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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let's you and him fight

U-Cal prof As'ad AbuKhalil breaks down the Syria clusterf* for you.

Point number 1 (and I said it here before), the "moderate, progressive" Free Syrian Army is and always has been bogus. They are a small conglomeration of various people who ducked under the umbrella in order to get U.S. support. Many moderate factions are actually allied with the Assad regime (which was always secular, NB). For the most part, the contending rebel factions represent various strains of Wahabism.

Then you have and Iran vs. Saudi proxy war, a Saudi vs. Qatari proxy war, the Sunni vs. Shia thing which was mostly conjured up by the Saudis as part of proxy number 1, U.S. vs. Russia but that's inoperative now because it was about deposing Assad which is no longer the issue, Lebanese factions, Moslem Brotherhood vs. localized factions . . .

The point is, it doesn't have a damn thing to do with the U.S. or Islam vs. Christendom or any of the other bullshit you have been told. And it certainly is not the job of the U.S. to straighten it out, with bombs or otherwise. So just stop it.

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