Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rebel Syrian General Announces Free Syrian Army

Within the last two days, a group of seven officers have announced the formation of a Free Syrian Army, with the announcment made by Major General Riad El As'ad in a video posted on youtube.  Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) picks up the story, and it has been passed here by web log on Gateway Pundit.
As'ad accused the Assad regime [no relation] of crimes against the Syrian people and called on the officers and soldiers in the Syrian army not to aim their weapons at the people.  He further called on them to join the Free Syrian Army.
The major-general warned that the Free Army will eliminate any soldier who acts to harm his own people.  The present army commanders do not represent the army, he continued, they are acting for the criminal gang that controls the media and prevents the people from obtaining truthful information on what is happening.

 Jim Holt of Gateway Pundit frames it nicely for us:
After years of killing, tyranny, and oppression, the kingdom of silence is silent no more.

And where has our president been?  Silent.

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