If you have been following the news out of Syria these past weeks, and especially these past few days, you have probably learned that the struggle against the Assad regime is on full force, and that the demonstrations and protests have re-introduced themselves into many parts of the country.
Now it looks like much of the north of Syria is held by anti government forces, who have also attacked and killed a large number of police/army personal, according to some of the news from the Syrian TV station (the one that speaks for the regime). The good news in all of this misery is that it seems that the new protests came as a result of the meeting the opposition to government talks in Turkey last week, and the some say have ended with the agreement that the new Syria will not have a religious government, but will stay secular.
In a significant contrast to the Egypt and Tunisian revolutions evolution, Syria seems to have finally set the first stone for a real revolution, an understanding between the people who oppose the forced leadership on the new way they seek for their country.
However there are a lot of things that still need changing, especially the Arab habit of singing the same old songs and chanting the same old way, it almost looks like the only thing that actually changes are the words, you can plug in any word you like to match the day and the overall feeling. Watching some of the very violent videos that came out of Syria in the last days, one can not help but notice that the main thing that is sang, chanted or shout in the streets is the same old “God is Great”, the same cry uses suicide bombers, child killers and the opposition itself, everyone cries out the god loves them, and indeed they think so.
It will be refreshing and encouraging to see a new Arab culture rise from this revolutions, one that does not walk the streets chanting the same old way old regimes have forced it to do, one that truly understands the power of democracy and demonstrating.