Some peddle hope and deliver indifference, while others peddle pure unadulterated cynicism. In the face of all this, Syrians are persevering somehow, but the problem with perseverance is that it requires a certain uncompromising if not downright puritan quality, which in our world translates into all different sorts of unsavory isms. Welcome to the Darkside of the Arab Spring.
On September 16 and 17, new massacres took place in the village of Kafar Ouaid, Idlib Province. Among the victims many children. One little girl was beheaded.
Retrieving the fallen is always a complicated and risky business
In Homs, one cannon are aimed at different neighborhoods and keep pounding them all day long
An example of the bombs, popularly referred to as the “barrels,” which are currently being dropped on restive towns, cities and neighborhoods all over Syria
A grieving father cannot bear look at the bodies of his dead sons, and cannot let go of his surviving one
A group of Syrian women in the diaspora has gone on a hunger strike in protest of world’ silence. It’s been two weeks for some.
Miraculously, some protesters still remember the Revolution’s main goal: the establishment of a civil state
But others have gone in a different direction: they want the Caliphate
Many, if not most are frustrated with all and want “to topple everybody”
In the village of Kafar Ouaid, Idlib Province, the pounding keeps claiming the lives of more children http://youtu.be/lxTSaPhKrH0 , http://youtu.be/CEb71phCt7M , http://youtu.be/6sdFVPSC4aI On the previous day, more children were killed as well by pounding and direct slaughter. http://youtu.be/-VmOIc4sc7s , http://youtu.be/U3jeVaJ9kIA This gruesome video shows the body of a little girl who was beheaded http://youtu.be/XOxTVWDVubo
In Damascus City, the pounding of the restive neighborhoods of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, Al-Qadam, Al-Assaly, Al-Tadamon among others continues http://youtu.be/pXssPgxf-N4 , http://youtu.be/gjVw8wRDst4 , http://youtu.be/G78Z_5ltgA0 , http://youtu.be/HoFXvhZhxa8 , http://youtu.be/hR2BLSVNc18 , http://youtu.be/wMGUBBfbhg4 , http://youtu.be/WcotmsyJq6Q Martyrs http://youtu.be/uxpWqyEQ4VQ , http://youtu.be/-eyT9-B-RFg , http://youtu.be/xC50JXnVxXo , http://youtu.be/6drpWPozNB0 , http://youtu.be/FCLa2uiqcRw , http://youtu.be/u3uqWigyLF0 And fighters remain hold up in the narrow alleyways http://youtu.be/KMUFEkvFL2U
To the North of Damascus, the pounding of the town of Yabroud continues http://youtu.be/obxcMnM61Z0
The town of Darat Azzah, Aleppo Province, is pounded by MIGs http://youtu.be/jLTNWFaWhLM , http://youtu.be/HklBDeZartw
In Homs Province, the pounding of the town of Al-Qusair continues http://youtu.be/jaxahQRciFs And Rastan http://youtu.be/j6BdBL6OPY0 , http://youtu.be/Zxr5uULKbxQ , http://youtu.be/_OZkEboUVvo In Talbisseh, medics try to revive a little girl injured by a shrapnel http://youtu.be/lDyyvWniuqg
The pounding of the town of Kinsafrah in Idlib Province http://youtu.be/UZL5sCHI32U , http://youtu.be/Ug7v0zNyxbQ
Alawites in Antakya, Turkey, rally in support of Assad and demand the repatriation of all refugees. They blame the tragic developments in Syria on Saudi-Qatari-American-Zionist-Erdogan conspiracy, claim all revolutionaries are foreign fighters and say that Assad is goodhearted http://youtu.be/hwbg-Yc1Zi0
In Salaheddine Neighborhood, Aleppo City, rebels claim to have killed an Iranian officer, they show his body and his ID http://youtu.be/jXJRJ6E1iPw
Another activist accidentally films his own death http://youtu.be/3FeV-qByb84
This video shows an FSA fighter blowing up a tank by throwing a hand grenade inside the cockpit http://youtu.be/M33aaZBFmLI
Leaked video showing a ranking officer in pro-Assad militias giving orders to a tank to pound a neighborhood in a Damascene suburb irrespective of the presence of “civilians” http://youtu.be/X1tt1qHDCsM
Another recently leaked video harkens back until last winter and shows the positioning of cannons to pound the town of Madaya in Damascus Province http://youtu.be/4OeZfW93JKA
In South Idlib, a group of defected soldiers announces the formation of new fighting unit called: The Martyr Saddam Hussein’s Brigade http://youtu.be/lTe7TlFKRps The choice of name is dictated by the donor involved.