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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Issue: People: Squatters


Syria, or the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the East, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. It's flag is three bars, red, white, and black, with three green stars in the middle. It's capital is called Damascus, the Syrian anthem is "Homat el Diyar," which means, guardians of the land in Arabic.  

Syria has been around for about 10,000 years in some form or another, and they have had their good days and bad days, every once in a while some asshole will breeze in from the fertile crescent mist to fuck things up for everybody, but they've been making due this way or that up until present day by going with the flow.

And the status quo held as well as a country without civil rights can until recently. The Syrian people had not been feeling how things were going for a long time, but then all of the sudden overthrowing your regime became the cool thing to do. So like revolutionary hipsters they took it to the streets on January 26, 2011, with a Syrian resident committing self immolation to kick things off.

And since then they marched and yelled and carried on, escalating things faster than their peers Tunisia and Egypt and the rest, a little more vocal, a little more in your face, but for good reason. The reason is that the Syrian government has also been watching what has been going on around them and decided they are down for the drama, they will not get punked out of position, they ain't going out like that no matter what happened next door.

The Syrian government decided to squat, and so far there has been no visible limit to what they will do to keep that spot. They don't seem to have a problem killing citizens, they don't give a hot dump about what other nations have to say about the situation. They are drunk in a bar swinging a bottle. Now it's to the point that any building with the name "Syria," on it is a target, no matter what country it is in. I just, wow. This scrap may go on into question marks.

I'm worried about them, the other regimes saw the writing on the wall and got smart about it, but their regime seems, I dunno, different. Good luck, Syrians.

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