[Marxism] Life styles of the rich and brutal
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 16 09:43:08 MDT 2012
On 3/16/2012 11:24 AM, Eli Stephens wrote:
> Of course the question of joining or not joining with imperialism in the two
> minutes hate against Assad has nothing whatsoever to do with whether Assad
> is "committed to socialism" or not, but everything to do with resisting the
> imperialist war drive to subject yet another country to its dictat.
Actually I hated al-Assad and Qaddafi long before imperialism
stepped up its most recent campaigns. Mostly this had to do with
their dictatorship's collaboration with the CIA's extraordinary
Maher Arar is a 34-year-old wireless technology consultant. He was
born in Syria and came to Canada with his family at the age of 17.
He became a Canadian citizen in 1991. On Sept. 26, 2002, while in
transit in New York’s JFK airport when returning home from a
vacation, Arar was detained by US officials and interrogated about
alleged links to al-Qaeda. Twelve days later, he was chained,
shackled and flown to Syria, where he was held in a tiny
“grave-like” cell for ten months and ten days before he was moved
to a better cell in a different prison. In Syria, he was beaten,
tortured and forced to make a false confession.
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