[Marxism] The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 04:00:37 MDT 2012

Jamal Ghosn has posted his response to Max's departure:

"Fifteen months into the events, Al-Akhbar’s editorial policy is that it
stands for the basic rights of the Syrian people, for a united and free
Syria, and against violence, hatred, destruction and civil unrest. The
Syrians must have full sovereignty in deciding their political path without
any foreign interference. All crimes should be investigated and all
perpetrators, irrespective of their positions, should be held accountable
by an independent judicial authority. This applies to all without exception.

"However, the collective media failure has laid the groundwork for a
situation that is dire in Syria, where only absolutes are tolerated – an
absolute crushing of an uprising, or a complete destruction of a regime.
Clarity is sought in the most murky of environments. But absolute answers
do not exist. Just like there is no black and white in Iraq, Lebanon,
Egypt, and other places, the political landscape in Syria is also painted
with shades of gray.

"Bashar al-Assad shouldn't go today. Bashar al-Assad should have never been
president. After all, countries are not personal assets that are passed on
as inheritance.

"Theory is simple and beautiful and can even be principled – reality, not
so much ..."

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen

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