With the international community still debating next steps and implications of arming rebels, Assad is retaking the country one city at a time, using even air power to ensure “victory.” For in their diseased minds where the larvae of hatred and greed continue to gnaw away at the rest of their humanity, the Assads are still dreaming of victory, and the cowardice of world leaders might just enable them to achieve it. Meanwhile, the Killing Hoods continue to proliferate.
Homs City / Karm Al-Zeitun: The fall of Bab Amr was not sufficient for the Assads, the whole city needs to pay for her defiance, and so the pounding continues (Mar 3) http://youtu.be/TXTd8rfr9sE (Mar 4) http://youtu.be/BmNKbkAwW4w And the cold-blooded massacres http://youtu.be/k2krNJtZakk
This is exactly how the Assad will behave should they be allowed to retake control of Syria: more people will likely die in the aftermath of an Assad victory then during the revolution itself.
The famous Syrian author Mustafa Khalifah has recently written an article explaining exactly how the Assads will behave after “victory.” Considering their narrow support base, the Assads will need to reinstitute fear in the heart, minds and souls of Syrians, for this, they will need to embark on a massive campaign of mass murder, detention, torture, rape and plunder, all over the country. They will also strengthen the very internal and external alliances that have facilitated their victory. If world leaders think they could live with this, then, all they have to do is what they are doing now: nothing.
Meanwhile, in the town of Rastan in the Homs Province: children are among the victims of the merciless shelling: http://youtu.be/xif5xp5L4RA , http://youtu.be/us6aQx-Khe4 , http://youtu.be/0U01qq60wRo , http://youtu.be/nLyQx-3kkv0 , http://youtu.be/qigdQd_CR-8 , http://youtu.be/lrMbtUsctEc , http://youtu.be/Bm_pM-NOTC0 , http://youtu.be/PyF5zWWXv1o While the atrocities compel some of the defectors to leave the city, others elect to stay to defend the local population, having seen that withdrawal does not bring security, as is the case in Baba Amr http://youtu.be/vCET4nW-0TI
The people in certain parts of Syria have squarely turned against SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun and are demanding his ouster chanting “the people want to topple Ghalioun.” The reason: his stand against arming the rebels and military intervention (Houleh/Homs Province) http://youtu.be/Nd6JSdAgxM8 Elsewhere (Erbeen/Damascus): banner demands that SNC “consults itself, before its legitimacy is dropped” http://youtu.be/QhjMMQjRVz8
But there is anger against the US as well: (Homs City/Jouret Al-Shayah) Signs says “the Obama Administration is a partner to Assad in his crimes, on orders from Israel” http://youtu.be/FnzzLurVBT4 You cannot expect the pragmatic streak that the protesters has exhibited earlier to remain forever. Of course, for now, this is a localized trend which can easily be reversed with the right set of proactive policies, but the window of opportunity will not remain open forever.
The pounding is not restricted to any particular region, but is taking place on a national level: in the south (Hraak) http://youtu.be/frAkUY63E_w
But defiance continues: Khirbet Ghazaleh (Deraa) http://youtu.be/fj3wHVqyhg0 Hiffeh (Lattakia) http://youtu.be/rYkBuPiKFhQ Wadi Al-Arab (Homs City) http://youtu.be/b1cBvToecCw Kafrenbel (Idlib) http://youtu.be/f_Yaan8QAv0 Douma (Damascus) http://youtu.be/ifdNTIYDc1U Jbala (Idlib) http://youtu.be/ZTi-TuPwh48 Taybat Al-Imam (Hama) http://youtu.be/vB3y7-E8ItE Ma’arrat Hourmah(Idlib) http://youtu.be/93yFwiWTZDE Elbab (Aleppo) http://youtu.be/eYJK0RQPbd4 Ghadfah (Idlib) http://youtu.be/BX22h6Wg54I Sourah (Deraa) http://youtu.be/vyAFyCC9Ngo Kafar Sousseh (Damascus) http://youtu.be/4m3GHK0U8-E Deir Ezzor City (Deir Ezzor) http://youtu.be/hY6lNYV6k9c
And the defections: Mouarrat Al-Nouman (Idlib) http://youtu.be/TJcIgGYWUAw