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

Lester Schonbrun schonbrun at gmail.com
Tue May 14 12:54:58 MDT 2013


Jeff wrote: "The only good to have come out of these exchanges, is that I
now can begin to understand how millions of well-meaning communists in the
1930's could have "known" without question that Trotsky was an agent of
fascism, and acted accordingly."

I've learned from these exchanges that some countries (e.g. Cuba, Iran),
and factions close to the action (e.g. Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian Marxists)
see the events in Syria as US-led destabilization, rather than repression
of a popular revolution.  These countries and factions have had
considerable experience with US-led destabilization efforts, and it's not
clear why they would side with Assad, if the opposition is truly more
progressive.

Les.


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