[Marxism] SYRIA: Who are Assad’s fascist supporters? | Tahrir-ICN

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 19:57:48 MST 2013


not at all Shane.
The revolutionaries at tahriricn.com are simply describing the politics of
the fascists. The fascists oppose Israel because they're anti-Semites; the
anarchists who wrote the article oppose Israel for the same reasons we do,
i.e. because it's a settler-colonial state..


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> The Assad regime has won the support of fascists and far-right nationalist
> parties and organizations across Europe. These include the National Front
> (France), Forza Nuova and CasaPound (Italy), Golden Dawn and Black Lilly
> (Greece), the British National Party (UK) and the National Rebirth of
> Poland, Falanga and All Polish Youth (Poland).
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> This support can be attributed to: anti-imperialist/anti-globalism
> sentiment with a strong focus on national states (they believe the Assad
> regime protects the Syrian state against US imperialism), Islamophobia
> (they believe the Assad regime fights Islamic extremists), anti-semitism
> (they believe Assad’s regime acts as resistance to Israel). All of these
> beliefs rest on fallacy and an uncritical perpetuation of regime
> narratives.[1] They are also positions shared (although without the racist
> element) by sections of the left. Another reason is likely to be concern
> about increased Arab migration to Europe where fascists in a number of
> countries have protested against and harassed Syrian refugees.[2]
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> full: http://tahriricn.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/syria-who-are-
> assads-fascist-supporters/
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