[Marxism] Subject: The “Final Offensive” In Syria by Putin and Assad

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Sep 15 12:43:29 MDT 2018

On 9/15/18 2:37 PM, Matthew Harvey via Marxism wrote:
> These pieces bring to mind Robert Fisk’s first hand reportage in the Indy from a few days ago. He makes so definitive claims but says he saw no signs of massed armies around Idlib.
> https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-last-battle-idlib-robert-fisk-latest-a8530796.html%3famp

There was no big contingent of foot soldiers in East Aleppo or East 
Ghouta either. If the attack begins, it will be the same as before. Jets 
and helicopters bombing indiscriminately, a tactic perfected by Putin in 
Grozny and by his pal Netanyahu in Gaza. The difficulty is that there is 
no place for people to go except into Turkey. Turkey, however, is 
overburdened by refugees as it is. That is why Erdogan is resisting 
Putin and Assad's offensive even though he has zero interest in putting 
up too much of a resistance to state powers he clearly has mutual 
interests with.

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