Sunday, August 19, 2012

Syria: Turning Tanks into Swings

A Syrian twist on the saying: "turning swords in plougshares. The people of the town of Talbisah turn a destroyed Syrian regime tank into a swing for the kids on the occasion of Eid, the celebration of the end of the month of Ramadan. Despite the horrors imposed on them by the Assad regime, the people of Syria have maintained their sense of humor and their hope in a better future, one with dignity and peace.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

From the Assad Dynasty's Archives of Horror

For those who still believe that there is something redeemable about the Assad dynasty comes this sinister and chilling piece of oral history published in Al Ayyam by Amal Hanano. Keep in mind, in 1965 the Baath regime was in its infancy and father Hafez was plotting his ascendance to the presidency. Is it any wonder that with forty seven year of practice, the Assad dynasty has perfected its brutal ways. Bashar was born to evil and nurtured by evil, he knows nothing else.

"In 1965, I was a medical intern in the National Hospital in Damascus. One day in September, we received an order to empty a room in the pediatric department because a certain VIP baby was being transferred from the maternity ward. ..."