December 26th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Video: Syrian military police chief defects to join 'the people's revolution'

In what could be one of the highest-level defections from the Syrian government, the country's military police chief has reportedly left Bashar al-Assad's forces to join "the people's revolution."

In a video posted online this week, a man identified as Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Jassim al-Shallal announced his defection and said he was joining the country's popular uprising.

"The Syrian military has strayed from its core mission in protecting the homeland to become nothing but armed gangs that kill and destroy the cities and the villages, carrying out massacres against our innocent civilian population that came out demanding freedom and dignity," he said.

Al-Shallal had been plotting his escape to Turkey for weeks with the help of rebels, said Louai Miqdad, a spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army.

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  1. saywhat

    "People's Revolution" ? Manufactured by Powers in a power play.

    December 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    December 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |

    One death-a-day: Military suicides reach terrifying rate

    More US soldiers are losing their lives to suicide than from enemy forces, the Pentagon reports this week.

    December 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Schoolmarm

    *one per day. "One-a-day" makes you appear to be like a girl who lost her little lamb and is trying to pass-off this Big Pharma Wolf you found as if it's yours.
    I could be wrong. It might be a simple case of old lady living in a shoe. (had so many kids, her uterus fell out)

    December 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy


    December 27, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    Yeah that is because there is a wide spread mental hilliness in America caused by enzymes in the food source especially soft drinks and junk food sources, and in combination with over the counter medication the mutations are dangerous

    December 27, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. the prophet

    One can see this all over especially children acting erratically in public places, all contributed by the chemicals in the contained in the poor diet, poor home settings for child development, video games, isolation, lock of socialization and interaction with parent, this will result in an epidemic of mega proportion and incurable, rather treatable with more medications where Government and manufacturers can make mega profits. Future generations will not be people but rather a a capitalization subject for the system.

    December 27, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
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