Friday, 13 July 2012

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A Statement by the LCC Regarding the

Massacre that Happened in Teremsah

Jonathan Rugman for Channel 4 News:"Syria is descending into a sectarian bloodbath."
Lazy reporting of a government massacre and its deployment of helicopter gunships as if this was an inexplicable struggle with no right side.
Simon Assaf: I am amazed that in the face such terror the LCCs have remained true to the principles of the independence of the revolution. And its responce to the latest massacre is to call for a deepening of the revolution, when all others are calling for foreign intervention. As long as the LCCs remain, the revolution has a chance of victory. But time is running short.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

A member of the Free Syria Army, Aleppo province

"The revolution means more than the university"

"They caught me then they stabbed me," he said. "I was rescued by girls."
This isn't quite as heartwarming:
"The increasingly sectarian nature of the divide in Syrian society meant Aboud remained isolated among the Syrian exiles in Turkey, where the political and military groups are almost exclusively Sunni."
"Some international observers have warned that the revolution has taken on an increasingly militant Islamic feel. Along the road from Aleppo towards Syria's fifth city Idlib, guerrilla leaders and the few villagers that remain insist that is not the case – yet."

Sunday, 8 July 2012

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Homs fighting rages: RT reports from the frontlines 

There's a short sequence in this, from 2m38s to 2m43s, where a soldier appears to be trying to remove graffiti with the butt of his rifle, maybe trying to prove that the sword is mightier than the pen.

Priest stands with opposition in Syria

'Dall'Oglio lays out, in rambling, ornate prose, his case for massive, nonviolent intervention: 3,000 unarmed observers and 30,000 civilian peacekeepers deployed in Syria to help "initiate a widespread start of grass-roots level democratic life."
It is a characteristically grandiose submission from the flamboyant Jesuit, and probably an unrealistic one.Still, the Italian-born priest warns: "If nonviolence becomes another name for a lack of responsibility, then I am not with nonviolence anymore. I am with the right to defend people." '