[Marxism] Fwd: Masters of disinformation
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 29 14:00:59 MST 2016
The Syrian conflict has several narratives, all of which are jostling
for media supremacy. In the end, the one that is being heard most
clearly is that of Bashar al Assad. If this were not the case, he and
his Iranian and Russian allies would not have been able to recapture
Aleppo in the shadow of worldwide disinterest.
There are many reasons why it has happened like this. One is that those
left-wingers in the West, who often like to present themselves as being
against war and in favour of peace, have taken sides with Assad and
Putin. What we are talking about here are primarily groups that believe
themselves to be "anti-imperialist", "critical" or "alternative" – and
who are presently celebrating the capture of Aleppo as a "liberation".
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