[Marxism] Fwd: Syria: a country in free fall - The Hindu

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 08:31:38 MST 2016


Actually, I believe the regime change operation in Russia in 1917 
(orchestrated by German imperialism) had a toll in many millions by 
1921.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Clay Claiborne via Marxism
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:12 AM
To: Michael Karadjis
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Fwd: Syria: a country in free fall - The Hindu

Apparently by referring to any revolution as regime change, which of 
course
it is, counter revolution can be supported by so-called Marxists
On Feb 12, 2016 8:16 AM, "Louis Proyect via Marxism" <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> (Vijay Prashad believes that "Regime change has left 23 million 
> Syrians
> with no real country." That is what Malcolm X once referred to as 
> turning
> the criminal into the victim. It was Bashar al-Assad's determination 
> to
> destroy the country rather than submit to democratic and peaceful 
> change
> that led to the massive destruction that his article decries. As the 
> slogan
> of Assad's supporters put it, "Either you obey Al Assad, or we will 
> burn
> this land.")
>
> Meanwhile, at the edges of Syria, various powers — the IS being the 
> most
> obvious — are selling off Syrian resources such as oil and antiquities 
> to
> finance their own agenda. It is this fragmentation that has taken on 
> the
> appearance of permanence.
>
> While others talk of division of the country on sectarian or ethnic
> grounds, the centre suggests that the break-up has been precipitated 
> by
> socio-economic factors. The unity of Syria — long a proud part of Arab
> nationalist thought — is no longer inevitable. That unity is not going 
> to
> be compromised by a forced partition towards a peace deal. The country 
> has
> already been fragmented by the war economy. Regime change has left 23
> million Syrians with no real country. It is being slowly wiped off the 
> map.
>
>
> http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/syria-a-country-in-free-fall/article8219545.ece
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