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Pro-Assad demonstrators provide classic example why people up-in-arms. Can’t separate the man from the State.
Supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad hold up a national flag with a picture of him, in Damascus on March 25. [Photo: REUTERS]
The latest on Syria:
Syrian authorities confirm the country will revoke its emergency law. Emergency law has been in place since 1963. [AJE]
Sana, Syria’s official news agency, says 12 people have been killed in the town of Latakia in the past two days. [AJE]
President Assad will address the nation ‘very soon’. [France24]
Assad deployed the Syrian army Saturday night for the first time since protests began. [Reuters]
The U.S. will not intervene in Syria, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. [Bloomberg]
The U.S. should intervene in Syria, says Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). [The Hill]
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez backed Assad on Saturday, calling him a ‘humanist’. [Haaretz]
Israel believes Iran and Hezbollah are suppressing the protests in Syria. [J Post]
Let it be known that Saudi Arabia actually did experience protests in the Great Middle East uprising of 2011 — and here’s visual proof — before the powers-that-be snuffed them out.
(photo: Reuters / March 11, 2011 caption: Protesters shout slogans asking for the release of prisoners they say are held without trial, in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif Friday. via: Saudi Arabia: ‘Day of rage’ protest fizzles in Saudi Arabia - latimes.com