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.
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?
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