[Marxism] Fwd: Everyone connected with the abomination in Aleppo will pay a heavy price - The Washington Post

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 16 18:52:49 MST 2016

And yes, today’s victors face costs. Aleppo is but the latest Syrian 
crime scene where evidence of gross violations of international 
humanitarian law has been gathered and placed in safe hands. Obviously, 
there is no accountability today for those who target homes, hospitals, 
schools, marketplaces and humanitarian convoys. But the evidence will 
hang over the heads of the perpetrators so long as they breathe.

Then there is the cost of material rebuilding. If Assad and his 
entourage continue to sit atop a shattered state, whose taxpayers will 
pour hundreds of billions of dollars into Syria? The regime itself may 
have little interest in reconstruction: a Levantine North Korea is 
probably good enough for the family. Will Moscow and Tehran be able to 
sustain someone content to roost atop the ruins? As matters now stand, 
to the victors belong the spoiled. Russia and Iran should budget for 
reconstruction so long as the corrupt Assad regime waits with its hands 


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