[Marxism] Fwd: Saudi Arabia, Syria and the smoking gun | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Oct 16 16:48:39 MDT 2016

For those on the left who have taken up the cause of Bashar al-Assad’s 
survival, the chosen tactic is to make the rebels seem so awful that he 
becomes a “lesser evil” by comparison in the same way that Hillary 
Clinton is in the 2016 elections. And for that tactic to succeed, it is 
essential to play up the alleged Saudi and CIA connections to the Syrian 
rebels and downplay to the vanishing point any of the goals put forward 
by the overwhelmingly peaceful and democratic opposition of early 2011. 
Most of all, you have to search for that secret document that proves 
once and for all that the Syrian revolution was no revolution at all and 
merely a proxy bid by Washington and its Wahhabi allies to destroy a 
secular state that despite its authoritarian tendencies was far better 
than al-Qaeda or ISIS. Wikileaks becomes a primary resource for the 
search for a smoking gun, the latest instance of which is a 2014 Hillary 
Clinton email that was cited by both Ben Norton and Patrick Cockburn.


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