Hama as Explained on Syrian TV and al-Jazeera

Here are two reports, copied below: One from Syrian TV and another from al-Jazeera English of what is happening in Hama.

They could not be more different.

The Syrian TV clip shows a montage of video from Hama purporting to show armed elements shooting at military from the streets and rooftops.

The al-Jazeera airs interviews with Hama activists stating that they are being attacked with tanks and have no weapons but rocks to defend themselves. It shows civilians shot and running. It includes pictures of government tanks and of a central mosque with a large hole near a window.

The Syrian TV footage ends with dead but still bleeding Syrian soldiers being thrown over a bridge railing into the `Assi (Orantes) River. When this footage of the dead soldiers surfaced yesterday, the video I first saw claimed that it was taken in Jisr ash-Shaghour about a month ago. Now it is claimed as footage from Hama. I do not know what the truth is, but the sound records opposition elements talking about the bodies as “soldiers – jaysh” and disparaging them.

Syrian TV News about Hama

Al-Jazeera English coverage of Hama (I cannot embed the video but it follow the link to watch)

Syrian forces intensify assault – Middle East – Al Jazeera English


This is a sample of a nightly demonstration in Midan, Damascus 7-31. The Midan is close to the heart of old Damascus and known as the traditional neighborhood of the grain merchants who distributed the wheat, barley and other food stuff of the Hawran in the South. It was an important launching site of revolt against the French in 1925. Many observers see these demonstrations as indicative of growing unrest in the capital itself.

Syrian state TV shows horrible footage on armed men in Hama

DAMASCUS, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) — Syria’s state-run television aired late Monday an amateur video footage, showing armed men in the focal point city of Hama shooting at law-enforcement forces and dumping their bodies in the city’s Orontes River.

The footage showed armed men holding rifles, some of them were masked and dressed in rags, shooting at law-enforcement members in Hama and dumping their bodies in the Orontes River while shouting “God is great.”

In the same context, the official SANA news agency quoted an unnamed official as saying that armed groups have “started an intensive armed attack” on Monday’s eve using live ammunition and Molotov against a number of official headquarters and police stations in the central province of Hama.

The source said the gunmen are carrying guns and roaming the city on motorcycles, adding that army units are still carrying out their missions there in eliminating barricades and barriers set up by those “saboteurs.”

Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Monday a number of wounded army officers and policemen at the Military Tishrin Hospital in Damascus, whom the authorities say were gunned down by “armed gangs.”

Syria said hundreds of policemen and security officers were killed and many others wounded by alleged armed groups it blames for the four-month-old unrest in the country.

Earlier Monday, Lt. Gen. Riyad Hadad, head of the political department in the Syrian army, said Syria is facing the “closing chapter” of the conspiracy.

In an interview published by al-Baath newspaper on Monday, Hadad said the army is ready to make every sacrifice to safeguard the security of the country.

This Arabic announcement from a group in Hama purporting to speak as “Free Syrians” defends the state’s entrance into the city.

بيان حماه – التجمع الوطني السوري الحر -
08/01/2011

مدينة حماه هي مدينة سورية بإمتياز وهي تعود الى سيادة الأراضي السورية وتسير تابعة للقانون السوري ودستور سوريا الحالي كأي مدينة من المدن السورية وان دخول الجيش هو ايضا قانوي ودستوري ليحافظ على تماسك ووحدة الأراضي السورية وحيث ان التجمع يرفض اي ثورة مسلحة تقوم على الارض السورية بنزعة دينية او طائفية لانها تشكل تهديدا مباشرا على باقي افراد الشعب الا ان التجمع الوطني السوري الحر يرفض ايضا اي هدر للدماء من ابناء المدينة بداعي التسلح الاهلي الدفاعي او اغلاق الطرق ويحمل التجمع المسؤولية على عاتق الدولة عدم محاسبة المتطرفين من خالف القانون وقتل بدم بارد وتحميلها المسؤولية بعدم اللجوء الى الحوار السياسي الصريح مع الشريحة المتظاهرة فإن التجمع يطالب الحكومة السورية بإظهار دلائل واضحة ودامغة لاثبات حجم التهديد الذي كان يمارسه اهل المدينة على سيادة القانون والسيادة السورية التي لا لم يكن للجهود السياسية حله وتبرير هذا التدخل العسكري القمعي، واستنادا على ما سبق وحسب ما تورده الحكومة السورية من حقائق لا ريب فيها، فان التجمع الوطني السوري الحر سيتخذ احد موقفين اما تعليق علاقة التجمع مع الحكومة السورية والانضمام الى الفئة المتظاهرة السلمية من الشعب السوري المعزز بأراضه الى حين تنفيذ مطالبه الحقيقية بالحرية والدمقراطية ومحاسبة الفاعل كائن من كان او الاستمرار في نهجنا الحالي عن طريق التواصل بين الحكومة السورية والأطياف السلمية المتظاهرة من الشعب فيما يضمن سيادة للشعب السوري على ارضه ضمن القانون والدستور، وحتى ذلك الحين نحن ماضون في تحقيق اهدافنا ورؤيتنا المنبثقة من ميثاق و بيان التجمع الأساسي.

التجمع الوطني السوري الحر

(Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means “like a parasite” on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.

ChckpntWashingtn: U.S. weighs new sanctions against Syria, 2011-08-01

The Obama administration said Monday that it was studying possible new sanctions and other unilateral measures against Syria, as members of the U.N. Security Council were expected to gather to talk about the renewed crackdown by Damascus. The White …

WSJ [Reg]: Preventing Civil War in Syria, 2011-08-01
BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS

Syria remains rocked by antiregime protests that have endured since March, and the country may be headed for civil war. That’s because unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, sectarian rivalries are central to Syrian politics. That adds an element of danger to the situation—but also points the way toward how dictator Bashar al-Assad may fall, especially if the West takes the proper initiative.

Syria’s population is 74% Sunni Muslim. Yet the Assad regime is Alawite, an offshoot of Shiite Islam—often considered heretical by orthodox Sunnis—that comprises only 10% or 15% of Syrians. The best-armed and best-trained divisions of the Syrian army …

Police commandoes pursue armed gunmen in Syria’s Hama. Russia – 1/8 Tass 18

BEIRUT, August 1 (Itar-Tass) —— The anti-rebel special forces are chasing down armed gunmen, who are terrorizing the civilians in the Syrian city of Hama. The armed rebels against the current Syrian authorities started storming the state agencies and police stations in the city, which is situated 210 kilometers north of Damascus, since early morning, the Syrian Interior Ministry reported on Sunday. The fires broke out in many buildings after the lootings. The gunmen took hostage the civilians and waged the sporadic fire from the house roofs. The security forces “gave a rebuff to armed gangs, which are driving motorcycles,” the ministry said in a statement. Eight police officers were killed.

The Interior Ministry asked the Syrians for help “to find underground shelters of gunmen in order to unarm them and bring to justice.” Armed extremists pose “a major threat to peace in Syria,” the statement runs.

Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reported that 145 people were killed in various Syrian regions, including 1133 residents in Hama alone. Since the start of riots in the middle of March this is the largest number of casualties for one day in the country. Hama, which had been blocked by the troops for a month, was stormed by the elite forces, which constitute the defence of the current rule, for the past day.

The armored forces are being reinforced around a neighboring industrial center of Homs (165 kilometers north of Damascus), Al Jazeera reported. Local residents are afraid that the ongoing events in Hama may recur in Homs. The special forces entered several settlements in the Damascus suburbs, particularly Al Kiswa, Harasta and Muamadia, where the opposition staged large-scale rallies demanding for President Bashar Assad to be toppled. Over 220 people were detained in Muamadia, Al Jazeera reported.

The Syrian national television reported about the clashes with the rebels in Deir Az Zor, which is an administrative center in the province of the same name in north-eastern Syria. This city on the Euphrates River is populated with the comers from the Bedouin tribes, which joined the anti-governmental actions quite recently.

SYRIAN ARMY SHOWS GROWING SIGNS OF STRAIN
By Jeffrey White – WINEP

Although the Syrian army has shown signs of fraying for some time, the potential for more serious fissures is beginning to emerge. As Ramadan commences, the Syrian government is stepping up efforts to suppress unrest, with special emphasis on the cities of Hama and Dayr al-Zawr. The regime has faced serious challenges in these areas and reportedly killed tens of people there during operations over the weekend and into today. These and other ongoing internal security efforts are placing serious strain on its forces, particularly the army.

REGIME RESPONSE

The government’s response to the demonstrations since March has involved isolating areas of disturbance; arresting protestors, movement leaders, and uninvolved civilians; terrorizing the population with “disappearances” and shootings; conducting raids against centers of resistance; and, when these measures have proven insufficient, carrying out assaults with tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and helicopters. At the core of these tactics has been a willingness to use major violence against largely peaceful and unarmed demonstrators. This weekend’s operations in Hama and Dayr al-Zawr are typical of this pattern.

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Other reported problems include the formation of a so-called “Free Syrian Army” under a former colonel, the defection of a brigadier general at the Homs military academy, the killing of at least one colonel for refusal to obey orders, and the continuing desertion of junior officers and enlisted men. These reports cannot be confirmed, and the exact scale of desertions is difficult to determine. Yet current trends suggest that the army’s loyalty and cohesion are not just fraying, but beginning to tear….

CONCLUSION

Repression alone is not working for the regime. Damascus does not have a viable political formula for swaying the protestors, much less ending the turmoil. Given the regime’s track record, the opposition no longer believes its promises of a better future. The most likely outcome, then, is escalating conflict with increasing violence.

In particular, the opposition will likely take on an increasingly armed aspect in the face of brutal repression, and as growing numbers of soldiers defect and join its ranks…..Taken together, these prospects augur a much more violent future for Syria and its people.

The opposition keeps on saying that the security forces are exhausted. I imagine they are far from exhausted – or perhaps, even if they are exhausted, they are far from giving up the ghost. They have the power and tools.

Everything depends on how the Sunnis can build leadership and union amongst themselves. Parliament in the 1950s collapsed because the Sunni parties refused to cooperate and all turned to the military and extra-parliamentary politics for advantage. I am not sure they have developed a true sense of “national community” in the ensuing 50 years. It is clear that the Sunnis will no longer be ruled by the minorities and humiliated. But whether they can work together to build a disciplined and better alternative remains to be seen.

Guest Post: BRICS in the UNSC and the Prospects for Syria, August 1, 2011

Underground In Beirut
A Syrian Activist Continues the Fight From Lebanon
By Josh Wood in Boston Review

One night last January, Rami Nakhle bounced toward the Lebanese border on the back of a motorcycle. A gang of smugglers—the kind who usually transport guns, drugs, fuel, and more mundane commodities—had agreed to take him from Homs, Syria, to Beirut, less than one hundred miles away.

To get out of Syria, Rami had promised to pay $1,500—six months’ salary for the average Syrian—cash to be paid on arrival, by a friend. The smugglers ordered him to ditch his small bag by the side of the road and proceed with only the clothes on his back, though this may have been a trick to cheat him out of his belongings. Smugglers can be dangerous people to deal with, but it was a risk worth taking. Rami had just been discovered by the Syrian security services. He had few options but to leave….

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101. Tara said:

The article in post 88 is another “hitting the nail on it’s head”‘ says Tara, a Damascus expert. Thank you.

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August 2nd, 2011, 3:40 pm

 

102. hsyrian said:

About meeting of a big family in Aleppo

There are all educated : sunnis , alawis, armenians, kurds , maronite , catholic , atheist , asasiyun in the extended family.

Last year , during the meeting , they were not talking politics.

Now they all stopped to talk politics because they could disagree too “vehemently” and endlessly on whether the President is a great or efficient or good leader , and what are the solutions for the government.

They agree quickly only on : they don’t want the disorder from the fanatic islamists and their thugs.

Disclaimers
Ce qui est à redouter, à mon sens, après ma disparition , ce n’est pas le vide politique, c’est plutôt le trop plein !
De Gaulle

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August 2nd, 2011, 3:42 pm

 

103. Tara said:

Tara wants to exercise her freedom of expression:

My personal view in regard to Iran is not a hostile one.  I am amazed with Iran’ loyalty to Bashar even though I do not approve of it , as in my opinion it is turning a blind eye on our oppression.  My views are shaped by having been exposed to many western Iranians.  They come across as progressive, cultural, sophisticated, entertaining, and also loyal.  I must say I prefer to interact with Iranians than with Saudis and other Arabs from the gulf.  I hope one day, Iran too get rid of its theocracy and become a more open society and that the new free Syria maintains a strong relationship with Iran as I like loyalty.

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August 2nd, 2011, 3:54 pm

 

104. Aboud said:

“Now they all stopped to talk politics because they could disagree too “vehemently” and endlessly on whether the President is a great or efficient or good leader , and what are the solutions for the government.”

ROFL! Sounds like a typical Baathist get together. Their only disagreement is how “great” a leader junior is.

Tell me, after five months, and all the resources of the state on his side, how is it that Besho the Great Magnificent Cuddly God’s Gift to an Undeserving Universe Bungling, could not subdue this alleged Salafi uprising? Sounds less like Alexander the Great, and more like George Custer.

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August 2nd, 2011, 3:56 pm

 
 

106. ziadsoury said:

The Shabi7a is about to form a Union.
They are complaining about working conditions and very soon they will have their own demos for their rights.

BTW, who said wages are low in Syria?
http://yallafinance.com/2011/07/31/how-much-does-a-thug-earn-in-syria/

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August 2nd, 2011, 4:04 pm

 

107. hsyrian said:

About the difficulty to stop sectarian conflict

The Troubles was a period of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland which spilled over at various times into England, the Republic of Ireland, and mainland Europe.

The duration of the Troubles is conventionally dated from the late 1960s and considered by many to have ended with the Belfast “Good Friday” Agreement of 1998.

Throughout this period, the modern constellation of paramilitary ( catholics ) organisations began to form and fought against the UK government and its powerful British army.

Disclaimers

Kritisieren ist leicht, aber besser machen schwer.

Ce qui est à redouter, à mon sens, après ma disparition , ce n’est pas le vide politique, c’est plutôt le trop plein !
De Gaulle

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August 2nd, 2011, 4:25 pm

 

108. hsyrian said:

Dear Joshua,

96. Majed97 draws a brilliant and remarkable summary of the current revolution in Syria worth to be highlighted .

I will add

Third the armed gangs of petty criminals , robbers , murderers , smugglers etc on the loose

( self edited for discretion )

To be continued ..

Disclaimers

Kritisieren ist leicht, aber besser machen schwer.

Ce qui est à redouter, à mon sens, après ma disparition , ce n’est pas le vide politique, c’est plutôt le trop plein !
De Gaulle

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August 2nd, 2011, 5:34 pm

 

109. Dale Andersen said:

Memo To: ABOUD

RE: China

China is 96% Han. The minorities (Tibetans, Uighurs, Mongols, etc.), constitute four per cent of the population. The Han culture is so overwhelmingly suffocating that no other group can state its case except in reference to the Hans.

Syria, on the other hand, has minorities that constitute large segments of the country.

Tara, how can you claim to be Syrian (and educated) and not have heard of Theodora? Here is a new book about her. It’s a best-seller in the West >>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theodora-Actress-Empress-Stella-Duffy/dp/1844082156

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August 2nd, 2011, 6:12 pm

 

110. Darryl said:

103. TARA said:

Tara, this is the best post you have written. Through my engineering career, I worked with Iranians and still deal with them, they were most open minded, had excellent diligence, very professional and easy to work with.

BTW, if you are into Arabic music (I am a self taught and amateur Qanoon and Persian Tar player), most of the Arabic maqams (music scales) in use today and note names that were used by the early musicians like Al-Farabi have Persian names and I think they invented them. They are very capable people, this is one reason they are scaring the living crap of the Israelis.

A thought just occurred to me, their was a thread going about your name, are you named after the musical instrument Tar by any chance?

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August 2nd, 2011, 7:25 pm

 

111. Tara said:

Darryl

Ah, finally someone on SC sharing my Persian taste. Tara is a Persian name but has nothing to do with Tar. I like maqam Kurd.

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August 2nd, 2011, 7:52 pm

 

112. Darryl said:

Tara, I love Maqam Kurd too and it sounds hauntingly beautiful when played on the Tar starting from the note “Mi” (E in western system). On the Qanoon, the maqam Rast makes the spirit rise from the ashes. This is the reason that the 2nd Athan) (2nd prayer) in Islam is composed with maqam Rast as it wants to make you rise and start the day.

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August 2nd, 2011, 8:19 pm

 

113. Tara said:

Darryl

Mnhebak with great music taste? How could it be??

I thought you’d only enjoy wallah mnhebak ya Bashar songs?

Just kidding….

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August 2nd, 2011, 8:38 pm

 

114. Abughassan said:

Darryl,that was refreshing,oriental music is wonderful..

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August 3rd, 2011, 12:21 am

 

115. Khalid Tlass said:

Iran is a damn nuisance. It only pretends to fight Israel. Its real aim is to make Iran a great superpower and destroy the power of the Sunni Arabs. They want to avenge al Qadisiyyah. Israel is not scared of Iran becoz it knows that Iran’s main enemy is the Sunni Arab, not the Jew. Iran has a fascist dictatorial ideology in “Wilayah al faqih”. Wilayah al faqih means all Shi’i are supposed to follow the orders of “Wali” or “Rahbar”, i.e, Ayatullah Khamenai sitting in Tehran. That means Arab Shi’i cannot be loyal to their Sunni brethren but to Qum and Najaf. Iran wants to “export the revolution” to Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. They caused the Iran-Iraq War and the Civil War in Lebanon. Even the 3alawi community has been infected with this virus. Thus, even if BASHAR kills 50,000 people, destroys Mosques, does open blasphemy, no believeing Shi’a can protest against him as long as Ayatullah Khamenai does not allow them to. Sickening. Iran cannot be forgiven. they have a religious agenda and they are oushing this agenda on the Middle East for the last 30 years. How can you not see this, Tara ?

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August 3rd, 2011, 1:41 am

 

116. Darryl said:

Thanks AbuGassan, The Maqam system is very powerful and unlike the western system which is based on Major-Minor transpositions. Our ancestors in the ME developed these concepts in the 9th century or before and today, I am sorry to say, we are stuck in religious nonsense.

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August 3rd, 2011, 2:18 am

 

117. Abughassan said:

I have been uneasy about Iran’s religious establishment for years and I spoke about it on this blog,but Tara is right,Iranians ,most of whom are not supportive of the regime,have proven,unlike Arabs and Saudis in particular,that they have the will and the means to be a great nation. Being suspicious of the Mullah’s intentions does not mean that we can rewrite history. Iran did not start the war with Iraq or ignited the civil war in Lebanon,which started in 1975. I am sorry to see some educated Syrians becoming victims of their emotions to the point that they are now declaring hizbullah as the enemy instead of Israel .this is not funny any more,it is tragic..
Glasses will not cure intellectual nearsightedness…

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August 3rd, 2011, 2:46 am

 

118. Tara said:

I’ve said before I Do not know much about Shiaa. Can Wali al Faqih be Arab Shiaa? Why is he always a Persian shiaa? Who appoint him? A religious council? If so, are there Arab Shiaa in that council? If not, how would Arab Shiaa be comfortable with this?

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August 3rd, 2011, 5:37 am

 

119. Khalid Tlass said:

^ Look, the ideology of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on exporting the “Thawra Islamiyya” to other countries in the Middle East. This is completely unacceptable. And our secular rulers in Syria are their wilful allies in accomplishing this objective.

Its not a case of Arab vs. Persian. Its a clear case of pushing a religious agenda as a foreign policy tool. And our rulers are offically a part of this. And they accuse us of having a religious agenda and preach us about secularism.

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August 3rd, 2011, 7:55 am

 

120. Abughassan said:

Wilayat alfaqeeh is not supported by all Shia Arabs who have suffered from discrimination for centuries but are not willing to move from one bad system,wahabi gulf-style,to another.The theocracy in Iran is bad enough that most Syrians and Lebanese have,and will continue to,reject it. However,a Dollacracy ,Hariri-type,is not the answer either.
Gulf countries are ruled by a middle-ages style governments who only survive because of oil and US support,they are next as soon as money begins to run out,or even sooner.
Shia Arabs in Iraq who oppose wilayat alfaqeeh are targeted by Iran and,sadly enough,are also targeted by al-Qaida too. Having a moderate view in the dark sea called the middle east is not good for your health nowadays.

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August 3rd, 2011, 1:25 pm

 

121. Milli Schmitt said:

Friends being shot at and killed in Midan, Damascus, yesterday night. Normal, middle-class people like you and I. This is the reality.

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August 4th, 2011, 3:35 am

 

122. Mina said:

118 Tara Honey-pot, kindly implementing US agenda,
how do you call someone who has a Persian and an Arab parent?
You can talk music, pose as a woman, there is no reality in the character you post for. Another Scottish failure after the Lesbian girl of Damascus (you showed up just as she vanished…)

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August 4th, 2011, 8:13 am

 

123. Tara said:

Mina

It appears I trigger intense emotion in you. I do not understand the relevance of your questions? I don’t know what you call someone with Arab and Persian parent and how I am implementing a US agenda. I also do not understand why a woman can ‘t like maqam Kurd? I find it hauntingly sad for the most part and I like it for this. What is the problem with that?

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August 4th, 2011, 9:41 am

 

124. Aboud said:

“Another Scottish failure after the Lesbian girl of Damascus”

This from the same people who say “Ramadan Kareen” instead of “Ramadan Kareem”, and didn’t even know what the badal was. If I had a suspicious mind, I’d say we have more Iranians than Syrians here on the regime’s side.

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August 4th, 2011, 9:59 am

 

125. Abu Umar said:

” 35. Ali said:

abu umar

(edited for personal insults. This is your first warning)

have a nice day ”

Keep stewing in your rage. When you kill tens of thousands, don’t expect the people to smile at you. Read what your fellow menhebek thug, Rifaat Eid, whose group was involved in massacres in Tripoli, said:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2008/0924/p06s03-wome.html/%28page%29/2

“Although the feuding factions in Tripoli formally reconciled two weeks ago, Rifaat Eid, son of the leading Alawite politician in Lebanon, says that, as a member of a pro-Syrian minority in Lebanon, he fears the potential of the Salafis.

“The Salafis are like kittens when they are weak, but when they are strong they become like tigers,” he says.”

Thousands of tigers will be coming to hunt your shabeeha khanazeer.

“43. Ali said:
by posting these wicked comments you are waking up sleeping elephants… so prepare to be trampled”

By supporting the regime and it’s killings, you are waking up sleeping tigers, so prepare to pack your bags.

” 45. aboali said:

I can not for the life of me understand how you can equate the systematic, methodical, regimented violence of the military, para-military and Security forces of the this regime, with the tribal justice vengeance of the rural clans in Syria.”

The violence of the regime is A-ok to the menhebeks, but when people fight back and refuse to go their graves like sheep, then they start to whine just like their Zionist cousins.

“57. Majed97 said:

There is no amount of evidence in the world that will convince some people of how ugly this “revolution” has become”

Of course, you don’t talk about the ugliness of your despicable regime. The people won’t go to their graves like sheep. Keep preach secularism to your Shi’ite allies.

” 65. Real Syrian said:

The truth about what is named Syrian revolution that the rebels want to replace the president because he belongs to Alawaite group…..”

which slaughtered tens of thousands of Syrian Sunnis so it can maintain its grip on power. Stop pretending that only the opposition is just sectarian.

” The rebels will be satisfied if they bring even a Sunni Monkey to be the president…….”

Better a Sunni monkey than an Alawi baboon. Did you the Alawis prostrating to Bashar?

“This basic truth is leading the radical street in Syria”

Is that the only basic truth? What about the more important truth of the oppression of your regime?

” though the president is not acting in a sectarian manner”

So why are the majority of divisions and shabiha stacked with Alawis?

“and his wife is from a known Sunni family….Most of the ministers and governors are Sunni and even Albaath leaders.”

Saddam had his Shi’ites too.

“Outsiders including US has planned well to weaken Al-Assad regime using all our society diseases like sectarianism and poverty……….”

Hafez had no problem collaborating with the US in Gulf War I.

“These rebels should realize that in their fight to bring a Sunni leader to rule Syria they are actually acting like donkeys that has been used by the west who will get rid of them when a good result is obtained from the negotiations with Al-Asaad regime.”

No, you should realise that your Asad mafia will pat for their crimes.

“70. Samara said: The sectarian people are those like Abu Omar, who would rather see all that are not Sunni extremists dead.”

Your regime is the one which slaughtered tens of thousands so it can maintain its grip on power.

“Is the fact that you call “nusayri” religion not sectarian to you?”

Like you used “Umariyyeen”! What do Alawis have to do with Ali ibn Abi Talib?

“71. Jasmine said:
The west still can not understand the complexity of the situation,and the culture of sectarianism which is leading this uprising.”

So when the Alawi regime slaughters tens of thousands of Syrian Sunnis, that isn’t sectarian. Your Iraqi Shi’a allies said the exact same thing and I didn’t see any menhebek lunatics having a problem with this.

“74. mjabali said: There are reasons to be against al-Assad, and these reasons are legit like corruption and nepotism, long terms of leadreship, no improvement in education…etc but let us say the truth here Mr. Shami: you hate al-Assads: father and son, because they are Alawis.”

Why do you ignore the main reason you Alawi thug, the slaughter of tens of thousands of Syrian Sunnis by your Alawi regime so it can maintain it’s grip on power, with a specific sectarian context. Why the hypocrisy?

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August 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm

 

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