[Marxism] What Russia taught Syria: When you destroy a city, make sure no one -- not even the story -- gets out alive.

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 3 14:12:05 MST 2012


On 3/3/12 3:59 PM, Tristan Sloughter wrote:

> http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/02/kill_the_messenger?page=full
>
> This time, journalists were specifically targeted to prevent sympathetic or
> embarrassing reports from escaping the killing zone. As such, you can't
> find a lot of stories about the second Chechen war. One of the few and best
> accounts was written by Marie Colvin, who described her terrifying escape
> from Grozny for the Sunday Times. Last month, Colvin thought she could roll
> the dice and enter the besieged Syrian city of Homs to defy yet another
> brutal war of oppression. This time she lost.

I imagine that some Assad apologists would write her reporting off 
because she wrote for Murdoch's paper. I give credit to Alexander 
Cockburn for printing Franklin Lamb's tribute to her since it undercut 
such charges.




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