Syria 101

Syria 101

Postby deja vu on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:02 pm

Syria's president said Saturday he expects state of emergency laws that have been in effect for nearly 50 years to be lifted by next week at the latest, a key demand by a monthlong protest movement that has posed the most serious challenge to the authoritarian regime.

In his second public appearance since the protests began, President Bashar Assad warned there will no longer be "an excuse" for organizing protests after Syria lifts the emergency laws and implements reforms. "After that, we will not tolerate any attempt at sabotage," he told the newly formed Cabinet in a televised address.


http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breaki ... 68069.html


Translation, he may remove the existing emergency laws but will probably replace them with new ones and a nicer sounding name. Nothing will change though, because it wont take much for them to say someone is destroying something. Their main goal after all is to make sure the citizens tow the line that he set down long ago.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby smitty on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:57 pm

It so hard to fathom which country is in trouble or live photos of some being with hands behind their backs with plastic to stop & release ONLY to see them being mistreated by the police, militar or such.

Okay so the Ivory Coast the leader has been forced to give up, but there must be others other then Egypt, Libya & a strange other one or two.

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Re: Syria 101

Postby signs on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:01 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/17 ... dence-day/


The Syrian governments own brand of Independence, have a killing spree.

Hire thugs will be out in full force killing their own people.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby gossamer on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:37 pm

The mounting death toll prompted two Syrian lawmakers to resign in disgust over the killings. The lawmakers, Nasser Hariri and Khalil Rifai, are from the southern region of Daraa that unleashed the protest movement in mid-March after a group of teenagers were arrested there for scrawling anti-regime graffiti on a wall.

"If I cannot protect the chests of my people from these treacherous strikes, then there is no meaning for me to stay in the People's Assembly. I declare my resignation," Hariri told Al-Jazeera in an interview. The resignations were exceedingly rare in Syria, where nearly all opposition figures are either jailed or exiled.



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Sadly, I don't think those 2 will be seen or heard from again. I can't see the dictator considering exile and letting them go unpunished. He needs 100% obiedence or you suffer the consequences.

Little chance that these 2 are heading to the border in a vehicle and attempting to escape over an unguarded section. It will be a miracle if they get out of Syria alive.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby guitarblues on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:48 pm

That supposed lifting of emergency laws, as stated last week, was smoke and mirrors for today's live ammo attack on mourners? Something is rotten in Syria.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby deja vu on Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:57 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/26 ... s-council/


Take one murdering dictator, throw in thousand of innocent victims and you get a prize from the U. N. It's quite a prize and despite ignoring even basic human rights you get a seat on the Human Rights Council.

Yes that's right, unless a miracle happens Syria will have a voice on Human Rights. What is equally disturbing is that the head of the U.N. will not do a thing about it.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby flipflop on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:35 am

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42834122/ns ... tn_africa/

Sanctions mean nothing to a dictator that knows the world is not going to try to stop him. They know it's open season on their people and they are making the most of it. If they keep up the attacks they wont have many left to govern. He also knows no one will stop him from joining the UN's human rights council while he keeps killing his countrymen.

The UN is now a sad, pathetic joke that needs to dissolve. They support Syria for a council seat while standing by and watching him kill his countrymen and women.

Imagine sitting at the human rights council table while texting orders to kill more people. It's a clear sign the UN is useless and should shut it's doors for good.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:46 pm

A dead teenaged boy's body showed evidence of having been tortured, struck and having an appendage severed during his month in custody. There are Syrians wanting to use the boy's death for renewed calls for the president to step down. However, there is the sentiment mentioned in the article that made a reference to an Iranian woman's death in relation to the elections in Iran a couple of years ago:
Hamza’s death is being compared to that of Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation in January ignited the revolutions across the Middle East and Northern Africa, known collectively as the Arab Awakening or Arab Spring.

But some feel a more apt comparison is to Iranian pro-democracy demonstrator Neda Agha Soltan — the young woman who was shot dead protesting the disputed Iranian presidential election two years ago. While her killing also caused an international firestorm, it ultimately failed to bring political change.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby smitty on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:59 pm

To think all these Arab rebellions, many not organized properly, started in Egypt & unless I am wrong they, in Egypt, still do not have a proper Government along with a leader.

So one has to wonder what the others will do, other then to also decided they two have to have a rebellion as it is sort of the NEW THING or rhw NEW FAD & it will take so much longer for them to get things settled down to where things are more sensible in their countries.
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Re: Syria 101

Postby deja vu on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:48 pm

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http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20 ... of-country


They have shut down the internet in an attempt to keep the information from getting out. Thankfully some have found a way around the blockade and updating the world when they can. No doubt the Syrian government will kill any citizens that is getting around their system. They don't want the world to know they will murder kids to stop these protests.
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