Friday, April 29, 2011

Tens of Thousands Demonstrate Again in Syria-- Word of Muslim Bro. Involvement

The Syrian Revolution of 2011 isn't going away. As a matter of fact, it may even be growing, This comes as there is word of inter-army fighting as well as over 400 civilians slaughtered by the Ba'athist dictatorship. Still, the protests keep coming against the Assad regime.

The protests are spreading into the major population centers:

Syrian security forces opened fire on demonstrations in the capital of Damascus and the coastal city of Latakia — the heartland of the ruling elite — wounding at least five people. State-run television said a military post in Daraa was stormed by armed men who killed four soldiers and captured two.

Other demonstrations were reported in the central city of Homs, the coastal cities of Banias and Latakia, the northern cities of Raqqa and Hama, and the northeastern town of Qamishli.

Unfortunately, there was firing into the crowd with an unknown number of casualties.

Photo credit: ABC News

Worse still, is word that the Muslim Brotherhood is calling for further protests.

The banned Muslim Brotherhood has called on Syrians to take to the streets to protest against the regime ahead of Friday prayers.

The declaration is the first time that the Brotherhood, whose leadership is in exile, have called directly for demonstrations since pro-democracy demonstrations against President Bashar al Assad's autocratic rule erupted six weeks ago.

I'm wondering about the Brotherhood's angle here. The Assad regime is definitely not pro-Israel or Western. Perhaps they just see a falling camel, and are drawing their knives.

Cross-posted at WorldThreats.

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