The recent turmoil in the Middle East should serve as a reminder to all freedom loving people everywhere just how precious and tenuous freedom is. There are always other people, even in the name of goodness, looking to take those freedoms away in exchange for the comforts of servitude. As Thomas Jefferson said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." And even more forcefully: "If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
This video contains scenes from the Syrian protests this week and crowds being fired upon by government soldiers. Be warned, it is a very graphic and disturbing video.