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In One Syrian Town, Full-Throated Cries of Defiance

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- 2287 days ago -
Hundreds of men and boys kneeled on the floor of a packed mosque for Friday prayers, but the solemn religious rite quickly turned into a furious rain-soaked rally denouncing Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad.

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Ira Herson (13)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:39 am
I wish them luck

lee e (114)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:49 am
I wish them luck as well - are there any women in this town?

Ellen m (215)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 6:42 am
Assad has plans to slaughter all that oppose him, and the world keeps passing the buck'
I for one am once again ashamed at man's lack of compassion and willingness to do anything to help these people that shows any promise of saving lives.

Care2 is starting to give me the worse case of cosmic depression imaginable, i have to push myself daily to even get on to click because i know all to well now the horrors it will lead me to, and those i know that are unfamiliar with this and the other sites just don't understand, nor do they want to.
If i didn't have my friends here that i know are trying just as hard i couldn't do it another thank you all for being humans doing...1love

William K (308)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 8:33 am
May peace prevail in Syria. May the people their remember their hearts. May the powers that be find theirs.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 12:29 pm
we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Reggie Thomas (5)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 2:32 pm
Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad must jailed for whats his military is doing to the Syrian people.

Robert O (12)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 2:46 pm
Thanks Cal.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 3:19 pm
They need to drag Assad through the streets. Maybe someday that will happen.

Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 6:50 pm
William K.

Peace will prevail if the Zionist Entity, the US and their proxies in the Gulf and Turkey stopped arming, directing and financing this armed insurrection against the legitimate government of peace loving Syria.

Stan B (123)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 12:42 am
John D. "the legitimate government of peace loving Syria."
This is the peace loving government which has slaughtered over 7000 of its own citizena and tortured and murdered dozens of children.
Bashar al Assad should be tried at the International Criminal Court at the Hague for war crimes.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 1:52 am
Who says it's killed 7000m people? Oh yes, the armed insurrectionists. Well, they would say that, wouldn't they?

KS Goh (0)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 4:35 am
Thanks for the article.

Mike m (9)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 8:25 am
For a "peace loving" nation, they're dropping a LOT of Ordnance on people's heads.

Teresa C (274)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 8:31 am
So proud of them--they're not lying down and taking it!!! I wish them well, and hope that peace can soon be restored.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 11:03 am
John Gregoire. I don't quite get your point. Is China and is Russia selling arms to the armed insurgents?

Ira Herson (13)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 11:41 am
Nearly all the arms in Syria would be Chinese or Russian as they are the suppliers to the area. Armed conflict has meant billions in arm sales. I would imagine that the point is that the anti-Assad forces are not as well equiped as the army. The Army has the Armour, Personnel carriers and tanks.etc.

The article is interesting as it shows that there is a lot of support across Syria for the overthrow of Assad. What will replace it is anyone's guess. One can hope it will be a more moderate government that will want to be more open to human rights.

The current government has reached a death toll of around 7,000 since the uprising started. This is a horrible human tragedy and it will have a profound effect on the Syrian society for generations. One can only hope that it ends soon.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
"Nearly all the arms in Syria would be Chinese or Russian". So you don't actually know?

It has been acknowledged finally now that arms are being smuggled in from Turkey and Lebanon. These arms are being paid for with USI or their proxies' money. I don't see any reason to believe that these arms would be Chinese/Russian.

Furthermore, I think that the 3000 odd deaths of Syrian security personnel at the hands of "unarmed protesters" is a tragedy. I don't beieve the exagerrated figure of 7000 deaths of "civilians" that the insurrectionists are supplying.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 1:14 pm
My heart goes out to them all. Why can not the worlds leadership do well by it's own people. Where are the Countries around them? Can they not help their fellow human beings?

Carmen S (611)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 3:10 pm
thanks Cal

Julia R (296)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 6:29 pm
I wish these people luck in this very precrious situation! It is a tragedy that so many of these people have been treated with such ruthlessness and killed just because they wanted more freedom and human rights! I pray for these people who deserve so much more than a tyrannical government who places no value on human life!

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 10:32 pm
they are in our prayers

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 10:45 pm
Let's all pray that they can get this HORRIBLE man out of office and bring some peace to Syria. And also, that there is not another war. None of us need that!!!!!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 12:27 am
Noted. Thanks.
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