January 2, 2013
As the two year anniversary of the Syrian revolution approaches, well over 60,000 Syrians have been killed at the hands of their very own government. A government that is supposed to be protecting them. Meanwhile, the entirety of the world watches, debates, discusses, and doesn't decide on anything.
Women, young and old, are being systematically raped. Children are being tortured, brutalized, and killed. Men of all ages are being detained, tortured, raped, poked, proded, and dismembered. No one is safe from this brutal regime.
As the second year anniversary approaches, we pray that this nightmare ends soon. We pray that world leaders will stop hitching their wagons to the Assad train. We pray that wisdom, justice, and humanity will prevail.
It's time to start rebuilding Syria.
August 30, 2012
Coalition for a Democratic Syria Asks Obama, Romney to Support No-Fly Zones, Additional Arms for Free Syrian Army
Tougher engagement described as crucial to US national security interests
TAMPA 8/29/2012 - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria released letters today to President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney asking for their support for tough new measures to bring an end to the crisis in Syria. More decisive action now will help protect American interests in the region and allow the United States to play a larger role in the shaping of a post-Assad Syria, the letters argue.
August 28, 2012
The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (formerly American Syrian Coalition) has an event in 30 min at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The Coalition includes the Syrian American Council, Syrian Expatriates Organization, United for a Free Syria and the Syrian Emergency Task Force. As soon as we find out who is live-tweeting, we'll forward the information. Find out more!
August 28, 2012
The Chicago chapterof the American Red Cross is responding to the crisis in Syria and has contributed $200,000 to help in Syria. Find out what the Red Cross is doing.
July 13, 2012
The Free Syrian Army continues to stress that they are at war with the regime, and not a specific sect. In all of their press releases, videos, and statements, they stress that they have killed Sunni informants, Sunni spies, Sunni regime leaders, and Sunni members of Assad's forces. They stress that you haven't heard of a single Alawite town being massacred. Not a single one. Read their full statement.
July 12, 2012
Since Kofi Annan began his mission in April of 2012, Syrians have experienced more death, more massacres, more torture, more shelling, more destruction, more devastation, more humiliation. Assad has used the cover of this mission to step up his battle against civilians. It's time for Annan to step aside and leave Syria. He is only making things worse.
July 6, 2012
Every day now, you have news of large scale defections in the Syrian military. The Free Syrian Army is growing rapidly, progressing with their techniques, and is evolving quickly on the ground. Top level defections are customary now, and the Free Syrian Army is more organized than ever. They are going to win this on their own, and it won't be long. Large corridors of Syrian territory are no longer controlled by Assad. He has to fly in his military to border checkpoints, because the land routes are all cut off and secured by the FSA.
June 24, 2012
Senator John McCain contunes to slam Obama for his inaction and lack of leadership on Syria.
Last week, President Obama took to the airwaves again and answered questions about Syria. He continued down the same do-nothing mantra and made more excuses as to why the US is unable to respond. Senator John McCain and many others were very critical of Obama's lack of leadership and intervention in Syria.