April 21, 2012 · 0 Comments
New York Times
In an editorial in today’s New York Times, (Assad’s Lies, 21 April, 2012), the writer accuses Bashar al-Assad of reneging on his promises for a cease-fire. It is hard to believe the hypocrisy expressed when it is the US and Nato forces that are supporting the insurgents with arms and money to keep them fighting the legitimate powers that govern Syria. Assad is doing nothing more than attempt to prevent a foreign intervention from overturning his government. It is not Assad who began this revolution, it is the imperial powers that wish to extend their hegemony in this resource rich part of the world. If one wants to end the killing and bloodshed, I would say it is up those powers to end their backing for the illegitimate rebels and encourage them to retreat from their aggression. One can only imagine what the US government would do if it found that foreign insurgents were behind the OWS movement in the United States. The repression in US cities of OWS is bad enough against unarmed, peaceful resistance to the oligarchical powers right at home.