It's crunch time for Syria. No longer a bystander to the other Arab states losing a grip on the people, the Syrian leadership will have to act now for change or risk following the crumbling states that are further along in the Revolution.
"As I reflect on the events in Syria today, I remember Bashar Assad's confident, if not smug, answers during the Wall Street Journal interview at the time of Mubarak's fall. He did not hide his pleasure at the fall of Mubarak and with him the Camp David accord. He himself, however, was untouchable, he implied, because he listens to his people and backs the "resistance". The various regime apologists later chimed in saying pretty much the thing: it will not happen in Syria. Well, it has and the brutal push back against the demonstrations in Yemen, Libya and Bahrain has not dampened the resolve of those seeking change."
"I know all the eyes of the world are currently fixed on Libya but I hope that they pay attention to what is currently taking place in Syria.
Daraa goveronerate is reportedly facing huge clashes between the angry citizens and the regime forces.Yesterday the citizens turned the funeral of the civilians who were killed on the Friday of dignity by the regime forces to an anti-regime protest.The security forces used tear gas grenades as far as I know."
Now that change is the goal, Arab societies seek figures to inspire this action. Here's an ad for the ideal citizen in the region:
"This is what we aim to find in Jordan!
We are looking for:
Inspiring young Jordanians with a global outlook and an open mindset who are creating change in their societies one way or another."