[Marxism] Who the Russians bombed? You guessed it

Mike Sola mikesola at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 13:50:52 MDT 2015


What "Syrian activists"? Are you referring to the articles in the rather unreliable NYT today?


On 10/1/2015 9:27 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
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> 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 years.
> 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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