[Marxism] Fwd: Sonali Kolhatkar: A Poet Captures the Devastation of the Syrian War - Sonali Kolhatkar - Truthdig

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 9 07:09:45 MDT 2015

(A rare pro-rebel article from the liberal left.)

Yet there are clear violators of human rights in the war, and Assad is 
the worst of them. Appallingly, some on the left have defended the Assad 
regime despite his long and undemocratic hold on power, as well as his 
well-documented use of barrel bombs, sarin gas and other hideous 
instruments of mass killing. Despite the confusing number of sides in 
the war, Offendum agrees that the Syrian government has left little 
doubt about its immorality. Islamic State is also a clear violator of 
human rights—of that there is no doubt, simply because brutality is 
central to the group’s raison d’être. The targets of both Assad and 
Islamic State are ordinary, innocent Syrians.


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