[Marxism] Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up?
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 31 19:34:06 MDT 2012
On 5/31/12 8:36 PM, Eli Stephens wrote:
> You're kidding, right? Instead of discussing your blatant falsification of
> the PSL's characterization of the Syrian state, you want me to discuss a
> speculative (and completely irrelevant) hypothetical which quite literally
> has no answer and never will.
You had the gumption to compare Allende's Chile to Assad's Syria, not
me. In fact there is little difference between Baathist rule and
Mubarak's. The notion that the US considered Syria as some kind of
obstacle to its interests in the Middle East is a *joke*.
The PSL article claimed that the lack of democracy in Syria can be
traced to external threats. Just so there is no mistake, let me quote
"Even in countries that broke free from imperialist domination – such as
Syria, Libya and Iran following the 1979 revolution –the threat of
invasion and overthrow were not exactly conducive to the expansion of
This is bullshit.
The Baathists were never interested in democracy, nor was Qaddafi, nor
were the clerics in Iran. They used repression to defend their *class
interests*. The PSL is basically provided left cover for disgusting
dictatorships in the same fashion that the CPUSA provided cover for
Stalin through Brezhnev. It is really weird that the only true
expression of Stalinism today comes out of a current that had its
origins in the Trotskyist movement nearly 60 years ago when someone
named Sam Marcy decided that Soviet tanks were defending "socialism" in
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