[Marxism] Fwd: regarding Russian air strikes

Ron Jacobs ronj1955 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 12:09:57 MDT 2015

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From: Ron Jacobs <ronj1955 at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] regarding Russian air strikes
To: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>

You are attempting to make it seem that I am equating FSA with Assad's
military.  I am not.  At the same time, you seem to be pretending that the
"protection force" called the FSA is the same as it was before it received
millions of dollars and training from the CIA.  the FSA and its allies on
the ground and in DC, Langley, Riyadh, Ankara and elsewhere have one
goal--to get rid of Assad and replace him with a US-friendly regime.  While
the getting rid of Assad part is something I support, the latter part is
something I oppose.  I have a feeling the ultimate result if this war goes
on is either a much much larger conflict or an intensification of the
current bloody chaos.  I support negotiations without any conditions.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 10/1/15 11:44 AM, Ron Jacobs wrote:
>> There is no revolution in Syria--that's all, not in Assad's forces or in
>> the "rebel" forces.
> Fine.
> But the FSA is not committing war crimes on a massive scale. It came into
> existence to protect civilian populations from being murdered and largely
> performs the same function today as well as fighting to extend its
> influence and control over Baathist-held territory.
> If you can't distinguish between lightly armed men trying to defend Sunni
> neighborhoods in Idlib and MIG's firing missiles into apartment buildings,
> you need help.

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