Friday, 2 November 2012

A Tribute to Activist Fatima Saad

"The uprising in Syria is a subject I wish I could avoid. It is a topic that makes my blood boil, for I still cannot understand how it is humanly possible for the leader of a nation to crack down on his people in such a brutal way.

Fatima was subjected to physical and psychological torture by the Syrian regime in an attempt to make her name those in her photos. Her death brings the number of Syrians killed specifically under torture of the regime to 1,125."

Garbage Only Happy When it Rains

"Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – are already directly intervening, providing arms and other military support. Their interests are hardly humanitarian, given Saudi Arabia's terrible human rights record and Turkey's longstanding oppression of the Kurds... We take the view that it is for Syrians to decide what happens in Syria."
And if that means tens of thousands of Syrians are killed, so be it. Lindsey German isn't so much a hypocrite as a philosophical idealist, who believes reactionary ideas among the Gulf monarchies are more real than the Russian bullets, shells and bombs that have killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands into exile.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Syrian rebels kill 28 soldiers as fighting rages

"The international community is responsible, through its lack of support for the Syrian people, for the growth of extremism in Syria," SNC director Abdel Basset Saida told AFP. "The international community should criticise itself, and ask itself: What did it give the Syrian people? How has it helped the Syrians to stop the regime's crazy killing?" he said.
The first line says a couple of things,"Syrian regime forces launched new air strikes Thursday in what is seen as a desperate attempt to reverse rebel gains." Sad but promising.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Front cover for issue 2448

Rebel victories in Syria show up fragility of Assad regime

"Assad’s regime is running out of men, with many either defecting, surrendering or going home. His troops cannot regain areas they have lost. This is a war of attrition that Assad is losing."

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

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Hand in Hand for Syria 

Road to Syria Aid Convoy
A registered charity working to relieve the pain and suffering of the Syrian people.