Once Again on Syria

One of my earlier posts argued that the civil war in Syria features, on all sides, political movements that could not be supported by Marxists. On one side was Assad, whose repressive prebendal bourgeois-bonapartist regime was propped up by Russian intervention and Iranian assistance. On the other side was a mostly disorganized assortment of groups either adhering to a reactionary Salafist view of Islam, or who accepted a client role to imperialist or regional sectarian powers whose patronage demonstrated that any political overturn of the Assad regime would not be a class gain. The post also contained a section critiquing…
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