You probably never heard of Syria before, so I'll give you a brief. It's a country in the middle east, capital is Damascus which is the oldest capital in the world. Syria is the birthplace of the Alphabet. It's a Republic.
Al-Asad family is ruling Syria since more than 40 years. The father
( Hafez Al-Asad ) ruled for 30 years and after his death his son ( Bashar Al-Asad ) was elected as president.
They are dictators, their party ( Al-Baath ) is the only party which is allowed to rule in Syria, other parties are worthless, they are just to complete the image they give to the world that Syria is a democratic country. According to the constitution ( they created it ) the president can rule forever. Hafez used to be the only candidate for elections because they want that, no one can even say a word about it, we can only vote with Yes or No, and no dare to vote by No because it means the end of his life. most people used to not vote at all. Anyway, Hafez used to "win" by 99%. When he died, they changed the constitution in 15 minutes so his son ( Bashar ) can rule because he was younger than the required age. Bashar was a big hope for people, they thought he would make big changes. At the beginning he made a lot of promises, and allowed people to speak freely ( we never dared to even say Hafez is bad, because the security/intelligence would arrest us ), so people felt he is good, but after less than 1 year, everything went back as it was.
Al-Asad family and their relative and the people who are close and have good relations with them are using Syria to increase their wealth. As to the latest reports, Al-Asad family wealth is more than 40 Billion Dollars. A relative to Bashar called Rami Makhlof monopolizes almost all the Syrian market. we have only 2 mobile networks, he owns big part of each of them, and they are very expensive, and when other companies tried to enter the Syrian market he didn't allow them. If I want to make a big business, he either wants to be part of it and sometimes he steal it from you, and if you refuse to corporate with him he will accuse you with any sort of crime and send the security to arrest you. Everything is corrupted, every single establishment, every single minister, every single cop ( there are good people in the regime of course but they are few and can barely do anything ).
You need to bribe all the time in governmental foundations, otherwise your issues will either get ignored or delayed for months.
the judiciary is corrupted, judges can be bribed, if I have a case against anyone who is close to or from the regime I will 100% lose it. They can alter the facts and make the right comes wrong and the wrong comes right.
The education is bad as hell, our university is at the rank of 5900 of the world universities. 70% of our professors don't know a thing about what they are teaching use, they just get the job because they are in Al-Baath party or close to the regime. We need to learn everything ny heart, books and notes of hundred pages need to be learned by heart because that's the only way to pass in exams, even in scientific colleges ( I'm an engineer ), and more than 80% of our subjects need to be learned by heart.
It's not allowed to say that minister X is bad or judge Y is bad because you will get arrested by the security.
About 3 months ago, a bunch of kids in Deraa ( a Syrian city in the south ) write on a wall "The people want the regime to fall", they probably copied it from the TV while watching news in Egypt or Tunisia, anyway the security arrested those kids to interrogate them. They tortured them, yes they tortured little kids, they take off their nails. After they were released some brave men marched to the security station, the commander of this station immediately ordered his men to shot the people, some died and some were wounded, then he prevented the ambulance to transport the injured to the hospital so the wounded were moved to the Mosque where some doctors tried to heal them.
That was when the revolution started. 11 years of promises about countering the corruption and making some real correction in the country, but all were lies, so the people couldn't take it any more.
The revolution started slowly then began to spread. The regime never expected that, they got mad, they couldn't handle how the people say No to them. An army was sent to Deraa ( yeah real army, tanks and stuff ) and it was besieged for weeks, snipers on the roofs killing every moving person. Deraa was cut off of bread, telephone lines, electricity and milk. They wanted to terrorize the people so other cities won't dare to start demonstrations. But they were wrong.
And to cover this crusade they said in the national media that there is a global conspiracy against Syria, and they went to Deraa to save the people from armed gangs who are killing the people, and they even said that the people themselves called the army for help. They disallowed any foreign media ( even Arabic media ) from entering the Syrian boarders, so the people started to use their mobile phones to record every action the army do and upload it to the internet when they get the chance.
Demonstrations are now in almost all over the country calling for our Freedom, and the people swear to maintain a peaceful demonstration until the Regime falls. Still the army is using the ugliest methods and lies to kill the people. They even killing any soldier who refuse to shot the civilians.
More than 1500 Martyrs - including a lot of kids - a lot of them died under torture, more than 15000 arrested and most of them are tortured and more than 10000 escaped to Turkey, and Turkey was very generous and welcomed all the people. Angelina Jolie visited the Syrian who escaped to Turkey as the Goodwill Ambassador. The army is now attacking every city and every village where there is demonstrations.
The world is just watching, some countries want to take a decision against Syria but Russia and China both threatened that they will use Veto because simply they have benefits with this regime and they don't care if people die or not.
You can help us. All I'm asking is that you help us to let the world know. Please consider 10 minutes of your time and spread this, tell your friends, your family and your neighbors. Let them read this thread. Let the people know what is really going on in Syria. There are lot of videos on youtube showing what the regime is doing. I have created a video which summarize the corruption of the regime and gives proofs about the lies our media did to support the regime. They made huge lies to convince the people that there are armed gangs. I've added English subtitle to my video. Watch it and watch other videos. You can Help us.
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This is the link to my video >> http://youtube.com/watch?v=jEhVTbaKNwc
Good article >> http://independent.co.uk/opinion/com...d-2300296.html
People are dying while the world is watching. You can help.