Good & Bad News out of Syria, yet Obama Still Calls Assad a Reformer
First the good news. Syrian protestors burned --get this-- Iranian and Russian flags but not Israel or American flags, eventhough Obama was still pretending on Thursday, 19 May 2011, that Assad could still "lead reforms" in Syria, after two months of slaughtering Syrians who oppose the regime. In his notorious speech of that date, Obama offered Assad a choice:
President Assad now has a choice: He can lead that transition, or get out of the way. [here]The videos are at this link.
Now the bad news. Tom and others [see the link] are circulating a video of a Syrian tank deliberately running over a wounded Syrian protestor lying on the ground. This is done twice, not once, not by mistake, by a Syrian tank helped by troops on the ground who helpfully arrange the protestor's body on the ground so that it will be directly in the way of the advancing tank's tread. The brutality and cruelty of the Syrian army to fellow Syrians, as shown on the video, are shocking. If your system is weak, you can forgo it.
Bear in mind that the anti-Israel terrorist groups, Hamas and Hizbullah, are closely allied with and much dependent on the Syrian Assad regime. The pro-genocide Iranian regime is also closely allied with Syria. Likewise, the Erdogan neo-Islamist regime in Turkey, the one that is sponsoring "freedom flotillas" to Gaza to help Hamas. Need we add that most of the world's "Left" is also pro-Assad, pro-Hamas, pro-Hizbullah, pro-Iranian [that is, in favor of the Iran of the ayatollahs].
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5-24-2011 Daniel Pipes wants Assad and his regime to go, to imscray, beat it, get ouda here, depart, croak, do 23 skiddoo or whatever you would like to call it. And Pipes gives reasons why it should disappear from the face of this Vale of Tears [here]
5-26-2011 Syrian demonstrators burn the Hizbollah flag [see video here]
5-28-2011 Michael Young on Nasrallah of Hizbullah's support for the Syrian Assad regime [here]
Michael Singh examines Syria's strategic value for Iran's ayatollahs and their aid for the Assad regime in repressing Arab opponents [here]
Suleiman al-Khalidi, of Reuters reports on his torture and jailing in Syria [here]