Facebook, Youtube & Twitter- the social media revolution is in progress.
This latest "revolution" is based in Southern Syria, in one town called Daraa.
A statement posted Thursday on the Facebook page "The Syrian Revolution 2011" held Syrian authorities led by President Bashar Assad responsible for the violence and called on the Syrian people to hold protests in all Syrian provinces on Friday, which it dubbed "Dignity Friday."
Videos posted by activists on Youtube and Twitter showed dead and wounded people lying on a street in Daraa, as heavy gunfire crackled nearby and people shouted in panic.
Does anyone recall the post I put up on the contractor for USAID -Alan Gross, bringing into Cuba all manner of tech items, making it possible for the Cuban followers of Judaism to connect to the internet.
He is accused of supplying Internet equipment, including sophisticated satellite phones, to dissidents in violation of Cuban law.
The US acknowledges he was providing internet access to his fellow believers.
I wondered aloud at that time if this was how the US was promoting one of their revolutions?
"I am really curious if the US was working towards one of their so called spontaneous uprisings using the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter.
I mean these social media outlets, via internet access, played such a big role in the spontaneous uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen......"
Now, to my non-surprise we have the beginnings of a social media revolution in one town, in Southern Syria???
I believe that Alan Gross demonstrated the means used to get the necessary internet tools into a country. He was supplied by USAID, and he attempted to deliver the necessary tools to his connections within Cuba.
So let's take a look at the geography of Daara-
Daara is a border town, located right next to Jordan. Conveniently, it is also located very near to the Golan Heights, which are presently occupied by Israel.
Not to mention that Daara is not far from Israel itself.
Oh, the opportunities presented. The options available to send an Alan Gross type private contractor into Syria carrying all sorts of Internet access type technologies.
What is that saying in real estate? Location, location, location.
Located 120km (75 miles) south of Damascus, just a few miles from the Jordanian border, it has long been Syria's gateway to the south.
Located quite far from the capital.
Which also means, it is the gateway in from the other direction. From the South (Jordan, Golan Heights, Israel) into the North.
"It has long been Syria's gateway to the South"
Deraa is a city that the Syrian government simply cannot afford to lose. It is the main city of the historic Hawran region, which includes the provinces of Deraa, Sweida and Kuneitra - the last of which is partly occupied by Israel.
That is a big red flag folks!
Jordan's Islamic Action Front has a significant following in the nearby city of Irbid.
This group has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Another red flag!
The Muslim Brotherhood were big players in the social media revolution in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups might try to exploit a collapse of government control in Deraa by seeking support from across the Jordanian border.
What supportive role is Jordan playing in this western backed revolution?
Surely, they are playing one. If you recall back in January of this year, a so called spontaneous revolution started up in Jordan? And then it disappeared. Protests gone, everything. The latest news is the people are demanding reform, but, NOT a new government.
Or so the story goes.
Was the threat of revolution in Jordan just the push the Jordanian government needed to help sow the seeds of discontent in Syria?
What role is Israel playing in this?
These are questions that have to be asked.