[Marxism] Redline articles on Imperialism and the Middle East

Jeff meisner at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 13 12:06:52 MDT 2016


On 2016-09-13 06:21, Philip Ferguson via Marxism wrote:
> 
> https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/imperialism-and-the-middle-east/

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?

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/the-syrian-dilemma/

.....  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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