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

Lester Schonbrun schonbrun at gmail.com
Sat May 11 23:50:05 MDT 2013


Hack or not, how do those who claim the US is backing Assad answer her
allegation:

"In the wake of President Obama’s Middle East visit, and amid talk of
increasing U.S. ‘non-lethal assistance’ for the so-called Free Syria Army,
the *New York Times* revealed that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) has been shipping weapons to Syria via NATO-member Turkey and Jordan
since at least early 2012."


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> On 5/11/13 7:29 PM, glparramatta wrote:
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>> By *Michael Karadjis*
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>> 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.
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> 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.orgor 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.
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> And even more depressing is the stinky journalism found on Granma
> International. This from someone named Angie Todd:
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> President Al-Assad has announced a new three-point plan: dialogue, a
> referendum on the future of Syria; and parliamentary elections.
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> 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."
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> 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."
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> full: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/**international-i/11abr-15Syria.**html<http://www.granma.cu/ingles/international-i/11abr-15Syria.html>
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> She is really a hack. Here's her PR for Mugabe:
> http://www.lalkar.org/issues/**contents/jul2003/zim.html<http://www.lalkar.org/issues/contents/jul2003/zim.html>
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> They might as well simply post crapola direct from the Russian or Iranian
> press agencies.
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