[Marxism] Ex-army men set Free Syrian Army -- Next? Demand NATO "save" them?

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 07:19:47 MDT 2011

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Fred Feldman <ffeldman at verizon.net> wrote:

> In the meantime, the defected soldiers are focusing their attention on
> defending civilians in neighborhoods where protests occur, while seeking to
> promote further defections, he said.

Either these folks have read Trotsky and Cannon on defensive
formulations, or material conditions dictate the self-defense tactic,
which is perhaps why it is almost universally applicable.

> The brigade also serves as a defense force in neighborhoods opposed to the
> government, guarding streets while protests take place and attacking the
> militias, known as shabiha, that are an integral part of the government's
> efforts to suppress dissent.
> "We only kill them in self-defense," said a captain in the brigade,
> interviewed via Skype, who requested that his name not be used, to protect
> his family from retribution.

Or maybe they watched "The Deacons for Defense" movie on netflix?


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