Syrian regime bracing for huge protests on ‘Friday of Anger’

Authorities in Syria are reportedly bracing for the possibility of huge protests throughout Syria on “Friday of anger ” April 29, as more than 450 protesters have been killed since the uprising began.

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 150,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria has called for a nationwide protest this Friday which it branded as the”Friday of Anger” for solidarity with Daraa to protest against the killings by the Syrian regime.

The group posted this poster on its website and asked : If you can’t be angry now when will you be angry?

Water and power have been cut in Daraa, the flashpoint of pro-democracy protests, with at least 42 people killed since Syrian troops stormed in three days ago, a rights activist said on Thursday.

“The situation is worsening. We have neither doctors nor medical supplies, not even baby milk. The electricity is always cut and we haven’t any more water,” Abdallah Abazid said Thursday.

The Syrian army, supported by tanks and armoured vehicles, stormed into Daraa to quell the unprecedented challenge that since March 15 has shaken the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • C S

    Wall Street Journal: The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad Regime

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287050276142160.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    • antar2011

      i wish someone would write an article on why the arab contries still giving a pass to the Assad regime

      • eliasfd

        Antar the reason the arabs are not so much in public against Assad because his removal might bring civil war and eventually or possibly Islamic fundamentalist. At least that’s their fear and i am only speculating here. Also they’re afraid if they mess with Assad while he is still strong, he can cause them terrorism in their own backyard. Besides the arabs rulers are no different than him. So removing him its like inviting the bear to take them out. So why would they encourage such move that could jeopardize their own monopoly on power. Do not dream of it not now not ever.. Besides Arabs are busy stuffing their tummys with food and hogging the money in their bunkers. All i can remember when they were all pretty much anti israelis in the past and then when the Israelis were killing Palestinians left and right. All you heard was condemnations from them and nothing else. so they may not like Assad of being different sect or being allied with Iran. But in the end he rules the same way they do therefore its agreeable by them to have still in power..

        • antar2011

          but… they were quick to condemn Qadaafi…and we all know that muslim extremeist are thriving more there then in syria.

          i do not buy that reason…

          but even if the arab govts did not do anything…why aren’t we seeing arab pple in mass condemning such actions…

          why we only saw it when egyptian mubarak fell?

          i do not like double standards.

      • guss043

        my friend all Arab countries are similar to Syria +/- worst or better or equal, just look at world map and you could see , exception to the natural and economical disasters , the world is living in peace mainly , and the only wars /revolution against tyrants , and terrorism is 80 % in the Arab / Moslem Middle Eastern Asian ( Pakistan/Afghanistan/Iran /African countries.The Arabs can blame as always their misery on the west Israel and so on but the fact remains , Israel is not telling the people to kill each other ,or to accept Tyrants as rulers , we really need to question why the Arabs if they have no one to have war with , they will kill each others , and this is all back in history , or they manage to have someone to rule them like Turkey and the west or they become tyrants and kill their own people.And now in the voices we hear in this revolution that some want islamic countires like Hezbollah /Taliban and Wahhabi , if this end up happening we are going to be in worst situation than we are now , as we see it , Hezbollah/Iran Mullah ,Wahhabi / Taliban, preach hatred, promote terrorism and they are in fact Islamic Terrorist , Hezbollah is sponsored by terrorist Iran sponsored state ,Wahhabi until now sponsor Al Kaeda and pay their bills ( 15 of the September 11 were saudis) ,Taliban are the most dangerous backwad dark age group that tchnically need to be uprooted like the Nazis, is , so you cant blame the west for fearing the results , just see Morocco today , Islamist fanatics killing tourists , we hear always that Islam is a religion of Peace ( which it is not ,many versus of Koan ask to kill ) and having th Moslem Brotherhood in Syria in Charge is not something the west want to see. As in my opinion the Moslem brotherhood in Syria is not more dangerous than the current regime , and my hope that that the middle eastern people who are revolting now will not allow in the future fanaticism to impose a similar state of tyranny like Iran, once the people get their freedom with blood , there is no fear anymore as they will take any Islamic Tyrant State down, and eventually a revolt against any state similar to Iran , freedom is a natural thing for the human being ,that why communism failed eventually, and that’s why Iran will fall like a thunder eventually and the head of the mullah tyrant will fall , the same fate to the Saudis in the long run , it is just the beginning ,the French revolution started with chopping the head of the king and the queen and later chopped the power of the church and left thm in the church, and the same fate will happen to the Islamic religion , the total freedom for Moslem men and women will not be achieved before restricting the sheikh to the mosque and only to the mosques and no other way will bring full demoacracy!!!!

        • antar2011

          man..your post is full of errors i cannot be bothered to answer it all.

          but plz leave your comments about islam aside. they are all misconceptions and this is certainly not the place to discuss it.

          it is not good to take a cheap shot at something you hate but you have no clue about.

          if i wasn’t having my coffee now i would have felt insulted…islam has nothing to do with the actions of the pple you stated… to single islam out and ignore other attrocities committed in other parts of the world in the name of christianity or zionism or some other religion is simply racist.

          ….but we agree on one thing, any tyrant, from any country, from any faith, deserves to go to hell.

        • Beiruti

          In the end all the Muslim countries are going to have to be like Turkey seperation of Religion and State.

      • guss043

        my friend all Arab countries are similar to Syria +/- worst or better or equal, just look at world map and you could see , exception to the natural and economical disasters , the world is living in peace mainly , and the only wars /revolution against tyrants , and terrorism is 80 % in the Arab / Moslem Middle Eastern Asian ( Pakistan/Afghanistan/Iran /African countries.The Arabs can blame as always their misery on the west Israel and so on but the fact remains , Israel is not telling the people to kill each other ,or to accept Tyrants as rulers , we really need to question why the Arabs if they have no one to have war with , they will kill each others , and this is all back in history , or they manage to have someone to rule them like Turkey and the west or they become tyrants and kill their own people.And now in the voices we hear in this revolution that some want islamic countires like Hezbollah /Taliban and Wahhabi , if this end up happening we are going to be in worst situation than we are now , as we see it , Hezbollah/Iran Mullah ,Wahhabi / Taliban, preach hatred, promote terrorism and they are in fact Islamic Terrorist , Hezbollah is sponsored by terrorist Iran sponsored state ,Wahhabi until now sponsor Al Kaeda and pay their bills ( 15 of the September 11 were saudis) ,Taliban are the most dangerous backwad dark age group that tchnically need to be uprooted like the Nazis, is , so you cant blame the west for fearing the results , just see Morocco today , Islamist fanatics killing tourists , we hear always that Islam is a religion of Peace ( which it is not ,many versus of Koan ask to kill ) and having th Moslem Brotherhood in Syria in Charge is not something the west want to see. As in my opinion the Moslem brotherhood in Syria is not more dangerous than the current regime , and my hope that that the middle eastern people who are revolting now will not allow in the future fanaticism to impose a similar state of tyranny like Iran, once the people get their freedom with blood , there is no fear anymore as they will take any Islamic Tyrant State down, and eventually a revolt against any state similar to Iran , freedom is a natural thing for the human being ,that why communism failed eventually, and that’s why Iran will fall like a thunder eventually and the head of the mullah tyrant will fall , the same fate to the Saudis in the long run , it is just the beginning ,the French revolution started with chopping the head of the king and the queen and later chopped the power of the church and left thm in the church, and the same fate will happen to the Islamic religion , the total freedom for Moslem men and women will not be achieved before restricting the sheikh to the mosque and only to the mosques and no other way will bring full demoacracy!!!!

        • antar2011

          man..your post is full of errors i cannot be bothered to answer it all.

          but plz leave your comments about islam aside. they are all misconceptions and this is certainly not the place to discuss it.

          it is not good to take a cheap shot at something you hate but you have no clue about.

          if i wasn’t having my coffee now i would have felt insulted…islam has nothing to do with the actions of the pple you stated… to single islam out and ignore other attrocities committed in other parts of the world in the name of christianity or zionism or some other religion is simply racist.

          ….but we agree on one thing, any tyrant, from any country, from any faith, deserves to go to hell.

        • Beiruti

          In the end all the Muslim countries are going to have to be like Turkey seperation of Religion and State.

      • guss043

        My article doesn’t praise Christianity opposite i mention the church was put aside in the french revolution, the only thing am free man i can criticize moslem religion as the christian too, tha’s is the main issue the moslem never dare to criticize their religion when it comes to violence , now this is your religion and i have no issues if you dont like to scrutinize it and discuss it , but you cant tell me that, i ca criticize any religion with respect and God can judge me , no you not any , god doesnt need us or you to defend himself ,the crusader were bastard as much as the Moslem who killed in the name of religion ,no difference between one terror or other

      • guss043

        My article doesn’t praise Christianity opposite i mention the church was put aside in the french revolution, the only thing am free man i can criticize moslem religion as the christian too, tha’s is the main issue the moslem never dare to criticize their religion when it comes to violence , now this is your religion and i have no issues if you dont like to scrutinize it and discuss it , but you cant tell me that, i ca criticize any religion with respect and God can judge me , no you not any , god doesnt need us or you to defend himself ,the crusader were bastard as much as the Moslem who killed in the name of religion ,no difference between one terror or other

      • Beiruti

        You say Islam is not the problem. Can you name 10 countries that are majority Muslim that aren’t undergoing disasters right now?

        • Mosetsfire

          Up until now Beiruti you and I have agreed on most everything, but no, Islam is not the problem…The problem is that these Arab/Muslim countries came into existence as part of a colonial disengagement by the traditional powers (England, France, Spain etc) and the governments that were put into place were oppressive regimes given to tribal leaders who have engaged in a policy of divide and conquer for the last 70 years…What we are seeing now is a natural evolution in the progression of these countries. Now, thanks to social media and the internet, these oppressed populations are learning about how government is supposed to work (for the people, unlike our nation where the government abuses the people)

          None of this has anything to do with the fact they are Muslim. This is a Pan Arabian movement to finally bring these brutal regimes to an end because they weren’t regimes chosen by the people. They are regimes that were put in place by colonial powers leaving control in the hands of a few corrupt warlords that were easily bought and manipulated. (Mubarak is the most prime example of this)

          Generalizing Islam in this way is dangerous because it is not conducive to promoting an atmosphere of acceptance of diversity. The current revolts may bring about more Pro Islamic regimes, but that is not synonymous with the abuse of women, and the restriction of freedom. At this point in history, how oppressive a regime is, will be directly contingent on the people that will allow it to grow. I am incredibly proud to be a Muslim, and I believe that the ideas of an Islamic government and a free thinking state are not polar opposites, and can exist together.

        • Mosetsfire

          Up until now Beiruti you and I have agreed on most everything, but no, Islam is not the problem…The problem is that these Arab/Muslim countries came into existence as part of a colonial disengagement by the traditional powers (England, France, Spain etc) and the governments that were put into place were oppressive regimes given to tribal leaders who have engaged in a policy of divide and conquer for the last 70 years…What we are seeing now is a natural evolution in the progression of these countries. Now, thanks to social media and the internet, these oppressed populations are learning about how government is supposed to work (for the people, unlike our nation where the government abuses the people)

          None of this has anything to do with the fact they are Muslim. This is a Pan Arabian movement to finally bring these brutal regimes to an end because they weren’t regimes chosen by the people. They are regimes that were put in place by colonial powers leaving control in the hands of a few corrupt warlords that were easily bought and manipulated. (Mubarak is the most prime example of this)

          Generalizing Islam in this way is dangerous because it is not conducive to promoting an atmosphere of acceptance of diversity. The current revolts may bring about more Pro Islamic regimes, but that is not synonymous with the abuse of women, and the restriction of freedom. At this point in history, how oppressive a regime is, will be directly contingent on the people that will allow it to grow. I am incredibly proud to be a Muslim, and I believe that the ideas of an Islamic government and a free thinking state are not polar opposites, and can exist together.

    • guss043

      as per CNN Israel asked Washington not to pressure Assad asit is unknown if Assad goes what will be the outcome, the other reason is what they can do , bomb Syria? out of question.Anyway if us the Lebanese ,so divided and we were able to unite and kick the Syrian army out of Lebanon, I think 24 million Syrian if they want freedom they can for sure kick the Assad out !!!!

  • C S

    Wall Street Journal: The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad Regime

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287050276142160.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    • guss043

      as per CNN Israel asked Washington not to pressure Assad asit is unknown if Assad goes what will be the outcome, the other reason is what they can do , bomb Syria? out of question.Anyway if us the Lebanese ,so divided and we were able to unite and kick the Syrian army out of Lebanon, I think 24 million Syrian if they want freedom they can for sure kick the Assad out !!!!

  • C S

    Wall Street Journal: The Syria Lobby: Why Washington keeps giving a pass to the Assad Regime

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287050276142160.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    • Anonymous

      i wish someone would write an article on why the arab contries still giving a pass to the Assad regime

      • Anonymous

        Antar the reason the arabs are not so much in public against Assad because his removal might bring civil war and eventually or possibly Islamic fundamentalist. At least that’s their fear and i am only speculating here. Also they’re afraid if they mess with Assad while he is still strong, he can cause them terrorism in their own backyard. Besides the arabs rulers are no different than him. So removing him its like inviting the bear to take them out. So why would they encourage such move that could jeopardize their own monopoly on power. Do not dream of it not now not ever.. Besides Arabs are busy stuffing their tummys with food and hogging the money in their bunkers. All i can remember when they were all pretty much anti israelis in the past and then when the Israelis were killing Palestinians left and right. All you heard was condemnations from them and nothing else. so they may not like Assad of being different sect or being allied with Iran. But in the end he rules the same way they do therefore its agreeable by them to have still in power..

        • Anonymous

          but… they were quick to condemn Qadaafi…and we all know that muslim extremeist are thriving more there then in syria.

          i do not buy that reason…

          but even if the arab govts did not do anything…why aren’t we seeing arab pple in mass condemning such actions…

          why we only saw it when egyptian mubarak fell?

          i do not like double standards.

      • guss043

        my friend all Arab countries are similar to Syria +/- worst or better or equal, just look at world map and you could see , exception to the natural and economical disasters , the world is living in peace mainly , and the only wars /revolution against tyrants , and terrorism is 80 % in the Arab / Moslem Middle Eastern Asian ( Pakistan/Afghanistan/Iran /African countries.The Arabs can blame as always their misery on the west Israel and so on but the fact remains , Israel is not telling the people to kill each other ,or to accept Tyrants as rulers , we really need to question why the Arabs if they have no one to have war with , they will kill each others , and this is all back in history , or they manage to have someone to rule them like Turkey and the west or they become tyrants and kill their own people.And now in the voices we hear in this revolution that some want islamic countires like Hezbollah /Taliban and Wahhabi , if this end up happening we are going to be in worst situation than we are now , as we see it , Hezbollah/Iran Mullah ,Wahhabi / Taliban, preach hatred, promote terrorism and they are in fact Islamic Terrorist , Hezbollah is sponsored by terrorist Iran sponsored state ,Wahhabi until now sponsor Al Kaeda and pay their bills ( 15 of the September 11 were saudis) ,Taliban are the most dangerous backwad dark age group that tchnically need to be uprooted like the Nazis, is , so you cant blame the west for fearing the results , just see Morocco today , Islamist fanatics killing tourists , we hear always that Islam is a religion of Peace ( which it is not ,many versus of Koan ask to kill ) and having th Moslem Brotherhood in Syria in Charge is not something the west want to see. As in my opinion the Moslem brotherhood in Syria is not more dangerous than the current regime , and my hope that that the middle eastern people who are revolting now will not allow in the future fanaticism to impose a similar state of tyranny like Iran, once the people get their freedom with blood , there is no fear anymore as they will take any Islamic Tyrant State down, and eventually a revolt against any state similar to Iran , freedom is a natural thing for the human being ,that why communism failed eventually, and that’s why Iran will fall like a thunder eventually and the head of the mullah tyrant will fall , the same fate to the Saudis in the long run , it is just the beginning ,the French revolution started with chopping the head of the king and the queen and later chopped the power of the church and left thm in the church, and the same fate will happen to the Islamic religion , the total freedom for Moslem men and women will not be achieved before restricting the sheikh to the mosque and only to the mosques and no other way will bring full demoacracy!!!!

        • Anonymous

          man..your post is full of errors i cannot be bothered to answer it all.

          but plz leave your comments about islam aside. they are all misconceptions and this is certainly not the place to discuss it.

          it is not good to take a cheap shot at something you hate but you have no clue about.

          if i wasn’t having my coffee now i would have felt insulted…islam has nothing to do with the actions of the pple you stated… to single islam out and ignore other attrocities committed in other parts of the world in the name of christianity or zionism or some other religion is simply racist.

          ….but we agree on one thing, any tyrant, from any country, from any faith, deserves to go to hell.

        • Anonymous

          In the end all the Muslim countries are going to have to be like Turkey seperation of Religion and State.

      • guss043

        my friend all Arab countries are similar to Syria +/- worst or better or equal, just look at world map and you could see , exception to the natural and economical disasters , the world is living in peace mainly , and the only wars /revolution against tyrants , and terrorism is 80 % in the Arab / Moslem Middle Eastern Asian ( Pakistan/Afghanistan/Iran /African countries.The Arabs can blame as always their misery on the west Israel and so on but the fact remains , Israel is not telling the people to kill each other ,or to accept Tyrants as rulers , we really need to question why the Arabs if they have no one to have war with , they will kill each others , and this is all back in history , or they manage to have someone to rule them like Turkey and the west or they become tyrants and kill their own people.And now in the voices we hear in this revolution that some want islamic countires like Hezbollah /Taliban and Wahhabi , if this end up happening we are going to be in worst situation than we are now , as we see it , Hezbollah/Iran Mullah ,Wahhabi / Taliban, preach hatred, promote terrorism and they are in fact Islamic Terrorist , Hezbollah is sponsored by terrorist Iran sponsored state ,Wahhabi until now sponsor Al Kaeda and pay their bills ( 15 of the September 11 were saudis) ,Taliban are the most dangerous backwad dark age group that tchnically need to be uprooted like the Nazis, is , so you cant blame the west for fearing the results , just see Morocco today , Islamist fanatics killing tourists , we hear always that Islam is a religion of Peace ( which it is not ,many versus of Koan ask to kill ) and having th Moslem Brotherhood in Syria in Charge is not something the west want to see. As in my opinion the Moslem brotherhood in Syria is not more dangerous than the current regime , and my hope that that the middle eastern people who are revolting now will not allow in the future fanaticism to impose a similar state of tyranny like Iran, once the people get their freedom with blood , there is no fear anymore as they will take any Islamic Tyrant State down, and eventually a revolt against any state similar to Iran , freedom is a natural thing for the human being ,that why communism failed eventually, and that’s why Iran will fall like a thunder eventually and the head of the mullah tyrant will fall , the same fate to the Saudis in the long run , it is just the beginning ,the French revolution started with chopping the head of the king and the queen and later chopped the power of the church and left thm in the church, and the same fate will happen to the Islamic religion , the total freedom for Moslem men and women will not be achieved before restricting the sheikh to the mosque and only to the mosques and no other way will bring full demoacracy!!!!

      • guss043

        My article doesn’t praise Christianity opposite i mention the church was put aside in the french revolution, the only thing am free man i can criticize moslem religion as the christian too, tha’s is the main issue the moslem never dare to criticize their religion when it comes to violence , now this is your religion and i have no issues if you dont like to scrutinize it and discuss it , but you cant tell me that, i ca criticize any religion with respect and God can judge me , no you not any , god doesnt need us or you to defend himself ,the crusader were bastard as much as the Moslem who killed in the name of religion ,no difference between one terror or other

      • Anonymous

        You say Islam is not the problem. Can you name 10 countries that are majority Muslim that aren’t undergoing disasters right now?

        • Up until now Beiruti you and I have agreed on most everything, but no, Islam is not the problem…The problem is that these Arab/Muslim countries came into existence as part of a colonial disengagement by the traditional powers (England, France, Spain etc) and the governments that were put into place were oppressive regimes given to tribal leaders who have engaged in a policy of divide and conquer for the last 70 years…What we are seeing now is a natural evolution in the progression of these countries. Now, thanks to social media and the internet, these oppressed populations are learning about how government is supposed to work (for the people, unlike our nation where the government abuses the people)

          None of this has anything to do with the fact they are Muslim. This is a Pan Arabian movement to finally bring these brutal regimes to an end because they weren’t regimes chosen by the people. They are regimes that were put in place by colonial powers leaving control in the hands of a few corrupt warlords that were easily bought and manipulated. (Mubarak is the most prime example of this)

          Generalizing Islam in this way is dangerous because it is not conducive to promoting an atmosphere of acceptance of diversity. The current revolts may bring about more Pro Islamic regimes, but that is not synonymous with the abuse of women, and the restriction of freedom. At this point in history, how oppressive a regime is, will be directly contingent on the people that will allow it to grow. I am incredibly proud to be a Muslim, and I believe that the ideas of an Islamic government and a free thinking state are not polar opposites, and can exist together.

    • guss043

      as per CNN Israel asked Washington not to pressure Assad asit is unknown if Assad goes what will be the outcome, the other reason is what they can do , bomb Syria? out of question.Anyway if us the Lebanese ,so divided and we were able to unite and kick the Syrian army out of Lebanon, I think 24 million Syrian if they want freedom they can for sure kick the Assad out !!!!

  • C S

    21:05 Twitter user @SyrianJasmine tweets that communication has been cut off in the southwestern Syrian town of Zabadani and that the town is now under siege.

  • C S

    21:05 Twitter user @SyrianJasmine tweets that communication has been cut off in the southwestern Syrian town of Zabadani and that the town is now under siege.

  • Leborigine

    I wonder what wahab and the ssnp are doing through all this commotion in syria?? Are they crying foul or are they blaming the zionists and the extreme right wing Lebanese?
    How will they stand without the support of the syrian regime IF it falls?
    I suppose they will find something to keep the pot boiling!

    • Rafic

      Mr. Wahab most probably will loose 40 lbs since he can not eat stakes anymore will have to start eating falafel.

  • Leborigine

    I wonder what wahab and the ssnp are doing through all this commotion in syria?? Are they crying foul or are they blaming the zionists and the extreme right wing Lebanese?
    How will they stand without the support of the syrian regime IF it falls?
    I suppose they will find something to keep the pot boiling!

    • Rafic

      Mr. Wahab most probably will loose 40 lbs since he can not eat stakes anymore will have to start eating falafel.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what wahab and the ssnp are doing through all this commotion in syria?? Are they crying foul or are they blaming the zionists and the extreme right wing Lebanese?
    How will they stand without the support of the syrian regime IF it falls?
    I suppose they will find something to keep the pot boiling!

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Wahab most probably will loose 40 lbs since he can not eat stakes anymore will have to start eating falafel.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what wahab and the ssnp are doing through all this commotion in syria?? Are they crying foul or are they blaming the zionists and the extreme right wing Lebanese?
    How will they stand without the support of the syrian regime IF it falls?
    I suppose they will find something to keep the pot boiling!