America's Message to Obama and Congress

by John Mak March 24, 2012

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Female Detainee Tells about Prison Torture in Syria

by John Mak March 24, 2012

A letter written with the blood and tears of a female detainee in Syria's prison, translated by Sumayya...

We plead with the world, rescue us immediately.

How many letters have we written? Written with our groans and our tears…

We’ve sent them with the breeze, in hopes that they’d reach someone who would listen to them…

But we were unable to send our letters on paper, and so we sufficed to send our groans…

And we shrieked into the darkness of the night…

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Honorable President Obama

by John Mak March 24, 2012
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President Obama, the world needs your leadership in a bad way! The Syrian People are begging for our help!

 

Honorable President Obama,

The time has come to intervene in Syria. Nearly 12,000 lives have been lost. Over 1000 children have been slaughtered. And another 220,000 have disappeared and been detained inexplicably.

President Clinton regrets not acting sooner in Rwanda. Nearly 800,000 innocent civilians lost their lives in Rwanda. All it took was a small United States presence and the disaster was over.

The world took too long and was too timid in its response to Bosnia and Serbia in the early 1990s. How quickly we forget! Assad is committing worse crimes and on an even grander scale.

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Assad's Emails

by Omar March 15, 2012

Behind the ignorant façade the Assad regime displays, there seems to be careful planning and precise execution. Time and time again, Bashar Al Assad denied and continues to deny the fact that there is any uprising occurring in Syria. These newly discovered emails reveal the very hypocrisy that the regime symbolizes. Thousands of people are dead, hundreds are dying by the day, and the Assad regime treats this tragedy like some sort of action movie. Sitting in the director’s seat is Bashar al Assad with an expansive film committee supporting him and advising him on the best method to take in order to convey their message. 

That message, as everyone knows, is the “internationally sponsored armed gangs causing instability” conspiracy. Fawas Akhras, Assad’s son in law, plays a prominent role in attempting to maintain that argument, sending him helpful emails and playful jokes here and there. Yet the international community is still not convinced. What more proof is needed to come to the obvious conclusion: Assad and his sphere of influence are attempting to maintain their personal power at the expense of thousands of lives. 

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Response to Kofi Annan meeting with Assad

by Omar March 15, 2012

Ruthlessly slaughtered, living in a perpetual state of fear, threatened by a murderous regime, the Syrian people beg for help. While these events unfold, however, Kofi Annan sits with the butcher himself, Bashar al Assad, sipping coffee and discussing unrealistic solutions to the problem. Yet that in itself is a lie, for Assad clearly stated that no solution can be reached while there are armed terrorist gangs destabilizing the nation. Despite all of this, Annan is “optimistic.” One actually comes to wonder what world Annan is living in. 

Perhaps it is the world the Syrian regime has brilliantly constructed – the world of "armed gangs", "international conspiracies", "terrorist agendas", and the list goes on. In truth, Assad and his government sound like a broken record, repeatedly uttering the same excuses. Yet it is truly disappointing that the former UN Attorney General failed to see through these lies. The death count rises by the day, yet he is "optimistic." Is he optimistic about executions and massacres? Yes, the Syrian people do want peace, but an artificial peace under a totalitarian government is definitely not an option. Assad lost his legitimacy, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed out months ago, but he continues to assert his authority in brutal ways. 

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Nightmare Escape from Syria

by Sana March 14, 2012

My parents fled Syria in 1980 to escape the prevalent political persecution at the time. Their first stop as fugitives was to Jordan, where they lived in a three-bedroom apartment with two other families. Despite the instability and uncertainty in their lives, they were consumed with a profound sense of gratitude to be alive. While their circumstances were difficult, my mother often reminisces about her days in Jordan with a smile. She remembers the graciousness of her friends and the undeniable unity she felt with other Syrians who had fled from their homeland. When my mother became pregnant with me, my parents moved to Saudi Arabia where my father had found a job. For the first time since their escape, my parents no longer had to worry about affording basic necessities such as food and clothes.

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Women Raped in Syria, Husband forced to watch

by John Mak March 14, 2012

A new torture and humiliation tactic being reported by Syrians, is that the women would be gang raped and the husband would be forced to watch. If he tries to look away or close his eyes, he gets beaten. This has been reported by many who have escaped. Another similar method is torturing children in front of their parents and forcing them to watch. Including, burning the children alive. As the world watches and debates.

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Obama Lying about Assad's Strength

by John Mak March 12, 2012

The Obama administration is "politicizing intelligence". They are releasing intelligence that supports their stance on Syria. They have released intelligence reports stating that "Assad is firmly in control of Syria" and that "Assad's inner circle is standing firm"and that "Assad commands afformidable 330,000 army that was built to fight Israel" in an attempt to keep the general public in line with the current White House stance on Syria.

Anyone who knows Syria, knows that eighty percent of Assad's army is composed of Sunni footsoldiers waiting for any opportunity to defect, over 100,000 soldiers have alredy defected, and nearly every part of Syria with the exception of small parts of Aleppo and Damascus are out of his control. Over 90% of Syria is no longer under Assad's control, and the most important central parts of Aleppo and Damascus have already had large protests and are boiling with pain. Assad's rule is coming to an end, the question is just hw much pain and suffering is the world willing to tolerate.

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