Saturday, March 31, 2012

Some Like It Hot!

There is no hurry. Assad is taking his sweet time pounding residential neighborhoods and killing children. The opposition is taking its sweet time arguing over division of spoils that don’t yet exist while taking dictates from all and sundry, other than the Syrian people. World leaders are taking their sweet time reaching a consensus on what not to do, if a consensus can ever be reached on anything in the international scene. Meanwhile Syria is fast descending into hell, her dream of freedom fast turning into a nightmare of endless global and geopolitical calculations. In situations like these, time has always been on the side of anarchy. But then perhaps this is what everybody wants.

Friday March 30, 2012 – This Friday and the ensuing week is dedicated to showing that “Muslims and Arabs have failed us.” But, in a sign of growing discord between Arabs and Kurds, Kurdish communities dedicated this week to standing by “Kurdish National Rights”

Death Toll: 55 in Homs, Deraa, Idlib and Deir Ezzor. Clashes in Qouriyeh, Deir Ezzor City, Damascus and Deraa Province left three high ranking loyalist officers dead. Targeting high level loyalist officers have become an established pattern for the local resistance over the last few weeks.

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Undergunned and Overwhelmed - Syria's rebels have to bear hours of negotiations for every box of bullets that they haul across the border for their war against Bashar al-Assad. And their frustration is starting to show.

Video Highlights

In Homs City, the pounding of neighborhoods continues: Khaldiyeh , , , A tank taking part in the pounding of a residential neighborhood the pounding is taking place at a leisurely pace now. After all, there is no resistance, and the point is to simply eradicate, intimidate, retaliate and ethnically cleanse the neighborhoods  More pounding Bayadah Hamidiyeh The Old Bazar catches fire And the dead continue t pile up

In the nearby town of Rastan, Homs Province, the local water tanks are being systematically destroyed by Assad loyalists to punish the locals and weaken the local resistance The same scenario was repeated in the nearby town of Houleh

The formation of new fighting unit in Eastern Damascus (Ghoutah) to work under the umbrella of the FSA The unit seems connected to Hizb ul-Tahrir.

In Damascus City, clashes took place at night in Jobar between Assad loyalists and members of the local resistance Not too far away in the Suburb of Arbeen, in Eastern Ghoutah, more clashes Earlier in the day, crackdown against protesters in Jobar left 1 dead

In Idlib Province, the town of Khan Shaikhoon was pounded

In Qamishlo, the Kurdish town in Hassakeh Province, members of the Movement of Kurdistan in Syria, staged a rally in Antariyah neighborhood to protest against both regime oppression and opposition exclusion , In Qamishlo and other Kurdish towns and cities throughout Syria, this Friday and the ensuing week was dedicated to celebrating “Kurdish National Rights,” in response to recent current fallout between Arab and Kurd opposition members in Istanbul  

Other Kurdish communities followed suit: Dirbassiyeh (Hassakeh) Amoudeh (Hassakeh) Kobani (Aleppo) Kurdish turnout was the lowest since the beginning of the Revolution.

In Qouriyeh, Deir Ezzor Province, pro-Assad death squads commit new massacre


Homs City

Qoussour: Bodies strewn in the streets

Sifsafeh: a tour of the desolation that is Homs City

Bayadah: martyr

Bab Houd: locals hold prayers on in Al-Zawiyeh Mosque despite ongoing shelling outside

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Damascus City

Kafar Sousseh: protesters come under fire

Jobar: sporadic gunfire rang throughout the neighborhood in the morning

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Damascus East (Eastern & Western Ghoutah)

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Damascus South (Southern Ghoutah)

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West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

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North (The Qalamoun Region )

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Hama City

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Janoub Al-Malaab

Hama Province

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Deir Sunbul: tank taking pot shots at the village

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Deraa City

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Deraa/Hauran Province

Na’eemah: town comes under fire Treating the wounded The dead (woman)  Saida comes under fire as well

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Aleppo City

Funeral for local activist

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Aleppo Province

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Deir Ezzor

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