“What happened in Syria is actually saving the rest of the world. The Syrian government, and the Syrian army, and the Syrian people resisting. For the first time since Vietnam, a supposed 3rd world country withstands an Imperial invasion. This is a huge thing for, not only for the Syrian people but for the whole world.
Venezeula hopefully will also teach a lesson to the Imperialists.”
This is a fascinating interview with Beirut-based political analyst/media producer Laith Marouf, which I conducted a few days ago while passing through Beirut before returning to Syria.
You can follow his commentaries on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/laith.marouf
In our conversation, Laith addresses:
-the Israeli illegal attacks on Syria and Syria’s sovereign response;
-an important history lesson on Kurds–how they came to be in Syria, and how the invented term “Rojava” (as a supposed egalitarian paradise) and current concept of Kurdish liberation ignores the brutality Kurdish (YPG) rule over non-Kurds in Syria, which has included kidnappings/disappearances of critics of their rule, ethnic cleansing, and shutting down non-Kurdish (Assyrian, Armenian…) church lands and schools, among other crimes;
-the resilience of the Syrian people in defying the war on Syria, as well as credit to Russia and Syrian leadership and the Syrian army;
-on colonial media, propaganda, US appointing Venezuelan leadership;
-Yemeni heroic resistance to the Saudi starvation and bombing campaign, and recent Yemeni victories.
*Apologies for periodic, brief, clicking sounds–was checking to be sure voice recorder was still recording.*
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