Syrian Activist: 'We're Not Looking for Intervention, We're Looking for Support'

20 Jul 2012

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Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Syrian activist tells Democracy Now! that the people of Syria need popular solidarity from the global community as well as support for their armed struggle against the Assad regime. However, she is adamant that Syrians do not seek international military intervention.

"People here think that the United States and Turkey and some powerful countries in the world will get into Syria after Assad falls. This is the general feeling here in the Syrian—in Syria. And that—I’m saying this to let you know that this is how far the Syrian street has become suspicious of the calls of intervention. So, yeah, no, we are—we’re not—we’re definitely not looking for intervention," says the activist.

Editor's Note: The US and its allies failed to push through an economic sanctions resolution against Syria's Assad regime at the UN Security Council this week. Russia and China vetoed the motion, while South Africa and Pakistan abstained from voting. For more on this story, watch this report filed by RT.

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