Assad admits mistakes, promises reform, and kills more people. To the revolutionaries, his actions speak louder than his words, and we definitely get the message. That’s why the revolution continues.
Assad admits mistakes, promises reform, and kills more people. His honeyed words are meant for an international audience as equally afraid of change in Syria as Assad’s own domestic supporters. But protesters want change come what may, not because they are naive or fanatic, but because they have long learned that when your rulers are fiends, going through the Hell might be the only way to get to liberty. When the only choice the Assads are willing to give is “either us or chaos,” and when our repeated attempts to maneuver around that has been continuously undermined through nonstop repressions, perhaps it’s about time we embraced chaos and learned how to manage it as we go along.
The most popular chant now in most parts, especially in Homs and Idlib provinces, “the people want to execute the President”