Monday, October 17, 2011

Fuck Off!

While Arab politicians struggle to formulate a response or a proposal and the Syrian opposition to proffer a vision or a plan, the children of Syria have no such trouble. They know exactly what the crisis is all about. The Assads, in their words, need to “Fuck Off.”

Sunday October 16, 2011

9 people were killed by pro-Assad militias in protests that took place throughout Syria. The dead include 6 in Homs City (where 40 were also reported wounded), 2 in Khan Shaikhoon in Idlib Province and 1 in the town of Zabadani in Damascus Province.  The death toll is expected to mount as pro-Assad militias continue their attack on neighborhoods in Homs City, towns in Homs Province (Teer Mallah and Ghanto), in Idlib Province (Khan Shaikhoon), Deraa/Hauran Province (Harrah, Ankhel and Mseifrah) and Damascus Province (Zabadani and Madaya).

Meanwhile, the Arab League to reach consensus on freezing Syria’s membership, and ended its extraordinary meeting by calling for dialog between the Assad regime and all opposition groups. The League also announced the formation of a special ministerial delegation to pay a visit to Damascus and carry message in person to the Assad regime. The move is based on the Arab League Plan calling for holding free presidential elections in 2014, a plan that was rejected by the regime and most opposition groups. The position of the Syrian National Council on this issue remains unclear as its spokesmen continue to issue contradictory statements to the media.

Links

The children in Ma’arrat Hourmah in the Idlib Province out their demands very succinctly and in English so everyone can understand. They want Bashar Al-Assad to simply “Fuck Off” http://youtu.be/Dd3fv-Yg8cQ

In the town of Ankhel in the Deraa/Hauran Province, protesters come under fire even as they stand defiant http://youtu.be/GNw8yuRncxk In a different part of town, the same scenario unfolds http://youtu.be/YF82VwLepHo , http://youtu.be/ZjIlvhzR2t4 The people target are students, not college students, but students in High School, Junior High School, and even primary schools http://youtu.be/arfsxzVuyiw Afterwards, the town observes a general strike http://youtu.be/HJlEvTbJ6n8 And at night, people took back to the streets http://youtu.be/DCZ3KDWQv6I

A martyr from the nearby Harrah http://youtu.be/wzKi1WVfw84 Gunfire in Khirbet Ghazaleh http://youtu.be/I3oQlD2-WHg Security troops then move in http://youtu.be/4RdAWIkb4E8 In Da’el protesters came under fire http://youtu.be/uIjDB8EP0Fk

Homs City: praying for Nesrine Da’as and her daughter http://youtu.be/xUH2xsSSWsw Nesrine was pregnant when she was shot by a sniper on Saturday, doctors managed to pull out the fetus, but she died hours later http://youtu.be/HaTybJllpVc In the evening, protesters in Baba Amr came out denouncing the stand of the Arab League http://youtu.be/kDDEZaCUXzQ Meanwhile, the crackdown in Insha’aat Neighborhood leaves new martyrs http://youtu.be/7cjzu6EDOLo , http://youtu.be/UlacZ3-dTMI In Khaldiyeh, protesters offered new martyrs http://youtu.be/GAJLIqrIONM then came out again to call for protection chanting “the people want a no-fly zone” http://youtu.be/Nv2Pu8QXISs Then came udner fire again http://youtu.be/fI0Q_xtcw0g

In the nearby town of Deir Baalbah, the night belong to heavy gunfire http://youtu.be/zwj2tssNGAk Earlier, people organized a large protest demonstration http://youtu.be/wF_0WQUMGsA

Damascus Province: pro-Assad militias storm the town of Madaya http://youtu.be/eObEb7J_0_o But people came out at night nonetheless http://youtu.be/Pzu-RSa4zQ8 In nearby Zabadani, night protesters come under heavy gunfire http://youtu.be/wUXd10vNoGQ , http://youtu.be/ulMMAiRQNB4 leaving a martyr http://youtu.be/ekXERnR6FoA loyalists had stormed the city earlier in the day http://youtu.be/5QNINeblqEY

Leaked video from Lattakia City that dates back to August: the video shows pro-Assad militias abusing a local man forcing him to “admit” that he is a drug-dealer and pledge loyalty to Assad http://youtu.be/CLN9Lugce0k

The Actor Jalal Al-Taweel participated in the funeral of the child martyr Ibrahim Shaibani that took place on Saturday in the Midan District in Damascus City http://youtu.be/g_265Am-FBk In Douma, pro-Assad militias roamed the streets on the morning of Sunday http://youtu.be/xcVmrRWh5d0

The confessions of a pro-Assad militiaman http://youtu.be/F_qiwDLBlyU The man has been taken prisoner by members of the Obeidah Bin Al-Jarrah Brigade of the Free Syrian Army operating in the larger Damascus Province in an operation that took place near the town of Saqba. The militiaman says that his patrol killed 4 unarmed protesters before being fired on by the Brigade and he was captured. He admits that women are being raped in security branches. He says that Brigadier General Abdussalam Rahmoun has given them orders to shoot at protesters. Of course, the confession sounds rehearsed. The important point behind this clip is the recurrence of such captures at this stage, and the fact that the FSA is now operating in Damascus.

Student Demonstrations continue throughout the country, this is just a sample:

DERAA/HAURAN: a student demonstration in Hraak following end of school day http://youtu.be/o0PsOMN9Ki8 Primary school students demonstrate in Jassem shouting “why are you afraid? God is with us” http://youtu.be/wpDknpDTfFY And the crowd grows larger http://youtu.be/-tJXLr9mP7E In Jizah students call for the execution of the president http://youtu.be/OTS_ypsLUwA Sanamein http://youtu.be/GGneO7jJHZI Kafar Shams http://youtu.be/V4OVXUWMNOM

DAMASCUS: Daraya a student demonstration http://youtu.be/C-gaIN_WlII


HOMS PROVINCE: Houleh http://youtu.be/i8Srv6rR1Is Tadmor (Palmyra) http://youtu.be/3970NetrUdo



Turkey/Refugee Camps: http://youtu.be/dKKFHNefZiY

Regular demonstrations



IDLIB: Ma’ar Tamsareen http://youtu.be/Z4GRA81cbLk Sarmeen http://youtu.be/aSsV4kqLfqA



Deraa/Hauran: Da’el http://youtu.be/jXGlZBK_R3I Tseel http://youtu.be/GhLn7Rujr8w Mseifrah http://youtu.be/4vP5WSTrgoI Ghariyeh http://youtu.be/SKUD8WT1p_k Hraak a women demonstration take place at noon http://youtu.be/CN7W19wCYTU

DEIR EZZOR: Qrayah http://youtu.be/LqcmmEexdjM

HASSAKEH: Qamishly http://youtu.be/dsk2nAHoprA