[Marxism] Fwd: The left and East Ghouta | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Fri Mar 9 07:58:42 MST 2018
While reports filter out of East Ghouta about suffering on a massive
scale reminiscent of the siege of Leningrad in 1941, some on the left
support Assad’s war crimes because they see them as necessary for
winning the war on terror just as Germans supported the war on
Bolshevism back then.
Three of Assad’s leading defenders are associated with Alternet’s Gray
Zone, a project initiated by Max Blumenthal who was soon joined by Ben
Norton and Rania Khalek in churning out talking points for the Baathist
dictatorship. Perhaps the rumor mill’s whispers are correct that the
Gray Zone has gotten the axe. That would explain why the three have used
other mediums to defend a harsh but necessary siege.
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