[Marxism] Fwd: Masters of disinformation

Louis Proyect 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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