Thursday, October 4, 2012

All Syrian

Qardaha: Alawites turning against Assad?

There is still no definitive explanation of the clashes among Alawites in Qardaha – President Assad's home town –
Whatever happened at the weekend was clearly serious, because the town was still sealed off yesterday, according to an article in the Telegraph.

Those trying to get information from their relatives in the town reported that phone lines were down and roads to the mountain town were shut off.
The battle at the weekend was the first sign of open rivalry over the leadership of the Syrian President, residents told the Daily Telegraph.
"This is the first time there is fighting over a political issue. This could have serious repercussions," said a student calling himself Ahmed whose cousin lives in the town.
The article suggests that as casualties on their own side mount, some of the Alawites are beginning to waver in their support for President Assad.
Over the past year and half many Alawite communities supporting the regime have seen the uprising, and now the civil war, as a desperate battle for their continued survival.
But as families see their young soldiers coming home in body bags "everyday" that support is cracking.

"The walls are covered in posters showing the faces of the young men that have been killed," one resident said ... 
This is very important turning pointing, Good on Syrian  people  finally wake up call after all they are all Syrian regardless what clan belong to…Syria comes first 
Hamas initially staked out a neutral position toward the uprising, but as the estimated 500,000 Palestinians living in Syria became increasingly outraged over the regime's brutal crackdown on protesters, Hamas came under pressure for its cozy ties with the government, prompting the group in February to shift its stance and praise Syrians for "moving toward democracy and reform."