[Marxism] Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up?

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Thu May 31 16:50:33 MDT 2012

Louis: "From the above article:
In 1963, the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party took power in Syria. The Ba¹ath
Party, which also took power in Iraq the same year, had been founded in
Syria in 1947 but established branches in different Arab countries. Under
the motto of "Unity, Liberty, Socialism," Ba¹athism represented a left
tendency of the Arab nationalist movement.

By the mid-1960s, the left wing of the Ba¹ath under the leadership of Salah
Jadid had defeated rightist forces within the party. Jadid launched the
widespread nationalization of industry and agriculture and extensive social
programs to benefit the workers and peasants."

First of all, NOTHING in what you clipped from the article says Syria is (or
ever was) a socialist state. NOTHING.

Second of all, have you been reading "The Stalin school of falsification"?
Because here we go from later in the article, a sentence describing Syria

"Syria¹s regime can be characterized as bourgeois-nationalist, which means
that it stands for the country¹s independence, but is organized along
capitalist lines."

Anyone who pretends that this article characterizes Syria as a "socialist
state," or that the PSL does, is simply lying. Pure and simple. And

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News

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