[Marxism] Angry Arab versus Jamie Allison

Steffan Wyn-Jones mrpettymrsmorse at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 12 06:35:13 MDT 2012


Allison responds here. http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/blog_comments/syria_a_response_to_my_critics   
 > Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 08:29:42 -0400
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> Subject: [Marxism] Angry Arab versus Jamie Allison
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> parts 2 and 3 of the Angry Arab's attack on Jamie Allison is here:
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> http://english.al-akhbar.com/blogs/angry-corner/jamie-allinson%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cleftist%E2%80%9D-take-syria-conflict-critique-part-ii
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> http://english.al-akhbar.com/blogs/angry-corner/jamie-allinson%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cleftist%E2%80%9D-take-syria-conflict-critique-part-iii
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> What surprises me is the utter lack of engagement with facts on the 
> ground in Syria. This is typical:
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> "Allinson endorses the Saudi-Qatari-US-French-UK-led militarization of 
> the Syrian opposition movement and states that only the Western left 
> calls for an end to the violence in Syria. Allinson is unaware of the 
> deep divisions within the home-based Syrian opposition (not the exiled 
> one) on this subject, and seems ignorant of the demands (rightful or 
> wrongful) by elements of local opposition for a return to civil protests."
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> The business of "seems ignorant" is typical of the Angry Arab's 
> polemics. Instead of detailing the "deep divisions", he just makes an 
> assertion without providing documentation. Maybe he should stick to 
> twittering.
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