Peace under Assad rule is far worse than any massacre perpetrated by his ilk. Had people not reached this conclusion, we would never have had a revolution.
Combined with rumors of ongoing liquidation of detained protesters under the cover of night, reports of the return for Muhammad Al-Khouli, Ali Douba and Nayeh El-‘Aqel, figures who took part in shaping the tragic events in 1980s, to the scene in Syria seem designed to send a message to the protesters that Assad is preparing for a major crackdown. Is this true? Or is all this part of a new psyop? Who knows? Protesters will have to keep going, and their supporter abroad will have to keep reporting and monitoring irrespective of the veracity of these reports. Peace under Assad rule is far worse than any massacre perpetrated by his ilk. Had people not reached this conclusion, we would never have had a revolution.
Meanwhile, Al-Jazeerah just announced the formation of the High Council for the Syrian Revolution made up of known protest leaders from around the country, many named clearly, while others used their pseudonyms, and two have in the last few weeks moved out of Syria such as Mutei Al-Bateen (Deraa) and Imadeddine Rasheed (Quneitrah). The founders said that the HCSR is meant to form the nucleus of a transitional council, and already several demonstrations around the country carried banners supporting its formation.