Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

September 10, 2013

Rush Limbaugh cites Global Research

Filed under: Syria — louisproyect @ 11:31 pm
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“There is evidence — mounting evidence — that the rebels in Syria did indeed frame Assad for the chemical attack,” conservative talk show host RUSH LIMBAUGH told his audience on Sept. 3. “But not only that, but Obama, the regime, may have been complicit in it. Mounting evidence that the White House knew and possibly helped plan the Syrian chemical weapon attack by the opposition!”

Limbaugh’s cited an article by YOSSAF BODANSKY on GLOBAL RESEARCH, a conspiracy website that has advanced a pro-Assad message during the current crisis. “How can the Obama administration continue to support and seek to empower the opposition which had just intentionally killed some 1,300 innocent civilians?” Bodansky asked.

Bodansky is an ally of Bashar’s uncle, Rifaat al-Assad — he pushed him as a potential leader of Syria in 2005. Rifaat is the black sheep of the Assad family: He spearheaded the Syrian regime’s brutal crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1980s, but then was forced into exile after he tried to seize power from his brother, President Hafez al-Assad, in 1983. Despite his ouster, however, Rifaat is just as hostile to a Sunni Islamist takeover as other members of the Assad family — a position Bodansky appears to share. Ending Alawite rule in Syria, Bodansky wrote on another pro-Assad website, “will cause cataclysmic upheaval throughout the greater Middle East.”

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  1. I’m no expert on Syria or its politics but from all the evidence I can muster the fact that nobody disputes the areas that were gassed were from historic neighborhoods of resistance from the outset speaks volumes.

    I repeat some deductive logic.

    The gas victims were from areas known to be centers of resistance from jump street. Thus it makes sense that some regime elements, who knows how far up (but how far up is irrelevant) understandably decided on some pay back.

    Sure it’s plausible that some covert entity other than the regime staged the incident to implicate Assad but what doesn’t make sense is the idea that some FSA fighters got ahold of this shit and allegedly bungled the complicated deployment of so much Sarin gas munitions that killed a bunch of their neighborhood sympathizers.

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — September 11, 2013 @ 1:00 am

  2. Limbaugh cites globalresearch. What’s next? O’reilly citing WSWS.org? lol.

    Comment by Bankotsu — September 11, 2013 @ 3:58 am

  3. […] Guess who else likes this Bodansky/VIPS conspiracy theory that blames the rebels and lets the Assad dictatorship off the hook? Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh! On 3 September 2013, Limbaugh told his audience: […]

    Pingback by Ray McGovern’s source? Plagiarized from Global Resarch’s toilet bowl | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist — September 12, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

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