UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH BIN ZAYED SPEAKS OUT AGAINST ASSAD AND IN SUPPORT OF THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION. (ARABIC) Paris: July 6, 2012 - He goes on to ask why Kofi Annan is missing from such an important event (he did not show up at the meeting). He also asks for how long the world is willing to talk and talk and talk about Syria without taking any meaningful action against #Assad and in support of the freedom-seeking people of Syria.
The deteriorating situation in Syria has once again presented world leaders with the regrettable task of deciding how many murdered civilians are necessary to justify international intervention in yet another troubled nation. Syria’s state brutality has been well documented and daily news of an escalating series of massacres, assassinations and bombings trickle through cyberspace onto the Twitter feeds of concerned citizens around the world. The West appears ready to act but is seemingly being held back by Russia’s reluctant president Vladimir Putin who is eager to stay loyal to Syria’s vicious premiere Bashar al-Assad.
A FEW BRAVE MEN, WHITE FLAG IN HAND RUSH TO SAVE A MAN SHOT BY ASSAD’S SNIPERS. Aleppo (Bayanoon): June 12, 2012 - He was shot while driving his truck along the road. He lie next to his truck bleeding, unable to move. A few onlookers bravely rush to towards the man to take him to safety and get treatment. This is an unbelievable act of courage in Syria as Assad’s forces not only make sure their victims die, but they do their best to shoot & kill anyone attempting to save them.
Here is a video of the man lying on the side of the road a few minutes earlier. You can hear the sniper’s bullets.
***HEARTBREAKING & AWFUL*** A BABY WHIMPERS IN PAIN AND FEAR - TOO WEAK AND INJURED TO CRY - ANOTHER TODDLER IS BEING TREATED, ANOTHER DEAD. Aleppo (Anadan): Kune 12, 2012 - Assad’s forces continued their brutal assault on Anadan, just 10min north of Aleppo’s city centre.
These children are the targets and the victims. This is what happens when a government, corrupted by greed to stay in power, blanket-bombs entire towns to ‘punish’ the people for daring to use their voices.
What on Earth did these babies, these toddlers do to deserve this?
A video taken moments after the dead toddler on the floor died. His father distraught and screaming holding his son’s limp body.
A CHURCH TAKES A DIRECT HIT BY A SHELL FIRED FROM ASSAD’S FORCES. Homs (Khalidiyeh): June 11, 2012 - In their continued objective to literally level the entire town to rubble, Assad’s forces unleashed a brutal assault on Homs yesterday that was captured live on Bamuser by activist ‘Homslive' who works for Sham News Network.
Assad was supposedly the ‘protector of minorities’ ….
A video of one of the howitzer’s used to shell Homs
ASSAD’S FORCES BOMB A PROTEST RALLY - 11 DIE AND DOZENS ARE INJURED. Dier El Zor (Al-Jbeileh): June 11, 2012 - In a scene that has played out before (most explicitly in Rastan, Homs where a rally was bombed live on camera), Assad’s forces do the same at this anti-regime rally.
A video show the moments after the protest was bombed by Assad’s forces.
The dead and injured in a makeshift clinic. The wails and screams of the wounded and family members.
A video of the aftermath of the shelling the next morning.
MORE BODIES FROM YET ANOTHER MASSACRE IN IDLEB. THIRTY SIX PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES ON THIS DAY ALONE. Idleb (Areeha): June 11, 2012 - There is nothing left to add.
ANOTHER DOZEN MEN ARE ABDUCTED, TORTURED AND EXECUTED BY ASSAD’S MEN. Hama (Shaghoreet): June 11, 2012 - The province of Idleb has become notorious for the number of massacres carried out by Assad’s forces. Scores of men are abducted each time. Tortured beyond belief then executed and dumped in fields or on the side of roads.
Most of the province is under the control of Syrians. Assad’s army cannot re-take this area so their only ‘tactc’ left is to carry out massacres such as the above in order to terrify the people into giving up their right to freedom.
***GRAPHIC*** THEY EXECUTED THESE MEN THEN SET THEM ON FIRE - Hama (Sahel Al Ghab): June 10, 2012 - What more is there to add to this description? This is happening across Syria everyday. People are abducted, tortured, executed and more recently burned.
Assad did not allow Syrians to live with dignity for 40 years. Now even in death he seeks to take their dignity away.
THIS DOCTOR TOOK THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH TO TREAT ALL - EVEN ASSAD’S SOLDIERS WHO TRIED TO KILL HIM AND OTHER UNARMED CITIZENS. Homs (Qusair): June 10, 2012 - Doctor Qassim, who has become an icon of Qusair’s desperate need for medical help shows us how despite the fact that these men tried to kill him and others as they attacked Qusair, that they still treated them for their wounds and will nurse them back to health once they heal.
These men are captured soldiers from Assad’s army. Dr. Qassim reminds them that despite the help they are getting now, God will judge them for their crimes and that in a free and democratic Syria they will be held accountable for them people they killed.
When a child or woman is injured by Assad’s forces, not only are they denied treatment, but they are sometimes tortured or killed if they seek it. Men and FSA soldiers that are captured or wounded are executed, sometimes after a bout of extreme torture.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks to Robert King who filmed the struggle to save wounded children in Syria.
SHE’S THE LAST ONE LEFT IN HER FAMILY. THE REST WERE KILLED WHEN ASSA’DS FORCES SHELLED HER HOME. Daraa (City) June 9, 2012 - As the entire family was walking home from their grandparents house, Assad’s forces shelled their neighborhood. They attempted to flea to a basement in their home but did not make it in time. A shell hot the whole family and killed everyone but this young girl.
***UPSETTING*** A LITTLE BABY BOY CRIES OUT IN PAIN AND FEAR AS VOLUNTEER MEDICS REOMVE A SNIPERS BULLET FROM HIS BODY. Homs (Quseir): June 9, 2012 - The Assadist sniper had all the time in the world to ‘determine’ if this little boy was a ‘terrorsit’ or not. He decided he was, so he set his scope on him and fired.
Plain and simple. This is what Assad ordered him to do, so he did it.
ASSAD’S FORCES FIRING SHELL AFTER SHELL AFTER SHELL OBLITERATING HOUSE BY HOUSE, BLOCK BY BLOCK - KILLING AND WOUNDING HUNDREDS. Homs (Khalidiyeh): June 8, 2012 - Ten shells fall per minute in just this one video clip. Assad’s forces are systematically destroying the whole city block by block. They do not take a ‘break’ … they continue day and night …