WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
Note on Syria, the media, and the hypocrisy of the Western "Left" by Uruk Net
Night demo would be world news if left was doing it. Left media as corrupt as right media.
Nobody is calling for a western intervention in Syria. But not only the US doesn't destabilize Syrian fascist regime, but it de facto support it! And for this reason the western press is downplaying and even hiding the massacre of Syrian people. As for that little obscene thing called western "radical left " (and i too am a far leftist, even if am ashamed to confess it) , it is literally cheer-leading for the Syrian butchery and claims that Syrian revolution is all a KSA/US/Israel/Jordan/Hariri/MB/Turkey's plot (without showing any evidence of its crazy claims). Many "leftist" (?) people are justifying Assad's massacres because the MB is part of the protesters, It's true that the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood strongly supports the protests and accused Assad of "genocide". And so what? When the MB supported the Egyptian protests, everybody defended it, said they were democratic and not radical Islamists and so on. Now, suddenly, in Syria the MB guys has become criminal "Salafis", and seems it's fine to slaughter them in cold blood. I don't like the MB, but even less like the butchery of unarmed protests. And in any case, the so-called "left" missed an insignificant detail: Assad is not fighting against the US, but against his own people. Assad is not anti-US and I thought that everybody at this point had understood that Obama (let alone Israel) does NOT want a regime change in Syria . But even if Assad was anti-US, Syrian regime would be fascist all the same: the Syrian conflict is not "Assad against the US", but "repressive State machine against the people". One can't choose a fascist dictatorship against the revolutionary people saying that this fascist dictatorship is enemy of another fascist state: anti-fascism means just anti-fascism , not supporting a vicious form of fascism against the people because it would oppose another vicious form of fascism (and i repeat, it isn't even true that Assad's regime opposes the US one). Refusing to stand with the Syrian people , and instead standing steadfast with the murderous machinery that is shooting the people in the streets and torturing children to death, is de facto a far-rightist choice.
Smiling syrian shaheed Mothers only son (Lefties hate shaheed)
Anybody not standing with the people, in this very unambiguous people-v-state situation , are standing with the vicious FASCIST dictatorship the Syrians have had to endure. And trying to justify the support for the repressive and bloodthirsty dictatorship against the revolutionary people alleging - without the slightest evidence - that the people are fueled by some obscure Saudi/Israel/US/Jordan/Hariri/MB/turkey's conspiracy, means to deny that the people are able to self -determine and to make political choices. And finally i add that crimes against humanity (since Syrian regime didn't only violate human rights: it just committed crimes against humanity ) are crimes against humanity everywhere and should always be condemned and not praised or justified. One doesn't need to be a leftist or an anti-fascist to condemn a Nazi-like regime that castrates and tortures to death children : it's enough to be a decent human being. Therefore the support for the murderous Syrian state machine against the revolutionary people has showed the definitive not only political and moral, but also HUMAN bankruptcy of that thing called "western radical left".
Syrian Muslims become shaheed at another shaheed's funeral. Lefties including Iran and Lebanese look down on these shaheed
Recommended reading by Hamid Dabashi that's regarding the 2008 election uprising in Iran and the hypocrisy of Leftists in general and Asaad Abukhalil in particular.