Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 25, 2015

Syria: Peace in our time?

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 12:38 am

Source: Syria: Peace in our time?


  1. Why is he moaning that Russia have the ability to bomb anywhere they like in Syria but seems oblivious or unconcerned that Russia only got involved in this conflict directly because a whole host of NATO members had already granted themselves free reign over the skies of Syria!

    It is the same sort of hypocrisy endlessly and boringly articulated by Proyect, in his never ending and ceaseless propaganda for the US war machine.

    The West are supremacists, pure and simple.

    Comment by Simon Provertier — November 25, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

  2. Yeah his whining about Nusra is absurd given that many Nusra-allied groups are moving into the YPG-led NSF alliance. AKA it’s bringing out pro-democracy and Marxist groups which have been effectively been controlled by Nusra.

    Comment by cartoondiablo — November 26, 2015 @ 2:35 am

  3. “He” (that is I) am “moaning” because Russia is using the pretext of intervening against ISIS to attack a range of Syrian opposition groups in order to bolster Assad,and killing a lot of civilians in the process (644 as of today). I imagine you would be “moaning” if the US was using its aerial operations to bomb Hezbollah and the 4th Division. If you are so bored why are you commenting?

    Don’t follow cartoondiablo’s post – if what he said were true it would make my point about Nusra even more valid. Unfortunately it looks like a rather strange fantasy: Marxist groups controlled by Nusra? Nusra-allied forces joining the Kurds? And the YPG alliance is the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) not the NSF.

    Comment by magpie68 — November 26, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

  4. @magpie68 FSA groups have been coerced to follow Nusra Islamic codes and Sharia courts (hey Lou still support these guys?) http://puu.sh/kYyAb/6f96e055e0.jpg

    And yes, formerly Nusra-allied FSA groups have been joining the SDF, partly because Nusra has been weakened from bombings. http://syriadirect.org/news/15-opposition-groups-in-idlib-aleppo-join-sdf-forces/

    Comment by cartoondiablo — November 28, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

  5. Mr. Cartoon, I don’t put much stock in tweets. In fact I find most of the imbeciles who are hostile to the FSA much prefer to tweet than to write an in-depth analysis. It is a combination of ADHD and shitty politics, I’m afraid.

    Comment by louisproyect — November 28, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

  6. @magpie68 For a better source see the NYT

    “One [FSA] commander of a group that received antitank missiles said that some F.S.A. fighters were forced to operate them in the battle on behalf of the Nusra Front, which had captured them from American-backed groups — a turn of events that he worried would lead the United States to cut off support.”

    But obviously the latter point favors bombing Nusra if it leads to a YPG alliance rather than Nusra one.

    Comment by cartoondiablo — December 1, 2015 @ 6:42 am

  7. None of the groups rallying to the SDF banner has been “Nusra-allied”. And the short term result of this seems to have been to promote fighting between opposition grops – another danger of the scheduling of Nusra. Anyway my point was that the inclusion of Nusra on the hitlist along with ISIS would open the door for Russia to bomb wherever it wants. That is exactly what is happening. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/20-killed-russian-air-strike-syrian-market-151129082103978.html

    Comment by magpie68 — December 1, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

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