[Marxism] Who the Russians bombed? You guessed it

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 1 07:27:24 MDT 2015

So we are told that Russia's goal was to destroy ISIS in Syria in order 
to tilt the scales in favor of multiculturalism, Enlightenment values 
and being clean-shaven. But who do they bomb the first chance they get? 
The FSA, of course. In terms of the reference to the FSA being 
"Western-backed", that should read "verbally Western-backed".

Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1 2015:

Syrian activists said the town of Talbiseh, about 10 miles north of the 
city of Homs, along with several surrounding villages bore the brunt of 
the bombardment. The area has been besieged by regime forces for several 

At least 27 people, including six children and five women, were killed 
in the strikes on Talbiseh, opposition activists said.

The dominant factions in Talbiseh and the nearby town of al-Rastan are 
tied to the Free Syrian Army, the Western-backed rebel umbrella group 
that includes many Syrian army defectors.

The commander of one FSA faction named Tajamu al-Ezzeh said Russian 
warplanes targeted his fighters in Hama province, according to a video 
statement released by the group. It wasn’t possible to independently 
verify the claim.

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