No one has rushed to help the people who rebelled, but, in a typical fashion, many have rushed to take advantage of them: ideological groups seeking to reintroduce themselves onto the scene, a former superpower that wants to relive the glory of the old days, no matter how vicariously, neighboring states that saw a chance to fight their brewing domestic wars abroad, and lonely Arab men in search of cheap sex with desperate refugee women. The more things change the more humanity proves to be as screwed up as we always knew her to be.
* Much controversy surrounds what happened to Ghassan Saleh Zeidan, a Druze Elder who went to the town of Hadar to mediate between Sunnis rebels and the local Druze population. On the way there, Ghassan’s convoy was ambushed and he was killed. Both the regime and rebels accused each other of perpetrating the murder, albeit, in practice, the murder serves the regime’s agenda of fomenting conflict between Sunnis and Druzes more than the rebels’ agenda which seeks to entice the Druze to join the revolution. The man speaking here is Ghassan’s brother. He accuses the pro-Assad Druze militias of shooting at their convoy, and names their leaders who were present and ordered the shooting http://youtu.be/0x__lYWHeIY The events took place in Quneitrah Province, where rebels formed a new division under Liwa Al-Tawhid http://youtu.be/Tb5H6Bl-Q2M.
* On Saturday, Syria’s State TV denied reports of Bashar Al-Assad’s death and promised that Assad would address the nation “within hours.” By dawn of Tuesday April 2, Assad is still nowhere to be seen or heard. Rumors of his physical demise might still prove to be false, but the truth of his political irrelevance can now be seen by all.
Aleppo City: Ansari Neighborhood removing the rubble after an aerial raid http://youtu.be/uSOE5MWD0pc Sheikh Maqsoud mass exodus following bombardment of the liberated neighborhood by loyalists http://youtu.be/v2eCTKmK_XA , http://youtu.be/gJpaKIQO4_E A loyalist headquarters in Maksoud after its liberation, the headquarters were used by the Mardel Clan, a small Sunnis ethnic group that has long been coopted by the Assads http://youtu.be/St3w2LlPIFI The pounding of the neighborhood continues http://youtu.be/Ac41IKcg3Pk
Damascus City: regime uses missile launchers to target restive communities in Eastern Ghoutah http://youtu.be/XkRG0q6QJuA Sounds of distant pounding http://youtu.be/z54vHteuqrk Rebels in Otaibeh hunt down a pro-regime sniper http://youtu.be/xA2-tpNj_sU Rebels manufacture their own mortars http://youtu.be/TSE7Gi7h8RQ Homes in Jobar catch fire due to pounding http://youtu.be/pRiLLo1CQdQ
Damascus Suburbs: rebels from the town of Qarrah dismantle a cluster bomb that failed to explode http://youtu.be/x65sAMggDXI In Daraya, the pounding leave many homes on fire http://youtu.be/cjGviCgCiws
Homs City: the pounding of the neighborhood of Khaldiyeh continues http://youtu.be/lQ2VyS-HzEI
Daraa: the liberation of the province continues with rebels now laying siege to the headquarters of the 46th Regiment in the town of Alma http://youtu.be/ayJfaboPYpQ , http://youtu.be/09kRwYkAKwY , http://youtu.be/4lVLwARGc2E
Idlib: clashes takes place on the outskirts of Maa’arrat Al-Nouman http://youtu.be/-s1xgAfW488 , http://youtu.be/eeDxYEZYxo0 , http://youtu.be/iTQFX-SdGcw
Leaked video shows loyalist soldiers torturing a Sunni scholar http://youtu.be/Fy_b_IXbn7Q Another leaked video from Idlib City shows a local loyalist militia leader cutting the hair of a man and his wife whom he suspected of being sympathetic to the rebels http://youtu.be/B-x3dW_2bcs