[Marxism] Fwd: Bob Fisk’s fact-free polemics on Syria
lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 1 06:30:36 MST 2015
Robert Fisk — or to mirror the style of his latest missive, let’s just
call him Bob — is convinced there aren’t 70,000 “moderate” opposition
fighters in Syria, contrary to the recent assertion of Britain’s Prime
Minister David Cameron.
Bob doesn’t present a conflicting data set — a different analysis of the
makeup of the opposition. Instead, his position rests on two pieces of
Firstly, Bob asserts, if such a force did exist, “it would already have
captured Damascus and hurled Bashar al-Assad from power.”
Assad is still in power. It therefore follows that the 70,000 fighters
don’t exist. Impeccable reasoning, some might say.
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