[Marxism] US favors keeping Assad in power

Paul Flewers trusscott.foundation at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jul 1 11:59:22 MDT 2011

The inconsistency in US responses to anti-government activity in the
Arab world is very interesting.

Peaceful demonstrations in Bahrein are brutally attacked by police.
The US government does nothing beyond issuing a mild criticism.

Peaceful demonstrations in Syria are brutally attacked by the army,
entire towns are surrounded, hundreds of demonstrators are killed and
injured. The US government calls for dialogue between Assad and

An armed uprising in Libya is opposed by government forces. The US
government joins in with Britain and France in hijacking the uprising
and attempting to overthrow the government by force.

Paul F

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