Robin Yassin-Kassab

Heroes and Traitors

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Despite the mass arrests, the beatings and torture, the besieged towns and suburbs, the blocked-off mosques, and the killings of up to a thousand people, Syrian heroes today demonstrated in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Idlib, Qamishleh, Amouda, Latakia and elsewhere.

The film below was made in Dera’a last month. It is very distubing to watch, but also very inspiring. I love the courage and compassion and the solidarity of those wonderful people who work against bullets and fear to rescue one fallen. That’s the best of syria, and there’s a great deal of it. I challenge anyone to watch the film and then claim that the Syrian regime still enjoys any legitimacy at all. “Khawana!” scream these brave men at their persecutors. “Traitors!”

More videos smuggled through the media blackout can be seen at Sham News.

Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

May 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Syria

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  1. speechless….:(


    June 15, 2011 at 7:19 am

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