[Marxism] Redline articles on Imperialism and the Middle East
meisner at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 13 12:06:52 MDT 2016
On 2016-09-13 06:21, Philip Ferguson via Marxism wrote:
Well this is just an index of previous articles, and indeed the one I'm
quoting from below is from 2013. But if you simply repost an old article
without further comment, it's tantamount to just publishing it today. So
is this really what you believe? Have you learnt nothing from the
information and sharp analyses posted on this list?
..... While there is a secular, liberal opposition to Assad, these are
not the kind of social forces prepared to take up arms. Islamic
fundamentalists, however, were prepared to do so. So, unsurprisingly,
the armed struggle against Assad was and still is dominated by the
Islamic-extremists who fight Assad not for being corrupt and oppressive
but primarily for being Alawite......
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