[Marxism] The Revolution Betrayed: Obama and the Syrian Uprising

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Sep 17 07:38:46 MDT 2012

The Revolution Betrayed: Obama and the Syrian Uprising

by Pham Binh of Occupy Wall Street, Class War Camp on September 16, 2012

The first peaceful protest in Syria in January 2011 was directed not at 
the regime of Bashar al-Assad but against that of Hosni Mubarak in 
Egypt. Protestors gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy, heavily 
armed with candles (provided by the Central Intelligence Agency, no 
doubt) and placards that said “yes for freedom” (in the background) and 
“no for killing the Egyptian youth” (in the foreground).

This innocuous solidarity demonstration was squashed by the Assad regime.

Evidently the thirst for political freedom is highly contagious, and the 
Syrian people had to be protected from it at all costs, including their 

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=2404

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