[Marxism] Some Rebels Worry About Extremists, but Assad Comes First

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 09:31:22 MDT 2012

Yikes. I somehow sent this in response to the wrong thread. You can take it
as a compliment that I'm reading so many of your posts today, Lou!

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM, Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> Free Syrian Army leader Abdul Salaam types on his Dell laptop while a
>> comrade sitting nearby taps a text message on his iPhone. Eight of his
>> fighters lounge around an apartment living room late one night. Their
>> 150-man brigade, Ahrar Syria (Free People of Syria), even has its own
>> Facebook page.
>> While the brigade sports modern techno gadgets
> Good God. Am I the only one who finds this Orientalism jarring and
> annoying?
> Presumably Reese Erlich knows that Arabs haven't communicated with
> parchment scrolls and messengers for a while, but he really isn't giving
> his readers much credit.

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