Syria: Recolonization? Revolution?
July 19, 2012
Tariq Ali has said the situation in Syria is one of Western attempts at recolonization and that the solution should be intra-Syrian negotiations with the Assad government.
Leftists at the Syria Freedom Forever site say:
that the bulk of the armed opposition in Syria is self-armed
"The far majority of the armed opposition groups are struggling against the regime with basic equipment (including army Kalashnikov, Dragunov sniper rifle, machine gun PKT and rocket launchers RPG-7) stolen or purchased from the corrupt Syrian army."
and that the imperialists want to keep the regime in place
"The solution regarding the Syrian revolution has always been the same: to keep the structure of the regime intact, while the only debate is on Bachar Al Assadís fate. All the major powers do not indeed see any advantage in the collapse of the Syrian regime because of its lengthy collaboration with western imperialism"
and that all rebel groups oppose negotiations with Assad
"All the forces on the ground refuse any dialogue with the regime. The minimum and first demands are the overthrow of Bachar Al Assad and his close associates, a transition government, the establishment of all civil liberties, the end of the repression, the liberation of political prisoners and the return of opponents in exile."
and that Palestinian refugees in Syria are joining in the fight against Assad
"Yarmouk refugee Camp has witnessed huge demonstrations Friday July 13th against the regime"
I don't know anything about the authors of the site, but it does talk in the laguage of the anti-imperialist Left.
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