Nothing outlast the Homsis, they keep going and going and going… until a certain regime is over and done with. Still, a little international help wouldn't hurt, as the local division representing the Free Officers Movement made abundantly clear in its first official statement today.
A cold blooded execution in Homs City http://youtu.be/NszuiQf09fk But it’s all in good fun to Assad’s thugs, they kill with a sense of joi de vivre and having listened to none other than life-embracing Fairuz all the way to their killing field de jour http://youtu.be/r-d8FhEvrPU
Abuse of detainees by army troops in Harrah in Deraa/Hauran Province http://youtu.be/R7DkNX0U5Qc Doha, a 7-year old girl survives in critical condition after getting shot by security forces in Bayadeh Neighborhood in Homs city http://youtu.be/_FHeRg1K720 , http://youtu.be/QLY34j_Zgcc In the Damascene suburb of Kafar Batna, troops kicking down a protester http://youtu.be/g2uKHhaU7ZY In the town of Khattab in Hama Province, 6 locals were killed by security forces including a woman and this 10-year old boy http://youtu.be/2fQtJcPFn9g , http://youtu.be/AjIc4Bhkk2E The body of Jamal Houry from Jableh showing signs of torture http://youtu.be/-wGQCzQYYHo Mourners at his funeral come under heavy gunfire http://youtu.be/PG1sjlP1ZoE
More defections in Rastan in Homs Province http://youtu.be/y3EGUv9V44w , http://youtu.be/IRL5v0Xijn8 , http://youtu.be/uJUMHJ7BFcM Including local representatives of the Baath Party http://youtu.be/CCEndzkY25w Meanwhile, this soldier reports that Lieutenant General Husain Harmoush, leader of the Free Officers Movement, has not returned to Camp since a meeting with a Turkish security official on August 29 http://youtu.be/DHFiywv_1Eo It is perhaps this strict control imposed by Turkish officials on the movement and activities of defectors which has forced them to look for safe havens in-country. And many seem to have found it in the Homs Province, so much that they feel comfortable addressing the crowd openly http://youtu.be/tRT4R9VjozU There have been ongoing clashes for weeks between loyalists and defectors in Rastan and surrounding areas.
The Free Officers Want International Intervention
Back in Rastan, the Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Division of the Free Officers Movement, issued its first official statement in the presence of all its senior leaders http://youtu.be/734TFbv0T9Y
Their demands: 1) An international resolution to protect the unarmed protesters by implementing a no-fly zone following a withdrawal of army troops from the streets to their barracks 2) an international resolution recognizing the legitimacy of efforts by the Free Officers to defend the peaceful protesters and protect the people from the gangs of the Assads, 3) freeing all political prisoners and protesters, and 4) freeing all officers detained because they tried to protect the people. The statement especially notes the role of Lieutenant Ya’rob Tartar whose headquarters was attacked and 7 of his soldiers were burnt alive before he was arrested.
The statement concluded by asserting that the Free Officers do not belong to any external party, but to the Syrian people.
Murder & Circumstance
A recording of a phone conversation with Sheikh Ibrahim Salkini, Grand Mufti of Aleppo http://youtu.be/pdlVk7K-VeE In it, Grand Mufti Salkini refutes claims that he abuses and informs on protesters and defends the right of “people protesting for sake of God.” Sooner after the call, the Grand Mufti received a visit from a security detail, and soon they left, he was found dead at his desk of an apparent heart attack.
The people want international Protection
In Karnaz City in the Hama Province, and so many other communities across Syria, people are demanding international protection http://youtu.be/Xd3Gn93Yn0A In Rastan City in Homs Province, locals make the same demand http://youtu.be/NHfYBxggmY0