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What is happening in Syria cannot be called a civil war; it’s a revolution. In the first six months, we were demonstrating peacefully. We hoped the revolution would always stay peaceful. Somehow, despite everything we can all still be peaceful. Everyone has a role in this revolution: Some hold cameras, some just study. There are those who leave the country, but will return when all this fighting has ended and rebuild a free Syria. And yes, the role for some is to use weapons.

What we have from the regime is nothing but fake reform. If Assad had gone within the first six months it would have made a huge difference. The people would have had the chance to make a free Syria, but he decided to stay; it is a decision that has destroyed Syria. Now the entire world is in Syria: Not just the west, but Russia, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, etc. Syria is caught in the middle of it all and we are dying.

The west is not helping Syria. The west is destroying Syria as much as Assad is destroying Syria. Giving weapons to the rebels would make a huge difference in the balance of power between the regime and the rebels, but all it will do is continue the destruction of Syria.

In 2002, Assad supported the banned terrorist group al-Nusra in the fight against the US in Iraq. Now the group is being supported by the US against Assad in the Syrian conflict. To add to the hypocrisy, there are rumours that the Assad regime is buying fuel in the north of Syria from groups associated with al-Nusra. Despite the fact that Syria is against Israel, who stole Syrian land known as the Golan Heights, the Syrian regime has not shot a single bullet towards Israel.

Really, the only group protecting Syria and who want the right things for Syria is the Syrian people. In some way Assad and the west are on the same side. They both want Syria destroyed, so they can rebuild it to what they want. OK, they are fighting each other, but neither really care about Syria or its people.

So for the west and the regime, it maybe a civil war, but for the people of Syria it is a revolution. For sure I’m supporting the Free Syrian Army. It is the only way – and we can still be peaceful. Peace in Syria is what the people want. OK I cant say I agree with 100% of what the FSA is doing, but I believe every action has reaction. We all know the revolution has price and we all ready to pay it.

With Bashar al-Assad in power, we can’t do anything, but we can’t do anything with west in power. We all, who are supporting the revolution, know that the way is much long to rebuild Syria and have our freedom; even after Bashar al-Assad. We’re not going to stop now after all that death, after all the destroying. We all the know the price is precious…

We’re here, and we’re going to come back to rebuild our country. We’re going to fight to the end. We must do revolution after revolution till we see our Syria: The Syria we, the people, want our country to be.

Original article from Gari Sullivan’s site here

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