I am reblogging this. Read and make up your own mind. I have no idea what is happening in Syria, nor anywhere else.
I do know this, I can’t trust the alt media anymore than I can trust the mainstream.
I am fucking fed up with all of this shit! I wish I could quit, but that doesn’t work. So I guess I’m just stuck in this limbo, which pretty much describes the rest of my life, as well.
Norm’s note: what follows is a sample of the kinds of effusions from people that Will Morrow has described as “the Australian pseudo-left.” I’m not going to tell you what to think about it. But I’m obviously inviting you to read it so as to be able to make your own assessment of it. But before you once and forever and preemptively dismiss that a revolutionary movement could ever have broken out in Syria in 2011, you really need to read this masterful piece of analysis by Dr. Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrews: “Syria: from ‘authoritarian upgrading’ to revolution?” Because ‘facts’ ought really to matter, right?
The Western left and the Syrian war
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