[Marxism] Fwd: The Corruption Revealed in the Panama Papers Opened the Door to Isis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 11 07:26:55 MDT 2016

(Patrick Cockburn lets the truth slip out.)

In Syria since the turn of the century, for instance, the rural 
population and the urban poor no longer enjoyed the limited benefits 
they had previously received under an equally harsh but more egalitarian 
regime. By 2011, President Bashar al-Assad’s first cousin Rami Makhlouf 
was reported to be a dominant player in 60 per cent of the Syrian 
economy and to have a personal worth of $5 billion.


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