Assad’s Iron Fist gives him more deaths but less control. But he’s too cut off from reality to notice the difference, and too much of a megalomaniac to care. That will be his undoing. The challenge ahead has always been about preventing the undoing of Assad from paving the way to the undoing of the entire country.
Sunday 15, 2012 – Today’s rallies are dedicated to showing solidarity with the inhabitants of the towns of Zabadani and Madaya in rural Damascus.
Today’s death toll: 13 (Saturday) 32 (Sunday). The breakdown:
The pounding the town of Zabadani in rural Damascus has been ongoing since Friday afternoon. Defectors in the region gave loyalist army troops 24 hours to halt their attack otherwise they will begin targeting artesian wells in the region which constitute the main water supply to the city of Damascus.
Syrian soldier 'decapitated seven-month-old boy in front of his mother after finding suspected rebel was not at home'
"Each previous offer has resulted in the release of a few hundreds only, while thousands more have been arrested," said U.S.-based Syrian opposition activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid. "Assad gives little with one hand, takes much more with the other. His words are always designed to deceive and his actions always designed to repress and reestablish control."
A new cartoon by the famous Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat
Tunisia: Tunisians stage a rally in support of the Syrian Revolution in the capital Tunis http://youtu.be/KntzRgO6DAg , http://youtu.be/I8HQVvopnrQ