[Marxism] Fwd: Response to Tareq Ali 2015, or the need for internationalist solidarity | Syria Freedom Forever – سوريا الحرية للأبد

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 30 08:17:16 MST 2015

Tareq Ali has spoken at a Stop the War rally in London on November 28, 
2015, on the need to oppose any Western interventions in Syria. He did 
so by propagating, again, conspiracies views and actually legitimizing 
Russian imperialist interventions in Syria.[1]

Once again, as these words came out from an important figure of the 
International left, I feel it is necessary to answer and contradict them 
and for others to see that this is not an opinion shared by all among 
progressive groups and personalities. Above all, it is also necessary to 
defend the Syrian revolution and the millions of people that have 
suffered for their struggle for freedom and dignity against all forms of 
tyrannies: firstly against the Assad regime and its allies, and then 
against Daech and Islamic fundamentalist forces such as Jabhat Al Nusra 
and others. This is why I will deconstruct several moments of the speech 
of Tareq Ali and demonstrate that not only his analysis and information 
on the Syrian revolution is plainly wrong, but that also his so called 
strategy to fight Daech is wrong and doomed to fail. I had to add 
several other points after Tareq Ali posted on facebook a TV conference 
in response “For all those who have been deliberately misinterpreting my 
speech outside Downing Street on Wednesday, here is my position on 
Syria, explained at length”.[2] On many aspects this has not changed the 
key elements he expressed in the rally.


More information about the Marxism mailing list