For Immediate Release
Resistance enters a new phase in Syria as Free Syria Army bravely takes action
Syrian opposition needs support of the free world and especially the White House to secure freedom for all Syrians
PHOENIX (November 18, 2011) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and co-founder of Save Syria Now! issued the following statement regarding the latest developments in Syria:
“After over eight months and more than 3500 innocents dead and tens of thousands tortured, imprisoned, or displaced democracy activists and the opposition in Syria have escalated action with their attack on Syrian military installations The use of the military option had been delayed for as long as humanly possible, but they really have no other choice at this time. Their towns and families are being destroyed and it seems that Assad and his henchmen are only digging in more.
The people of Syria have a moral obligation to defend themselves from the murderous Assad regime and it’s military. The actions of the Free Syria Army against multiple military installations of the rogue Assad regime signal a significant shift from the predominantly peaceful protests that have dominated the uprising. The defectors from the Assad military know better than any other Syrians that Assad’s chief military thugs will never walk away and will only leave by force. The Free Syria Army (FSA) had the character to publicly post on Facebook what they did and why. They sought to strike fear into Assad’s military while disabling the intelligence operations of the outposts they attacked.
The moral dilemma for the opposition has always been that despite the righteousness of a civil war against the Assad military, Assad’s corrupt generals will now use armed engagement of the FSA as a license to exact even greater wanton violence against the people of Syria. We have always warned that the Syrian Revolution was a one-way street, a path of no return, for the activists and certainly for military defectors. Time will show, but in a nation whose entire citizenry does a mandatory period of at least two years in the military, this erupting civil war is not going to be one-sided. While Assad’s forces are far better armed the FSA is growing and fueled by righteousness in the face of evil. We hope and pray that they get the support they need in arms, finances, and technology. Now is the time for the free world and especially the White House to support the opposition in any way possible.
Even larger scales massacres are sure to follow and all out civil war may not be far off depending upon the rapidity of further defections and the ability of the free world to provide operational support. The attacks this week do not seem to be widespread but they are sure to slowly become so as the FSA gains confidence, resources, and witnesses the response of the Assad regime. The Syrian people have no other means by which to rid themselves of the most treacherous regime on earth. Assad and his military will not stop until every Syrian citizen who dreams of freedom is either murdered, tortured, or imprisoned. After eight months, no one can believe the Syrian people have not exhausted every one of the non-military options available to them. Without external help, our families have known for generations that the only way to rid themselves of their oppressors is through a revolution not only against the government but against Assad’s military. Syrian honor has been awakened. It will not go back to sleep until Assad and his thugs are put to sleep.”
About Save Syria Now!
Save Syria Now! is a group of Americans of Syrian descent organizing to put pressure on the United States to call for immediate action to be taken against the regime of Bashar Assad of Syria and to bring true liberty to the people of Syria. We stand with the Syrians protesting in the streets to end the tyranny of the Assad family. For more information please visit our website at http://www.savesyrianow.org/.
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