Dr Hamza is an Egyptian activist currently residing in Egypt. He has seen first hand the protests in Cairo, the uprisings in Libya (when he went as a doctor to help with the humanitarian crises) and Syria. He writes here about the current Syrian situation.
Original link (arabic text at the end)
I've taken the liberty of translating this article, at least just to give a voice to those who put their lives in danger to get the truth out.
Dr Hamza Musa: We are all partners in this
The past few weeks have been quite eventful in Syrian, even though AlJazeera and most other media outlets did not cover them.
The Arab League, who could do nothing BUT take the wrong side in this dirty game with the sadistic racist butcher who is eradicating the Syrian people. This is all taking place in front of the whole world so casually.
This “League” has never worked for any benefit for the Arab nations or peoples. On the contrary it was established as a facade in the hands of the Arab dictators and their minions and executioners. And we can see they are still going strong.
The Arab League envoy is not in Syria to document or authenticate any crimes against humanity, clear as they may be. They are not there to cease any crimes or to help any victims, or even to reveal the truth about these crimes.
The most important goal for this most sick and twisted envoy to that most wicked League is to provide enough breathing space to the Assad regime to remain in brutal bloody power for as long as possible.
This sick sadistic objective that is wholly incriminating the pathetic league, washing it with the blood of innocents, massacred by the mad sadistic killers of Assad’s Shabiha Army. This puppet league willingly playing a part in this farcical political theater. This envoy is made of pathetic diplomats condemned by their respective governments into this political quicksand, away from any positions of consequence. The truth is the Arab League is a political wasteland for every diplomat who has fallen out of grace with his regime, or who has passed his political use by date.
Since it inception, the Arab League has never had any tangible influence into any political issue or incident in any Arab country. It’s almost as if it was created just for the sake of being there, as obfuscation for the meetings of the dictators of the Arab world to discuss how they can further oppress their peoples.
It has never intervened in any massacre or crime of humanity perpetrated by any of the Sadistic Arab regimes. It was always on the verge of a decision or a consensus, never really reaching any decision, almost as if waiting for a green light from an unknown party. In most cases the green light was to bury the dead like a helpless mother burying her son under the cover of darkness.
This league is now playing a filthy part in this facade. Rather that reveal the truth of what is happening inside Syrian. They only agreed on the corroborating the claims of the murderous regime, to give a final pathetically deceitful authority to this diminishing and dying regime.
The Syrian opposition outside of Syria celebrated with great pomp and ceremony the arrival of this envoy to Syria. As if it had a hand in sending in into Syria. This opposition spent great media effort to push this envoy and attack any who dared question its legitimacy.
At one point, Syria’s defected Free Syrian Army recorded and published a successful operation against the regime (before the arrival of the envoy). Some of the opposition outside Syria deemed it a “Regime inspired stunt to undermine the Arab League Envoy”. Maybe thinking this envoy will be the bringer of victory and justice to the victims and the peoples of Syria.
The Syrian nation is still undergoing the current routine of massacres, tortures and a non stop orgy of violence of demented sadistic madman. However this brave enduring peoples never ceased in calling for their rights with pride and dignity. Never hesitating –when able- to shed the dead skin of this decaying regime. To retrieve from those pirates the spoils of their decades of robbery and death.
The Free Syria Army, though ignored by Aljazeera and other foreign media channels, surprised the world and forced the media to notice them when the heroic ex-observer Anwar Malek (who defected from Arab League Envoy) declared that the Free Syrian Army took control of parts of Homs and Baba Amr. This declaration was the first credible testimony from an unbiased source to one of the most important achievements for the Free Syrian Army, who by the way are still not recognized by the Syrian Opposition. All in the midst of this ridiculous blacklisting by the world media.
I am filled with frustration and woe whenever I remember an acquaintance telling me that “the protests are peaceful and they shall remain peaceful, there is no place for this Free Army, it will only undermine the peacefulness of the protests” and I am reminded by Einstein’s quote “Foolishness has no limits”
The men who defected to join the Free Syrian Army are the real heroes. They refused to take orders and turned on their generals in a move that instantly made them, their families, children, women and possessions a target for those criminals who refused to defect.
The Free Syrian Army has taken it as its duty to stand up and fight in defence of the (peaceful) protestors. They –with their knowledge of war – realised that this regime is trying to repeat what happened in Hamah, so they decided this time to fight with the people.
The peaceful protest came to an end when those brave men came to defend what remained of the protestors after so much bloodshed, torture and rape. Those are the real Syrian heroes.
We salute their bravery, their dignity and their victories. They are the real revolution that will inevitably take down this brutal regime.