[Marxism] Fisking Douma | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jan 5 15:40:20 MST 2020

All of Robert Fisk’s bad habits come into play in a recent Independent 
op-ed piece titled “The Syrian conflict is awash with propaganda – 
chemical warfare bodies should not be caught up in it” that is part of 
the aggressive propaganda campaign trying to absolve Bashar al-Assad 
from the chlorine gas attack in Douma last year. Along with Fisk, two 
other British journalists have been making a huge stink over alleged 
OPCW cover-ups. One is Jonathan Steele, who works for the liberal 
Guardian newspaper and the other is Christopher Hitchens’s brother 
Peter, who works for the rightwing Mail on Sunday. Their articles on 
Douma rely heavily on two OPCW whistle-blowers, Ian Henderson and 
“Alex”, who spoke at a conference sponsored by Courage Foundation, which 
is closely tied to Wikileaks. Since Julian Assange has been a long-time 
supporter of Assad, it is no surprise that his allies are doing 
everything possible to prove that jihadis organized a “false flag” in 
Douma in order to give the USA an excuse to bomb Syria.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2020/01/05/fisking-douma-2/

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