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Editor’s note: a couple of videos have been added after publishing the post

 

Translation:

‘I love you Tartous’ page on Facebook, Thursday 2 May 2013, 12:00pm local time, over 17,000 people like this page. Status update: 

Together, we shall tear down a part of Banyas to transform it into resorts, managed and operated by the Syrian Arab Army Airforce and Artillery. A project worthy of implementation!

Some of the replies:

  • The best project ever!
  • We will grow potatoes in this land!
  • A part of Banyas is not enough! We need the whole city because the Syrian Arab Army’s martyr’s children need play grounds! 

Meanwhile in Banyas, and particularly in the town of AlBayda, the Syrian Arab Army was rallying its forces to storm it and ‘cleanse’ it from ‘terrorist groups and infiltrators’. The death toll in Albayda is speculated to be between 200 and 500 casualties, amongst them are women and children, while the Army continues its field executions of civilians, and bombardment of the town using heavy artillery until the time of publishing this post.

These are videos showing the slaughtered ‘terrorists’ in AlBayda:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXUec2MmAM]

 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIBiLlUWrws]

 

It’s not the first massacre in Syria. It won’t be the last. In fact, it’s the second one in two weeks, after Jdaydet ElFadel’s massacre of 21 April 2013, in which more than 450 people were slaughtered right outside Damascus in broad daylight.

Massacres in Syria committed by the Syrian regime are no longer happening at nighttime while no one is watching, and are not anymore denied by regime apologists and trolls. They’re happening in the daytime, and they are cheered upon by Assad’s supporters and media. Ever since Daraya’s massacre on 25 August 2012, which claimed more than 700 lives, reporters from government media outlets have been visiting sites of massacres and reporting ‘successful heroic operations’ carried out by the Syrian Army and whatever is aiding it (i.e. Syrian National Defense Forces aka Shabbeeha). Here is the most recent report from Banyas by Sama channel’s field correspondant.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPu5edqYvxw]

 

While American president Barak Obama and his counterparts in the developed world continue to express ‘deepest concerns’ about Chemical Weapons and red lines, rebel army being too ‘Islamic’, the opposition not being too unified or agreeable, and Assad’s numbered days, Assad and his supporters don’t seem to give a damn, and are continuing to systematically, hatefully, and bitterly wipe out every other Syrian town and village, with every sort of weapon available, from rifles to grenades to SCUD missiles to mortars to knives and blades – no, I’m not kidding, it’s the only way to slit a child’s throat, you know! But rest assured, Chemical Weapons have been minimally used.

Thankfully, until now, we still have not heard about a single Assad-supporting village or town being ‘cleansed’ by rebel army or angry furious parents. This is the only reason keeping me from calling whatever happening in Syria a ‘civil war’. Not at all praying for it to happen because if it does, it will be gruesome! – There’s nothing pretty about dead innocent people. But it makes me wonder how ‘concerned’ the developed world would be then… and it also makes me wonder about those who called for the potato farms in Banyas; what kind of sympathy and mercy are they expecting from the rest of Syrians, after the ‘sympathy’ they have extended.

Wicked problems are not born wicked. They start off small and grow bigger because nobody bothers to resolve them while they’re small. They suddenly become large and irresolvable, and that’s when the world starts feeling ‘concerned’.

It’s an idea worth pondering.

 

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