[Marxism] Fwd: The Salafist and the human rights activist

Louis Proyect 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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