[Marxism] Is the charge that Russia is committing human rights violations in Syria "propaganda"?
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Feb 14 14:55:02 MST 2016
Roger Annis, the one-man marching band for the Kremlin, has kept fairly
mum about Syria but with Russia's intervention you might have expected
him to beat the drums for it just as night follows day.
Over on his website that is about as outrageous as RT.com, if not more
so, he tells his readers:
"Since the announcement, the U.S. government and Western mainstream
media have engaged in an intense propaganda barrage directed at Russia,
blaming it for massive human rights violations against the Syrian
population and for deepening the instability of the U.S. domination of
Syria and the region."
You get that, comrades? There is an "intense propaganda barrage directed
at Russia", which can only be interpreted as a denial that Russia has
been bombing Aleppo over the past few weeks in a fashion that makes the
IDF bombing of Gaza pale by comparison. And all in the name of "fighting
This is a comrade who was trained in the Trotskyist movement to oppose
all forms of reaction, including the Soviet military interventions in
Hungary, Czechoslovakia et al. Did the Canadian section of the Fourth
International have a secret Marcyite faction that recruited Annis? Or
did he evolve toward this anti-Marxist crypto-Stalinist orientation all
on his own? Whatever the case, it is most unseemly.
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