It’s not about what the international community wants any more than it is about what Assad wants. It’s about what we want and need as a people in order to regain and protect our basic freedoms. And what we want and need is for all decent people in the world to abide by their moral and legal obligations towards us. Intervention to support the pro-democracy revolutionaries in Syria, be it simple of complex, is a moral and legal obligation, and we will never stop rallying for it as it is an essential component of our fight against corruption and tyranny.
Tuesday July 03, 2012
Today’s Death toll: 71. The Breakdown: 14 in Deir Ezzor, 13 in Homs, 12 in Daraa, 13 in Damascus (12 in Suburbs and 1 in City), 10 in Aleppo, 5 in Hama, 3 in Idilb, and 1 in Raqqah.
A video showing the chaotic scene during one of the failed sessions in the opposition conference in Cairo http://youtu.be/ZtX-h_A-_wQ
In regard to the recently released report by Human Rights Watch on torture, this is a leaked video showing pro-Assad troops torturing a civilian http://youtu.be/6bW2AHfyw_o All through the torture session security officers keep taunting their prisoner: “You want freedom?” “You want to kill the Aalwites?” “Say Assad is your God.”
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Let it be clear to all: Demanding international intervention is our moral and legal right as a people who belong to a country that is a member of the United Nations. When we call for international intervention to help put an end to Assad’s tyrannical and corrupt rule, we are not demanding anything that is outside the purview of international law and the legal obligations to which all states that are signatories of the UN Charter are subject. Asking the international community to abide by its moral and legal obligations towards us as a people is part and parcel of our struggle to free ourselves of oppression. We do not want to be ruled by a corrupt and oppressive government any more than we are willing to remain part of an oppressive and unfair international system. We want all those politicians who make decisions that impact our lives to be accountable to us, no matter where they happen to be. We want both the national and international institutions that were established in our name and whose decisions have real impact on our way of life to be transparent, fair and accountable. This is what our revolution is about, and this is why our revolution will go on, until the tyranny of the Assad is no more and the international community has accepted to abide by its legal and moral obligations towards us.
More high level defections: A colonel from the 1st Division http://youtu.be/-b8LLRRJm1Y A lieutenant from Air Force security http://youtu.be/U6FrgxVfOfc
Helicopter gunships taking part in pounding restive communities in Sahel Al-Ghab valley in Hama Province http://youtu.be/n03ShNXLNUI
The pounding of Khan Shaikhoon, Idlib Province http://youtu.be/QZQesHpm5kU
The pounding of Maarabah, Daraa Province http://youtu.be/39hMX_lU03k and Daraa City http://youtu.be/Au4wK6m9S2M
The horrible destruction of Jouret al-Shayah, Homs City http://youtu.be/a-AMgprTMII The pounding of Rastan continues http://youtu.be/DteiiKR3GSo
Source: Human Rights Watch