[Marxism] Fwd: MRZine and the White Helmets

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 1 09:26:00 MDT 2016

On 10/1/16 11:13 AM, Mike Sola via Marxism wrote:
> I asked what I think is a legitimate question.

Sorry, I had you confused with another Mike.

In terms of your question, I have no problem with the White Helmets 
getting $23 million from the State Department. In fact, I have had no 
problem with the USA giving money to the FSA that used it to buy 
weapons. I only wish that the USA had kept its fucking money and 
withdrew the CIA agents stationed on the Syrian border whose job it was 
to prevent MANPAD's from reaching the rebels.

The USA also armed and trained Mao and Ho Chi Minh's fighters during 
WWII for that matter:

While Ho Chi Minh was in Paise attempting to revitalize the Dong Minh 
Hoi, a U.S. military intelligence officer arrived in Kunming to join the 
OSS unit there. Captain Archimedes “Al” Patti had served in the European 
Theater until January 1944, when he was transferred to Washington, D.C., 
and appointed to the Indochina desk at OSS headquarters. A man of 
considerable swagger and self-confidence, Patti brought to his task a 
strong sense of history and an abiding distrust of the French and their 
legacy in colonial areas. It was from the files in Washington, D.C. that 
he first became aware of the activities of the Vietminh Front and its 
mysterious leader, Ho Chi Minh.


And you are right. I have no idea who you are and what your politics 
are. But when you make a stink about people rescuing people from bombed 
out buildings at the very moment hospitals are being targeted in East 
Aleppo, I can put two and two together.

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