Saturday, March 31, 2012

As the World Keeps Dithering, Syrians Keep Dying

I haven't posted much lately because there is not much new to say. Every honest and objective person now knows that the regime is one of thugs and murderers who will do whatever it takes to keep themselves in power. Meanwhile the criminal regime keeps pushing Syria headlong into the abyss, damn what the world says or thinks. Bashar is fully aware that no one has the stomach to intervene or enforce any resolutions so he keeps playing his game of pretending to accept international initiatives then ignoring every provision of the initiative believing that he can outlast and overwhelm the opposition. If his "mission accomplished" visit to Homs convinced his minhibbakjis that he now has the upper hand, no one else is convinced.

Even if there is not much new to say about the regime, there is a need to keep the ongoing plight of the Syrian people  front and center in the public eye around the world.  Since the real time compelling videos from Homs and elsewhere seem to have slowed down to a trickle, so has the visibility of the Syrian revolution in news media outlets.  This is noticeably so in the US where cable news channels cater to an audience with a notoriously short attention span.  But this lack of visibility is not only noticeable in cable media, even major newspapers seem to have relegated news about Syria to the back pages; this despite the Syrian expat community's efforts in sponsoring demonstrations and disseminating information.

To this end, I will try to disseminate and repost relevant links, videos and articles.  Here I am posting video of a flash mob demonstration against the crimes of the Syrian regime by AUB students. I am proud of the students of my alma mater for organizing this protest as in the tense environment of Lebanon, coming out publicly against the Syrian regime is not without risk.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Omar Offendum Raps the Dictator

Omar Offendum's of the N.O.M.A.D.S, sings in support of the Syrian people and against their oppressor.  The Syrian-American rapper's use of the demonstrators' chant to set the rhythm of his song is both powerful and very moving.