I think this is one
of the better analysis of the situation in
I have yet to see. -សតិវ អតុ Syria
Professor Domenico Losurdo pinpoints several inconsistencies in the Western rhetoric against
They reveal that the problem is not where we think it is and that the discourse
aims to justify a war, not to report the facts. Syria
By Domenico Losurdo
What is the nature of the conflict that has engulfed
in recent months? Through this article, I wish to invite all those who uphold
the cause of peace and democracy in international relations to ask themselves a
few basic questions, which, for my part, I will try to respond to by giving the
limelight to newspapers and journalists which can not be suspected of
complicity with the leadership in Damascus.
1. In the first place, it would be advisable to find out what the conditions prevailing in this Middle Eastern country were before the Assads (father and son) and the current regime came to power in 1970. Well, before then, "the
Syrian Republic was a weak and unstable state, an arena in
which regional and international rivalries were played out;" the events of
recent months have pushed Syria
back to its "pre-1970 state." Such are the terms used by Itamar
Rabinovitch, former Israeli ambassador to Washington, in The International Herald
The first conclusion that can be drawn is: The revolt supported primarily by
the United States and the
European Union could push Syria
back to a semi-colonial condition.
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