Syria: French Academic Exposes Left-Wing Charlatans as Harbingers of Terrorism

by Bruno Guigue,  21st Century Wire

Following the death of a prominent leader of the Arab-Lebanese resistance, murdered by the Zionist forces while on Syrian soil, I address this open letter to all left-wing  intellectuals and activists who have aligned themselves with the Syrian “revolution” and believe that by dreaming of the fall of Damascus, they are defending the Palestinian cause.
In the spring of 2011, you were telling us that the Arab revolutions represented an unprecedented hope for the peoples living under oppressive, bloodthirsty tyrants.  Our excessive optimism persuaded us to listen to your arguments for this miraculously flourishing democracy and your proclamations on the universal human rights.
You almost persuaded us that these popular uprisings deposing the Tunisian and Egyptian dictators were going to universally sweep tyranny from the Arab world, in Libya as in Syria, in Yemen as in Bahrain and who knows where else.
However the flaws in this evolving narrative began to reveal themselves. The first glaring flaw appeared in Libya. A UN resolution, adopted by the Security Council to ostensibly save endangered civilians, transformed itself into a blank cheque for the military removal of a head of state that had become undesirable for his western partner states. This “regime change” operation can be considered one of the worst moments of the neo-conservative era, accomplished on behalf of the US by two powerful European nations in search of neo-imperialist influence, it precipitated a disaster for which Libya is still paying the price.  The collapse of this unitary state in its infancy delivered the country into the hands of the tribes & factions whose unbridled ambitions were driven by oil lusting western scavengers.

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Sirte, Libya


Despite this, the “good souls” among you managed to find “extenuating circumstances” for this operation thus justifying the demands for a similar fate for the government in Damascus. Consequently, the winds of revolution that were blowing in Syria seemed to validate your interpretation of events and retrospectively provided a rationale for the humanitarian warmongering unleashed against the Tripoli potentate.
However, far from the mainstream media arena, certain analysts observed that the Syrian people were not unanimous.  The anti-government protests arose in certain towns, traditional bastions of the Islamist opposition and these feverish protests by those impoverished by the financial crisis did not present any real threat to the government in Damascus.
You chose to ignore these rational, logical warning signs.  Simply because these facts did not correspond with your narration of events, you extracted only that which suited your interpretation. Where these objective observers saw a polarisation of Syrian society, you only wanted to see a bloody tyrant assassinating his people. Where a dispassionate view would have allowed you to discern the weaknesses but also the strengths of the Syrian state, you deployed a self righteous rhetoric to bring to trial a government that is not the only perpetrator of violence inside Syria.
Pro-government protests in Syria

Pro-government protests in Syria

You saw many protests against Bashar Al Assad yet you failed to see the overwhelming marches in support of the government and the proposed reforms, these marches filled the streets of Damascus, Aleppo and Tartous but you didn’t see them. You have highlighted the macabre accounts of the government victims but failed to report those of the victims of the armed opposition. In your eyes, there are good and bad victims. There are victims that you talk about and those you don’t want to hear about. You have deliberately chosen to see one side and ignore the other.
At the same time, the French government, whose domestic policies you openly criticize to maintain the illusion of independence, has entirely supported your narrative. Curiously, your narrative coincides perfectly with that of French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, the master of servility, combining unconditional support for the Israeli war against the Palestinians with a Pavlovian alignment with the US leadership and hostility towards Arab resistance.  You seem unperturbed by your apparent marriage to the French Foreign Office.
You were defending the Palestinians while dining with their assassins behind their backs. You even accompanied French state officials on a visit to the State of Israel. You are willing accomplices to a French President who has declared that he will ” always support the Israeli leaders”.  It seems that was not enough to scandalise you and you still joined everyone else who boarded the plane with the President.
While you were inundating the French press with your inaccuracy, an outstanding American investigative journalist tore the pitiful chemical weapons “false flag” to shreds. A false flag destined to pin responsibility for a chemical attack onto Bashar Al Assad despite no international organisation supporting these accusations.  The experts at the Massachussets Institute of Technology and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons even went so far as to accuse the opposition of carrying out the attacks.
Ignoring facts and concealing them where necessary you played your miserable part in this orchestra of lies. Even worse, you continue to do so. Even Obama had said he didn’t believe it, but you persisted in regurgitating your lies like guard dogs that bark long after the intruder has escaped. To what aim? To justify the bombing, by your own government, of a small sovereign state, whose greatest crime was to resist the imperialist order. To come to the aid of a  Syrian “revolution” whose true face you have hidden behind a mask, perpetuating the myth of a moderate, democratic opposition that, in reality,  exists only in the meeting rooms of luxury hotels in Doha, Paris or Ankara.
You have therefore exalted this “Syrian revolution” but have turned a blind eye to its mafia practices, its sectarian ideology and its troubling and dubious funding. You have painstakingly obscured the interfaith hatred that inspires this morbid aversion to other faiths, a hatred held in place by the Wahhabi ideological cement.
You knew that the secular Baathist government acted as a life insurance for all minorities inside Syria but you persisted in discrediting and ridiculing those who came to the defence of the persecuted Christian communities. But thats not all.  On the day of reckoning there remains one ultimate ignominy: you have endorsed the politics of Laurent Fabius who has declared that Al Nusra, Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, is “doing a good job”.  No compassion for the mutilated civilians on the streets of Homs or the Alawites of Zahra massacred by the “rebels”, in your view these human beings have no significance.
Between 2011 and 2016, the masks have fallen. You refer to the international law but you applaud its violation against a Sovereign State. You pretend to promote democracy for the Syrians but you are the harbingers of the terrorism that is prolonging their suffering. You say you defend the Palestinians but you are on the same side as Israel. When a Zionist missile is launched at Syria, don’t worry, it will never harm your friends. Thanks to Israel, thanks to the CIA, and thanks to you, these courageous “rebels” will continue to work towards a “brighter” future for Syria under the Takfiri banner.  The Zionist missile will, in fact, kill one of the leaders of the Arab resistance that you have cynically betrayed.


Translated by Vanessa Beeley.
Bruno Guigue is a French author and political analyst born in Toulouse 1962. Professor of philosophy and lecturer in international relations for highter education. The author of 5 books including  Aux origines du conflit Israélo-Arabe, l’invisible remords de l’Occident (L’Harmattan, 2002).
 
 

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louisproyect
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This article is sheer nonsense. There are no significant intellectual figures who sympathize with the Syrian rebels. Two of the most prestigious magazines in England and the USA have been consistently in line with this website, Global Research, Information Clearing House and other pro-Assad outlets. I speak of the LRB and the NYRB. The LRB is quite a bit worse than the NYRB with Seymour Hersh and Patrick Cockburn writing articles that are exactly like those aggregated here. In fact, the left is about as pro-Putin and pro-Assad as the left was for Stalin in the 1930s. Back then of… Read more »

Richard Le Sarcophage
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Richard Le Sarcophage

In the early 20s the Pussy Riot harridans would have been earning their keep as ‘petit horizontales’.

Oddlots
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Oddlots

Ha. You have a point. Remember when the Sex Pistols were being ushered around the talk show circuit by a state department employee?
Neither do I.
Pussy Riot is about as authentic as k-pop.
Putting them on the same level as Mayakovsky is wonderful.

Oddlots
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Oddlots

Channeling the latter and your attempted cultural one-upmanship the phrase “all mouth and trousers” comes to mind.

falcemartello
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Anglo-zionist schill u have no reliable evidence just simple anecdotes. Their is enough documented evidence of this whole charade being manipulated by the anglo-zionist and the washington consensus and the so-called humanitarin leftest of the west which are only gatekeepers of the anglo-zionist deception Chomsky comes to mind while Finklestein gets totally sidelined. U ur self r a self proclaimed zionist hence their is no arguing with u u r with the deception. Off the Guardian modus operandi is to reveal the duplicitous nature of the so-called western lefties like ur self. Libya had the best standard of living in… Read more »

louisproyect
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What is this rant about? I simply point out that the intelligentsia generally backs Assad because of Islamophobia and you go on about Chinese Pandas? Weird really.

Jen
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Louis, this has always been your usual pop-up reaction to most articles at Off-Guardian.org. If you find the articles here nonsense, why do you even visit? You never have anything interesting to offer to discussions, all you do is criticise this site and other sites as pro-Putin / pro-Assad / pro-fascist / anti-Semitic. You throw around names like Vladimir Mayakovsky as though to prove your intellectual superfic … er, superiority over the rest of us. Your claims that you want to “engage in debate” with other commenters are specious. Why waste your time trolling here when you could be working… Read more »

louisproyect
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I pop up here to exercise my free speech rights. If you don’t think that critical comments should be allowed here, I’d convince the people who run this website to ban them. That would certainly be in keeping with the pro-Kremlin mindset that prevails here.

PromDate
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PromDate

“I pop up here to exercise my free speech rights.” The pretentious and individualist lifestylism of your “leftism” is palpable, Louis. Next you’ll be proudly telling us that you’re here to exercise your Constitutional rights, as if such things mattered. You remind me of those NRA goons who march into a town when there’s been a gun-related massacre to parade around with their weapons, just because they “have the right to”. You made no pretense to actually bring up an actual argument; instead you went straight for (and celebrated) the I’m-doing-it-because-it-feels-good trope, which might be good enough for a bourgeois… Read more »

PromDate
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PromDate

Louis, just tell us: do you think that the US is “doing the right thing’ in its efforts against the Syrian government? (which, your insinuations and evasions to the contrary notwithstanding, they’ve been engaging in for the past five years. No, scratch that: they’ve been engaging in this from the early 1980s). Do you think that the US was doing the right thing in Libya? Given the (admittedly bad) choice between staying with Assad, at least for now (who, unfortunately for much of your narrative, does enjoy the support of many Syrians, certainly much more so than the clowns paraded… Read more »

Oddlots
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Oddlots

I love how quickly the “pro-Kremlin” truncheon is brought to bear. How about “anti-neo-con.” You can hit me for one all day long if you like.

John
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John

In the 1930s, those on the left of the political spectrum fought with the legitimate Republican Government in Spain against Franco and his fascist sympathizers. In reality, Stalin undermined the Republican cause in Spain on purpose. Now, those on the pseudo-left and right in France are trying fatally to undermine the legitimate Syrian Government. This suggests they belong in the same camp as the fascist-zionists – which they do – and, like Stalin, are undermining the fight against international terrorism courageously led by Russia, Iran and the legitimate Syrian Government. It was the traitorous right in France who undermined their… Read more »

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Oddlots

I found this a helpful moment of clarity: “Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab countries have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.” Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion. “In fact, some of them have said… Read more »

Richard Le Sarcophage
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Richard Le Sarcophage

I’m sorry, but that is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Israel), in fact, one of the very worst Israel Firsters in the Congress.

falcemartello
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S-400 they can huf and they can puf but Xi,Putin and Rohani will let Santa Clause and the tooth Fairy say whatever they want it wont happen not in our life time and in the remote future. Guys just look at the events prior to September 25 2015 and look at the events today Putin and Rohani have forced the anglo-zionist at the table and all the Hasbra thats coming out of the west MSM and it so called liberal left commentary is laughable . Gee their script writers r working over time . They have rebranded the takifiris about… Read more »

John
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John

So now the US Army has become a purely mercenary force, available for hire to any tyrannical regime which will pay for it. That must surely make all existing and former members of the US armed forces real proud, don’t you think?

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James Carless

It’s the cowardly fence sitting by those proclaiming to be left/ liberal that I find so hard to stomach, repeating the MSM mantra of “Assad the dictator who uses barrel bombs and sarin gas on his own people” to excuse their own lazy thinking ,accepting the dubious planted sources as long as they have the magic words ‘Freedom,democractic committee,human rights,moderate opposition’ or any combination of emotive titles dreamed up by the CIA to disguise their NGO financed misinformation lackeys. I recommend anybody interested in the history and causes of the Syrian staged uprising, go to the ‘counterpunch’ website and look… Read more »

Richard Le Sarcophage
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Richard Le Sarcophage

The destruction of Syria, like Iraq, has been primarily an Israeli project, following the infamous Oded Yinon Plan, to destroy all Israel’s neighbours by deliberately fomenting internecine hatred and conflict between Sunni, Shia, Kurds, Christians, Druze etc. A truly Hitlerite crime, which is a bitter irony. Certainly Israel has mostly used stooges like the Wahhabist despotisms and its slave states, the USA, France, the UK etc, but the same hands are behind it all as wrote the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ as a blue-print for war between the West and Islam, and mobilised the kosher neo-conservatives of the PNAC to drive… Read more »

John
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John

To be fair to the left/liberal elements, it has to be borne in mind that they are only as good as the media they consult. The Guardian is a good case in point. It poses itself as authoritative, impartial and independent. In reality, it is a cheap entertainment rag, biased towards zionism and dependent upon zionist funding from the USA. The problem for the left/liberal element is that they have yet to wake up to the new reality. I think it is slowly happening – look at the growing popularity of this web site – but – like the oil… Read more »