[Marxism] Syrian rebel leader Idriss in Turkey, denies fleeing

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 13 05:58:47 MST 2013

On 12/13/13 7:37 AM, Marv Gandall wrote:
> Many opposition leaders and some U.S. lawmakers blame the Obama
> administration for the decline in moderate ranks, citing a lack of
> support for Gen. Idris and President Barack Obama's decision not to
> strike Syria after the regime in August allegedly used chemical
> weapons on a large scale.

What idiotic reporting. There was never any real support for the FSA, 
just some empty rhetoric. It will be interesting to see how things 
evolve in Syria, especially if the Saudis decide to equip their allies 
with MANPAD's. If the Baathists had not had an air force, the revolution 
would have succeeded by the end of 2011. That is an expression of Von 
Clausewitz's observation that war is an extension of politics by other 

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