[Marxism] Is there a 'US war on Syria'? The Syrian uprising, the Assad regime, the US and Israel | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat May 11 18:11:03 MDT 2013

On 5/11/13 7:29 PM, glparramatta wrote:
> By *Michael Karadjis*
> May 11, 2013 -- /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/
> <http://links.org.au/node/3344> -- In the wake of two Israeli airstrikes
> on targets in Syria on the June 4-5 weekend, the second causing massive
> explosions close to Damascus and killing at least several dozen Syrian
> troops, discussion rages about the aims of this aggression and the
> relationship it has to the ongoing mass uprising and civil war in Syria.

This was excellent. The one thing that continues to astonish me about 
run-of-the-mill Baathist apologetics like the kind find on PSL, wsws.org 
or Global Research is how extreme their cherry-picking is. They 
absolutely refuse to accept or even engage with any news reporting that 
undermines their "Obama is funding jihadist war against a secular 
government" analysis.

And even more depressing is the stinky journalism found on Granma 
International. This from someone named Angie Todd:

President Al-Assad has announced a new three-point plan: dialogue, a 
referendum on the future of Syria; and parliamentary elections.

In a recent interview with the UK Sunday Times he made it clear that his 
government "can engage in dialogue with the opposition but we cannot 
engage in dialogue with terrorists; we fight terrorism."

He is also realistic about the country’s situation, stating to Russia 
Today at the end of 2012, "…as long as you have continuous supply of 
terrorists, armament, logistics and everything else, it is going to be a 
long-term war."

full: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/international-i/11abr-15Syria.html

She is really a hack. Here's her PR for Mugabe: 

They might as well simply post crapola direct from the Russian or 
Iranian press agencies.

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