[Marxism] Is it a lie that Assad barrel bombs Syrians?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 4 09:46:56 MST 2015

Mr. Stephen Martin,

In today's CounterPunch you describe this as a lie: "Bashir al-Assad 
‘barrel bombed’ and deployed chemical weapons against his own people?"

Aren't you aware that the Baathist amen corner party line is that he has 
barrel bombed his people? John Wight, a semi-literate propagandist 
devoted to Assad, has already explained that barrel bombs are used but 
that this is excusable in the same way that the firebombing of Dresden 
was excusable during WWII.

I would only add that the Syrian dictator's first name is Bashar, not 
Bashir. Your misspelling is excusable. Your denial that barrel bombing 
has been used is not.

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