Saturday, August 20, 2011

Assad’s Response: 40 Killed!

As world leaders call on him to step down, Assad continues to orchestrate his slow-motion genocide.  

Thursday August 19, 2011

Assad death squads killed 40 protesters today, 18 of whom fell in the Hauran province, the Cradle of the Syrian Revolution ...  5 more protesters were killed in the historic city of Palmyra/Tadmor as security officers opened fire on protesters who took to the streets after Night Prayers, and 6 were killed in Homs City itself. In Damascus, one protester was killed in Harasta and 1 in Douma … Meanwhile, Assad security forces supported by tanks stormed into several neighborhoods in Homs City after Night Prayers in the aftermath of major protests demanding ouster of Bashar Al-Assad …

Russia and Turkey refuse to call on Assad to step down.

Links
Because Syria is not one of the 116 nations that have ratified the court’s founding document, the 1998 Rome Statute, prosecutors cannot begin an investigation without an order from the Security Council, known as a referral.

Assad troops torturing and abusing their detainees in Hama City http://youtu.be/Wi-ev2Pezeo

Anderson Cooper Takes on Assad’s UN Representative http://youtu.be/tvfefAhvdxs

In this historic clip, we see Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser criticizing Hafiz Al-Assad in a speech for the policies of the Baath Party of laying off non-Baath soldiers and for overreliance on minority officers http://youtu.be/ouc_ipfuTuY This should give us a sense of perspective on how the current mess started.

HAURAN
Security officers opened fire on unarmed protesters in Ghabaghib, Ankhel, Nawa, Jassem and Al-Hraak killing 17, wounding dozens.

Al-Hraak: tanks reenter the city http://youtu.be/AKCgg4W0LHY , http://youtu.be/ofyURLko39Q , http://youtu.be/1aprjiaq5NI open fire on protesters http://youtu.be/6zRVhrZBBf0 the result: more martyrs. This is one http://youtu.be/sYC96B2nu6s Here’s another http://youtu.be/kCPKYpO-Clk and another http://youtu.be/wyAQhqpY5vw  and another http://youtu.be/EA1K2ppchoM This was the demonstration before the crackdown http://youtu.be/8yQJrIOAMGo , http://youtu.be/OPjoGY4aSwQ


In Ankhel, more gunfire and more martyrs http://youtu.be/dlpmIOEAF-U , http://youtu.be/e7Hw0z5t3Sg In Tafas, the same scenario http://youtu.be/cZNdE3r8Fuk , http://youtu.be/zvSOKALTsuQ



HOMS


Mourners come under fire near Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Mosque http://youtu.be/L5IqhZ4jzb4

In Al-Khaldiyeh, protesters came out in thousands http://youtu.be/v2vRCE9-zTM , http://youtu.be/BVCsu6iHCnI then they came under fire, leaving this old wounded man lying in the street until he is rescued by younger protesters http://youtu.be/d_b8VZdgs0s A wounded child http://youtu.be/dYl65gy3zxA a martyr http://youtu.be/ntx2Dal4p4w The likely culprit is this sniper http://youtu.be/vcbs81edgCs But at night, and despite the power failure, protesters come out in droves http://youtu.be/d_b8VZdgs0s

Bab Al-Sibaa http://youtu.be/HDv39t0MAUg , http://youtu.be/XMC_eIowAg0 At night, protesters come under heavy machinegun fire http://youtu.be/DnG3EBwoowQ , http://youtu.be/DbM_Ul9mNg0 One of the martyrs http://youtu.be/RRp-Zrm6Rvs

Elsewhere in the City, Insha’aat (Daytime) http://youtu.be/BB8g2aSEMIk (Nighttime) http://youtu.be/OFEpMuOkzdM Asheerah (Daytime) http://youtu.be/Rp4ApWO4HYE Al-Naziheen http://youtu.be/_HpuHOLFXHA Al-Wa’er (Daytime) http://youtu.be/P-yzfCasC0A Al-Shammas (daytime) http://youtu.be/kwTIcW_F-ZU Al-Qarabees (daytime) http://youtu.be/3vN5sGksV3A Omar Mosque (daytime) http://youtu.be/jhqY_tShTfA Bab Houd (daytime) http://youtu.be/2XXYcUf8CUI (nighttime) Bab Houd http://youtu.be/taCzbDn9b7A , http://youtu.be/BttmRSRTHK4 Bab Dreib (nighttime) http://youtu.be/K6qTKT4KTCs Stadium Street (nighttime) http://youtu.be/7sFaav4eLOk , http://youtu.be/wx1p4rs6-9I Boustan Al-Diwan (daytime) http://youtu.be/A2oEyR6iDNM

Elsewhere in the Province, Talbisseh: There may machineguns positioned on rooftops http://youtu.be/UjGjdrNDgzg and tanks scattered throughout the main streets http://youtu.be/C6UW06uLsAM but that does not stop the protesters  http://youtu.be/LPc17rZTOGg , http://youtu.be/oeZOdVPafTU , http://youtu.be/OhfGu2J4Jx4 , http://youtu.be/fc3ltjS9Isc Rastan (20,000 protesters) http://youtu.be/9wVoe9AEYCU , http://youtu.be/IS-D3eYW1zE , http://youtu.be/5fMCffD-W3w Deir Baalbah http://youtu.be/BrWF03x_r8k , http://youtu.be/Q_D0_d41GOY Later, protesters come under fire. In this video we can hear the sounds from a different location (beginning and end of video) http://youtu.be/eSMxPJBXT7I The wounded http://youtu.be/xv7BpYIEHSM The martyr http://youtu.be/5fMCffD-W3w Al-Houleh, the site of wide-scale crackdown over last 2 weeks http://youtu.be/UmKyrBVvW1U The tanks are still present http://youtu.be/XAUKs8Xm7Lo across the street http://youtu.be/1XFIHC8Mokw Tal Kalakh (daytime) http://youtu.be/PRWqtI0txL4 Al-Qseir (daytime) http://youtu.be/v6_1RnbHz18

In Palmyra/Tadmor, protesters come under heavy gunfire http://youtu.be/9f7mTvA-Jus A wounded http://youtu.be/arkn_-amxB4 Before the crackdown, protesters were playing with fireworks http://youtu.be/MluE11w_Ppo , http://youtu.be/z6rKy0FCf0Y

DAMASCUS

Al-Qadam, protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/MdROEcwMUGM

In Al-Kisweh, tanks hide between residential buildings http://youtu.be/lwZEucvHcYc But that does not prevent protesters from taking to the streets http://youtu.be/0WibMNDb2TA  A wounded from the crackdown earlier in the day http://youtu.be/HYw1bKqNA_U Protesters come out at night http://youtu.be/TsLyvEOd54I

In Harasta protesters come under fire in the morning http://youtu.be/VYrj5_KaDos suffer casualties http://youtu.be/U2INc1EFuUI , http://youtu.be/e5fA90DOLSs but still take to the streets at night http://youtu.be/bex7Qen1PAk , http://youtu.be/d2S4Crba9NI

Douma (daytime) http://youtu.be/AKR2gQr8RGY , http://youtu.be/L5DRfekZ5SQ Security crackdown http://youtu.be/IqPYIo2EkmQ  (nighttime) power failure does not prevent people from taking to the streets http://youtu.be/4Y5wgAuQoV0 Jobar (daytime) http://youtu.be/eTIxgUte9WQ Rankous (daytime) http://youtu.be/NWJGiAYlBWE Kanaker (daytime) http://youtu.be/dYE-4YlU-z8 Zabadani (daytime) http://youtu.be/OZqNea_vOvg Arbeen (daytime) http://youtu.be/6Ll5cGRADXw Zamalka http://youtu.be/7Bt_S1imPlA Midan http://youtu.be/RByb6S8J-Xk , http://youtu.be/YcY-BFLHjv0 Al-Tall http://youtu.be/vWbph-E8FyA  Madaya (daytime) http://youtu.be/NFUbzPmu-_c


IDLIB



HAMA

This Friday, small protests took place in different neighborhoods: Al-Buraq Mosque http://youtu.be/M42CbvgAF8g Zaid Mosque http://youtu.be/fihZUZ-bhYg Al-Mashtal http://youtu.be/4-8SOL7gRYc Al-Hamidiyeh http://youtu.be/hTUR_O0rxBo in Al-Sabounieh, protesters scary away when they see a convoy of security vehicles approaching http://youtu.be/kv8QU9MnDIk security officers then begin chasing after the protesters http://youtu.be/hLJCSda1oyE , http://youtu.be/MyGQruPZ0Os , http://youtu.be/5OJG0vBnxfI , http://youtu.be/puVjlEf3yJ8 Tear gas is used http://youtu.be/l1M0qcYWp20To let off steam, security officers shoot at residential apartments http://youtu.be/VRbeiVuPKKo but, at night, some protests still take place http://youtu.be/cE-GJRhXSKo In Taybat Al-Imam Suburb, protesters wrote in candle light “Death is better than humiliation” http://youtu.be/-Hu3yyS0U7g In Kafar Zita http://youtu.be/uVTkGh-ZApg , http://youtu.be/s-GGlF3WHl4 Latamneh http://youtu.be/cDkvXOzCsDM Hilfaya http://youtu.be/e4fqcF07-eg

ALEPPO

Marei http://youtu.be/WpbvVdQCKts Atareb http://youtu.be/7XBVbEDjYLs Tal Rifa’at: protesters throw stones at security officers http://youtu.be/IhxD-9i7ck0 Andan http://youtu.be/lcb9WnxpCPA Burning a poster of Bashar http://youtu.be/dBXtOXsR3SI (daytime) http://youtu.be/HGHUkKTr-jI Al-Sakhour (daytime) http://youtu.be/9xoneByufVw , http://youtu.be/9xoneByufVw

AL-HASSAKEH


DEIR EZZOR

Deir Ezzor City http://youtu.be/lXOKhqJX1dc Despite the presence of tanks in certain parts of the city http://youtu.be/8h7PXk6_Zcs , protesters came out in the thousands in Albou Kamal http://youtu.be/5rvyUN10zRQ

Lattakia City: a small protest in Al-Qalaa Neighborhood is designed to annoy the security forces at the foot of the hill http://youtu.be/juDczQpDc0w