[Marxism] Fwd: In the Middle East, our enemy's enemy must be our friend - Voices - The Independent

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 14:44:02 MDT 2015


When I lived in Egypt, roughly half of my friends were Syrian refugees. I
could not figure out any sort of consensus, the only consensus appeared to
be that everything was fucked and that there was nobody worth supporting.
That being said I'll look into the doc

- Amith

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 4/12/15 4:33 PM, A.R. G wrote:
>
>>
>> I am weary of trying to read too much into anti-imperialist writing. It
>> is difficult to find an appropriate position re: Syria. If you go too
>> far in one direction, you're "pro-Assad". If you go too far in the
>> other, you're an imperialist. Reminds me of the space (or lack thereof)
>> prior to the US invasion of Iraq, wherein you were either with the war
>> or with the regime. "Neither" never appears to be an option with
>> articulate spokespeople.
>>
>>
> Maybe the answer is to find out more about what Syrians think. You've
> invested considerable time into understanding the Palestinian POV. I think
> that the Syrians deserve the same kind of consideration. I'd start with the
> documentary "Return to Homs" that is now available on Vimeo for $3.99:
>
> https://vimeo.com/ondemand/returntohoms
>
>



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