There is a cease-fire in Syria. Really. The 17 nations of the International Syria Support Group signed it in February. The United States, Russia, the European Union and United Nations can all say they negotiated a cease-fire.
But in just 48 hours this week, an average of one Syrian has been killed every 25 minutes. One Syrian has been wounded every 13 minutes.
Staffan de Misturahe, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, has said that the cease-fire is "still alive, but barely."
Which, is, perhaps, as close as a diplomat can get to saying it's no more.