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June 22, 2006

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Ammar,

Great work and good luck with all your entreprises, I am not into politics as well but it hurts when you see stupid rulers control the destiny for millions of people...and all they care about is their rule. Rulers can make life so much better and solve so many problems if they chose to...

Fellow readers, I just posted my 2 cents on relations of Syrian regime with Lebanon, and how is it related to the arrests!

When is the right time? Time to expose Syrian Regime lies!!!

Please make sure to comment on it, I promise I won't report you to anyone haha

For a better Syria
Fares

babs

No... Not O.K. Now is not the time to disengage from the fight and go back to your "artsy" site. This is a cop out. The people of the world need you to continue the fight against tyranny. I know it is difficult whether you are blogging by the pool in the U.S.A. or, whether you have just returned from interrogation in the Syrian capitol but, what do you expect the western world to do if YOU do not stand up and fight?

Ammar

Ah, Babs, I see I over-expressed my frustration as usual. I did not mean that I will be abandoning the fight, just that I will be trying to reintroduce a certain much needed balance in my life to keep me energized and going. For after all, all politics in our part of the world is dirty politics, and you won't believe the amount of filth that get shoveled and logged around in the backgrounds.

But, as you said, I cannot cop out now, I cannot turn my back on my ideals, just because the going got tough. But I do need to go out for a breather every now and then.

Zenobia of the East and West

I dont' see what is so "artsy" about Tharwa or any of its offshoots....
to me these are the REAL project, the things that are the most difficult because they require time and effort. They provide less immediate gratification than a good rant at the regime, but they are the heart of the matter in terms of building up a foundation that sustain a dramatic political change and ensure that the outcome will not be disasterous or easily undone.
Of course Political rhetoric is important, and voice is important, but the creation of meaningful activity on the ground and the possibility for new individual and collective experiences is what will have a cumulative impact (psychologically, viserally).

yes, the syrians as a whole are not ready to take action, to take responsibility, but they are open to positive input and influence, which is what I think your civic social projects are truly about.

One day recently, I was talking online to a young syrian guy (someone I struck up a light virtual friendship with), who was completely antagonistic regarding "the opposition" and related political activity to bring change (as usual he response was not out of positive regard for the regime, but out of mistrust of anyone else or the alternative).
I then showed him your Tharwa website. I also showed him that you are a poet (knowing that this fellow fancies himself a poet).
And low and behold, he finally admitted... that well, he liked your site very much (you couldn't be entirely bad after all!). And as for being a poet.... hmm he said "ok, I am starting to swallow this guy now"...
I was of course, quite pleased with myself ... because you will win Syria in the end.. one 24 year old at a time.

Alex

That's right Zenobia!
(smile)

babs, try to participate in Ammar's "Virtual Syria" blog ... it is a good place to see how we can customize "democracy" to Syria's needs.

Zenobia of the East and West

Alex,
what are you doing awake again at this hour!
I am back to West coast now, so I am out of your league.... it is only 12:30 am for me... I sent you an email to info@creativesyria.... trying to find if it is your email, but no reply from you. ?

Virtual Syria is very nice, I agree - we should all pass it along.........

Alex

Dear Zenobia of the west coast, check your junk mail folder, maybe it is there... I replied.

I went to sleep but forgot to close Ammar's site, and Schubert kept playing on my loudspeakers ... so I woke up again to close it.

I'm joking Ammar, I like Schubert a lot.

Zenobia of the East and West

Well.....
I love the Shubert too, but... his Unfinished Symphony is now truly never finished.
After hearing it fifty times, I begin to imagine that i could play it myself...as i have verses imprinted into my head.
Not to complain, but...i thought we were in for a wide musical selection...you know with trade off periodically.. a whole classical education and all that...
Sugar to help the spinach of political bantering go down easier.

Now i feel that this is potentially a Clockwork Orange scenario! Hypnosis with Shubert.....

George Ajjan

congratulations Ammar, this is a worthy project and one in which you can add great value.

Ammar

Thanks all for your positive input, and especially you Zenobia for your positive lobbying. We can always do with another "convert" to the cause. The Tharwa Team members are definitely quite excited, albeit we all have a lot of things to do now. Sorry if things continued to progress a bit slowly at this stage. We are trying not to overwhelm ourselves, or our audience.

Ammar

Ah yes, Zenobia, I do definitely intend to mix things a bit with regard to the musical selection. So, just for your enjoyment, I shall upload a different musical piece later today.

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