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Syrian Revolution News Round-up Day 71: Tuesday, 24 May 2011ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية اليوم ٧١: الثلاثاء، ٢٤ أيار/مايو


Prepared by

Ausama Monajed and others

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Could the U.S. waste another historic opportunity in the Middle East!
Over the last few weeks, protesters have increasingly adopted an anti-Iranian and anti-Hizbollah line, the question is why western leaders are ignoring the opportunity at hand?
Human rights group in Syria put the official death toll at 1,100. The list includes the names of 25 children and teenagers. Groups also noted that the number of those detained since the revolution started is in excess of 10,000.
 
The Turkish city of Antioch received 30 wounded protesters from Idlib Governorate who came seeking treatment at the local hospitals, in order to avoid getting arrested should they seek treatment in Syrian hospitals.

Two points U.S. and European policymakers need to understand: the reason why army general and members of the commercial elites in Damascus and Aleppo have so far stood by the regime is connected in great part to the fact that the entire community continues to treat Bashar Al-Assad as the legitimate ruler of Syria, even as they impose sanctions on him. To the necessarily paranoid minds of our generals and merchants, whose suspicion of American and European policymakers run pretty deep to begin with, this reluctance on part of the international community, nay, the insistence by world leaders on avoiding making direct appeals for Assad’s departure of ouster, indicates that the only thing these leaders are interested in is pulling Syria out of its alliance with Iran while preserving Assad rule to keep the Golan front quiet. As such, there is simply no serious incentive for these people to break ranks. They clearly believe that, without international support, the protesters cannot accomplish the job of regime change on their own, even if things turned violent.
 
Meanwhile, by burning the Iranian, Chinese and Russian flags, chanting against Hezbollah, praising Turkey (a NATO ally) and appealing for UN, U.S. and European support, the protesters are in a sense rejecting the foreign policies of the Assads and sending a clear message to the international community as to the nature or the geopolitical realignment that will take place once the Assads are gone. The troubling alliance will surely come to an end, and Iran’s regional influence will be severely weakened.
 
This being the case, the reluctance of world leaders to endorse the Syrian Revolution, call for Asasd’s ouster and embarking on a serious effort meant to facilitate transition in the country is mind-boggling. Here is an opportunity to transform Syria, the main Arab center of anti-Western sentiments for over 5 decades, into a potential ally, and what are Western leaders doing? They’re hedging their bet on their avowed enemy. Go figure!
 
Whatever the case may be, one thing clear, like all historic opportunities in the Middle East, this one comes with an expiration date. But rather than worry about figuring how long we have before the expiration date is upon us, it’s better to focus on not wasting the opportunity. It’s time world leaders called on Assad to go.

DaraaAl-Mosayfera – Funeral of Sammer Al-SalehMaaraba yesterday

Homs

Al-Rastan night demo

Al-Bayda today

Stand of the students of Baath college yesterday

Damascus

Medhat Basha women demo

Al-Meedan night demo

Al-Kadam night demo yesterday

Damascus Suburbs

Harasta night demo yesterday

Al-Moudameya women sit-in yesterday

Al-Kiswa night demo

Al-Zabadany

Hama

Demo yesterday

Idlib

Kafrooma, Kafrnabl, Hass night demo today

Kooreen demo yesterday 2 3

Al-Hasaka

Al-Kameshly demo

Al-Kameshly night demo

Aleppo

Al-Neel street night demo 2 3

Around The World

UN HQ A hero from Duma stands alone

Thousands in Spain stand a minute in silence for the fallen heroes of Syria

Grenade, Spain demo

Syrian embassy in the US sit-in

Crimes of The Syrian Regime: Daraa

Al-Mosayfera Sameer Saleh Al-Zeaby: tortured till death

Al-Mosayfera Marks of torture on Mahmoud Abdul Rahman

Army burns motorcycles and fires shots in the air, celebrating

Daraa under siege and in destruction

Al-Sheikh Meskeen 30 armored vehicles of type BMB ready to  enter Nawa when needed

Nawa Tanks enter the city 2 3

Crimes of The Syrian Regime

Medhat Basha market security attacks the free women of Damascus

Turkey Testimony of the wounded of Al-Mastooma massacre

Homs Siege of Talbeesa & Al-Rasten by tanksyesterday

درعا

المسيفرة – زفاف الشهيد سمير عبدالقادر الصالح

بلدة معربة الحرة بمظاهرات الأثنين

حمص

الرستن – الأبطال بمظاهرات مسائية

البياضة

وقفة طلاب جامعة البعث

دمشق

مدحت باشا مظاهرة نسائية

الميدان مظاهرة مسائية البارحة

القدم – مظاهرة مسائية ليلة البارحة

ريف دمشق

حرستا – مظاهرات مسائية يوم البارحة

المعضمية – إعتصام حرائر المعضمية

الكسوة ريف دمشق مظاهرات مسائية

الزبداني

حماة

مظاهرات مسائية حاشدة

إدلب

كفرومة وكفرنبل وحاس مساء اليوم

كورين – مظاهرات يوم أحد الحرية ج2 ج3

الحسكة

القامشلي – مظاهرات الحرية بثلاثاء ازادي

القامشلي مظاهرات مسائية حاشدة في ثلاثاء آزادي

حلب

شارع النيل، مظاهرة مسائية اليوم ج2 ج3

حول العالم

بطل من دوما يقف وحيدا أمام مبنى الامم المتحدة

آلاف الإسبان يقفون دقيقة صمت على أرواح شهداء سورية

غرناطة الإسبانية – مظاهرة الجالية السورية

السفارة السورية في أمريكا، اعتصام للجالية السورية

جرائم النظام السوري: درعا

المسيفرة – سمير صالح الزعبي تعذيب حتى الموت

المسيفرة – أثار تعذيب الشهيد محمود العبد الرحمن

الجيش يحرق الدراجات ويطلق النار احتفالا

هذه درعا تحت الحصار والدمار لا تل أبيب

الشيخ مسكين، درعا – 30 مدرعة من نوع بي ام بي جاهزة لدخول مدينة نوى للمؤازرة حين الطلب

نوى درعا أثناء دخول الدبابات إلى المدينة 2 3

جرائم النظام السوري

في سوق مدحت باشا يعتدي الأمن على الدمشقيات الحرائر

تركيا – شهادة مصابي مجزرة المسطومة

حمص

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