What Is Really Going on In East Ghouta, Syria? Watch this Video to find out.

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Click HERE to watch the Video. (I am having trouble uploading it directly on steemit.com)

This video was created by an amazing team of people that won’t let the voices of innocent civilians who are being killed in Damascus, be silenced by western mainstream media!

Created by Carla Ortiz, Jason Clarke, Soraya Tebbani and narrated by Sarah Abed.

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This is really true what was told in the video. Media never headline people who are innocent but killed by military forces. I am hopeful that world will really understand one day what we are leaving for new generation. it is really terrible to imagine kids were killed when they are at school. May Allah bless them all there.

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FYI: the word terrific in English means wonderful, great, so something positive.
I assume you did not want to say that, what you meant to say, I hope, is "it is really terrible to imagine...."

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Thank you very much for the correction and Sorry for my poor English. May god help the kids.

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Thank you! Glad you liked it.

Great work, Sarah. Thanks for all your hard work to help people understand what's going on in Syria <3

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Great to see you here! Thank you, I appreciate your kind words.

Prayers to the people of Ghouta @>-->--

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I hope the civilians are able to escape through the humanitarian corridors. The terrorist factions have been preventing them from being able to do so since the corridors were opened.

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I hope so too. I am sickened over everything I'm reading. So sorry about it.

Excellent reporting as always from you Sarah. Upvoting and Resteeming. I 100% support your efforts to help get the truth out about the western and Gulf State backed terrorists and horrors that have been taking place in Syria.

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Thank you! Glad there are people like us who are fearlessly sharing the truth and exposing the corrupt media for their endless lies and propaganda.

Thank you for sharing this. It is very important for people to see this and understand that the mainstream media are not in the business to report real news. That it is the Western governments among others who started this and financing it for their own greedy and selfish reasons. That innocent children and their families are getting murdered by those who say they 'bring peace'. Resteemed, followed and shared on my social media. The truth will seep in to those who still believe the lies. With you 100%!

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@misslasvegas
Since I found this post because you resteemed it:
Please understand that Sarah is an Assad supporter and will also twist the truth if it fits her agenda.
I´m not saying she did it in this case, since I did not even watch the video, but some time ago she was slandering the Kurdish movement in Syria, mixing them all into one pot with Iraqi Kurds and tales of genocide, and got answered by some Kurdish activist exposing her lies.
She is also in the US, while a comrade of mine has actually been in Northern Syria on humanitarian missions with the Kurdish Red Crescent a few times as a medical doctor, and as an anarchist he surely would not support the Kurds of Syria if they were a genocidal bunch.
To quote one of our German military geniuses:
"The first thing to die in war is truth." - Clausewitz
When I was younger I would have never thought that I would be quoting Ronald Reagan one day but now I do it quite often and happily:
"Trust but verify!"

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@likedeeler
Sarah has also been to Syria, so what is your point? To paint her as an "Assad supporter" is ridiculous, and to counter that, I will paint you as a "terrorist supporter." While Assad is not perfect, people need to understand what will happen to Syria if Assad is removed from power - the vacuum of power which will result from his removal WILL be filled by terrorists. Sarah has explained the situation with the Kurdish movement quite thoroughly and objectively so please, I encourage you to watch the video to understand the reality of what is happening in Ghouta and Damascus, and the separate issue of the Kurds, I encourage you to look up all of her work on the Kurdish movement before you make comments such as the one above, which is completely devoid of any critical thinking.

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That's such a poorly written slander piece. Why are you promoting it? What does any of what you said have to do with this post. The video is less than 3 minutes long...if you find something wrong with it then you can bring it to my attention like a mature adult.

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@likedeeler, I am aware she may support Assad to some extend, I didn't know the rest you mentioned. However, the picture painted about Assad is painted by the Western Governments and their mainstream media. I've followed a Canadian journalist for a while (can't come up with her name right this moment) and she was in Syria. What she and also others who were there said was that first of all, the mainstream media like CNN, Fox etc. has hardly set foot in Syria, if at all and that it is NOT Assad who is attacking his own people but fundamentalists like ISIS and the west. ISIS was recruited, trained and is funded by the US, UK and other Western entities, among others. From the beginning, when I didn't know much about it yet, my thoughts were that Assad is not the evil man they depict. Just like they did with others, (I won't mention any names, because I don't want an endless discussion this will surely bring), they vilify Assad, because they need the people to agree and back them in order to justify 'bringing peace' when in truth, the US has NEVER bothered with any country if they couldn't gain by it in some ways. They come in, 'liberate' the people, take what they want and then leave the country to rot....And they have the media in their pockets....

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Yes, I´m with you about the US trying another regime change in Syria, Assad being just another domino on the way to Teheran and the embedded media paint him as pure evil while the US is supporting all sorts of Islamists which are way worse.
Maybe you mean Eva Bartlett?
Anyway, I just wanted to bring to your attention that Sarah also twists the truth to suit her agenda occasionally by telling lies about the Kurds.
I was first reluctant to do it here in a comment to your comment, since I know she got some fans who would defend her, was thinking about doing it on slack, but then thought if I do it here, it would be more responsive and direct.
Traditionally there is strong support from the German left for the Kurdish cause, when I was still more involved in some anarchist stuff we had quite a few Kurdish comrades, some of them having survived the Turkish torture chambers, it is heartbreaking sometimes.
All I really care about in this mess in Syria is the survival and success of the Rojava revolution and in my book the Kurds are also the most successful fighters on the ground against Daesh and other Islamist groups.
Their whole way of democratic confederalism, organizing from bottom to top, women empowerment (and if that means giving Kalashnikovs to women so they can defend themselves against Islamist rapists so be it), peaceful coexistence of different religions could become a model for the whole Middle-East.
I see similarities to the social revolution of 1936 in Spain which was basically crushed by an alliance of statists, because that´s what they all fear more than anything else, that the people find out that they don´t need any rulers, no Assad, no Putin, no Trump, no mullahs, that they can govern themselves just fine.
History has shown that whenever the danger of a paradigm shift arises in which the ruling class of a state might be swept away by the people, the rulers of other countries forget all their differences with the beleaguered ruler and rush to his aid, because the self-government of the people, the social revolution, the big A, must be prevented at all costs.

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I thank you for your extensive reply and explanation. I'm glad (but not surprised) to see that we are on the same page with a lot of things. And yes, I meant Eva Bartlett. I simply don't know enough about Sarah to be able to know for sure what her motives are. I thank you for pointing this out to me, so I can investigate further. That being said, I believe she has valid points with this post, aside from what else she might do and say. I also know too little about the Kurdish issues. When I lived in Holland, I had friends who were originally from Turkey so I really only heard their side of the story. That being said, they never told me or anyone that they hated the Kurdish people though simply because they were too young to really know much about it themselves and had never really lived in Turkey to be able to judge what they were told. I absolutely agree: to these leaders, any leaders (or most of them) the A word is a no no. I believe this also falls in line with our stories here on Steemit for the question of the week this week. Patriarchy in its ugliest form. The fear of loss of control and power also brings these people together. I haven't formed a 100% picture about Assad either, to be honest, when I try to judge a person, I usually firstly go by gut feelings and instinct. Most of the time I feel I'm a good judge of character, but this is of course much harder to do if you don't actually meet the man in person. All I have to go by is body language, eye contact with others and gestures etc. (I did some training in that respect for crazy reasons but I won't waste too much time on that here and now). And in regards to Assad and his adviser for instance (not sure if that's who he was, but I thought he was) I felt that these men were definitely not the villains they were made out to be. That being said: I had a personal experience lately where I thought I knew someone in and out and this person managed to betray my trust in the most horrible way, so I am the last person to say that I get it right all the time....I know I had it right with Obama (when the first time I saw him on TV my first thoughts were that he was bad, bad news). But that aside. And even though I agree with you that leaders would take each others sides if something like the people taking control could become and issue, I also still want to believe that there is still good in some of those leaders. That not all are completely evil and that we do create our own reality by immediately believing that they have to be just like any other villain and be suspicious of everyone's motives. As far as it goes about Sarah, like I said: I don't know enough about her. But I also want to think there might be reasons why she says the things she says. It is surely led by emotions that came from somewhere. It is very hard to know for sure if you don't know the person. I was watching this video the other day about a Palestinian blogger/journalist in Israel. This Orthodox Jewish man asked him what he was doing and where he was from. He then told his 15 year old sister about this blogger. This 15 year old immediately said that he was evil and that ALL Palestinians were evil. Him and her brother tried to talk to her to change her mind, saying that not every Palestinian is evil, just like not every jew isn't and that most actually want peace. I think this was a great example to show how emotions can get anyone to think something very strongly when this might not be the case at all. She got this information from TV. It is usually TV, mixed with emotions that create hate like that. Not knowledge. Had she known and seen that there are actually Palestinians and Jews who can live together in harmony and don't want these fights at all, she might have had different views. I think if you are closer to the front lines and see only destruction, it is very hard to keep a clear and non-opinionated mind about things.

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I have nothing more to add to what @likedeeler has already said. He knows what he is talking about. When you know the truth by first hand, nobody can feed you lies and defamatory information. We know @sarahaded is pretty good with that and she is in no way a reliable source of information. When I read her articles on the Kurdish fighters, my eyes bleed. YPG/YPJ don't kidnap people or force them to fight, they do not arrest people for no reason, we do not terrorize people or discriminante based on religion or ethnicity. Official languages in Rojava are : Arabic, ‎Kurdish‎ and Syriac. What other country in the middle east has 3 official languages ? What other country in the middle east defends minority rights ? Why would we terrorize others the same way we have been terrorized for over a century, it doesn't make any sense. Someone that sells such bullshit can not be taken seriously.

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I understand your stance on this. For you, your mind is already made up, but in my case, I don't like to take any sides until I know the ins and outs completely. In my comment before, if you read it, I didn't just agree with her. What I did say however, is that the media paints a different picture than what is actually going on. And this media is paid by the West. I know like no other how they work, for I was once one of them. And this video is not the only source that I seen to come to this conclusion. To be honest, what I am talking about has nothing to do with the Kurdish fighters, it is something else entirely. I've also said that I simply don't know enough about that and what you and likedeeler said, to make any kind of judgement about the subject you bring forward. I can see that you have this close to heart, and I can understand your side too, but I also hope that you can respect where I'm coming from and that I can't and refuse to pass judgement on someone before I know the ins and outs.

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What lies? The person your defending used libel and defamation against me to which I responded. I do not spread misinformation, I too have been in the Northeast and lived there for an entire year in Qamishly.

You have absolutely no right to call out my well researched work based on the opinion of a propagandist.

My work speaks for itself and has been republished and translated by many scholars around the world. And there are other journalists that have written about the same issues.

You didnt even watch the video yet you're here spreading lies about me? That's despicable.

You clearly have an agenda.

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I stated clearly before that I did not watch the video and was therefore also not refering to it, so if you would read properly you would know that, but I nevertheless took the liberty to inform my friend about your agenda regarding the Kurdish movement in Syria.
In the meantime I have watched the video and I have no issue with that, my opinion on the rule of the US in Syria and their Islamist puppets will become clear to you if you read my last comment in reply to misslasvegas.
In my assessment of the Kurds in Rojava I am also not so much relying on ronahi, but on the reports of my German comrade who was, as of now, on seven humanitarian missions in Northern Syria with the Kurdish Red Crescent. As a doctor he was, true to his oath, treating all wounded people, even Daesh fighters, so the fact that he was able and allowed by the Kurds to do so, tells me something about them Kurds, namely that apparently they adhere to the Geneva convention regarding the treatment of wounded enemy combatants, so if you paint them as just another form of Daesh, then I must seriously doubt your motives.
And all this merit talk about your well researched work and republishing doesn´t impress me much, because this is how it goes among journalists, everybody is blindly copying everybody else, because there is neither the time nor the resources to do proper research anymore, the blind is leading the blind. And Amnesty International? really? Aren´t they an American run NGO used to facilitate regime change on the grounds of human rights violations, conveniently being silent about human rights violations when they don´t fit the American agenda?
What about their celebration of the White Helmets, are you still with them on that one, or are you selecting conveniently and quote them when they go against the Kurds and keep silent when they go against Assad?
And one more thing about rights, I have any right in the world to call out your work based on whatever I deem fit, it´s called freedom of speech!
And so do you! So fire away!
I might not respond though, because all we are doing here is just trading opinions and pretending we knew something.
Peace be upon you.

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Thank you @misslasvegas I appreciate your thoughtful comment. People like likedeeler are trying to silence those who speak the truth but they will not gain much traction. The truth is coming out whether they like it or not. And like I responded to him, he didn't even watch the video but felt the need to attack my work on other topics. I standby everything I have written and rather than counter the information there are people who resort to ad hominem attacks. I lived in the North East and have many reliable contacts there and I verify information before I include it in my articles. These senseless allegations that I have anything against the entire Kurdish ethnicity are beyond ridiculous and baseless.

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@sarahbed thank you for your response to this. I can assure you that @likedeeler does not have an agenda in this, I've come to know him due to an initiative we're both contributing to, and he is quite an intelligent and fair man. Like I said earlier on, I don't know enough about you to make any judgement, but the fact that you responded here and clarified things makes me believe that this could be just one big misunderstanding. It also gives me reasons to check more of your work, since it is hard to find journalists who can still muster integrity and are not swallowed by the mainstream. I know all too well how hard it is to stay on the right side of yourself. I am glad to hear that you have nothing against the Kurdish ethnicity as a whole, because it would mean that I was wrong about you and I don't think I am. Thanks again for this, I also shared the original video you have up here on my twitter account and facebook, and although I don't hold these platforms very high, I was surprised to see that there have actually quite a few shares on that after I posted it. I agree, the truth will come out, it cannot be stopped.