On the 100th day of the Revolution, protesters observe a general strike, while Assad courts war with neighboring Turkey.
Assad loyalists might be able to orchestrate a demonstration or two every few weeks, but protesters are out there every day and night, in every nuke and corner of Syria under no one’s protection, and in the face of all danger. We often hear talk about protesters getting tired or disheartened by Bashar’s tenacity, by the violent, by world silence, but realities on the ground belie that. The protest movement continues to spread to more neighborhoods and communities all over the country. We said it before and we say it again: Assad’s control does not extend far beyond the shadows of his tanks. Where his tanks are absent, protesters rule. Heavens only know what sort of vengeance his tanks will wreak tomorrow. Could it Hama’s turn again?