Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

March 9, 2018

The left and East Ghouta

Filed under: Counterpunch,Syria — louisproyect @ 2:58 pm
East Ghouta
COUNTERPUNCH, March 9, 2018

While reports filter out of East Ghouta about suffering on a massive scale reminiscent of the siege of Leningrad in 1941, some on the left support Assad’s war crimes because they see them as necessary for winning the war on terror just as Germans supported the war on Bolshevism back then.

Three of Assad’s leading defenders are associated with Alternet’s Gray Zone, a project initiated by Max Blumenthal who was soon joined by Ben Norton and Rania Khalek in churning out talking points for the Baathist dictatorship. Perhaps the rumor mill’s whispers are correct that the Gray Zone has gotten the axe. That would explain why the three have used other mediums to defend a harsh but necessary siege.

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5 Comments »

  1. […] This piece merits reading in full but these extracts can give a taste of this deeply thought out and heartfelt article. […]

    Pingback by The Left and Solidarity with East Ghouta. | Tendance Coatesy — March 10, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

  2. 465,000 Syrian dead
    6,000,000 internally displaced
    5,000,000 refugees
    580 Al Qaeda controlled East Ghouta dead

    The CIA and Mossad started this “civil” war and contested the government with a vicious, largely mercenary army until Russia intervened. Make sure not to use the figures above when you’re sticking your nose up Yinon Plan promoting Joshua Frank’s ass.

    Comment by Kevin Bartelme — March 11, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

  3. Hi, Kevin. Did you go off your meds? Tsk-tsk. You know that your psychiatrist warned you that if you stopped taking Haldol, you’d begin hallucinating again.

    Comment by louisproyect — March 11, 2018 @ 8:42 pm

  4. Your article missed the critical points about the War in Syria. This is a proxy war involving Saudi Arabia, Qatar, America,Iran , Turkey and Russian. There are no two sides here, they are multiple and all aim for control and power in some shape or form. Secondly this is a WAR and when in war you do anything to win. Remember how the West won the 2 world war or shall I remind you of the nuking of two cities and its civilian population in Japan and the death and destruction on both sides in Europe. Lastly, if you are promoting free speech why attack Kevin for his comment or free speech stops when one is in disagreement with you?

    Comment by waed sboul — March 12, 2018 @ 4:32 am

  5. Remember how the West won the 2 world war or shall I remind you of the nuking of two cities and its civilian population in Japan and the death and destruction on both sides in Europe.

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    Sure. Assad is the 21st Century’s Adolf Hitler.

    And you have some fucking balls telling me to be civil and tolerant with Kevin who wrote that I was sticking my nose up Joshua Frank’s ass.

    Comment by louisproyect — March 12, 2018 @ 12:06 pm


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