[Marxism] Fwd: The Salafist and the human rights activist
lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 13 05:02:17 MST 2014
Wherever the regime has been driven out, the people breathe freedom.
Curriculums are rewritten, town councillors are elected, newspapers are
published and cultural centres are set up – all developments that the
West favours, but does not support, even though the huge bombing raids
on residential areas of Homs in February 2012 leave no one in any doubt
that Assad will use any weapons at his disposal to stay in power.
The argument that in 2012, it was not clear who was fighting whom in
Syria is just a lame excuse. At this time, Syrian Islamists like Alloush
were just starting to get organised, and there were only very isolated
pockets of foreign jihadists in the country. Instead of giving the many
different local rebel groups the money, training and weapons they needed
to create an alternative Syrian army, they were left to fight amongst
themselves over supplies.
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