[Marxism] "American Death Spiral in the Middle East"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 6 15:07:21 MST 2013

On 11/6/13 4:25 PM, Shane Mage wrote:
> Anyone who actually read it would know that, according to this (of
> course anonymously sourced) article, "that year" was 2011 when
> "everyone" expected Assad to fall quickly! If Obama wasn't
> "envisioning...military intervention" two months ago he certainly ought
> not to have told Hollande to get his attack aircraft fueled and ready to
> take off!

Obama was forced to react to Bashar al-Assad. Once an American president 
states that there is a "red line" that must not be crossed, he has to 
resort to some kind of military posturing. If there had not been an 
attack of such major proportions in Ghouta, the White House would have 
remained with its arms folded as it had for the past 2 years. Of course, 
there are many  people on the left who believed that the rebels were 
responsible for the chemical attack in a "false flag" operation in order 
to drag America into a war. Don't ask them for an analysis of the 
evidence, however. It is like asking a Jehovah's Witness for proof of 
god. Some things are just taken as faith.

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