Spring day in Damascus, crossed out hope
On this day the spring sun was shining brightly, dandelions bloomed, and absolutely did not want to think about something bad ... People happily went to the balconies to enjoy the good weather. The schoolchildren were waiting for the end of the lessons in order to frolic in the sun. And suddenly this day was darkened by the most terrible explosion, forever crossing the hopes and dreams of dozens of people ... February 21, the main street of Damascus Al-Saur - Revolution Street ...
Someone calls the militants the Russian embassy, someone - the headquarters of the Arab Socialist Revival Party ... In fact, from the explosion site to the Russian embassy - no less than 150 meters. In the building of the diplomatic mission, the windows were broken; none of the workers were hurt. The headquarters of the Ba'ath Party is not very badly damaged (Renaissance is the name of the Arab Socialist Renaissance Party). The windows were knocked out in the building, party symbols were torn from the facade, and I would like to hope that this will be restored fairly quickly.
Most of all it got residential buildings. People died and suffered while in their own apartments. And especially not lucky for those who enjoyed the good spring weather on the balconies ... At least in three residential buildings, many balconies were destroyed ...
This is a densely populated area, there are always crowded places, there are a lot of cars on the highway ... Many people were unlucky on that day - both for passersby and passing cars ... Dozens of cars were destroyed by an explosion, and only a few of their drivers and passengers survived in this hell. There was a school nearby, and not all of its students managed to return to their parents ...
The bloody outcome of the terrible terrorist attack - at least 53 dead, more than 300 injured. Doctors and nurses could barely cope with the load, and many of them have seen something that they would not even dream about in a bad dream ...
The central bank of Syria is at a distance of about half a kilometer, and even the blast wave came, knocking out several glasses. Why, the Central Bank is there - even those who live almost a kilometer from the site of the terrorist attack, and then the glass cracked in the apartments. Such a force was an explosion.
But the victims could be much more.
At the site of the attack, doctors found a man in the car who had lost consciousness. Performing their medical duty, they began to provide him with medical care. When a person loses consciousness, his clothes are unbuttoned, so that it is easier to breathe ... They unbuttoned them - and they found out on his body a "death belt."
It turned out that in the car of this “man” there were still a half tons of explosives! 5 explosive devices weighing 300 kg. A fluke saved hundreds more.
Russia sharply condemned this atrocity and raised the issue for discussion in the UN Security Council. And here, the United States, which positions itself as the “main fighter against terrorism”, blocked this resolution. When trying to condemn the terrorist attacks that occurred earlier, this unseemly role of the blocker was taken in turn by European countries. Now it was taken over by the United States. “Lost”, the loudest shouting about fighting terrorism after 11 September 2001 of the year! How, under the pretext of “fighting terrorism”, they bombed Afghanistan and Iraq ... The US did not allow its protégés to be condemned at the UN level - pseudo-revolutionaries who, under the slogan of “freedom and democracy”, killed and made hundreds of innocent people with disabilities whose terrorists and their patrons - only in the fact that they lived in the center of Damascus and went to the balcony in good weather. Or they simply ended up in this place for any business.
The next day, even the weather deteriorated sharply, as if expressing grief over the fallen martyrs ... People gathered at the site of the terrorist attack. They chanted slogans in support of the Syrian army and the President. They unfolded the national banner, raised the portraits of their leader, Bashar Al-Assad, highly. They said that no terrorism will not break the determination of the Syrians to uphold the values of patriotism and independence of the Motherland, no atrocities will put people on their knees, no victims will force them to renounce their principles. They came with children ... Young people from volunteer detachments cleaned up the garbage and helped to clean the wounded street.
Many curses from ordinary residents of Damascus sounded to the United States, Europe, Turkey and the Gulf monarchies who support the villains-terrorists who committed the crime and many, many terrorist attacks and murders before. Even the bus stop, broken by the explosion, stood under a cloudy sky, reminding that terrorism supported by the West is a terrible evil ... Indeed, at this stop, perhaps someone was standing in those very seconds waiting for the bus ... Unusually looks like an empty pedestrian bridge, on which nobody walks anymore - usually there are a lot of people on it, and passers-by who have crossed the road probably died and suffered ... Now it is blocked - it looks like it has not suffered so much, but it is dangerous to walk on it ...
The US position in these conditions is nothing more than support for terrorism and issuing carte blanche to criminals for further bloody misdeeds. What nonhumans you need to be in order to block the conviction of the terrorist act that interrupted the lives of civilians, including children! However, the States and their allies will again shake hands with the murderers and gangsters tomorrow, invite them to international meetings and meetings, and provide them with new help — kill further. And all this is under the slogan of “struggle with dictatorship”.
However, in their NATO they do not want to notice a real, genuine dictatorship. Turkey is an active member of NATO, whose prime minister, Erdogan, speaking at a forum held in the United Arab Emirates, broke out with harsh, marketplace insults against the legitimate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the mildest of whom was the word "tyrant". However, the newly-minted Turkish under-sultan lives according to the principle "I see a speck in another's eye, but I don’t notice it in my log."
For example, in the province of Hatay in southern Turkey 24 February, people came to a demonstration in memory of the fallen victims of the terrible terrorist attack in Damascus. They demanded that the authorities stop interfering in the affairs of Syria and support the militants. In addition, citizens opposed the deployment of American Patriot missile systems in the country.
What was the answer erdoganovskogo regime? The rally was savagely dispersed, its members beaten by the police. Reportedly, the formal reason for the use of force against demonstrators was the refusal of its participants to voluntarily stop the action. And what kind of “tyranny” after this can Erdogan argue at international meetings? However, the beaten demonstrators do not feel sorry for anyone in the West. What to say about the beaten up protesters, if the gentlemen in dress coats do not even feel sorry for people torn to pieces in the center of the Syrian capital?
Terrorists do use the carte blanche for murder, issued to them by the United States of America, Turkey and other puppets.
In the evening of February 24, 75-year-old Syrian actor Yasin Bakkush was killed in the Palestinian quarter of Al-Yarmouk. In his car, the terrorists fired mortar shells.
Yasin Bakkush is known for his performance in many Syrian comedies, he is called one of the founders of the Syrian comedy genre. He also starred in historical paintings and played in the theater. He has 11 children.
Yasin Bakkush was not the first artist who was killed by bandits. So, 4 November last year, they killed a young Syrian actor Muhammad Rafaa. He was 30 years old, and the militants accused him of being an active supporter of President Bashar Al-Assad and even of being in the Syrian army. And, although this was not the case, but Muhammad Rafaa took part in a patriotic action in support of the legitimate government, for which he was blacklisted. But what prevented the terrorists 75-year-old Yasin Bakkush? Neither ordinary people nor those who supply and support the murderers have an answer to these questions ...
- Elena Gromova, Damascus