Skip to comments.Syria: The boys who helped spark a revolution
Posted on 04/13/2013 4:04:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
More than two years after the start of the Syrian uprising, the BBC has spoken exclusively to some of the boys whose actions helped spark the country's revolution.
Inspired by some graffiti in Deraa, celebrating the Arab Spring, the boys added their names and messages calling for the fall of Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Fifteen other boys from their school were arrested and tortured as a result, leading to some of the biggest demonstration the regime had faced. Some local boys were killed, others were forced into exile.
As Fergal Keane reports, children on both sides of the regime have been traumatised, with the UN warning of "a lost generation of Syrian children".
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When I write anti-regime graffitti in a dictatorship, I always make sure to sign my name.
Islamic militants are quite fond of saying that they love death as much as we love life.
Actually, I generally sign the name of my neighbor, who’s a real jerk.
Oh, no, the Assad-led government isn’t a *dictatorship*, it’s a legitimately elected, secular, democratic government. /s
Signing names isn’t the Islamofascist way — they prefer masks and aliases.
One out of three ain't bad. It is indeed secular by comparison with whatever is likely to replace it, as Hussein, Gadaffi and Mubarak were.
Sometimes it works out for the best.
Only if you win before the regime catches you. As the Founders knew very well.
Though it is slanderous to class George III with Assad.
Agreed on both counts.