Heavy Gunfire Reported At Deraa Square In Syria Where Thousands Of Protestors Are Gathered - Video Update

Tyler Durden's picture

And there goes Syria.

From Al Jazeera:

Syrian security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters near the city of Daraa, killing at least 20 people, residents have told Al Jazeera.

"There are more than 20 martyrs .... they (security forces) opened fire haphazardly," the witness said.

Reuters also reported that heavy gunfire could be heard in the southern city, the focal point for demonstrations against Bashar al-Assad''s regime in recent days.

The incident comes as protesters demanding greater freedom called for a "day of dignity" on Friday following a week-long crackdown by pro-regime forces that has left dozens dead.

At least 200 people marched in the centre of Damascus after Friday prayers in support of the people of Daraa, scene of protests against Baath Party rule, a Reuters news agency witness said.

And the latest video report from Daraa from Al Jazeera:

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Harlequin001's picture

short post, that one...

Tulli's picture

And.... equities rally.

See no evil, hear no evil.

QE is a deal with the devil: ahhhh the promise of risk free trading. Yeahhhh. How cool is that huh? But.... but..... what happens when you want to take the foot away from the pedal????

No. You see, it's all good. All of of it.

Sophist Economicus's picture

No, No, No.   Belgium is a Red Herring.   I think I have the key here:

B - Bahrain

L - Libya

Y - Yemen

T - Tunisia

H - ????

E - Egypt


Now, what starts with H, that could have a revolution, that would cause the whole house of cards to fall....

Vergeltung's picture

yeah, but baby big head will most assuredly resort to violence (more viloence) just like whacky gadaffi.

Turd Ferguson's picture

"This shit will get out of hand and we'll be lucky to survive" - Admiral Painter

falak pema's picture

He was no Picasso...I know he was better with his toy Uboat...Sean Connery was best as 007 licensed to kill...on celluloid...

Drachma's picture

Yes, but "You see that ring on his finger? The Academy, Class of '72. A Marine...Now it's up to you, Turd, but you might consider cuttin' the kid a little slack."

John Law Lives's picture

That should be good for a +100 pop on the Dow Jones.  All those bullets will need to be replaced.  More jobs.  Green shoots.

kaiserhoff's picture

It's priced in, as is an irradiated middle of Japan.  Not to worry.

Long-John-Silver's picture

When does Obama start bombing?

buzzsaw99's picture

Not enough oil in Syria to make it worth his while.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

O-bomb-A has many options on the table now.  Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Iran......Hmmmmmmm.  Wait until the PIIGS wake up again.  Maybe we can carpet bomb Europe for old times sake then.  Come on O-bomb-A, don't be such a pussy.

Hey, I have a new math formula for all ya'll -


Judge Judy Scheinlok's picture

Oblubber will do exactly what AIPAC tells him to do. Then take vacation, flee from the fallout.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I think the IMF needs to launder some fiat, so funding both sides of the operations should work out fine. 

All this time I thought SDR meant special drawing rights.  Little did I know it meant Stupid Democrats and Republicans. 

serotonindumptruck's picture

"Not enough oil in Syria to make it worth his while."

No, but there's some SUH-WEET pipeline infrastructure running through that country, straight from the rich oil fields of Northern Iraq.

A lot of players could benefit from the fall of Assad.

Don Birnam's picture

Bashar al-Assad -- a chip off the old block ? We shall soon see. Pops Hafez would have responded more in the fashion of Khadaffi, as the Old Guard brooked no dissent.

Vergeltung's picture

I said the same thing and got junked twice. is there no justice here?  ;-)


falak pema's picture

Why does the USA feel obligated to drop its black swan crap load every where? Is it written in the Constitution? "Thou shalt drop thy load at the tip of a sailor's hat or the nod of a one eyed dolt...don't forget to take your Colt...'cos you're son of Duke the nuke..."

Oh regional Indian's picture

Doooooook Noooookem!

hey Falak, since you brought it up last time, do note,

Syria, 33rd parallel....bloodshed. The 33rd will not be denied.

Someone suggested i was fitting facts to a fantasy to find a pattern.

I say the pattern is slapping us in the face. By the way, Iraq's no-fly zone from 1991 was enforced at? Youuuuu got it, the 33rd parallel.

bomb's away, colt's away....



falak pema's picture

You are a bull's eye man...I can see that. I wonder what magic longitude corresponds to your great 33° discovery. Your supernova star was heading diagonally if my memory is right. I wrote a book once about the Holy land; a novel about  the Crusades, and my hero lived on the current lebanese/ Israeli border, just south of old Tyre. I wonder where that lies with reference to the magic latitude...will check...so fire away Hawk Eye of India. Namaste!

Oh regional Indian's picture

yes, it was diagonal. But then these are twisted times. The cross is thusly twisted too.

What is your Novel's name?

By the way, Tyre co-ordinates... 33 16 8 N/ 35 12 59 E

Right on the 33rd.

Did it have a lot of bloodshed?



falak pema's picture

The name is Sidi Kafir. It's the first of a trilogy. Family saga. About GWB's ancestors of the middle ages...clash of civilization and emergence of commercial capitalism in Europe (silk/spice routes).

Man, he fought the Templars, christian ethnic cleansers, to defend the muslim peasants working on his vineyard going on Haj, then he fought Saladin's army when Jerusalem collapsed and the Saracens besieged Tyre. So he had no favorites. That's why he was my hero! My humble contribution to war and peace..

Oh regional Indian's picture

Noice. Is it widely available?


falak pema's picture

trying to find a publisher on the Net...

firstdivision's picture

Late?!?  This is something being reported as occuring now. 


Here, use this since its obvious that you do not have a realtime news feed


snowball777's picture

That 'lateness' being applied to Syria's "goingness"...stop humping my leg, it's unbecoming.

firstdivision's picture

It's hard not to hump it when it is just out in the open like that. 

snowball777's picture

I don't suppose you even considered self-control as an option?

firstdivision's picture

Of course not, that is why I have my PhD in Economics.

gwar5's picture

Happy to see Syria is ennjoying the festivities. I could care less about what happens to the Assad clan in Syria. Good luck to the protestors. Bring it on.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Some thought we would have to go to war with the Muslims.  Bernanke is a genius!

Muir's picture

Just more grey swans.

falak pema's picture

The food is excellent, just like the view on the round globes of those mosque domes...Damascus calling...red, red rose...

ColonelCooper's picture

One of the requirements for a sustainable US economic recovery (markets) is for one new black swan to land every day.  Just turn on CNBC and "buy" what they tell you to. 

When Biden said, "Recovery Summer!" he meant 2011.  It's all good.

PicassoInActions's picture

We need to continue financial colonization to get everything under control.

Middle east is the place to start.

famousamos's picture

That's bullish!! To da Moon Bithez!

firstdivision's picture

I'm long copper, gun powder, firing pins,  blood, and gauze.