[Marxism] Repeatedly misquoting Achcar :-(
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Sun Aug 28 09:15:59 MDT 2011
On 28/08/2011 15:52, Jeff wrote:
> At 15:43 28/08/11 +0100, Lenin's Tomb wrote:
>> I'm afraid the silliness is entirely on your side. I did not allege
>> that Achcar had written the article, as you
> No you didn't, you conveniently placed those unattributed quotations in a
> discussion about what Achcar had claimed, didn't address the fact that he
> had NOT made such claims, and allowed the reader to draw the incorrect
> conclusion NOT about the number of deaths but about the credibility of a
> fellow leftist. Disgusting.
You are behaving absurdly, and I don't think Achcar would thank you for
your style of advocacy. I shall explain this one more time, for
1) Greg sought the source of Achcar's 10k figure from the NLP editors.
He was provided with a wikipedia entry.
2) That wikipedia entry sourced an IRIB article attributing it to the
ICC, as noted in Greg's message which I quoted and responded to.
3) In order to demonstrate the quality of this source, I quoted the IRIB
article and provided the link so that others could check it. I also
provided further context on the same claim from another news article,
again providing the link.
4) In so doing, I demonstrated that the figure cited by Achcar - and, as
you yourself inadvertently pointed out, attributed by him to the ICC -
was both misattributed and implausible.
I doubt that, if pressed, Achcar would defend his claim. I am certain
that he would not descend to the sort of graceless and obtuse hysterics
that you just have.
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