[Marxism] Hezbollah: US Not in Favour of Destabilizing Syrian Gov’t
lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 11 11:26:52 MST 2014
On 11/11/14 1:05 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:
> That's your basis for claiming that the US government sees the FSA as a
> bunch of dirty commies?
The USA is absolutely opposed to democratic revolutions as well as
socialist revolutions. It has a class interest in bourgeois democracy or
bourgeois dictatorships just as long as the bourgeoisie is in the
driver's seat. It seeks a stable environment for investments primarily.
Until the Arab Spring hit Syria, there was every likelihood that the
Baathists would become a reliable partner because of its neoliberal
policies. Unlike so many on the left who never bothered to read a
newspaper, I took the trouble to read about the USA and Syria prior to
March 2011. If it hadn't been for those inconvenient protests, the
process indicated below would have born fruit. From July 4, 2009 NYT:
The Obama administration has been wooing Syria. The administration is
sending an American ambassador to Damascus after a four-year break
caused by accusations of Syrian involvement in terrorism. Mr. Obama’s
Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, became the highest-level American
official to visit Damascus since 2005, and he acknowledged Syria’s
significance, saying that it had a central role to play in forging a
In a separate interview with Sky News, Mr. Assad’s wife, Asma, said she
believed that the Syrian and American leaders could work together.
“The fact that President Obama is young — well, President Assad is also
very young as well — so maybe it is time for these young new leaders to
make a difference in the world,” she said.
> I could start listing reasons the US might not want Syria to become a
> failed state on a par with Libya and not finish for a while.
I always get a chuckle out of this sort of thing. The USA intervened in
Libya in order to turn it into a client state like Panama after Bush
invaded to get rid of Noriega. Those ornery Libyans don't know how to
behave like proper puppets.
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