Video Dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (Not Israeli and U.S. ones)

May 22, 2011

This is the eighth in a series of “Video dispatches”. This one includes videos taken yesterday and on Friday in Syria.

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Thanks to all the sites that linked to this page, including this one in Persian, this one in French and various sites in English, such as The Weekly Standard or for example, here, here, here and here.


BURNING THE IRANIAN AND RUSSIAN FLAGS IN DEMONSTRATIONS IN SYRIA

In this first video, taken yesterday (Saturday May 21) protestors in Syria burn the Iranian, Russian and Chinese flags.

This contradicts years of “expert analysis” by the Middle East editor of the BBC and others, and suggests President Bush and the neo-cons were right in their analysis that the people of Syria are less interested in opposing Israel and the United States, and more interested in gaining freedom from the regimes in Iran, Russia and China which help prop up the Assad dictatorship in Damascus.



 

SYRIAN TANK DELIBERATELY RUNS OVER AN INJURED PROTESTOR

In this horrific second video, filmed secretly, a Syrian tank deliberately runs back and forth over what appears to be an injured protestor on a motorcycle in the town of Dara, where hundreds have been killed by the Assad regime in recent weeks.



 

THOSE DETAINEES WHO HAVE SURVIVED SYRIAN TORTURE IN RECENT DAYS

The video below was shown on France 24, the English-language French network, which has been much better in covering what is happening in Syria than other international networks like the BBC and CNN.

France 24 reports that these tortured detainees have been deliberately released by the regime in an effort to dissuade other citizens from participating in anti-government protests.

This video was made earlier this month in the north-western Syrian city of Banias.



 

LEAVE, BASHAR, LEAVE

In this large protest in Homs on Friday, the people sing and chant: “Down with Bashar” and “Leave, Bashar, Leave”.



 

Among past recent dispatches on Syria, please see:

* Syria’s Assad is worse than Gaddafi in many ways
* Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family
* They couldn’t even muster a press statement (& The Syria Lobby)


Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Supporting Bin Laden in London)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology


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