[Marxism] Latest from Counterpunch on Syria

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Sep 5 10:18:47 MDT 2011


Guess who wrote this?

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/05/the-next-quagmire/

The story is not that simple, however. Verification of the number of 
deaths is scant, and the “peaceful demonstrations” could better be 
described as an armed insurrection. In fact, alongside the insurrection, 
Damascus has witnessed mass pro-government rallies. Syria also happens 
to be the leading destination for refugees from Iraq, and as recently as 
2009 Obama had sought to ease sanctions, on the basis of “mutual 
interest and mutual respect” according to his press spokesman).

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No, it is not Yoshie Furuhashi. It is:

Fergus Hodgson is director of fiscal policy studies with the John Locke 
Foundation and a policy advisor with The Future of Freedom Foundation 
(www.fff.org).

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 From the www.fff.org website:

Thus, for well over a century, the American people said "No" to such 
anti-free-market government policies as income taxation, Social 
Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, immigration controls, economic 
regulations, drug laws, gun control, public schooling, and foreign wars. 
Despite the tragic exception of slavery, the result was the most 
prosperous, healthy, literate, and compassionate society in history. 
Unfortunately, in the 20th century, our country has moved in an opposite 
direction. Operating through the IRS, DEA, ATF, INS, FDA, FTC, and a 
multitude of other bureaucracies, our government has waged immoral and 
destructive wars on our freedom, our property, and our well-being.

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Trust me. If I ever get it together to launch a socialist website, the 
last thing you will see is rightwing dickheads like Hodgson getting a 
platform.

Also, unlike the "socialist" MRZine that is a branch office of the 
Baathist party, you will not find this kind of bullshit either.




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