By failing to react in time to the worsening situation in Syria, Obama has created his own Iraq. He did it without involving American troops or spending billions of dollars, proving that America does not always need to employ her military and economic might to screw things up. Soon, however, the messiness of it all notwithstanding, America’s dual might will be needed to help put things together and prevent the establishment of a firm Al-Qaeda haven on the Mediterranean.
In the Damascene suburb of Moadamia, a car explosion leaves many dead and only locals to help pull the wounded from under the rubble. Explosions in restive neighborhoods targeting civilians are often blamed on the regime as rebel groups, even those with Islamist agendas, consistently target military and security outposts in Damascus and Aleppo http://youtu.be/b8wQRpu8_k8 , http://youtu.be/bnUMPIhuebE
Meantime, the pounding of Zamalka Suburb in Eastern Ghoutah region left many buildings on fire http://youtu.be/Wf4sA8piXVc Nearby Douma was also pounded http://youtu.be/EHfzaCFfcfg , http://youtu.be/OMdUOUm9BXU , http://youtu.be/fswCRidCKk8 So was Hazzeh http://youtu.be/h2I8sG6qt8g Arbeen http://youtu.be/7nj-Lr2bjVg Deir Al-Asafeer http://youtu.be/PcdTTPTnLf8 Kafar Batna http://youtu.be/MOa0__uWpkk , http://youtu.be/Cc4noKw3Yso Jobar Neighborhood in Damascus City itself was also pounded http://youtu.be/wbmMotJK1_E In Dhiyabiyeh people run for cover from the shelling http://youtu.be/9msq2uC9q24
The pounding of old neighborhoods in Homs City resumes: Qoussour http://youtu.be/cgXTSuiyPOw , http://youtu.be/HhU_myYa-CA
Meantime, the pounding of the town of Rastan continues http://youtu.be/RsH-0AoyIag , http://youtu.be/OdA2-x7Q9Sw