Hollywood Celebs join fight for release of Syrian director
Published September 10th, 2012 - 07:35 GMT
Robert De Niro is one of many voices from America urging release of Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia but where are the Arab voices? A Syrian news round up; kitesurfing in Batroun; and Angry Arab only angry at some deaths, not all.
International film stars and the Directors Guild of America have voiced concern and are demanding the release of Syria filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia who has been missing since August 23.
Robert de Niro, Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Charlotte Rampling and Danny Boyle, among others, are urging the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad to release Nyrabia
Much of Aleppo has been without water for two days now as a water main was blown up in fighting. People are frightened and panicking as they realize how easily essential amenities may stop. A car bomb exploded in Aleppo’s government-controled Malaab Baladi district on Sunday killing 27 and wounding over 60.
The Syrian magazine, The Economist, passed on the rumor that the government is preparing to automatically reduce salaries in the future to pay for security operations.
Menawhile in Iraq, the Sunni Vice President has been sentenced to death as a wave of deadly bomb blasts hits the country.
I read this and shook my head in despair. As'ad Abu Khalil, who is only really "angry" if Arabs are being killed by some countries and not others, refers sarcastically to the "Syrian Revolution". He's even got a name now for people who don't want Assad to rule the country anymore, "groupies". Can this man get any sillier?