Debunking 7 Common Arguments Against the Syrian Revolution -
A fantastic peice by @saroujah, definitely worth a read.
Few things are as thoroughly demoralising as arguing with a close family member over the revolutionary events currently gripping Syria. This was made even clearer to me after an extended period of not having discussed the issue with said family member. Our initial discussion took place shortly after the revolution broke out; it was still in its nascent stages, but there was already a sense of palpable tension in the air.
More recently, we were engaged in a heated, contentious debate over possible solutions to the Syrian revolution, but how can you even begin to have a proper discussion on this uprising when the other side won’t acknowledge that there is a legitimate, active movement in place to begin with?
After over two years of feeling completely outcast on the issue among most members of my family, this acrimonious state of loggerheads between myself and one of my closest and most admired mentors is perhaps the most lamentable fracturing of a previously cherished relationship that I’ve experienced since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution.
This relative made a few revealing – and fallacious – comments regarding not just the revolutionary activities of Syrians in protest of Bashar Al-Assad’s sadistically violent campaign of repression, but also about the perceived practicalities of these forms of resistance and their subversive nature. I feel these points need to be addressed, regardless of how imbecilic, patriarchal, and orientalist, as these are views which have been so frequently echoed by some of the more cynical (and, let’s face it, bourgeois) strain of Syria observers, irrespective of how well-meaning they think they are.
Click here to read the ‘7 Common Arguments’
A message from the town of Kafranbel to all revolutionaries: “Whoever wants his dignity should take his weapons to Al-Qusayr, and cut his love for money and authority”
Qusayr, Homs (Syria) wil be the end of Hezbullah. Whether or not Assad and Nasrallah win this specific battle for this tiny town (which in military terms, is not strategic, no matter what Assad’s forces say).
May 20, 2013 - The liberated city of Raqqa is not liberated yet. Assad’s airforce still strikes the town at will. They do this every single day. The purpose? To kill. Nothing else. There is no military strategy or tactic or even reason to do this. It’s just plain terror.
AMong the victims are 7 children and their mother. All refugees from Dier Ezzor. See the full report on the massacre here.
Some of the victims. Most are children, piles of flesh and bone.
More gruesome video
Thanks @EatinMyPeaz @Lccsy
The sky over Qusayr, Homs (Syria) last night as Asasd / Hezbullah & Iranian forces continued their barbaric assault on the small town.
An excellent peice by Wissam Al Jazairy … For non Arabs, this is a map of Occupied Palestine (Israel) and it shows “Qusayr” as the capital of Israel with the insignia of Hezbullah in the top left corner.
Hezbullah is currently leading an attack against the people of Qusayr, which is in Homs, Syria.
Asasd’s true ‘master’s speak on his behalf … and you ‘leftists’ still claim his as the ‘Leader of The Resistance’.