Friday, March 25, 2011

insubordination rampant in syria

last week there was a rare protest against the government of bashar al-asad in da'ara, a small city in southern syria. the police cracked down and six people were killed. that triggered more protests over the killings and yesterday asad seemed oddly conciliatory, claiming that the people firing on protesters were acting contrary to his orders.

today, security forces fired on and killed more demonstrators in at least three cities: dara'a, latakia and homs. i guess they hadn't read the orders either.