Repression breeds contempt and it leads to people’s anger , which spills into streets.
The so-called Democracies which seem to pontificate on Freedom have been supporting the tin pot dictators till the other day.
People do not know whom to turn to.
If you really are for Democracy, you have to refrain from supporting dictators and support only Free Society at all times.
Other wise, revolutions and counter revolutions shall become a vicious cycle.
We seem to have done away with Gaddafi,more or less.
But what next?
The present rulers are at a loss as to what to do next.
Had we taken refrained from supporting dictators or at least refrained from extending aid to the dictator and help build a democratic opposition, things would not have come to such a pass.
Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, a round-faced 13-year-old boy, was arrested at a protest in Jiza, a southern Syrian village near Dara’a, on April 29. Nothing was known of him for a month before his mutilated corpse was returned to his family on the condition, according to activists, that they never speak of his brutal end….
Circulating in various versions, the video has injected new life into a six-week uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that has appeared to settle into a bloody stalemate of protests and violent government responses. In the days since news of the death spread, more than 58,000 people have visited and expressed support for a Facebook pagememorializing the boy, Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, as a “child martyr.”
Demonstrators in several Syrian cities protested the boy’s death last weekend, weaving chants and banners dedicated to him into the mix of antigovernment slogans that have become staples of the uprisings shaking the Arab world.
In a revolutionary season that has seen countless “Fridays of Rage” in half a dozen countries, Syrian activists marched on a day that some dubbed “the Saturday of Hamza.”
“People are very upset about the death of the young boy Hamza,” said one man active in protests in Homs, who asked not to be named for fear of the security forces. “He was just a child. It is a crime, a serious crime.”