A TRULY SURREAL SCENE. A MAN IS BEING DUG FORM HIS WOULD BE GRAVE AND FLASHES A VICTORY SIGN. Damascus (Sbineh): May 22, 2013 - His home was shelled by Asasd’s forces and it cam crashing down on him. Locals are digging him out of what could have been his grave, as he is still trapped and being rescued he sees the camera and flashes a victory sign.
There are few words. Actually there are no words on Earth to describe the resilience of the people of Syria in the face of Assad’s brutality.
This is why Syrians will defeat Assad. This is why we will eventually be free.
***LEAKED VIDEO*** ASSAD’S FORCES APPREHEND A MAN AT A CHECKPOINT, SLAP HIM, THEN EXECUTE HIM. (Date & Location Unknown): These are the monsters that all Syrians fear. This is what they do. This man was stopped at a checkpoint and taken by Assad’s forces. More often than not these days, you will be swiftly ‘convicted’ and ‘condemned’ based on the town you come from, nothing else.
They slap the man around a bit then one of Assad’s men takes him to the side of the road and makes him stand in the bushes. Then in cold blood, shoots him in the face.
THIS IS THE FATE OF OUR CHILDREN. LOCKED INSIDE A COUNTRY WITH ASSAD’S FORCES AND NO WAY OUT. Daraa: (Tseel): May 22, 2013 - Little Sultan Satter Al Salamaat was killed by Assad’s forces in this small town. His family have no where to run and no where to hide. They were helpless to protect their little boy. The borders with Jordan have been closed for 6 days now. The borders with Turkey are closed. The border with Lebanon is difficult with Hezbullah attacking Syrian towns. The border witj Iraq is not much better.
The children of Syria are locked inside a hell-hole with Assad’s forces.
THIS IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN HOMS FOR CIVILIANS. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO. Homs (Waer): May 22, 2013 - Little Osama Karuma was killed when a shell hit his home. The neighborhood of Wa’er is home to some half million refugees from the rest of Homs. It had been a sort of safe-haven as it was not attacked (much) by Assad’s forces. That is until the last few weeks when Assad’s mercenaries decided to begin shelling the town.
Wa’er has no FSA in the neighborhood. The people have no one to defend them.
THE CAMERA IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN. EVEN IN THE HANDS OF A YOUNG BOY. Daraa (City): May 21, 2013 - Assad’s sniper shot Omar Haitham Qateefan in the head and killed him. He was 14 years old. He worked as a media activist in the town of Daraa, attempting to show the world what Assad has done to Syria and it’s people.
Assad considers the camera more lethal than any weapon.
To my knowledge, Omar is the youngest journalist to have been murdered by Assad’s forces to date.
This was Omar before he was shot. Doing what he wanted to do …
***GRAPHIC*** TWO SISTERS, SALAM & TASNEEM, HAVE THEIR HEADS BLOWN OFF BY ASSAD’S FORCES. Daraa (Tafas): May 20, 2013 - Salam and Tasneem Abu Shanab are two little girls that head their heads blown off by Assad’s forces. Salam is one month old. Her name means peace. Tasneem is 2 years old. She was named after a fountain (spring) in heaven.
This is how their parents must see their two little daughters for the last time.
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.
HEZBULLAH’S FORCES CONTINUE THEIR GROUD ATTACK. ASSAD’S FORCES CONTINUE THEIR AIR ATTACK. Homs (Qusayr): May 22, 2013 - If Qusayr was on the coast, Assad would find a way to attack it from that angle as well. The Assad regime, along with Hezbullah and Iran, with weapons supplied by Russia are desperate to take this tiny town by any means, even it means that there is nothing left of it to take.
This was a video from yesterday.
People start to dig out the bodies of their family members and neighbors after the air-strike above. At least 10 people were killed in this strike alone, including (from the video) 1 woman and 5 children.
ANOTHER CHILD IS MURDERED BY THE BRUTAL ASSAD REGIME. Hama (Al Zakaa): May 20, 2013 - Mustapha Al Hawi was killed when Assad’s forces shelled his home. He’s one of almost 10,000 children that Assad’s forces have killed since March 2011.
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.
***GRAPHIC*** TWO BOYS ARE AMONG THE LATEST VICTIMS OF ASSAD & HEZBULLAH’S ATTACK ON THIS TOWN. Homs (Qusayr): May 21, 2013 - There are an estimated 20,000 civilians trapped in this small town. Half of them are children. They are surrounded by Assad’s forces, Hezbullah mercenaries and the ultra-sectarion ‘National Defense Forces’.
The world will sit by idly and watch as these Iranian and Russian backed forces obliterate the town and everyone in it.
One of the boys in the video was blown in half. Asasd’s supporters will call him a ‘terrorist’ that deserved to die.