[Marxism] Syrian opposition reveals its real nature
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Sun Sep 1 21:37:00 MDT 2013
The "free world"? The "democratic world"? Urging the U.S. To "send a
message" to "dictatorships like Iran and North Korea"? Could the
"respectable" opposition be any bigger lackeys of imperialism if they tried?
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syria's opposition called on Sunday on the U.S.
congress to approve military action against President Bashar al-Assad and
said any intervention should be accompanied with more arms for the rebels.
"Dictatorships like Iran and North Korea are watching closely to see how the
free world responds to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against
the Syrian people," the Syrian opposition coalition said in a statement
issued in Istanbul.
"If the free world fails to respond to such an outrageous breach of
international norms, dictators around the world will be encouraged in their
efforts to follow the example set by Assad," it said.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he would seek congressional
consent before taking action against Damascus for its apparent use of
chemical weapons, a move likely to delay an attack for at least 10 days.
The opposition said international inaction over the conflict in Syria, now
in its third year, had emboldened Assad and allowed the violence to
"During the past two and half years, the democratic world has offered only
condolences and promises while Assad's regime, supported by its allies in
Iran and Russia, has been busy killing Syria's democratic hopes," the
"Any possible military action should be carried out in conjunction with an
effort to arm the Free Syrian Army. This will be vital in restraining Assad
and ending the killing and chaos he wants to spread throughout the region."
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