Thursday, June 16, 2011

Give Us Our Daily Protests! Give Them Their Pound of Flesh!

Bashar Al-Assad’s regimes intensifies its internal propaganda campaign with more planned rallies and lies to cover up the massacres perpetrated daily now in several cities and towns in Syria.  

Wednesday June 15, 2011

Inhabitants of Mouarrat Al-Nouman flee as Assad Death Squads and army troops pour in… Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey keeps increasing… Still now word as to the crackdown in the border city of Alboukamal after two days of military operations by Assad troops… the UN High Commission on Human Rights issues statements critical of violence in Syria… Turkish PM Erdogan calls Assad and encourages him to implement reform…

Mr. Obama enunciated a clear policy four weeks ago. He said the United States would use all its power to stop violent repression and promote democratic transition in countries such as Syria. He said his words “must be translated into concrete actions.” But he has yet to act.
“Syrian army generals are the most paranoid in the world…until the West makes it clear that they view Bashar as illegitimate and they want him out, they will not make the leap themselves,” Abdulhamid told FrontPage. He also said that the structure of the military prevents mid-level officers from rebelling. “[They must] try to refrain from engaging in too much bloodshed, or simply run. They are not in a position to arrange for a mutiny,” he said.
Today, Turkish intervention -- unlikely, as it is -- to bring to oust the troublesome chieftain in the old Ottoman province of Syria might be quietly welcomed in the West.

The Assad regime insists on treating the Syrian people to scenes of mass graves that, it claims, contains bodies of security officers executed by those invisible Salafsit infiltrators we keep hearing about. But it still cannot show a single video of an active combat scene against an alleged terrorist cell, or any videos of actual Salafist captives, other than a hapless individual here and there spinning some fantastical tale to an interviewer eager to feed him his lines. But this should not be too surprising really, the Assads have been fighting against ghosts and windmills all their miserable life, why stop now? Can they stop now?

Hama City / June 15: “Syrian wants Freedom, and not Bashar or Maher… Damn your soul Hafiz”
Little girl leads chants: “the people want to topple the regime” “We take death over humiliation”
Hama City / June 15: And the protests go into the night
“the people want to topple the regime” “Leave, leave”
Hama / Taybat Al-Imam / June 15
Damascus / Mazzeh / June 15: “The Kalashnikovs say: Bashar has betrayed Syria” “the people want to topple the regime”
Damascus / Harasta / June 15
Damascus / Zabadani / June 15: protesters read a statement saying that they don’t want army intervention
Damascus / Jisreen / June 15
Damascus / Barzeh / June 15
Damascus / Al-Hajar Al-Aswad / June 15
Damascus / Mouaddamiyyah / June 15: There is no messing with these ladies “the people want to execute the president.” Fortunately, it is not universal sentiments yet.
Damascus / Mouaddamiyyah / June 15: but the men were not exactly kind to Bashar. “Damn you and damn your reforms,” they chanted.
Damascus / Darayyay / June 15: “the people want to topple the regime”
Damascus / Kisweh June 15: “the people want to topple the regime” “Leave, leave”
Damascus / Arbeen / Jun 15: “the people want to topple the regime”
Damascus / Qaboun / June 15: “Syria is one… Long live the revolution”
Damascus / Ruknalddine / June 15: “the Syrian people are one”
Damascus / Saqbaa / June 15
Deir Ezzor / Qouriyyah / June 15: “the people and the army are one”
Deir Ezzor / June 15: “We take death over humiliation”
Homs / Bab Al-Sibaa / June 15:
Deraa / Sanamein / June 15
Deraa / Eastern Villages / June 15: “Syria is our and does not belong to the Assads”
Deraa / Al-Mseifrah / June 15: “Bashar Al-Assad is a traitor… Official media are traitors… Damn your soul Hafiz”
Deraa / Kafar Shams / June 15: “Lift the siege over Deraa”
Deraa / Al-Hraak / June 15: “Syria is ours and does not belong to the Assads” “Long live Hauran, down with Assad” “the people want to topple the regime”
Latakia / Sleibeh / June 15: “the people want to topple the regime”
Refugees on Turkish border / June 15:
Another defector addresses the people (Lieutenant Ibrahim Munir Majbour):
Says he’s joining the revolution to protest forcing the military in crackdowns against unarmed protesters, invading cities and providing cover for Assad death squads. He also says that Jisr Ashoughour has not hosted armed gangs, and that the residents did not ask for military intervention and calls on officials to ensure that the army has returned to the barracks and calls on colleagues to join him.