The only armed gangs that are attacking and killing people in Syria
are the gangs which are wearing military uniform and are working for the regime.
Today Hama is witnessing the beginnings of what could be another massacre
– seven people killed and counting
– as the regime begins to tighten down on a city that has been virtually free of security services for almost a week.
This is not 1982.
Even more astonishing is that in less than a week over one hundred opposition figures
will meet with the regime in a conference of “National Dialogue”.
How exactly national dialogue is supposed to take place whilst bullets are flying and people are being tortured eludes my understanding,
but then again the entire political charade that takes place under this regime also stretches the limit of my comprehension.
There is a new reality that is being created on the streets of Syria today,
this reality is being shaped in the face of bullets, sticks and knives.
No ideologies are driving this,
instead you have average people who are sick of corruption,
What kind of a country is it where the police and the armed forces are there to terrorise and occupy the people
rather than defend them from criminals or invaders ?
Some people tell us ridiculous stories that the only alternative to the Assad regime is the Muslim Brotherhood.
These are the same people who believed that the only person who was qualified to rule Syria eleven years ago
was an ophthalmologist who had never run for political office in his life,
who was younger than the age stipulated in the constitution,
and who happened to be the former president’s son.
This insults the intelligence of every rational human being,
and it is offensive to me to hear somebody say such things.