Friday, February 26, 2016

Syrian ceasefire

As of this edit, one hour and nine minutes ago a ceasefire was supposed to start in Syria, after five years of horror.

What are fighters in Syria thinking right now?  Dear God, sitting in the dark, wondering what will happen I a few minutes.  It is unimaginable.
Are some planning a surprise strike?  Do any dare to imagine the possibility that no one will be shooting at them tomorrow morning?
Are commanders preparing them for a brief lull, using the opportunity to rebuild and restock?  Are some commanders touting the real prospects and hopefulness of  a ceasefire?
What is happening in the dark houses and holes and buildings and bunkers?  Are many simply sleeping, letting the morning tell them whether “ceasefire” was just a dream?