and terrorists, who constitute far less than a majority of the population, but the much more civilized and rational concept of “the Syrian people” and the Western, human rights-friendly notion of “Syrian activists”. So this is the criterion: when an Arab public peacefully protest against the US or its stooges, or launch an intifada against the Zionist regime, they are a street. When they kill fellow Arabs, and in so doing serve Israeli and US interests, they are a people. Got it?