The point of no return
Ah, the old “youth movement for freedom and democracy” gag, but don’t you believe a word of it. All these riots are the work of the Muslim Brotherhood, who is smart enough to stay behind the scene while the ‘useful idiots” they stir up go on the front lines and get killed for the Brotherhood’s cause.
“DAMASCUS, Syria — Protests spread across Syria on Friday, challenging the 40-year rule of the Assad family after their forces killed dozens of demonstrators in the south.
There was more bloodshed after weekly prayers, with reports of at least 23 dead, including for the first time in the capital Damascus. Information on casualties was limited and President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities restricted journalists’ movements.
“The barrier of fear is broken. This is a first step on the road to toppling the regime,” said Ibrahim, a middle-aged lawyer in Daraa who compared events to the uprisings in Egypt and other Arab states. “We have reached the point of no return.”
In Daraa, tens of thousands marched in funerals for some of the dead, chanting “Freedom!” In a central square, a Reuters correspondent saw protesters haul down a statue of Assad’s father, late president Hafez al-Assad, before plainclothes security men opened fire with automatic rifles from buildings.
In the town of Sanamein, which is in the same southern area of the country as Daraa, local residents said 20 people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a crowd outside a building used by military intelligence — part of an extensive security apparatus that has protected Baath party rule since 1963. Syria’s national news agency said security forces had killed armed attackers who tried to storm the building in Sanamein. source – MSNBC