Sunday, January 27, 2013

armed gangs in Syria

"" "I never wanted to do this," he insisted in perfect English, "but now I must." He pointed at the men around him. "He's an engineer. This one's a mechanic. My two brothers are fighting now, because we have to defend our district from the armed gangs." Nizar and his friends were given 40 days training and handed weapons by the army. They are now counted among President Assad's forces, defending their homes from rebels they believe to be fundamentalists, fanatics and foreigners."" (thanks Amir)