[Marxism] Who attacked a UN/Red Crescent aid convoy?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Oct 11 07:05:57 MDT 2016


Professor Sussman,

In your Counterpunch article today, you write:

"When a UN convoy in Syria was hit a few days later, the State 
Department immediately blamed Russia regardless of the fact that they no 
evidence for the claim. The so-called “canons of journalism” are 
suspended when it comes to reporting on Russia, China, and other 
countries in America’s demonography."

As someone who evidently regards Russia as more trustworthy, what is 
your take on their military's statement: "There are no craters, while 
the vehicles have their chassis intact and they have not been severely 
damaged, which would have been the case from an airstrike… All of the 
video footage demonstrates that the convoy caught fire.”

I invite you to look at the images of the aftermath of the attack on the 
convoy at 
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2016/09/21/aleppo-un-aid-analysis/.

Does this look like the convoy "caught fire" and that the vehicles were 
left with their "chassis intact"? How does a convoy catch fire anyhow? 
Was someone smoking a cigarette carelessly? Finally, how does someone 
who obviously was capable of getting tenure write such unmitigated bullshit?






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