This probably isn’t the best way to make a good impression on the the Arab League peace monitors. Syrian security forces fired on protesters, killing at least 11, as Arab League monitors continued their visit. Four people were killed in Hama shortly after the monitors arrived, and two more were killed at a security checkpoint in Idlib. Syrian activists say the Assad regime is preventing the monitoring team from speaking with protesters and curtailing their movements. Meanwhile officials say the Obama administration is discussing whether to aid the Syrian opposition directly.