[Marxism] MRZine and chlorine gas attacks
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 30 08:48:42 MDT 2014
Today, on Yoshie's blog there are four tweets from a "Marxist-Leninist"
named Phil Greaves who blames Al Qaeda and Al Nusra for such attacks on
Syrian towns and villages. These allegations are made despite the
preponderance of evidence that Baathist helicopters are responsible. For
instance, Brown Moses has a report this morning:
The local medical centre's Facebook page claims 70 were injured, and at
least one death. As with previous chlorine/ammonia attacks, it has been
claimed that the attacks involved barrel bombs dropped from helicopters,
with the medical centre claiming this is the third such attack on the
town. Videos posted on April 12th/13th and April 18th support the claim
that this is the third attack in the town.
Al-Tamanah is located 15km northeast of Kafr Zita, and 20km south of
Talmenes. Both towns were subject to a recent investigation by the
Daily Telegraph and SecureBio which confirmed high levels of chlorine
and ammonia in samples taken from the impact sites of attacks on April
11th, 18th, and 21st (click on the links for videos from those attacks).
As with the Al-Tamanah attack, and other reported chemical barrel bomb
attacks in the area, witnesses have consistently reported the use of
helicopters to drop the chemical barrel bombs used. As it stands,
around a dozen chemical barrel bomb attacks have been alleged in that
region in the last three weeks.
Now I understand that people like Phil Greaves and Yoshie Furuhashi are
lost to the left but it continues to amaze me that John Foster Bellamy
remains indifferent to the damage that MRZine does to Monthly Review's
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