The Revolution outcomes

Topics: Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Hafez al-Assad Pages: 3 (819 words) Published: December 8, 2013


Sara Al-Sayyed
Mary Etheredge, Prof. Adj.
English 1301 – 113
September 9, 2013
Paper 1: Expressive/Literary Narrative
Words: 811

Thanks to the Revolution…

Sara Al Sayyed
Mary Etheredge, Prof. Adj.
English 1301 – 113
September 9, 2013
Thanks to the Revolution…
It all started on March 14, 2011. It was a regular day, my dad at work, mom at home, Shady (older brother) in the university and Ammar (younger brother) and I in school. Only then when I came back home, I seriously was in a news station. Mom on her laptop watching some videos and the TV put on some Arabic news channel both on high volume, aside from the ringing of the home phone and cell phone nonstop. I felt my head was going to explode. I rushed over to my mom in the living room asking her what’s going on. There was the first time hearing her saying, “Syrians are protesting and there is a revolution approaching.” Believe me if I said I don’t even remember how I reacted to that that day. Now you might have asked, “Why would I be shocked if I was waiting for such a moment?” Well, although we were siding with the other revolutions against their dictatorial regimes, we never thought it would reach Syria one day. Just because Syria’s regime is even worse than all of those countries mentioned above and the facts from videos, pictures and real tragic stories heard every day from families in Syria are enough to prove it. Of course, my family and I are with the revolution, and because we believe in our relatives’ love in justice, fairness, righteousness and evenhandedness we thought that they were pro-Syrian revolution, too. It turns out they are the most loyal to the dictator Bashar Al-Assad and his regime. Now at the beginning of the revolution it was hard to get a clear image from them expressing their views on issues happening and if they were with the regime, but their actions and silence said it loud and clear enough. While our brothers and sisters were protesting, screaming...
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