Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eyes Sewn Shot!

As Assads take back Syria, one neighborhood and one town at a time, opposition groups continue to wrangle over seats in a stillborn council, as the world considers options that have no bearing on reality.

Tuesday October 11, 2011

12 protesters were killed on a day marked for showing solidarity with detained blogger Tal Al-Mallouhi, who has disappeared into the Assad prison system 2 years ago. 7 of the killed fell in the neighborhood of Khaldiyeh in Homs City  

Videos from the War Zone

Homs city: the way continues in Bab Al-Sibaa. Here we see a tank firing randomly into residential neighborhoods Heavy gunfire in Deir Baalbah Meanwhile, spokesman for the Free Syrian Army issued a warning to all protesters and citizens to stay in their homes throughout Wednesday October 12, as they plan to carry monitoring operations against key members of the regime, also because the regime itself is said to be planning explosions to target loyalist demonstrations scheduled for tomorrow to support its story of armed gangs In Bayadah, loyalist militias patrolled the neighborhood and carried a number of arrests But in Bab Al-Sibaa, members of the Free Syrian Army arrested this sniper and taped his confessions in which he admitted to taking part to target protesters and fire indiscriminately into residential. Regardless of the veracity of these statements, the incident further highlights the daily realities with which locals have to contend IN nearby Ma’aarat Al-Nouman in the Idlib Province, the other war-zone, protesters carry a banner demanding a no-fly zone  

But in the evening, people throughout the city still took to the streets to demonstrate peacefully: Wa’er  Karm Al-Zeitun Ghoutah Bab Houd Baba Amr Insha’aat

Congressman Chabot Issues Statement on Recent Syrian Incursions into Lebanon
October 11, 2011

Washington, D.C.-  Chairman of the Middle East Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Steve Chabot issued the following statement today regarding violations of Lebanese sovereignty by Syria. 

“I am extremely disturbed by recent reports of Syrian incursions into Lebanon.  One recent incursion culminated in the death of a Lebanese farmer after Syrian armored vehicles allegedly penetrated as far as 4 kilometers into Lebanese territory.  I condemn in the strongest possible terms these flagrant violations of Lebanese sovereignty which are a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701.  I also condemn once again the brutal crackdown being perpetrated by the Assad regime.  It is now estimated that over 2,900 Syrians have been killed at the hands of the regime and reports coming out of Syria speak of unconscionably heinous human rights abuses.  Additionally, I am gratified that the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon explicitly emphasized the importance the U.S. places on Lebanon’s responsibility to protect members of the Syrian opposition residing in Lebanon.  This, along with the support for and funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, are key Lebanese international legal obligations.”

Homs Province: Qseir Tadmor (Palmyra)

Deir Ezzor: Albou Kamal