As Assad celebrated his 46th birthday, more killings and atrocities were being perpetrated by his name in Syria’s cities. At 34, Assad stepped into the limelight as a reformer, at 46, he is about to step out as a mass murder.
One Last Birthday?
Protesters celebrated the 46th birthday of their fascist-in-chief by cursing his soul and those of his family members alive and dead, and demanding international protection.
But another common chant that became popular among protesters these days: “God, we only have you on our side.” Protesters are calling for international protection, but they don’t expect anyone to listen, except God. But when people pin their hopes solely on God, it’s usually the extremists that listen. But for now, it’s the defectors who are listening http://youtu.be/BMtDU5kWsJs. Let’s just hope that the international community steps in before the Jihadists follow suit.
The Binnish Roadmap
While mocking Bashar’s birthday, the people of the town of Binnish in Idlib Province took the time to advertise their own roadmap for change in Syria, a plan consisting of 7 points http://youtu.be/R3vqoNBJuL4:
1) troops return to barracks, 2) security apparatuses dissolved, 3) Bashar and his henchmen surrender themselves to be judged, 4) power passed to High Council for the Revolution, 5) implementing drastic changes to the Constitution, 6) holding free and fair parliamentary elections, and 7) an international delegation should monitor the implementation of the above items.
The only real difference that I can detect between this plan and the one proposed by the Arab League revolves around the fate of Bashar al-Assad and his henchmen, as we can see. The protesters understand the real nature of this regime and they know where its power resides: they know that unless certain people are immediately removed from power, including Bashar and other members of the Assad family as well as their main henchmen in the army and security apparatuses, no real change can be implemented. They will not be fooled. They will not accept an Arab League Plan that calls on the very people who represent the essence of the crisis in Syria to supervise reforms meant to drive them out of power, and prefer to pin their hopes on their ability to:
1) convince the Syrian opposition to put their difference aside and form a transitional council that can represent the interests of the revolutionaries, and 2) convince the international community to live up to its moral and legal obligations and help them chart a path out of this impasse.
So far both sides are failing the revolutionaries.
More abuse by Army troops
Homs – Baba Amr: a man run over by a tank http://youtu.be/thJ4x5p52ko A man run over by an armored vehicle http://youtu.be/HjwPJRRAF9A Army troops torture a detainee by beating him with a stick on the soles of his feet http://youtu.be/dE7B9hbyDh4 Leaked video of army troops celebrating in their own way after the storming of Tal Kalakh on the Lebanese borders weeks ago http://youtu.be/I2_cP-qwPCU A newly uploaded video shows security forces storming Homs University Campus http://youtu.be/kmrz5xGC9Dw A protester beaten to death by security forces in Bayadeh Neighborhood in Homs http://youtu.be/GQSK5s-Vvcw
This clips shows how mobile service providers in Syria disable sending any message containing the word “Prayer” http://youtu.be/V8MEsQYCu80
Tanks in Nawa http://youtu.be/BTLmny-7U2A Funeral in Namar http://youtu.be/aE_fCIPJozU , http://youtu.be/Hu9cLyPgE4g for the child Ahmad Youssef Al-Mahmoud http://youtu.be/rtntdjwN3Zw An all women demonstration in Deraa City http://youtu.be/p8N_-vxb0t0 An all children demonstration in Abtaa http://youtu.be/zBQfVioAAZw Men defy troops in Ankhel “the people want to bring down the President” http://youtu.be/woda7wa5fh8
Hraak http://youtu.be/vBsBY87MaBw Dael http://youtu.be/IVUrLwNcsVc Khirbet Ghazaleh http://youtu.be/r-jZdIt4R7Y Saidah http://youtu.be/Uf8bTs1G4FU Taybah http://youtu.be/YUjRoIVjSeU Ataman http://youtu.be/DGk8tOELgWA Nawa http://youtu.be/_Q7_v9q0hUc