Panzers and snipers backed with thousands of soldiers seal off and attack the Syria city of Daraa
"...The offensive was meticulously planned: Electricity, water and mobile phone services were cut. Security agents armed with guns and knives conducted house-to-house sweeps, neighborhoods were sectioned off and checkpoints were erected before the sun rose.
Only catch is - it's no foreign army attacking (at least just yet) - these are Syrian troops deploying to crush rowdy protesters ala a Hama Redux of Hitlerian proportions.
"...We need international intervention. We need countries to help us," shouted another witness in Daraa, who said he saw five corpses after security forces opened fire on a car. He spoke to the AP by telephone.
The pleas for divine intervention was followed with an incredible money shot -
Whoa pretty hot stuff!“Let Obama come and take Syria. Let Israel come and take Syria. Let the Jews come,” shouted one Daraa resident over the phone. ”Anything is better than Bashar Assad,” he said, playing on Syria’s hatred for Israel to highlight how much town residents despise their leader.
This may not mean the end of the al Assad Alawite Autocracy though.
Bashar has plenty of cities left to trash.
Pic - "Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t"