[Marxism] Fwd: The war on terror and its new supporters | Leila's blog

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 7 08:27:31 MST 2015

Of course ‘terrorism’ is a blanket term which the Syrian regime employs 
against any dissent. And the main targets of Russia’s imperialist 
adventures have not been the Daesh (ISIS) fascists. Instead Russia’s 
military might is directed at Syria’s resistance militias and civilians 
living in liberated zones which have become death camps under the 
state’s scorched earth tactics and crippling blockades. It’s the working 
class suburbs and rural districts of Hama and Idlib, those that raged so 
fiercely against the regime, that are today being pounded by Russian 
airstrikes. The people attacked in Homs are those who defeated Daesh a 
year ago. More than 234 civilians including at least 83 children have 
perished under Russian airstrikes.[1] Hospitals have been targeted as 
well as bread distribution depots, civilian councils, and archaeological 
and historical sites. Tens of thousands have been driven from their 
homes, many the victims of previous displacements, now sheltering under 
trees or in caves as winter threatens.


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