At this very moment, genocide is occurring in Aleppo, Syria. We are being tortured, raped, slaughtered, and basically exterminated indiscriminately. There is no aid, medicine, food, or tools of survival. There are no hospitals, schools, homes, or any safe haven. There is no body or causality count anymore, there are too many to be accounted for. The White Helmets have officially announced that they are essentially powerless and paralyzed; they have stopped counting the dead, only stopping to wrap bodies in orange bags. Men and male children are forcefully being conscripted into the regime army or massacred in mass executions. There are official reports of women asking their husbands to kill them before being conscripted or executed in fear of mass rape and other atrocities they may face. Aleppo and Hama have suffered chemical attacks that have left seemingly unharmed children lining mosque floors dead. The about 100,000 people left in the city that haven’t died or been displaced are moving from one neighborhood to the other as regime and Russian forces close in. They are running only to fruitlessly go through the action, only to feel like they are trying: it’s of no use. The city is blockaded and there are ongoing airstrikes. There is no way out. There is no escape. This is essentially a cat and mouse game. There is no hope. We are literally asking God for divine help and miracles.
There are claims that “Aleppo is falling”; however, it has FALLEN. Russian and regime offenses have taken 96% of the city. Officials say that Russia and the Syrian regime have agreed to a peace deal and/or ceasefire, but live reports from Aleppo confirm it has yet to be implemented. The siege is ongoing. There is no going back from this. What has occurred these past two days is a genocide that was live-streamed to a world still in denial about our suffering. All we asked for was an end to emergency/martial law, yet we received six years of pure agony
Humanity has failed us. The international community has failed us. We are the worst human rights violation since World War 2. We are Obama’s and the UN’s Rwanda. Please save us. Call your representative. Donate to the White Helmets, Syria Relief, Save the Children, etc. Spread the word. Tell the truth. Do anything you possibly can.
UPDATE: As of Wednesday, December 14th 2016, the Turkish-Russian peace deal and ceasefire has FAILED. Syrians have been waiting since 5 AM for evacuation busses and NONE HAVE ARRIVED. Regime and Russian forces have started shelling the city AGAIN.
Please, don’t forget us! This is not getting better, this getting WORSE. They have won. The city has COLLAPSED yet they will not cease their offense. This is still ongoing. This is a nightmare that will never end. We Syrians are trapped in this city with war crimes still happening! Please continue spreading the word.
UPDATE #2: As of Thursday morning, December 15, 2016, the ceasefire has (for the most part) been held. Preparations for evacuation are just about complete. There will be a safe passage from Eastern to Western Aleppo that the International Committee of the Red Cross will oversee. Evacuations should begin soon. We are hoping that Western Aleppo will react kindly to the under 100,000 civilians coming in from Eastern Aleppo and that it will be, for the most part, successful.
Just remember: surviving Eastern Aleppo citizens are being transported on busses that are overtly and excessively decorated with the face of their butcher. At least it’s a slight reprieve from the past couple of days. Please keep the residents of Aleppo in your thoughts and continue to spread the word.
UPDATE #3: First convoy of 1200 Aleppo evacuees have arrived at Idlib, of which 200 were immediately hospitalized and most in critical condition. A second convoy of about 1198 people has crossed the West Aleppo countryside and has just about arrived, as well. There may be a third evacuation convoy if all remains fairly unhindered.
Please keep in mind that remaining waiting Aleppo residents and even the evacuees are facing harsh winter conditions as homes have been destroyed and it gets brutally cold, especially during the night, in Syria. They are also facing extreme hunger. The Syrian regime is providing them with nothing more than transportation to Idlib. Continue to donate what you can and call your representatives.
This will be the last live update I can provide from Aleppo unless an emergency or crisis (more than the now usual) occurs or important updates must be made. Please keep spreading the word, supporting civilians in anyway you can, and remaining vigilant and informed on the crisis in Syria. International mainstream media failed us and many of you didn’t even know what was happening until you read this post. The Aleppo genocide was one of many crises over the past six years and will be one of many more. Keep Syria in your thoughts and prayers. Spread the word.
02:41 나는 너무 복 받은 거 같다 … 전생에 나라를 구했나~ ;) 하~~~~~~~~~~~~ 행복해라 우리 좀 있다 빨리 봅시다 내 사랑들 축해줘서 고마워요 ㅠ..ㅠ 감기 조심하구 ㅡ3ㅡ
02:41 I have received a lot of blessings it seems … did I save the nation in my previous life~ ;) ha~~~~~~~~~~~~ be happy lets see each other soon thank you for the birthday wishes my loves ㅠ..ㅠ be careful of the cold ㅡ3ㅡ
there are few things in life that make me happier than seeing Laura Benanti pulling a full ‘Astra’ and rebelling against a government driving its country into the ground through its ignorance of climate change and intolerance of outsiders
What she really means:
LENA LUTHOR SAVED NATIONAL CITY AND NO ONE THANKED HER. NO ONE GAVE HER A HUG AND TOLD HER THAT THEY WERE PROUD OF HER AND THAT SHE WAS LOVED. NO ONE TOLD HER THAT EVEN THOUGH BASICALLY THE LAST OF HER FAMILY WAS NOW LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS SHE WASNT ALONE. NO ONE THANKED HER AND IT WAS FRICKIN' THANKSGIVING *inhales deeply* KARA BETTER WRITE A WHOLE 60 PAGE ARTICLE ABOUT HOW LENA LUTHOR SAVED THE DAY
Not sure what to say. I’m actually legitimately nervous the Cheeto-in-Chief will demand a hold on the National Science Foundation grants like he did the EPA (disclaimer, the NSF is where my job comes from).
I feel so terrible for all the scientists and students who are now out of the job
The UN will vote this morning (Sunday, December 18th 2016) on a French-introduced resolution to monitor the evacuation of Aleppo’s citizens due to the consistent breaking of ceasefire and peace talks by Assad’s regime, Russia, and Iran-backed militias.
In a totally unsurprising move, Russia is expected to VETO.
Keith: I don’t think a lot of people realize - he had a gut wound on a sinking submarine. He weren’t gonna’ make it, right? I saved his life! Let’s make that clear. I just want to make that clear. Nat: Yea, I’m not really sure about that… I’m pretty sure there were doctors fixing me up and everything before you bit me. Keith: No, no, no, no, no, no… you were on a sinking submarine with a stomach wound… Nat: I guess we’ll never know. Keith: Oh no! We know! Nat: Do we? Keith: Yea, yea… we do!
alsjkfkd i’ve been screaming at @danveers for like several hours now so BUD U BET I DO
ok so this is how i want the lena plot to go (i have more headcanons about every other character but like. this already got long whoops)
ok first and foremost, i want to see lena be upset, angry, shocked when she is arrested. i want her to be allowed to have those feelings and i want to be shown them because god lena has such an interesting backstory and such potential and that moment of pure resignation–she saved every alien in national city, never got thanked, and now she’s getting arrested–is going to break my heart and i am ready
(no i’m not)
kara visits her in jail so quickly that lena almost has to wonder how fast the news is spreading but kara’s just so sweet, all “we’ll protect you,” and obvs lena knows kara is supergirl but it’s sweet even from kara–it’s a promise, a vow that she won’t partake in the gossip, and it means the world to lena
the deo doesn’t trust lena and thinks she’s bad but kara is like nope. nope she’s good. u are all wrong sorry lena is good that is a #Fact
kara ends up going off on her own to prove lena innocent. like she’s not against the deo in any way because they’re her friends, they’re her family. but she realizes she can do this–be supergirl, save the day, save the girl–on her own. she realizes she can, and she needs to, and she will
as she explores we get flashbacks: lillian trying to groom lena once she realizes lex is going to remain in jail for a very long time, but still being so so cold bc as lena said, lillian never really loved her. lena staring at all the terrible things her family has had a hand in making.
flashbacks that on the surface look like lena is evil but if you know lena you know that the way she’s clenching her fists and grinding her jaw show that she hates it, all of it
at the same time, it’s her chance to be the golden child. it’s her change to be a luthor, and a tiny piece of her wants it. she doesn’t take it, of course she doesn’t, but every time her mother looks at her with that badly disguised contempt, her heart breaks a little more. she has no one
kara continues to visit lena in jail. they talk about anything, everything. lena tells her about those moments, about the frenzy after lex went to jail, about all the times she could have joined cadmus but didn’t
kara tells her about her aunt astra, about how hard it was when she was first adopted. she doesn’t give details, doesn’t reveal her secret, but just barely. after a moment of silence, kara reaches out, puts her hands on lena’s, hates the way a wrist adorns her own wrist and handcuffs ring around lena’s
i believe in you, kara says. lena stares; no one has said that to her before. kara seems to sense lena’s shock. she gives lena a look that’s pure supergirl determination, says it again: lena luthor, i believe in you. for the first time, lena doesn’t hate the sound of her last name
alex does some exploring of her own because she realizes kara wouldn’t be doing this if she didn’t really, truly believe it. she finds something, some tiny piece of info that looks odd, and sends it to kara. it cracks open another clue, and another, and kara figures it out: cadmus was behind the escape the entire time
lena is released, and she gives an exclusive interview to catco (read: kara) about how grateful she is that supergirl was able to prove her innocent, how she hopes the two will be able to work together more in the future
(kara begins to suspect lena knows. when lena blinks winks after saying “i can’t wait to see supergirl again,” kara knows lena knows)
but then, lena thinks it’s over, it’s done
she’s just happy she’s free, and she doesn’t really expect more from kara than that; in fact, she’s already gotten so much more than she expected
but then kara shows up at her door again, this time with food (“you just got out of jail and i don’t know if you’ve eaten you must be hungry im hungry anyway hi i hope you’re not busy,” kara says all in one breath)
lena hugs her, and then lena kisses her. kara drops the pizza
i’ll–uh, shit, i’ll get that– just– can i kiss you again first?