[Marxism] Why Syrians become refugees

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jun 27 07:29:31 MDT 2016

Dr. Michael Hudson,

In interviews with Chris Hedges and Gregory Wilpert, you assert that it 
is jihadists armed by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that is driving 
Syrians to leave the country. Would you take such a fact-free approach 
when it comes to the global economy?

On October 10, 2015 the Independent reported on the findings of the 
Berlin Social Science Center. Based on a survey of 889 Syrians who fled 
to Germany, it was revealed that twice as many refugees blamed President 
Assad’s military response to peaceful demonstrations for the country’s 
woes than on the jihadists. And even more tellingly, 489 of the 889 
surveyed called for a no-fly zone to stop barrel bombs in order to 
reduce the emigration flow. Meanwhile, 49 thought the answer was to 
support Assad.

I simply do not understand why otherwise intelligent people such as 
yourself and Seymour Hersh can turn into blithering idiots when it comes 
to the subject of Syria.

Yours truly,

Louis Proyect

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