[Marxism] Decline and fall of the anti-empire

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Oct 2 20:10:49 MDT 2012

At one time I had a great deal of respect for William Blum. I don't know 
whether he is just getting older or just getting dumber, but his email 
reports are just sloppy and formulaic with hardly any new insights or 
investigative reporting type breakthroughs. The latest takes the cake:

In May, the BBC included pictures of mass graves in Iraq in their 
coverage of an alleged Syrian government massacre in Houla, Syria. The 
station later apologized for the pictures saying that they had been 
submitted to the BBC by a rebel group. 3 On June 7, Germany's leading 
daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, citing opponents of Assad, 
reported that the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad 
Sunni militants, and that the bulk of the victims were members of the 
Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad.

full: http://killinghope.org/bblum6/aer109.html

It is one thing to say this, as many in the Global 
Research/Voltairnet/Moonbats over Alabama world did; it is another to 
disregard the findings that made the case that al-Assad's gangs were 

Sad, really sad.

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