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Switch to Forum Live View Could it be? Is Assad losing Damascus?
2 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 8:21PM #1
LeahOne
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www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/06/...

Watch the video.....  it's very interesting.  Of course nothing can be verified as of now...... 
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 11:25PM #2
Amin21
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Unfortunately


Kafr Sousa is more of a suburb and has seen a lot of clashes...


Midan protests but has never been outside of government control.


Both are mostly Sunni areas...


Mezzeh clashes this weekend were new two months ago and renewed this weekend


This is in the center of Damascus.


Mezzeh protests are the most promising.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 11:42PM #3
LeahOne
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The fact that so many 'ordinary' people are willing to risk their lives just to organize and participate in these protest rallies - which seem to  be non-violent - suggests to me that things are very very very wrong inside Syria.  And that what's wrong inside Syria is coming from inside Syria - from the Baathist 'government'.


It seems very obvious to me that this Syrian 'opposition' is every bit as 'grass roots' a phenomenon as the protests in Egypt were. 


I am saddened and dismayed by the behavior of the few posters here who seem to be finding excuses to support Assad's tyrrany and human rights violations against his own citizenry. 


  The level of 'sectarianism' within Syrian society  is shocking to me:  how can one ethnic group be 'worthy' of government protection and another not?   There seems far more 'racism' inside Syria than so many other troubled nations.....

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 11:55PM #4
Amin21
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Indeed... how can one group be worthy of medicine, hospital access, propane and kerosine... for cooking, heating and staying healthy/alive... and another not?


How can one ethnic group be allowed freedom of movement and another afraid of getting shot or raped from the government at night?

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