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9th October 2012

“And if we are outside the boundaries of the nation .. you will not take our determination, and will not calm down our revolution .. and if we suffer .. We will remain with you …”

Football – because some things are apparently global, no matter what the circumstances…


I ought to have something intelligent to say about this one, but I don’t…



Syria is a beautiful country…



Today seems to be mostly about the children

Little boy after his house in Aleppo was bombed:


I can’t help but wonder what hope there is for the children, when they’re involved before thy’re even old enough to walk, or speak…


There is something truly beautiful, and truly heartbreaking, about this picture:



And for this last one, it’s the way the child is making the sign for peace…


And finally a link, which I’m not going to upload.  It’s a 30 second video of a child running away, and the moment he’s shot by a sniper.


The oldest fighter in the revolution

I’m not sure what struck me about this, as with most of the things I put up here… his dedication perhaps.  The fact that he looks like the kind of guy you would want as your grandfather, maybe… I don’t know.


The Liberation of Aleppo: The Oldest Fighter in the Revolution

Posted on October 6, 2012


Meet the oldest fighter in the revolution, from Sab`a Bahrat in Aleppo on the front lines, September 24, 2012. A true hero, he is in his seventies and has been fighting for a week after having helped the FSA for three months. When asked why he entered the fight, he said that religion requires this from him as the tyrants are waging a war against it. His message to all the fighters is for them to correct their intention into being for God alone, as this is a struggle for the sake of God, not for money or status, and that only pleasing God is the objective. He calls upon all Muslims, young and old, to defend their honour and their homes, for if they don’t who else will, he asks. Whoever is able to carry arms has to defend his religion. Bashar al-Assad is a tyrant, the son of tyrant whose tyranny runs all the way up to his grandfather. He calls upon all of the tyrants to repent to God, if there is room for such repentance, because like it is now it is the opposite of that.