[Marxism] Assad's backers on the left are ignoring reality

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Tue May 7 15:42:50 MDT 2013

On May 7, 2013, at 3:29 PM, En Passant with John Passant wrote:
> Those raising false "anti-imperialist" flags to justify their  
> support for a capitalist regime involved in horrifying repression of  
> its people are ignoring reality. Israel, the key imperialist asset  
> in the region, very clearly sees the Syrian rebellion as a far worse  
> alternative to the Assad regime. Assad's Western defenders either  
> don't mention Israel at all when they list the countries they think  
> are waging "war on Syria" (and hope no-one notices the omission);  
> or, even worse, they add Israel to their list despite the evidence  
> (and hope no-one notices).

A very odd reaction to the Israeli aggressions!  It could be said  
accurately the Israel is waging war directly, the West economically,  
the Arab dictatorships by proxy as well as ideologically. None of  
which, of course, justifies a smidgen of support for Assad!

Shane Mage

"Thunderbolt steers all things." Herakleitos of Ephesos, fr. 64

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