Death by the River in Aleppo.

In case you missed it today, the bodies of ~100 young men, tortured, bound & executed were found on the banks of the Qouaiq River in Aleppo.

Do you still wonder we say there is only one way forward? Why the revolution must succeed…Why there is no dialogue with a regime like this one…

Or maybe you don’t wonder, or don’t really care. Maybe even you question why this matters to you. Well…

“When the Shabiha step on Syrians’ faces to the point of deformity with their iron boots, they are stepping on much more than a human face. They are stepping on the concept of humanity altogether.”

The ramifications of this will hit you, maybe not today, but one day soon enough…

Darth Nader

Death in Syria has become so normalized that 100 people being killed in a day no longer warrants any international media attention. But there are some images that are so brutal, so gruesome, so inhumane, that they shock us all, no matter how normalized we may be. Well, most of us, anyway.

The discovery of tens of corpses near the Qouaiq River in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo is one of those images. This image will certainly be one of the images that remain in our historical conscience, long after the Syrian revolution is over.

Bustan Al-Qasr is a neighborhood in Aleppo that is famous for its enthusiastic, critical protests (which I have written about before here). Yesterday, the residents of Bustan al-Qasr were doing this:

And today, they are doing this:

A few of the dead have been identified. Their names are:

Mohammad Dahala

Mohammad Mounir Rabhaoui

Anas Jamal

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