[Marxism] The coming death blow

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 22:16:35 MDT 2018


Leila al Shami, co-author of "Burning Country" writes about the mass
slaughter that seems to be on the way in Idlib. She explains the falsity of
the claim that HTS - the fundamentalist group - has taken over the province.

"The Syrian regime is determined to reconquer all of the territory it has
lost. Aided by Russian bombers and Iranian troops, and emboldened by its
success in terrorizing the populations of Ghouta and Daraa into submission,
President Bashar al-Assad’s government is now preparing to attack Idlib,
the last remaining province outside of his control. Idlib is home to some
three million people, about half of them displaced, or forcibly evacuated,
to the province from elsewhere. Many are crowded into unsanitary camps or
sleeping in the open.

In recent days
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/30/syrian-war-un-warns-russia-iran-and-turkey-against-battle-in-idlib>,
regime troops have massed on Idlib’s border and leaflets have been dropped
on residential areas calling on Syrians to accept “reconciliation” or face
the consequences. Meanwhile, Russia has been sending reinforcements to its
naval base in Tartus...."
See the entire article here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/opinion/idlib-syria-jihadists-democracy.html
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