Whatever it is that is looming in the far horizon in Syria – end of a regime, end of an era, end of Phase One, it is unlikely to bring an end to violence and bloodshed. It could even pave the way for something more tragic, unless we are ready with plans, visions and logistics to take charge of the situation and push it in the right direction. We need leaders, both among the ranks of the opposition and the international community, who are willing to stick their necks out, just as rebels and activists have been, in order to better manage the approaching transitional period. This is not a battle that can be managed from the safety to our illusions and wishful thoughts. The sight of Assad and his supporters reeling and scurrying in all directions should not blind us to the fact that they are carrying death with them wherever they go.
A video leaked by a recent defector shows the launching of a Scud missile http://youtu.be/dI6sMQxbb2Y An activist captures another launch http://youtu.be/cdUs6TRyJU4
In Sha’aleh, Aleppo, rebels take control of the local radar station http://youtu.be/tKsa5TQwJO4 , http://youtu.be/OzPd1TlRtYM , http://youtu.be/4cuK0s4sjIE , http://youtu.be/unDj6--uJvc , http://youtu.be/jJmAjb4SD4w , http://youtu.be/3fty_1pNw6g But the regime soon sends its MiGs to bombard the site http://youtu.be/6bKcmGYJ7vE
The merciless pounding of the town of Daraya, Damascus, continues http://youtu.be/lNH6N8yC7v8
A leaked video shows pro-Assad militias preparing for battle in Arbeen, Damascus http://youtu.be/WBe6OkaG1HI
The pounding of Deir Ezzor City continues http://youtu.be/0-KigBW-GuQ
Scenes from the clashes in Jabal Mouaf, Lattakia http://youtu.be/hojv8gz-XKU