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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 11:07 AM

Syrian Revolutionary Dabke and More



Syrian Revolutionary Dabke

Uploaded on Jul 2, 2011


Response from the streets of Hama to Bashar's speech, with additional music & translation added by the Creative Syrian Revolution.

The singer "Ibrahim Qashoush" was reported to be killed in Hama on 3 July 2011 by regime mercenaries, they cut his throat to try to stop his chant spreading.


Please spread this to prove them wrong and show their violence will never defeat us.


I really like that tune but think it is going to be hard wired into my brain, now.

I don't get how they see the USA is involved with Assad, other than we haven't taken out Assad for them, when Russia is the one propping him up.

The atrocities against the Syrian people have been going on for generations, and Assad reaction to the Arab Spring in Syria is the cause of the most recent violence in the past two years, really horrific.

It appears that this is part of a re-alignment inthe region from maps drawn long ago. Here's the More from in the title, well worth reading:

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask


By Max Fisher, August 29, 2013



1. What is Syria?

Syria is a country in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s about the same size as Washington state with a population a little over three times as large – 22 million. Syria is very diverse, ethnically and religiously, but most Syrians are ethnic Arab and follow the Sunni branch of Islam. Civilization in Syria goes back thousands of years, but the country as it exists today is very young. Its borders were drawn by European colonial powers in the 1920s.

Syria is in the middle of an extremely violent civil war. Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more 100,000 and created 2 million refugees, half of them children.

2. Why are people in Syria killing each other?

The killing started in April 2011, when peaceful protests inspired by earlier revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia rose up to challenge the dictatorship running the country. The government responded — there is no getting around this — like monsters. First, security forces quietly killed activists. Then they started kidnapping, raping, torturing and killing activists and their family members, including a lot of children, dumping their mutilated bodies by the sides of roads. Then troops began simply opening fire on protests. Eventually, civilians started shooting back.

Fighting escalated from there until it was a civil war. Armed civilians organized into rebel groups. The army deployed across the country, shelling and bombing whole neighborhoods and towns, trying to terrorize people into submission. They’ve also allegedly used chemical weapons, which is a big deal for reasons I’ll address below. Volunteers from other countries joined the rebels, either because they wanted freedom and democracy for Syria or, more likely, because they are jihadists who hate Syria’s secular government. The rebels were gaining ground for a while and now it looks like Assad is coming back. There is no end in sight.

It goes on from there, but there is a 4 paragraph limit at DU. There is also an amusing paralled parody posted there. Please go to get the rest:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/29/9-questions-about-syria-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/

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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:02 PM

1. Great OP

I rec'd, and in IsoldeBlue's thread I called on all loyal BOGers to start pouncing back on the trolls immediately by alerting group hosts, who otherwise would not find out as quickly. It's time the troops stepped up our game.

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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. Thanks, Irish!

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Wed Sep 4, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. Thanks for the compilaton of

information on Syria, freshwest!

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