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Detached ‘Leftist’ academics, notably Gilbert Achcar, paint mercenary killers as freedom-loving liberals [RADIO INTERVIEW]

Jan 11, 2016, Taylor Report

Stephen Gowans, political analyst and speaker, socialist historian, logician.

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What they sell you on Syria is different from what internal U.S. documents say.

It isn’t Sunni vs. Shia in Syria: most Sunnis fight on the side of the government, against jihadist mercenaries from 100 countries.

U.S. documents acknowledge the ‘rebels’ lack support on the ground in Syria, with Bashar Al-Assad as the leading popular figure. There are no ‘moderate’ opposition fighters, and the opposition is constructed by the U.S. government.

The CIA trained 10,000 fighter-advisors who went into Syria and became enmeshed with the most virulent extremist organizations in the entire world, including Al-Qaeda. The U.S. has also admitted ISIS’ usefulness in weakening the Syrian government.

Opposition to the ongoing and illegal U.S. intervention in Syria should be a no-brainer for activists in the West, but too many have drunk the ‘Syrian rebel’ Kool-Aid.

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