The US had already won the war in Japan, but they still nuclear bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki…
And it is nice to see that the left has rejected all forms of international solidarity and only person in the whole world that the left now trusts is Putin. No doubt you will cheer on Assad’s next step - the genocide of the Kurdish socialists in Rojava.
You are a fascist. There is only one thing to do with fascists like you - and that is to kill them all.
‘Stating that Assad and his military thugs, since 2011 have accrued the worst record for crimes against humanity in the 21st century (yes - worse than the US in Iraq) does not imply, in any way support for US military intervention anywhere.’
Nope, I dont like to compare one criminal against another, but the numbers killed by Israelis since 2011 - few thousand, absolutely pales in comparison to Assad and Russian forces in Syria. Which are also about 7-8 times those killed in US airstrikes according to the Syrian Observatory for Human rights.
And no, Assad is not an “anti imperialist” - he has deliberately played a cat-game with extremist Islamist adversaries so that he can he can crush the Syrian secular left - which he sees as the far more serious threat to his throne. Once peace is restored, he will exterminate the Kurdish poeple to eliminate their socialist experiment, then continue with his corrupt neoliberal program of funneling all Syrian wealth to himself - Just like Putin does in Russia.
But then, are any of the Common Dreams commenters here even pretending to be socialist leftists anymore?
Please, if you have even a single cell of open-mindedness left in your brain, read this:
He’s a solid, progressive, peace-maker, just like Russia’s authoritarian and oligarchic head of state. I don’t know why you can’t see that, Yunz. Oh yeah, and we should be greatful the 2016 peace candidate is calling the shots.
thanks for this. I’m not surprised if it was the UK, since they’re sort of turning chemical attack frame-ups into a sort of Tory specialty. The Skripal case has completely fallen to pieces, largely because of the testimony of medical people in the area contradicting the bulk of the governments chemical claims. But, again, an accusation isn’t proof, so I’ll wait and see how this plays out.
The Russians have demonstrated great skill at this game playing on the defense so far, and at this point, I think they’ve earned the presumption in a clash. As a former spook, that doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. The Russians are gifted at intrigue. The US and the UK are shells of their former selves.
You just threatened a community member directly with death. This should get interesting. Madashellron, I would urge you to take action. You’re the offended party here. I mean, I think Yunzer’s about as dangerous as a cold, but death threats resulting from immature temper tantrums and mental illness can’t be tolerated in civilized company.
Edit: Oh, and don’t bother deleting or editing it. It’s already captured.
The Jews/Zionists/Israelis have been slaughtering Palestinians since around 1890. Along with the slaughter of Palestinians they have slaughtered Brits along with Jews who didn’t agree with them or who wouldn’t support them as well as various others in neighbouring countries.
Oh, and I almost forgot, Palestinians living across Europe in, I think, 1972, but they have only slaughtered a few thousand? Your claims are laughable.
well, he may get the last laugh. if death threats are acceptable behavior here now, I want nothing to do with this sewer. we’ve lost most of the good posters we’ve ever had over the years largely because of a failure to rein in the crazies. maybe they just want this place to disappear. I dunno.
Are you still searching for commenters pretending to be socialist leftists? I am a commenter “pretending to be socialist leftist”! I believe in city-owned fire departments saving the lives of one and all, with no concern for who has money and who doesn’t. I believe in the Constitutionally-mandated US Post Office Department, driving it’s trucks all over to deliver mail to rich and poor alike for about a half a buck per letter. I believe that Universal Healthcare is a basic right, even for the poorest of the poor. I also believe that any country which spends more of its (borrowed) dollars on death than it spends on life is on the fast train to the Dustbin of History. I believe that Justice needs her eyeballs gouged out so that poor black hunchbacks are treated with the same respect as some fraudulent cow of a “President”, and vice-versa. I believe fully in that socialist concept of Equal Protection Before the Law. And I believe that rich, well-connected people should have just as much opportunity to eat prison food as the penniless.
As to Assad, and what he may or may not have done, I believe we should leave that issue to the Jury Of Nations to decide, rather than just suck down the propaganda of the most war mongering (and oil-addicted) nation on earth. Credibility of the USA on such things as “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and “Gulf of Tonkin Incidents” is even less than dismal. Beware of Kool-aid!