Live Rounds Fired At Pro-Democracy Protesters In Damascus

Tyler Durden's picture

According to incoming reports, a protest in Damascus has turned violent and possibly deadly after security forces used teargas and live ammo to disperse protesters. Reuters reports: "At least three protesters were injured on Friday when Syrian forces fired live rounds at a large pro-democracy demonstration in the Damascus suburb of Douma, a witness said. "Thousands took to the streets in Douma. I helped carry three people the bullets hit in the leg," the witness said." Sky News adds: "Syrian security forces have used teargas to disperse protesters in the capital Damascus, according to reports. It follows reports the Syrian army was deployed overnight in the city of Homs - ahead of Friday prayers. Syria's protest movement has promised a day of demonstrations on what it is calling 'Great Friday'." Ironically all this happens just after the country's age old emergency laws were lifted earlier this week "to herald a new era in human rights." Perhaps rights to get shot in the head? Either way, with Syria oil production minimal, do not expect any imminent intervention by the globocops in the imminent future, unless violence threatens to spill over into the Golan Heights.

From Sky News:

State TV said citizens would be allowed to protest peacefully – but the pledges looked hollow after new pictures emerged of troops firing live rounds at demonstrators in Homs.

It is believed they were filmed early on Tuesday morning after demonstrators tried to stage an Egyptian-style sit-in in the main square.

Emergency law was imposed in Syria when the ruling Baath Party seized power in 1963.

It restricts many civil liberties, including public gatherings and freedom of movement, and allows the "arrest of anyone suspected of posing a threat to security".

The state security court exists outside the ordinary judicial system and usually prosecutes people considered to challenge the authority of the government.

A decree issued by President Assad said citizens would now be granted "the right to peacefully demonstrate", noting this was one of the "basic human rights guaranteed by the Syrian constitution".

The clip in question capturing the sound of gunfire at protesters can be seen below.

Those wishing to watch the protest in real time can do so on the Arabic version of Al Jazeera below.

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Josh Randall's picture

One more government lemonade stand about to be kicked over

TBT or not TBT's picture

Not gonna happen.  Syria is an anti-american regime, ergo the Obama regime can have no problem with it imposing its will brutally.  

Mubarak was taking US aid to hold down his nutjob population from taking further action on its obsession with ending Israel, and so had to go.  

Likewise Gaddaffi started  getting too copacetic with western powers circa the year we ended the murderous Hussein regime.   He had to go.   

The mullahs of Iran made no such mistake, and therefore drew no criticism of any kind from Obummer.    Syria is a puppet of Iran, so Syria fits into that as well.

Remember the cedar revolution in Lebanon?   That's all over.   Our state department and president are not "freedom agenda" folks.   Lebanon is a basket case terror colony of Syria and Iran, anti-american regimes.   Obama is all about anti-american regimes, both foreign and domestic.

Josh Randall's picture

This may have been started by the Soros colored revolters and CIA backed rebel rousers that want to cause chaos so Iran can be attacked unevaded; but it may swiftly turn into a true popular uprising ala Tunisia and Egypt. The combination of repressed people, govt being silent against years of US agression in the region, high youth unemeployment, high food and gas prices may ultimately bring about a united front of folks. Plus, once someone's family member comes home with a govt bullet in their back for protesting, it will take on a course all of it's own. Hell - at least thats what my tea leaves say

TBT or not TBT's picture

Syria is a brutal police state.    Ditto Iran.    No uprising will get out of hand in those countries without outside support.

Obummer is very OK with Iran spreading its tentacles, so you will not see him doing anything about it.

Logman's picture

You have a very narrow view of the geopolitical landscape.  Iran is the ultimate goal.  I believe the US will sponsor a rebellion in Syria as it's the only Mediterranean country not under their influence (except Libya, and look what happened there).  US carrier groups secure the Gulf, NATO secures the Med, the Spice Must Flow.

Hephasteus's picture

Thank you for giving him a clue.

tomster0126's picture

We definitely need to get Syrians going...yes, Iran is the ultimate goal, it's ironic how "Bomb Iran" has really been one of the major undertones of our schema for years amidst all this other horseshit.

PY-129-20's picture

Yes, and don't forget the violence in Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Thailand vs. Cambodia...

And protests everywhere...

tomster0126's picture

everywhere....2012 is looking like more and more of a realty, what if the disaster the Mayans predicted is really World War 3?  Iran and North Korea against the U.S., China is the deciding factor?

Xibalba's picture

This is ALL about evicting the Russians from their base in Tarsus.  The USA will own the Mediterranean when that happens.

Tail Dogging The Wag's picture

"Investors need to diversify, they need to own some real estate, they need to own some farmland, they need to own some equities, some cash, and some precious metals..."   Marc Faber —Investment analyst

Got real estate and farmland outside your home country yet?

Sudden Debt's picture

In the good old day, chemical weapons fired upon rioting cities solved the problem...








Dick Darlington's picture

Waiting for Part Two of the "Revolutions Are Actually Bullish" written by the good ol' Jimbo.

cossack55's picture

How much gold does Syria have?

Sudden Debt's picture

Nobody really knows.

But what I wonder is when the US will "donate" silver in 15kg packages to that country...


fiddler_on_the_roof's picture

Global elites want more than oil. They want countries which are not yet aligned with Western central banking. They will go after Syria, Iran and Venezuela. All for the New World Order. The Shia's in Bahrain, Saudi, and Kuwait have been silenced - looks like everything is going as planned.

Bubbles...bubbles everywhere's picture

The priorities are very clear:

1. Oil

2. Gold

or at the very least...

3. A generational prunning so the jewish rose can continue to bloom in the middle of the desert.


Alcoholic Native American's picture

Same thing happend in Iraq the other day cept im not sure if it was a "pro democracy" rally considering the U.S. generiously handed them a bomb wrapped democracy in 2003.

Ted K's picture

Certain societies don't want and never wanted democracy.  They prefer demagoguery packaged as theocracy, so even though they all act like hairless baboons, they could feel they stand for something.  Of course idiots like Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, and Paul Wolfowitz (Wolfowitz---a Jew who must have had one messy orgasm in his trousers when "W" Bush told him he could go killing Arabs) either never get this, or for their oil and Defense contractor buddies, choose to pretend they don't "get it".

Bubbles...bubbles everywhere's picture

When does Syria invite Iranian forces to help calm the peasants down?

jesusonline's picture

U.S. admits funding Syrian opposition

Really, what does democracy mean?

Imho, it means responsibility. Let me quote Heinlein, if I may:

The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’


To say that this MSM bull crap in the MENA region is a "pro-democracy" movement is like saying CIA is pro-democracy. Really, what are those protesters hoping for? That "the forces of good", will come and set them free? There's only more chaos in store for them, geopolitik games continue...

Dr. Impossible's picture

When i say "The Pledge of Alligence" its to "The Repubilic"..or did you not realize this? Has someone changed the meaning of "repubilic" and not updated the pledge? Am i wrong?...and yes alot of very difficult responsibilities with that pledge now isn't there.

Pumpkin's picture

Democracies are evil!  America is not a democracy, it was to be a Republic (Article 4 Section 4).  A Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting what to have for dinner.  In a Republic, the sheeps individual rights are paramount and the wolves couldn't eat the sheep.  Our media proclaims America as a great Democracy and it is a treasonous statement.

MorningStar's picture

Your example is nice...I like it because it is so accurate.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Here is a good explanation of the differences between a Republic and a Democracy, as well as other forms of government.  10:36 in length.

MorningStar's picture

Your example is nice...I like it because it is so accurate.

MorningStar's picture

Great article!!  Thanks!

stiler's picture

There is still an east-west balance. Even though in the east power has shifted from USSR satelites to moslem countries it still resides with the Motherland. There can't be a one-world gov't until the east-west dichotomy is destroyed. Powerful men can't do this kind of thing, only God. He will lead Mesech and Tubal (Russia) down with a "hook in it her jaw" (Ezekiel 38, retold in 39) to invade Israel and with her allied forces of Persia (Iran), Togarma (Armenia), Gomer (Germany), Put (Somalia) and Ethiopia. This will have been predicted by the prophet from around 500-600 B.C. The result will give us a one world gov't because then it will truly be a one world power base.

Dr. Impossible's picture

Ah yes..a "Good Book" referance.. paper-backed....well here at ZH alot of people seem to question the value of anything "paper-backed" for good reason.

Are you attempting to say this books stories should be interpreted as anything other than  fictional entertainment written by a king?...are you a religious radical?

 Some claim that books stories are responsible for the most bloodshed/lives lost mankind has ever seen. As per my research, I tend to agree.

Hey sheep, If your using it as a guiding light. I worry for you.

stiler's picture

Yes, I am saying just that. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for teaching, for doctrine, for reproof, for correction..." But since you are attacking "the good book", that makes you a scoffer by its own definition. God's words are far more precious than gold and silver.

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy: whereunto you would do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place... knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."

Stalin.............30 mil? 60 mil?

Hitler.............6 mil Jews, others? many?

The isms of the 20th century killed many hundreds of milions. Whereas Christianity gave us at least in part, our (formerly) great country and the very definition of tolerance. There were many attrocities done by the "church", that is the institutionalized church, but that is not always the real church, made up of believers.


docmac324's picture

Just a matter of time before the U.S. starts firing on its people.

tomster0126's picture

Lol you really think so?  sounds a little far out there, bro.  We'll do alright, it's up to the middle class to really get involved and oust Bernanke and the crew.  let's spread the word from ZH to the streets and get your average Joes in the mix.

Arch Duke Ferdinand's picture

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NotApplicable's picture

Pro-democracy protests?

Don't they realize they need a bigger mob if they want democratic rule?

Silver Bug's picture

This chain reaction of protests isn't going to stop anytime soon.

AldousHuxley's picture

This is great. Failed corrupt leadership can only be disposed by mob attacks.

How big of a mob before Federal Reserve is shut down?

rawsienna's picture

The left wing media will blame Israel

tomster0126's picture

Israel always takes the rap, undeservedly so...those damn Persians are so violent, aggressive, and hateful towards America!

SilverFiend's picture

All of the dictators in the world who will not yield to the globalist designs on their countries are being deposed by State department trained protesters.

thegr8whorebabylon's picture

`A light shall rise in the east.`

Since we`re on the road to Damascus and all...

Hephasteus's picture

Oh those wacky wacky lightworkers. She's got plenty of bullshit support. By the same people who brought you...

A giant mothership is coming to fix things.

Oct 14 2008.

What was that ladys name that pumped that.

Anaphalactic shock or something.

Then it was a oh it got delayed.

Then a oh it's a faith thing. You gotta vote.

The video above is pumping rekei bullshit. If you feel all buzzy or start having strange throughts out of nowhere or disrupt your thought processes it's because of the stupid ass body you are inhabiting.


thegr8whorebabylon's picture

Sorry Heph,  is a recent approved Orthodox and Catholic apparition  of the Virgin Mary, a stigmatic, (the girl in the link above), and an oil weeping icon with the primary message being unification of the date of Easter/week for both these oldest forms of Christianity.  The vids of her bleeding are quite intense. Damascus, Syria.

tomster0126's picture

Wow, Syrians are nuts!!!  everything in the Middle East is haywire right now, my uncle was travelling in Egypt a couple weeks ago and said things there are still super chaotic.  let's hope nothing huge erupts in Damascus.