~By Wendy Zangari
I pray that the Syrian people know that we pray for them, we pray for their safety, we pray for their freedom. We pray for love and peace and friendship. We pray that they stand tall, dying for what they believe in. They are with our brothers and sisters now and can assist Syria in a positive way. They have all of the power now to make good happen in the world, instead of injustice.
I see that we can make a difference in the power of thought, we can create. We are ALL creators! Let’s pray for peace on Earth, pray that love will spread throughout and gentleness and kindness will prevail. We are at a time where our Solar System is changing and we are moving in space in time, pretty fast I might add.
Let’s use our time wisely, if you are unemployed, disabled, retired, or even working at the moment, we should all use our time wisely and think only positive thoughts. Thinking, imagining, dreaming, it is that simple. You can do anything you want and be anything you want. You can get out of hard times, you can live in abundance if you see no war, no anger, no hatred. These are the ways of the past, we must think of wonderful things for our planet, all of us will be affected. All of us should meditate each and every day, including me, I keep getting thrown off of this path. So it is a reminder to my husband and myself as well.
We are all going to grow; grow into the beings we should be, the beings that we were made to be. Beings of love and compassion, beings of understanding, with no discriminating. Go back to childhood, for the very first time when you saw the world you were mesmerized, curious, along with being loving and understanding to all beings, not discriminating. Even when your parents told you not to talk to adults, you would look into another adults eyes that is saying hi to you or making eye contact. You would exchange a sign of love and understanding, even when you don’t know the person. Kids are cute to adults, well some adults. 🙂
Lets go back to those feelings of trusting anyone. Just by looking into their eyes you can see inside their soul and know what kind of person they are. You have this ability, we all do.
These people didn’t have to die, nor do the people in Africa in Somalia and in Kenya and the like. This is what we need to pray for and believe it when you pray for it or it will not work. This is the power of prayer. I know it works because it worked for me and continues to work for me, I have brought myself out of dark places in my heart and mind and continue to follow my heart because I know it to be true to me.
Groups: At least 71 dead in Syria as security forces, protesters clash
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 31, 2011 1:42 p.m. EDT
(CNN) — Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama Sunday in one of several clashes that rights groups said left dozens dead and more than 100 injured nationwide.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that at least 71 people were killed across the country, with at least 50 killed in Hama. Other human rights organizations offered different assessments of the situation, with some reporting that more than 100 people died in the city of Hama alone.
CNN was unable to independently confirm the death tolls.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said security forces were responding to “armed groups” in Hama who blocked streets with barricades and terrorized citizens by firing from the rooftops of buildings, while human rights groups described the arrival of tanks as a raid on the city.
Three members of security forces were killed in clashes in Hama and three members of the military were killed in Deir Ezzour, SANA said.
The government-run agency said “armed terrorist groups” had taken to the streets in Deir Ezzour, attacking police headquarters and stealing weapons.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported at least 11 people were killed there.
In Hama, throngs of residents took to the streets in an attempt to block the tanks, a local activist said. More than 100 were injured in the city, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.
Tanks rolling near the border met fierce resistance from residents, said Omar al Habbal, a member of the committees, an affiliation of groups that reports on protests in the nation.
“Hama will be very harsh to them,” said al Habbal, who lives in the city. “The whole city has decided to resist with stones, not weapons. The army will either join the demonstrators or leave our city.”
Gunfire rang through the air for hours, and thick black smoke covered areas where residents reported shelling and civilian casualties, al Habbal said.
“Mosques have been broadcasting repeated chants of ‘Allah Akbar’ all morning, and everybody is in the street chanting, ‘The people and the army are one hand,'” al Habbal said.
Local residents reported negotiating with the troops, with protesters standing up on the tanks and cheering “Syria is united!”
CNN could not independently verify the accuracy of the reports.
The raid marks the latest violence as anti-government protesters in the nation have called for a new regime since mid-March. Activists blame the deaths of civilians in demonstrations on security forces, but the government has consistently attributed the violence to “armed groups.”
President Bashar al-Assad has drawn criticism at home and abroad for his tough crackdown on the protesters calling for his ouster.
A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday the United Nations chief was “deeply concerned” about reports of hundreds of protesters killed and injured.
“He strongly condemns the use of force against the civilian population and calls on the government of Syria to halt this violent offensive at once,” the spokesman said in a statement, referring to Ban.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he was “appalled” and pledged that U.S. officials will increase pressure on the Syrian regime, “isolate the Assad government and stand with the Syrian people.”
“The reports out of Hama are horrifying and demonstrate the true character of the Syrian regime,” Obama said in a statement.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague also condemned the reported attacks.
“The attack appears to be part of a coordinated effort across a number of towns in Syria to deter the Syrian people from protesting in advance of Ramadan. The attacks are all the more shocking on the eve of the Muslim holy month,” he said in a statement. “President Bashar is mistaken if he believes that oppression and military force will end the crisis in his country. He should stop this assault on his own people now.”
Earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said government forces have targeted the city.
“Hama is the latest city to fall victim to President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces despite his promises that his government would tolerate peaceful protests,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Security forces have responded to protests with the brutality that’s become familiar over the past several months.”
The humanitarian watchdog said earlier this month that the forces raided homes, opened fire and set up checkpoints in and around the restive city, the site of a deadly military clampdown nearly 30 years ago.
CNN’s Arwa Damon, Rima Maktabi and Salma Abdelaziz contributed to this report.
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