The pressure on Bashar Assad’s dictatorship is not letting up. Despite the Ba’athist regime receiving significant support from the Iranian mullahs, the country is still seeing protests. Students are not relenting, despite the Assad regime killing at least 200, with the death toll likely higher.
“The thugs quickly organized a pro-Assad demonstration, and sure enough, Syrian television came to film it,” one of the activists said, adding that several protesters were beaten and three students were arrested.
“The regime is aware that it cannot let campuses breath. They have seen what an emboldened student movement can do elsewhere,” the activist added.
With heavy secret police presence, preachers on the state payroll giving pro-Assad sermons and the Sunni merchant class staying on the sidelines, major protests have not spread to Damascus proper or to Aleppo.
Terrible. Hopefully the people of the capital are able to get on the street. Where is the Obama Administration on this? They can shove Mubarak away and bomb Libya but let the murderers of US troops go?