New Opposition TV Station; Hama Free? Homs and Deir Shut Down

New Syrian TV channel – for the opposition called “Syria of the People”,سوريا الشعب

Al-Haqiqa (An frequently unreliable source) and pro-Syrian government sources claim the new station which airs from London is funded entirely by Saudi Arabia and the Association of Muslim Scholars, is connected to Amir Bandar bin Sultan and is close to the Muslim Brotherhood. Its main spiritual inspiration is Said al-Hawwa, who was the general supervisor of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1979 to 1982 and “spiritual father” of the Fighting Vanguard that led the uprising in Hama. They state that all the guests to appear on the channel so far are “Takfiri,” meaning that they espouse Said Qutb’s radical philosophy of declaring fellow Muslims apostates.

Anyone wanting to know more about Said Hawwa should read these two articles about him:

شبكة أخبار حلب A.N.N

كشفت مصادر مقربة من جماعة “الأخوان المسلمين” السورية في لندن أن القناة السورية الإسلامية المعارضة ، التي بدأت بثها التجريبي من لندن يوم الجمعة الماضي تحت اسم “سوريا الشعب” ، ممولة بالكامل من السعودية و ” رابطة العلماء المسلمين ” التي تتخذ من السعودية مقرا لها ، والتي تشكل واجهة دينية لتيار الأمير بندر بن سلطان . وكان أعلن عن انطلاقة القناة على هامش مؤتمر الرابطة الذي عقد في استانبول الأسبوع الماضي ” لنصرة الشعب السوري” ، والذي شارك فيه نخبة من أئمة الفقه التكفيري في العالم الإسلامي والمحرضين على الفتن المذهبية السنية ـ الشيعية في العالم الإسامي.

القناة زعمت أنها قناة “وطنية الانتماء والولاء، والمبتدأ والمنتهى، بعيدة عن الدعوات الطائفية والعنصرية والفساد والاستبداد، وسطية الطرح والمعالجة، تستهدف الشعب السوري بكل مكوناته في خطابه، تنشد الحرية والديمقراطية وكرامة الإنسان، تتطلع إلى الغد الأفضل والمستقبل المنشود، سلاحها الكلمة الصادقة البناءة، والخبر الثابت الصحيح، والرأي العلمي الناضج”!

لكن ، ولأنه ما من أحد يستطيع الخروج من جلده أو الاختباء وراء إصبعه ، كشفت القناة عن وجهها الطائفي والمذهبي القميء منذ ساعات بثها الأولى ، حيث ” أخذ ضيوفها راحتهم” في تكفير هذا وزندقة ذاك ! وكان من اللافت أن جميع ضيوفها الذين استقبلتهم حتى الآن ليبثوا سمومهم هم من الطائفيين التكفيريين ، من قبيل الشيخ معاذ حوى الذي تجنبت القناة ذكر اسمه الثلاثي لئلا يجري الربط بينه وبين والده سعيد حوى الذي كان مراقبا عاما للإخوان المسلمين خلال الفترة 1979 ـ 1982 ، وومن العام 1985 إلى 1987 ، والأب الروحي والعسكري لجرائم الاغتيالات والتفجير التي نفذتها “الطليعة الإسلامي!
ة المقاتلة” في سوريا خلال صراع الإخوان المسلمين مع السلطة. ومن المعلوم أن سعيد هو هو من قاد الحركة الاحتجاجية في حماة العام 1973 للمطالبة بـ”إسلامية سوريا ودستورها”…..

In Scarred Syria City, a Vision of a Life Free From Dictators
By ANTHONY SHADID in New York times

In the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, Hama represents the competing visions of the protesters and the government: liberation or chaos…..
“Syria is colonized by its own sons,” one resident quipped.

Hama is bracing for an attack by a government that may regret its decision to withdraw on the first week of June, after an especially bloody Friday. But the authorities seem at a loss over how to retake control of the rebellious city that is Syria’s most religiously conservative. Railing from fences was torn down and stones from sidewalks unearthed to build scores of barricades, which block entrances to most neighborhoods. Refuse has accumulated along streets where every trash bin seems part of a barrier. ….

“Hama is the cemetery of the nation,” say graffiti here. …

The protesters, though, hold little sway with the government, which has negotiated with the city to a surprising degree. These days, Hama is represented by Mustafa Abdel-Rahman, the 60-year-old cleric in charge of the Serjawi Mosque. Residents say he consults with worshipers at his mosque, along with doctors, lawyers and engineers in the neighborhoods, over ways to defuse tension. Under the latest deal, the government agreed to release prisoners if protesters dismantled checkpoints on the main roads. The protesters did, though in the end, only a fraction of the more than 1,200 detainees were freed.

“They will keep taking people, definitely,” said Tarek, a 22-year-old protester. “We can’t trust them. We just can’t trust them anymore.”

A Revolt’s Microcosm

Over these six weeks, Hama has, in a way, emerged as a microcosm of the revolt — what the protesters see as competing visions of liberation and what the government labels chaos. As in other places, the government has spoken of armed gangs and Islamists roaming the city’s streets, though over two days, not a single weapon was seen, save a slingshot. Islamists populate and perhaps dominate the ranks of protesters, and by some estimates, a fourth of the city has fled, fearing a showdown more than the brand of rule the Islamists might impose.

The government has spoken of losing control, though the city still functions. Shops have reopened, people walk the streets, and the municipal administration — from courts to trash collection — began working again Saturday after a two-week strike. Gardeners watered city squares, and cars obeyed traffic signals along streets where not a single government building was damaged beyond a few broken windows. Although the security forces have disappeared — all 16 branches of them, by some residents’ count — the traffic police still come to work.

“You don’t feel secure unless the security forces are gone,” Abu Muhammad said.

But episodes of lawlessness and vengeance have punctuated the city’s experiment. An informer was hanged from an electricity pylon last month; the bodies of three or four others were thrown into the Orontes River, residents say. A week ago, three Korean-made cars were stolen from a dealership, residents said, and some businessmen have complained about the checkpoints and a two-week strike that shut down Hama. Many frowned upon the dismantling of street lights and other infrastructure to build the barriers.

“There was no destruction with the protests, why does there have to be with the checkpoints?” asked a 40-year-old trader who gave his name as Ahmed. “Without a doubt, people are angry. I am myself. There are thugs out there, without question.”

At least anecdotally, his seemed to be a minority opinion.

Festive Protesters

The scenes on Saturday night were less chaotic than festive, as crowds lined the streets to watch a spontaneous protest celebrating the freedom of the few prisoners released. The demonstrators headed to the governor’s building, which was adorned in a slogan that still said “Assad’s Syria.” Youths jumped in their cars, speeding through pulsating streets, trading rumors and news over cellphones that rang incessantly. They joked with one another at checkpoints.

“Next time I see you, we’ll be playing cards together in jail,” one said.

Around midnight, a protester named Obada joined his friends in what seemed to be a cross between a dorm room and a safe house. The coals for water pipes smoldered in the corner, near computers, headphones, a big-screen television, a scanner, sound-mixing equipment and stacks of compact discs documenting protests, arrests and clashes with the security forces.

Each took a turn to celebrate what their uprising meant. “There’s no fear,” said Mustafa, 27.

“You can walk in the streets with security,” added his friend, Mahmoud.

“We’ve come closer together,” volunteered Fadi, typing on his computer. Another friend, Bassem, shook his head. “We’re not free yet,” he said.

Plotting a post-Assad road map for Syria
By David Ignatius, July 20, 2011, Washington Post

……A second White House official summarizes the new approach this way: “The Assad ship is sinking. The most important thing is to get people to realize this, so that, hopefully, they will jump off the ship and get on the lifeboat.” For the United States, this means working with Syrian dissidents, and also with Turkey and other regional powers that can help broker change.

The administration wants to encourage the Syrian opposition inside the country to unite, develop a clear agenda and build an inclusive leadership. Leading that effort is Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador in Damascus; an administration official describes him as a “vehicle for transition.” In meetings with dissidents, Ford is said to have stressed that the opposition must reach out to minorities, such as Christians, Druze and Alawites, who fear that a post-Assad regime will be dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

With U.S. encouragement, the opposition hopes to hold a meeting inside Syria over the next several weeks to frame a unified agenda. It tried to hold such an internal gathering last week, in coordination with an exile meeting in Istanbul of the so-called National Salvation Council, but Syrian authorities blocked it.

A road map for the opposition was sketched in an interview by Radwan Ziadeh, a visiting scholar at George Washington University who closely follows the dissident groups. He said he has contacted people who might attend the planned meeting inside Syria, including prominent human-rights activists Riad al-Seif and Walid al-Bunni, as well as Druze, Christian and Alawite figures he named. The aim, said Ziadeh, is “solid leadership that can emerge inside the country” and draft a new “Damascus Declaration” as a platform for transition…..

The Syrian equation is shaped by two “X-factors.” The first is whether the army will split, with influential officers moving away from the regime. …..

The second wild card is sectarian violence between dissident Sunnis and the ruling Alawite minority. ….

Obama’s judgment is that “Assad is a guy who has taken all the wrong steps in response to protest,” says a White House official. The thinking in Washington now is about getting to the post-Assad era, quickly and peacefully.

Turkish FM chides US over its Israel approach Hurriyet

….Assad late to reform

The foreign minister also responded to a question on ongoing revolts in neighboring Syria, whose leadership has so far failed to heed the demands of the people and launch a substantial reform campaign. More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by security forces in recent weeks, resulting in international anger toward Damascus.

“If some of these reforms had been done three months ago, so many lives would not have been lost. If some of the things being done now, such as removing the state of emergency and giving Kurds their identity, had been done in January, there would not have been this much tension,” Davutoğlu said.

Although Turkey sought to be a guide for its neighbor in terms of the reforms, Davutoğlu said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was continuing to seek more time for reforms.

“The prime minister spoke to Bashar al-Assad. We are saying that the situation cannot continue,” Davutoğlu said.

Suggesting that leaders who resist change or only reform slowly risk losing their ability to persuade as they create tension, Davutoğlu said, “[We are] still expecting the Syrian leadership to lead toward a peaceful transition period.”

“But if they say that they will continue the status quo through oppression if necessary, then serious tensions will be unavoidable. Other factors will come into play. We suggest peaceful changes for both the administration and the opposition,” he said….

US-Syrian expats raise concerns during meeting with Assad
21 July 2011, Thursday / CELİL SAĞIR , İSTANBUL – Zaman

Amidst escalating tensions in his country, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with two groups of prominent Syrian expats from the United States over the past two weeks.

“I was one of some 30 Syrian-Americans invited to go to Syria to meet with President Assad and share with him our thoughts and concerns,” one of the participants, who asked not to be named, told Today’s Zaman….

According to him, “only 10 percent of Syrians, who are beneficiaries of corruption, do not want reform, but the 90 percent majority, who are pro-reform, have managed to sharply split into different groups. One group wants to see reforms happen gradually under President Assad’s leadership, while another first wants him to step down and wants reforms second; those who see continued demonstrations and protests as a must, even with the tension and dire economic consequences they are leading to, and those who see that enough has been achieved already and believe an interruption of protest for a couple of months is what is needed to grant the government the chance to deal with the proposed reforms.”….

In Deir as-Zor, one person was killed on Thursday for refusing to close his shop for a general strike, according to Syria News.

In Hama, armed men also enforced a general strike, according to government sponsored Facebook Sites.

In Homs, all government departments in the city have been closed down and the city has observed a general strike for four days.

New Political Life demands New Parties in Syria

DAMASCUS- In a dialogue symposium under the title “Reform Process…Political, Religious and Legal Vision” at Damascus University, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday said the new political life in Syria demands new parties to be formed with a political, economic and social program so that each citizen can join whatever party he chooses.

Foreign and Expatriates Minister al-Moallem referred to the currently prepared new information law which will provide press space for to-be-formed parties.

He also pointed out to the new elections law taking, into consideration that the new parties will compete in the elections for the coming parliamentary term. ….

Syrian stock market composite index down 43 percent

Andrew Tabler at WINEP: “Fortunately, cash-strapped Iran does not have the resources to indefinitely bail out Assad if the United States organizes a Western effort to hit Syria in its Achilles’ heel — namely, its energy revenues.

Shenkar at WINEP:

….no matter how much most Americans might detest a government that has helped kill American troops in Iraq, while supporting attacks against U.S. allies in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories….. it is tempting to expel Moustapha, but for the time being patience may be the best counsel. As for the U.S. envoy in Syria, so long as Ford continues to be effective on the ground, he should stay in Damascus. If, as promised, the Assad regime curtails his activities or movement, however, Washington should recall him. If and when this occurs, the administration should also take the opportunity to expel Moustapha.

Netanyahu said that Israel hopes to establish peace with Syria and that he believes that the young people of Syria deserve a better future.

Britain’s foreign minister William Hague said today that “more pressure is needed to stop the government’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists”, and “the situation remains very serious and if anything is deteriorating. Certainly there will be a time for further sanctions and we need to be discussing now what those would be.”

“Cyprus to revoke citizenship for Assad’s cousin placed on EU blacklist”

The World’s Biggest Problem? Too Many People, By: Mary Ellen Harte and Anne Ehrlich | Los Angeles Times

Our unsustainable population levels are depleting resources and denying a decent future to our descendants. We must stop the denial.

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101. Amir in Tel Aviv said:

Syau,

AJ English and Arabic show videos they copy from YouTube. Why watch AJ, if I can (and do) watch the source. YT can’t lie.

Aboud,

I hope you’re safe. I can tell your spirit is as high as ever !!
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I loved this video in particular

Release the Syrians from the Baathist claws and from institutionalized corruption, and you’ll see Syria blooming. All services with improve overnight.
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July 22nd, 2011, 8:05 pm

 

102. SYR.Expat said:

صفحتا فيسبوك ضد الفنانين مي سكاف ومحمد اوسو والشبيحة يحطمون مشغل فارس الحلو ومنزل محمد آل رشي
الرئيس السوري حيّا ‘الجيش الالكتروني’ واعتبره مثالا للشباب:
خولة دنيا
2011-07-22

أرسل لي أصدقاء منذ قليل رسالة يطلبون فيها التعاون لإغلاق صفحة باسم (مي سكاف نكرهك.. تفووو على شرفك).. الصفحة مليئة بالإساءات اللفظية تجاه فنانتنا المحبوبة والرائعة التي أختارت أن يكون لها موقف مخالف لموقف النظام.
واختارت الوقوف لجانب السوريين في ثورتهم، غير أنها دفعت ثمن موقفها هذا الذي لم يتعد الإعلان عنه والنزول في اعتصام مساند للمثقفين يرافقها مجموعة من الأصدقاء وكل منهم يحمل قلماً دليلاً على رقي موقفهم، موقفها هذا دفعت ثمنه أياماً في أقبية الأمن الجنائي وقضية مفتوحة أمام القضاء، وإساءات لفظية وأكثر من ذلك تعميم رقم هاتفها على مواقع الجيش الالكتروني السوري (الذي أشاد به رئيس الجمهورية في خطابه الأخير معتبراً أنهم مثال للشباب السوري)، للأسف!!!
هذا الموقف هو من مئات المواقف والأمثلة وليس آخرها اقتحام مشغل الفنان فارس الحلو وتحطيمه، أو التهجم على منزل الفنان محمد آل رشي، وكذلك التهجم على الفنان محمد أوسو وإيضاً فتح صفحة باسم محمد أوسو نكرهك…..
أتساءل من أين يأتي هؤلاء بكل هذه الكراهية وهذا الحقد وهذا التجني والإساءة المباشرة وغير المباشرة بحق سوريين فقط لأنهم عبروا عن رأيهم المخالف؟
استغرب هذا وأنا أتذكر الإساءات التي واجهتها الروائية سمر يزبك ودفعت ثمنها أشهراً من الابتعاد عن منزلها خوفاً على حياتها، وكذلك أتذكر الإساءة التي تعرضت لها حين نشروا باسمي أشياء سيئة جداً بحق ناشطين آخرين فيما يسمى موقع فيلكه الإسرائيلي، والمعروف أنه أحد ألاعيب النظام التي هدفها تسويق ما يرغبه باسم موقع معادي…
كما اتذكر الكثير والكثير ممن تم التشهير والاساءة بهم فقط بسبب مواقفهم.
المهم من كل هذه المقدمة أريد الدخول في موضوع يبدو أصبح ضرورياً وهاماً وهو ضرورة التعامل مع هذه الإساءات بحزم وجدية وعدم تركها على الغارب لمن يريد.
ومن هذا المنطلق اقترح أن يتم رفع قضايا أمام القضاء السوري أولاً ضد المسيئين وليس الاكتفاء بمحاولات إغلاق هذه الصفحات التافهة.
ويكون ذلك في كتابة محضر عند الشرطة في كل هذه الإساءات فإن كانت مادية كما حدث مع فارس الحلو ومحمد آل رشي فيكون بكتابة محضر بالأضرار التي حصلت وترفع ليس ضد مجهول وإنما ضد الجهة التي قامت بالتغطية على هؤلاء الشبيحة أو الدفع بهم وتغطيتهم أمنياً أو مادياً…. أي الدولة نفسها.
وهنا أريد سؤال من يعرف جيداً بالقانون عن إمكانية تحقيق هذا وكيف؟
أيضاً رفع قضايا قدح وذم بحق الصفحات المسيئة وخاصة صفحة الجيش الالكتروني السوري والقائمين عليها بكتابة محاضر عند الشرطة…
وفي حال لم توافق الشرطة على كتابة مثل هذه المحاضر فيجب رفع هذه القضايا بالخارج والمهم عدم السكوت عما يجري..
إن ترك الأمور على غاربها بالنسبة لهؤلاء المسيئين يترك المجال لمزيد من العنف، ولا أستغرب أبداً ما قام به بعض الشبيحة مؤخرا في القيمرية حيث أساؤوا وضربوا الشبان والفتيات وسط الشارع ثم سلموهم للشرطة، إن الشرطة تحمي هؤلاء الشبيحة للأسف ولا تقوم باعتقالهم وهو ما كان يجب أن يتم. لا أن يقوم هؤلاء بالإساءة للمواطنين السوريين وضربهم وأذيتهم ثم تسليمهم للشرطة، وكأن الشرطة والأمن هم موظفون عند هؤلاء أما باقي السوريين فعبيد ويجب أن يضربوا ويساء لهم دون محاسبة من أحد وبالنهاية يتم اعتقالهم كذلك والتنكيل بهم في السجون ثم ترفع بحقهم قضايا أمام القانون!!!
أي بلد هذا وأي قانون غاب هذا، وأي شرطة وقضاء هذا؟
لم يعد أمام السوريين وهم في خطر الآن على كل الأصعدة سوى إعلان حالة الحرب ضد المسيئين من كل الأطراف ومهما كانت مواقفهم وليدفعوا بالقانون جزاء ما اقترفت إيديهم، وإن لم يأخذ لنا القانون حقنا فهناك القانون الدولي وسنرفع قضايا أمامه فلا أمل ببلد لا ينصف أبنائه ويغطي على مجرميه والمسيئين فيه….
كاتبة من سوريا

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:12 pm

 

103. louai said:

Dear jad

good point my friend but its not a waste of time to as some people do search for the truth , the person you are trying to show the facts to ,dose not care about facts ,he ,as all this revolution care about propaganda and fabrications ,if some one dies they multiply it by minimum three if some one demonstrated they multiply it by a thousand after 5 month of this destruction I started to know how they operate ,so always divide the dead on 3 and the demonstrations on 1000 and you get close to the real numbers

I think its part of their strategy to keep fabricating countless number of false stories a day so by law of average few will be accepted as Facts, and when you want to show the reality you have to dive in a see of lies and misleading stories …..

I do care of talking to the uprising supporters who share with me the fact that we all could be mistaken and the one who really want the best for Syria , people like OTW anf Tara (who I almost disagree with all her comments) but at least she dose not lie in your face and she wants the best for Syria( in her own way )

revolutionists denied the killing of three young men and later after all media including their own propaganda Gods announced the news they accused what he calls shabbiha of the killing . they also speak about bab elsbaa and take advantage that none of you here knows the era and forgot that I am from there ,

let me tell you about bab elsbaa
it’s a wonderful neighbourhood , there are Christians and Muslims there living together without any problem there are two churches in that small neighbourhood and Muslims are conservatives but they do respect our freedom and traditions for example :almost every muslime girl there is wearing Hijab but if some one harassed a Christian girl because of her liberal outfit a conservative Muslim will deal with hem in case none of her family is there , it’s a wonderful and safe place unlike its recent reputation , the problem about Babelsbaa is its connected to ALwarsha Babeldreeb and bab el Turkman, people in Bab elsbaa believe that the armed gangs don’t belong to their neighbourhood (almost every one knows every one there ) they come from babeldreeb or other places because they take advantage of the small alleys passages and old Arabic houses in there plus they managed to close the neighbourhood using barricades ,the people of Babelsbaa DO demonstrate but I refuse to think they are using any arms as I do know my people plus my family never recognized any of the armed men but recently it become terrorists safe heaven because of the blocked neighbourhood and the rumour that the army will not enter there but the situation is unbearable now Babelsbaa is Babeldreeb and Alwarsha and babelturkman ,things are mixed up the army had to put an end to this rebels who converted the neighbourhood to a hub and a Refuge to terrorists ,my own family is under siege ,I cant call them or communicate with them but I am happy because I read the army is there hopefully it will manage to bring back peace and safety.

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:19 pm

 

104. Aboud said:

Amir, wonderful video that. Of course it takes longer these days to find the garbage containers, they move about so much on Fridays 🙂

Allah, Souria, Houriya wa bas.

That page against Mai is disgraceful. “Etfoooo on her and her honor”. These are the kinds of perverted minds junior is president of. Impossible to have a dialogue with such people until they join the civilized world. How shameful. Truly, gutter behavior in its naked form.

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:20 pm

 

105. louai said:

Abo Ali 96

‘Syrian forces destroy a mosque minaret in Homs. can you imagine the uproar if a western army did this?’
why the guys were filming the top of the mosque minaret at that time? How often when you have the army surrounding you, you film the top of the mosque minaret as if you are waiting or expecting something to happen
providing the video is authentic ,why on earth the army will destroy (it was not destroyed in the video only dust) a mosque minaret?

because they dont want mosques any more?
revange from sunnis?do you really belive that?
some sniper caught there?

please tell me your honest opinion .

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:23 pm

 

106. jad said:

Aboud#89
It’s OK, I think I need to be more explicit in my explanation especially with statics. I use this kind of numbers and statics all the time in my work so I forget that lots of people don’t have time to look for the right answers, this is why I try to correct them when I have the chance, it has nothing to do with anything political going around.

The 511,000 of Wikipedia you linked is incorrect because it gives the population of the whole Region/County of Deir Alzour including all other towns and villages surrounding the city of Deir Alzor, the +239,000 of the year 2004 census I’m using reflect the city itself, if you go through the link I gave you, they have all kinds of statics, in one of them it gives you the numbers in details for Deir Azzor Region/County including the city and their it state the number as 239,196.
http://www.cbssyr.org/General%20census/census%202004/pop-man.pdf

Simple graphic for all on SC to be clear of the number I’m using:
تقسّم المحافظة إلى 3 مناطق: دير الزور-الميادين-البوكمال، وهذه المناطق تتوزع فيها 3 مدن و 11 ناحية و 128 قرية.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ar/6/69/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%82_%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%B1_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%B1.jpg

Here you go another site, just click on Deir Azzor and you get the city population I gave you earlier.
http://www.citypopulation.de/Syria.html

The city of Deir Alzor (only the city) today count close to 290,000.

You can take my words or throw them out, it doesn’t matter, but math never ever lie and keep in mind that I wouldn’t argue for the sake of argument, I don’t like that.

#99
-The army is firing at each other, sure!

-Tell your friends in Baba Omar to decide which flag they want to use, it seems that they are confused.

———–

Aboali,
How come the minaret didn’t collapse or loose any of it’s stones from this direct tank bomb hit? Just wondering! not a single stone went down:
http://youtu.be/FYjf1UiHP4w

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Ya prince, as SyAu told you, A7e6!

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:26 pm

 

107. aboali said:

lol, the best chant so far in this revolution – courtesy of the free Syrians of Al Qadam:

Abu Hafez, shi bikharee – ibn el 7aram, ba3 el Golan

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:32 pm

 

108. jad said:

Dear Louai,
Welcome back 🙂

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:33 pm

 

109. louai said:

Thanks Jad

Partially back 🙂

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:43 pm

 

110. Tara said:

Louai,

Thank you louai, your comment about Tara was very democratically sweet….

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July 22nd, 2011, 8:50 pm

 

111. aboali said:

#105 #106

well then, can you explain this footage of the mosque peppered with bullet holes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2sLIH7eDog

the protesters were filming the mosque because it had been repeatedly targeted several times before by gun fire. You honestly think that during a full scale assault by army and mukhabarat, someone is gonna have time to go make a dummy charge, then climb up the minaret to plant it, then film the explosion, and get away with it, during a curfew imposed by hundreds of troops and armored vehicles roaming the streets shooting at anything that moves?

something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8KZNW7-4ZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR68KhuuY4w

you must be joking mate!

btw, we saw what the security forces did with the Al Omari mosque. Desecrating mosques seems to be a favorite pastime of theirs, probably to subjugate the locals and show em who’s in charge (we can do whatever we want and you can’t do anything about it). this type of “zil” is what the mukhabarart are very good at, they think it makes them tough guys and feared. Which is why Atef Najib told the people of Daraa to go “make other kids, or we can make them for you”. yeah, so how did that work out for him and his regime eh?

The mukhabarat are deliberately trying to stir sectarian tensions, don’t be surprised if there’s a mysterious church bombing very soon.

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:00 pm

 

112. SYRIAN HAMSTER said:

NEWS HEADLINES

Syrian regime is less criminal this Friday than last Friday, but more criminal than last Sunday.

Dunya TV investigative reporter exposes Ambassadors’ frantic attempts to locate and sabotage giant eraser. Consequently, Syrian authorities restrict movement of US and French Ambassadors.

Facebook networks, originally mistrusted because of a Swede and one of two ponytails, now regain the trust of Syria Comments pro-regime posters.

Syria Comment personality authorizes the Syrian Army to restore security, Syrian Electronic Army asks for clarification as to why it is omitted from the order.

Joshua Landis builds a bridge in the Shaghour district of Damascus and moves a northern Syrian town onto the bridge.

OTW and Jad decide to visit Syria Comment therapist to resolve their mutual problems, Therapist, also known as Why Discuss, flees town.

Aboud, the ponytail, continues to successfully torment the men7ebbak crowd

Abu Umar shows up, gets slammed, but stays..?!

Armed gangs continue to fail to attack pro-regime peaceful rallies, prefer to get in a fight with the much better equipped army while the army is protecting anti-regime rallies

Jr. finds a way to godhood that does not involve ascendance to heaven, all needed is the death of more Syrians.

In a surprising twist, Amir in Tel Aviv gets two thumbs up

Moving from one Syrian Town to Another, Jolan heights continues to frustrate the search of Syrian special forces and their shabbee7a entourage. Sources say, it was last seen in Homs.

BOOK REVIEW SECTIOIN
The top 10 list this week was fully occupied by a single work from Syria Comment’s own Syria No Kandahar, which was published recently under the name The death of love in a family.. Noting that SNK, who was previously appointed Prince of Poets by none other than the disappearing Syrian Commando, has also received accolade for this literary work from SYAU and others, our own literary critic realized to his dismay that the work was far above his capability to judge. To fill space, we decided to list some recent reviews of this giant micro novel, whose genius in hiding symbolism parallels the musical quality of Ali El-deek screeches.

Literatum : The exuberance of the self organized narrative tropes through history rendering the metaphoric literal and the literal fused in the symbolism of a backdrop succumbing in myriad ways to pre-primordial speculative brilliance of the illusive and redemptive manifestation.

Arabian Critic: Brilliant. Beyond its complex universe of similes lies an epical conclusion to human literature*

Enthralled reader Riveting, thrilling, and metaphorically slippery

NeoGrammaticaWoven within the layers of metaphor and similes is a crescendo of threads of linguistically defiant grammatical and contextual constructs.

Footnote
* This excerpt is taken from Ms. Colette Khoury’s review of the work being discussed. Ms. Khoury, a Syrian novelist turned literary critic is now famous for her 2003 honest review of the best novel ever written by an Arab leader her great literary critique can be found here in which she states

وكي أنهي كلامي أقول : إن المبدع معمر القذافي حطم هذه القوالب ليخرج منها لا ليبقى فيها .. ويجب أن نجد لهذا النوع من الأدب عنواناً .

Footnote 2 Ms. Khoury is the granddaughter of one Syria’s famous founding father, the late Fares Khoury…

Ya7eif

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:00 pm

 

113. SYR.Expat said:

107. ABOALI

I am really disturbed by this type of chanting by people on the streets. Why the insults? I understand the anger, but I don’t understand the insults. How is that helping?

There are plenty of civil and more powerful slogans like Wahid, wahid, wahid, al-Shaab al-souri wahid.

Leave the insults to the pro-regime crowd. That’s what they know. The opposition should claim the higher moral ground.

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:02 pm

 

114. Norman said:

louai ,

you are right, that is the Babassibaa that i know and have friends in, one other reason for the arms gunmen to use Bab Al Sibaa is that it is connected to Bustan Dewan and Hameedia through old narrow alleys ,

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:04 pm

 

115. SYRIAN HAMSTER said:

NEWS HEADLINES

Syrian regime is less criminal this Friday than last Friday, but more criminal than last Sunday.

Dunya TV investigative reporter exposes Ambassadors’ frantic attempts to locate and sabotage giant eraser. Consequently, Syrian authorities restrict movement of US and French Ambassadors.

Facebook networks, originally mistrusted because of a Swede and one of two ponytails, now regain the trust of Syria Comments pro-regime posters.

Syria Comment personality authorizes the Syrian Army to restore security, Syrian Electronic Army asks for clarification as to why it is omitted from the order.

Joshua Landis builds a bridge in the Shaghour district of Damascus and moves a northern Syrian town onto the bridge.

OTW and Jad decide to visit Syria Comment therapist to resolve their mutual problems, Therapist, also known as Why Discuss, flees town.

Aboud, the ponytail, continues to successfully torment the men7ebbak crowd

Abu Umar shows up, gets slammed, but stays..?!

Armed gangs continue to fail to attack pro-regime peaceful rallies, prefer to get in a fight with the much better equipped army while the army is protecting anti-regime rallies

Jr. finds a way to godhood that does not involve ascendance to heaven, all needed is the death of more Syrians.

In a surprising twist, Amir in Tel Aviv gets two thumbs up

Moving from one Syrian Town to Another, Jolan heights continues to frustrate the search of Syrian special forces and their shabbee7a entourage. Sources say, it was last seen in Homs.

BOOK REVIEW SECTIOIN

The top 10 list this week was fully occupied by a single work from Syria Comment’s own Syria No Kandahar, which was published recently under the name The death of love in a family. Noting that SNK, who was previously appointed Prince of Poets by none other than the disappearing Syrian Commando, has also received accolade for this literary work from SYAU and others, our own literary critic realized to his dismay that the work was far above his capability to judge. To fill space, we decided to list some recent reviews of this giant micro novel, whose genius in hiding symbolism parallels the musical quality of Ali El-deek screeches.

Literatum : The exuberance of the self organized narrative tropes through history rendering the metaphoric literal and the literal fused in the symbolism of a backdrop succumbing in myriad ways to pre-primordial speculative brilliance of the illusive and redemptive manifestation.

Arabian Critic: Brilliant. Beyond its complex universe of similes lies an epical conclusion to human literature*

Enthralled reader Riveting, thrilling, and metaphorically slippery

NeoGrammaticaWoven within the layers of metaphor and similes is a crescendo of threads of linguistically defiant grammatical and contextual constructs.

Footnote
* This excerpt is taken from Ms. Colette Khoury’s review of the work being discussed. Ms. Khoury, a Syrian novelist turned literary critic is now famous for her 2003 honest review of the best novel ever written by an Arab leader her great literary critique can be found here in which she states

وكي أنهي كلامي أقول : إن المبدع معمر القذافي حطم هذه القوالب ليخرج منها لا ليبقى فيها .. ويجب أن نجد لهذا النوع من الأدب عنواناً .

Footnote 2 Ms. Khoury is the granddaughter of one Syria’s founding fathers, the late Fares Khoury…

Ya7eif

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:06 pm

 

116. aboali said:

#112 hmmmmm, let me see, it might have something to do with Bashar murdering 2000 of their countrymen ….not sure though. care to go ask them yourself why they can’t be more hippy? perhaps persuade them to take an anger management class and chant ya “Bashar zi3ilna minak kteer kteer, 3anjad ya3nee w’hayk”

also:

thugs desecrating Amina mosque and beating people in Aleppo today because ….. worshipers chanted “Allahu Akbar – hurrieh” …. see, told you Bashar reformed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0rV1tvc5c

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:18 pm

 

117. Aboud said:

Jad @106

All this obsession over populations and counting heads in Youtube video clips reminds of a story about an Egyptian general during the 1967 war (I may be wrong but I believe it was about Abd Al-Hakeem Amer). While the Egyptian army was getting overrun, this general of countless divisions spent his time…planning the positions of an artillery battalion.

Under times of immense stress, people naturally revert to doing what they are most comfortable with. Field Marshal Amer skipped several ranks to become the chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, but at heart he was still most comfortable as a battalion commander.

Similarly, we have enormous events happening all over the country, and yet we still find people obsessing, for the third week in a row, about exactly how many people filled a particular square.

What cannot be denied is that Dayr El Zour, Hama, Homs, Idlib and Dar’a are overwhelmingly against junior. The combined populations of Damascus and Aleppo proper (not their suburbs) do not outnumber the rest of the country. With so many towns and villages rising up against junior, any leader with a shred of self respect would have stepped down.

So Jad, I don’t know exactly how many people came out in Dayr el Zour, because unlike you I haven’t devoted the time needed to analyze population trends over the past 5 years, nor am I willing to, because the exercise is the height of futility. At this stage, the menhebak’s need to reduce the estimates of the number of demonstrators, far outweighs the opposition’s needs to prove otherwise. The revolution has moved on from the small, uncertain demonstrations in Dar’a, and has proven itself incredibly resilient against the worst the regime can throw at it.

If a town’s population is 100,000, and 90,000 come out to demonstrate, that’s as good as if the town was 500,000 and 450,000 came out.

But, if reputable news agencies quote figures in the hundreds of thousand, if not millions, then one can always contact them and show them the error of their analysis. Unless one thinks that the whole world’s media is biased against him.

@114 I wanna a hamster for my birthday 🙂

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:19 pm

 

118. Jad said:

SNK
I guess this Jarbou3 needs writing lessons from you, he is trying so hard to sound funny but unfortuantly his writing style stinks more than 2lee6.

Aboud,
It’s pointless exchanging any subject with you without usimg your usual attitude, so I make this my last comment to you, ever.
You changed the subject, I asked you for Deir Alzor population, you gave me a number I told you it’s wrong and gave you reasons, you insulted me, then you wrote sorry where I thought that it was my mistake not to explain more and I did exactly that to show you the right numbers yet you come back with changing the subject from city population to protests andedia crap.
I’m sorry for believing in logic on people like you.
The End.

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:24 pm

 

119. Aboud said:

@117 Is this the same SNK who mocked Hadi Jundi, even before an entire day had passed after his burial? What was it…72 virgins etc?

Frankly, certain people on this website could learn some manners from a hamster. Their fuzzy math smells suspicious as well.

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:32 pm

 

120. SYRIAN HAMSTER said:

ABOUD
I’ll send you the best of the next litter. Don’t send address, I’ll just tell them to find the Ponytail in Homs, Is Jolan still there.?

Better yet, i’ll just email you the kid to your

agent118@greatconspiracyagainstjr.com

You beat me, i am agent 1984

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:33 pm

 

121. Aboud said:

Syrian Hamster, yeah, we are a big diverse group at greatconspiracyagainstjr.com . We got Turks, Jordanians, Lebanese, Salafis, Bandarites (whatever they are), Harriri’s boys, Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Al-Arabiya, Europeans, and Ambassador Ford’s agent number is in the single digits. Lucky bastard.

@117 “you insulted me” Dude, I admitted you’ve spent way, way more time than me counting heads on Youtube. I explained why at this stage, that’s a complete and utter waste of time if you aren’t going to take what I’m sure is your…superior…analysis to the news agencies.

If you want to apply an unprecedented urban-to-rural ratio and reduce Dayr el Zour’s population to 200,000, then that is your privilege, just as it is mine to point out that regardless of the population, we haven’t seen a single menhebak demo there, but an overwhelming turnout for “wallak hel 3an khelqetna wallak!”

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July 22nd, 2011, 9:36 pm

 

122. Samara said:

Abuali,

Actually, i think the best chants are:

“wahed, tnan, tlati, Bashar ya hayati!”
“ghar tlati mab nektar, Allah Souria ou Bashar!”
“Badna al ghali inb al ghali!”
“Abu Hafez! Abu hafez!”
“ya Allah ou ya jabar, tehmeelna Dr. Bashar!”

And ofcourse,

“Allah, Souria, Bashar ou baaas!”
“B rouh, b dum, bnafdeek ya Bashar!!”

Yep, these chants kick your chants qhere they belong.

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July 22nd, 2011, 10:16 pm

 

123. louai said:

aboali 111

Unfortunately i have no access to youtube right now as I am at work , i will check your links out later on and get back to you with that .

‘You honestly think that during a full scale assault by army and mukhabarat, someone is gonna have time to go make a dummy charge, then climb up the minaret to plant it, then film the explosion, and get away with it, during a curfew imposed by hundreds of troops and armored vehicles roaming the streets shooting at anything that moves?’

to be honest ,no (providing the time and the place are correct) but for the same reason i think the guys knew something is going on there and decided to film
by the way i just read this, an armed ma/men who used the mosque in abu el 2oof to shoot at the security forces so it could be the same story

http://www.syriatruth.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2538:2011-07-22-17-44-52&catid=1:2011-06-16-16-35-09&Itemid=104

same news on facebook but I also don’t have access to facebook right now .

in other hand i can not see the regime benefiting from starting a sectarian war at all , yes he can discredit the uprising and deepen the fear of a civil war if the uprising succeeded but it will loose its main supporters , Sunnis

Imagine you are the regime, 76% of your people are Sunni would you start a sectarian war just to gain the support of 24% of the population?

yes Mukhabarat are brutal they may insult and bully you but as an individual oe small group but not as a sect or tribe they are not that stupid specially recently .

Dear Tara ,you are wellcom 😉 (thas 😉 a Wink incase you dont see it in your browser)

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July 22nd, 2011, 11:20 pm

 

124. SYR.Expat said:

“ya Allah ou ya jabar, tehmeelna Dr. Bashar!”
“Allah, Souria, Bashar ou baaas!”

Asking God to protect Bashar while Bashar’s thugs are desecrating mosques and cursing at God unchallenged won’t get your prayers answered.

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July 22nd, 2011, 11:20 pm

 

125. louai said:

Norman

Those alleys are very dangerous specially at night, we call them ‘the darkness zone’ really ghostly in there.

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July 22nd, 2011, 11:26 pm

 

126. Samara said:

SYR EXPAT

OK, then you should know that your revolution will not achieve what it sets out to. Because, as we all can see, they pray, give high names for their Fridays (eg: Salah al Ali), and then they go and start destroying what ever comes in their way. They harrass those who will not join them, they say “Allahu Akbar!!” and then slaughter people, they chop people up and throw them into realy deep holes, about 20 bodies ontop of each other, and when they are found no one knows whose leg belongs to which body and which arm goes with which body and if this head goes on this body, oh wait, maybe it belongs to that body. So, i assume you know where your violent revolution stands eh?

As i said earlier, doing the devils work in the name of God will only get you nothing. You will never achieve what you want. But you will feel the fires of hell. So ive got one tip for you. Where you are going, i hear it is really hot. So take a couple of T.Shirts and pair of shorts with you. But then again, its that hot that they will just burn off.

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July 23rd, 2011, 12:43 am

 

127. Revlon said:

53. DEAR SYRIA NO KANDAHAR
You said:
“Revlon
Topless(I mean no hijab)
So to you مي سكاف and جورجيت علم and mrs Attassi they are all topless”

Yes they are, I meant that in the literal sense of the word in Arabic language, ie nothing on her top, meaning head, , meaning no Hijab, meaning sufoor!)
This is why I provided the intended meaning in brackets!
I did not mean it in the English language, like you understood it.
Because the dress code that is opposite to topless in the literal English sense is to wear a bras, and not to wear a Hijab!

I am glad to see that you support these outspoken ladies.
I also hope that your support extends to their choices in freedom of expression, as well as for their choices of their personal dress codes!

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July 23rd, 2011, 1:12 am

 

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