I will be on travel for the next two weeks. I will probably post one more post while on travel. Sorry for the lack of links. I am about to head to the Airport.
The farcical referendum on the constitution is finished. As of today, Syria is the same as it was before. Nothing has changed.
The regime continues its rampage, with Aelppo’s country’s side being the latest arena where Assad’s forces continue to demonstrate unparalleled brutality. FSA claimed that they have downed three planes. Lawlessness is increasing in the City of Aleppo with kidnapping for ransom increasing and becoming a profitable business. (more on this later). SNC and/or any politicians are failing miserably in condemning this type of behavior, which is making it even harder to keep the silent people silent. They are becoming vocal in the interest of law and order. This must be addressed not only by the FSA but also by the politicians, SNC, and whatever groups. Right now, and as I write these, I am talking to a friend on the inside, who is extremely pro-revolution and who is berating the political leadership for their miserable press failure.
At the same time, yesterday’s discovery of a massacre of tens of men from Homs and the kidnapping of tens of women indicates that the regime is hell bent on a sinister plan. Qatar and KSA are upping the rhetoric regarding the a head with arming the revolution, but it seems that what the mean is the militarization of the people not the FSA only, which is a terrible terrible idea.
Human right council, at request from Qatar, and in coordination with the EU will have an emergency meeting today. It may end with referral to the security council and then to the ICC.