Sunday, September 4, 2011

Defiance & Funerals!

More violent crackdown by Assad security forces has so far led to more defiance and greater insistence on nonviolence on part of the protesters.

Saturday September 3, 2011

Syrian army troops mount an operation in Ma’arrat Hourmah near the Turkish border in search of Adnan Bakkour, Hama City’s Attorney General who announced his defection a few days ago. The operation left 3 residents dead. More security operations left 1 dead in Deir Baaalbah City in Homs Province, 1 in Qastoun Village in Hama Province, in in Saraqib in Idlib Province, and several in Abtaa in the Deraa/Hauran Province. 1 more protester died in Homs City of wounds sustained on Friday.

Links
EU publishes new round of sanctions against Syria on Saturday; Russia, China have blocked Western attempts to pass tougher UN Security Council resolutions.
These measures are designed to do just that. Three are Sunnis and one is Christian. This will be an experiment in religious and social engineering in Syria.  Can sanctions been used to pry the Sunni and Christian business elite away from their Alawi partners in the security state?

Featured Videos

More videos of Assad’s thugs misbehaving. In this leaked video from Lattakia City, we see hos schools have been turned into detention camps, and how security people are abusing the prisoners, by forcing them to say that Bashar Al-Assad is their master http://youtu.be/C68UL9DoA2A , http://youtu.be/1uUNV4vVbmA This is one from Harrah in Deraa/Hauran Province (August 30) shows army troops firing at protesters http://youtu.be/BjZ3VIUTWFA A newly uploaded video harkens back on the mid Ramadan invasion of Deir Ezzpr City with tanks roaming the streets and firing randomly at people http://youtu.be/nCpezHHaRdA Meanwhile, more defections from the army were announce today http://youtu.be/DBeYPpJPgUo

In Homs City / Bab Dreib, protesters chanted in support of the Transitional Council http://youtu.be/1HMHobumu0c


DAMASCUS

Douma thousands of locals take part in the funerary procession of activist Muhammad Basheer Al-Shami http://youtu.be/mFIK0VFAoTw , http://youtu.be/pQ8QbwqijlU , http://youtu.be/ei3NPm79J3I , http://youtu.be/Gk7CkxwXTbQ


Funerals were also held in Hamouriyeh (for Ismaeel Tomei) http://youtu.be/v08lmvynaYo , http://youtu.be/nWwf8QfJgRU and for Ibraheem Roustom http://youtu.be/3k6cZW_mnUI

Zakiyah (for the martyred defector Bilal Khalaf) http://youtu.be/woeqS817FBA , http://youtu.be/oXGs9EwTknQ

In Jobar, the funeral http://youtu.be/ul7z7FjLZI0 , http://youtu.be/AZYIHLxaS2Q , http://youtu.be/mvfj8dCcPfg was dispersed by pro-Assad militias http://youtu.be/754YuyU-j9g , http://youtu.be/Qr5BfV40M7o here we see them opening fire on protesters http://youtu.be/KNL6q4Qh9ps As a sniper watches from a rooftop http://youtu.be/M1VM3ePJZQU

Meanwhile Kafar Batna observes a general strike in mourning for Friday’s martyrs http://youtu.be/o2lVUb_zgX8 While, the local Sheikh, Bassam Dafda’ announces his support for the Revolution http://youtu.be/FT0wAMKjiMM Earlier, locals buried their martyr Rida Shakeer http://youtu.be/Y8huYRCWXC0 , http://youtu.be/0Qt4dkR8-Io

A small nighttime demonstration in Midan / Jazmatiyeh http://youtu.be/t6TCslH3sdw , http://youtu.be/HT59qHDvHr0 , http://youtu.be/5OFq9LXxVzs a daytime demonstration in Zahirah http://youtu.be/x3evdbtQFwA Another flash protest took place in Hajar Aswad http://youtu.be/wSoFR7n5KR4

The women of Dmeir arrange for a small protest of their own http://youtu.be/aHQuNOVcTa0

Major nighttime demonstrations also took place in Kisweh http://youtu.be/hSHlXkSIonI where earlier in the day, Assad’s militias carried out a raid of the suburb http://youtu.be/K05ukFPnA1k Zabadani http://youtu.be/1FirtI-ddxw Assaly http://youtu.be/UFaLHrGEahE Harasta where protesters carried banner asking opposition groups to “stop wasting time” http://youtu.be/gr1K_qN7vtE Kafar Sousseh http://youtu.be/KxxrhyZYYBY

HOMS

Homs City funeral http://youtu.be/xDHPo9HVsfc Jib Al-Jandali a funeral http://youtu.be/xwtp03bl9lc And more funerals http://youtu.be/uaEdWMWSbKo Bab Al-Sibaa http://youtu.be/zqpd3UZOf14


Elsewhere in the larger Province: Palmyra/Tadmor http://youtu.be/8Ut4A5cYWUE , http://youtu.be/Q2ZORqJRCuc Houleh http://youtu.be/2n1Jo6p-iY0

Deir Baalbah http://youtu.be/tnO2HuP0vtk Earlier in the day, Assad militias stormed the city http://youtu.be/ITNRmBPWejQ  , http://youtu.be/5D-ZF7JdB9A the crackdown left several wounded http://youtu.be/yE5K_h0pqs8

IDLIB

Ma’arrat Hourmah burying some of today’s martyrs http://youtu.be/VGIwV3vB4tY , http://youtu.be/pAzQNibInVE The martyr Ibraheen Al-Hassoud http://youtu.be/sHCVtbsVL0Y The martyr Anas ismaeel http://youtu.be/DgJZWs2Y3mo Praying over the bodies of the martyrs http://youtu.be/AmY1P8zbv-I



ALEPPO


HAMA



ELSEWHERE
Lattakia City / Tabiyaat: security forces conducting arrests http://youtu.be/_1n9HwZqqDE


Refugee Camps in Turkey http://youtu.be/U57w_qAcyAM