Your president is about to throw you under the bus. For almost five years he has used you as a human buffer between him and your fellow citizens who want to bring him to justice for the crimes he has committed. That list is long, Crimes against Humanity, and War Crimes top the list, amongst the War Crimes are the use of Chemical Weapons against your fellow Syrians, 50k tortured to death in his jails and prisons, and the multitude of thousands who have gone missing, never to be heard fro again.
He has used your sons to kill their neighbors, and now he uses your daughters as he is running out of sons to keep his flesh attached to his body. Nothing else matters, not you, nor your dead children. Your army is not even your army anymore, it is manned by Iranians, Russians, and Hezbollah. All that matters is his, from the beginning he has been willing to sacrifice everything and everyone so that his House of Assad can stay in power. He has pitted neighbor against neighbor, brother and father against each other, Christian against Muslim so he can stay in power.
Your city is all but surrounded, your electricity fails you daily, phones are the same, and it is a matter of time before they come for you. It is not to late, you can change the outcome of this. It is your turn to rise up, put aside your bad choice of sticking with this monster, and make him pay. It is the only way to save what you have left and your beloved city. The city of Jasmine. Make peace with those you have turned on, people you have known for lifetimes, people who were your friends, people you broke bread with.
Assad is readying to leave you in the lurch, holding the bag. To skip to Latakia Governorate, and your are not going with him. You will be left to the other monsters, ISIS, as they close in for the slow kill. Or you can say enough is enough, and turn against him. Hand him over to someone who will bring him up on charges before the Hague. Give him to the King of Jordan. If there is an chance of holding onto any semblance of normalcy you must do this, and you must not hesitate. There is no time left. The writing is on the wall.
You can save Syria, but first you must end this madness, brought on by this bloodthirsty megalomaniac, this Devil. Do not let him take you to Hell with him. Remember the good people, the children his Mukhabarat has tortured to death. Hamza Al Khateeb, remember him and what was done to him. That should be incentive enough. I leave the details of how you do it up to you, but just do it. Whatever that "it" happens to be. Confess your sins to one another and go after the root cause for your pain and suffering.
Syria has bled long enough, unfortunately getting rid of the Assads' is just part of it. You need to get rid of ISIS too, there will be plenty of help for that I suspect, but the brunt of the battle is on you. I wish I had all the answers, I don't. But you are a proud and tenacious people, you will come through this. Winston Churchill said, "If you find yourself going through Hell, keep going." And you must, but you must take the last right turn you can, or you will be going through Hell forever.
The Syrian people, have been cast asunder, abandoned for too long by the world, ignored. Until they literally marched 2500 miles to pound on that door, the door of freedom, to say "we are still here. All we ask is a chance." More than half of your brothers and sisters are homeless, and entire generation is wandering. You can change all of that. It can't be brought back to the way it was, for this is what it was all about to begin with. But you must try to put it back together for you are the defenders of antiquity, the crossroads of cultures and religion. You can make it better than ever, but the road is long.
Some of us have never left your side, I want you to know that. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you, of the terrible things that have happened to you, of how to end this. Many of us can do nothing but use the pen, it is the only weapon we have. Others pray for you everyday, no matter the religion, they pray. Or of ways to help you. We have not forgotten you. We will never forget you.