Video surfacing, events may move quickly this evening/week
The Assad regime may be near the long bloody end of its corrupt reign. Fighting between what’s left of government forces and a growing army of rebels has reportedly now broken out in the capital, Damascus:
Reuters – Activist Samir al-Shami, who spoke to Reuters by Skype from Damascus, said the fighting was under way in the al-Tadamon district in the capital’s south, after sustained battles began at nightfall on Saturday in the nearby Hajar al-Aswad district.
“There is the sound of heavy gunfire. And there is smoke rising from the area. There are already some wounded and residents are trying to flee the area,” he said, using Skype to show live video images of smoke visible over the skyline. “There are also armored vehicles heading towards the southern part of the neighborhood,” he said.
Another activist reached by Skype said the fighting later spread to al-Lawan, a neighborhood on the southwestern outskirts of the capital. A third activist, who also asked not to be identified, said: “We’ve been expecting things to worsen in Damascus after the army crushed the rebellions in some of the suburbs, like Douma outside the capital. There were thousands of fighters in some of those suburbs. Some of them were killed but a lot of them fled and they’ve been heading to the capital itself.”
Assad may soon join the list of Biggest Fucking Idiots on Earth. These are people so utterly moronic and deluded that they watched this same deal go down in nation after nation, always turning out the same way . Then, when it came to their country, instead of simply walking away a billionaire to a life of luxury and ease in the most beautiful and carefree places on earth, they chose to try to hang on to power anyway. Most of them paid for that bad decision with their lives. Assad may have time to avoid that fate, but it’s dwindling fast