Monday, April 29, 2013

'Lefties' for 'al Qaeda'

"Solidarity with Syria"  I'm sorry to see Ilan Pappé on the list.

"Islamist Rebels Create Dilemma on Syria Policy" (bearing in mind that this is one axis of the Jewish billionaire propaganda system, albeit correct in this case; my emphasis in red):
"Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline radical groups, is stocked with commanders who want to infuse Islamic law into a future Syrian government.

Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of."
"The Islamist character of the opposition reflects the main constituency of the rebellion, which has been led since its start by Syria’s Sunni Muslim majority, mostly in conservative, marginalized areas. The descent into brutal civil war has hardened sectarian differences, and the failure of more mainstream rebel groups to secure regular arms supplies has allowed Islamists to fill the void and win supporters.

The religious agenda of the combatants sets them apart from many civilian activists, protesters and aid workers who had hoped the uprising would create a civil, democratic Syria.

When the armed rebellion began, defectors from the government’s staunchly secular army formed the vanguard. The rebel movement has since grown to include fighters with a wide range of views, including Qaeda-aligned jihadis seeking to establish an Islamic emirate, political Islamists inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood and others who want an Islamic-influenced legal code like that found in many Arab states."
Progressives - real progressives - in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s (although things started to go wrong in the 60s) never had this muddle-headed problem in figuring out what they were really promoting.  In this case they are unquestionably promoting the human rights standards of the Middle Ages.
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