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[liberationtech] About syria and western intervention

Andrew Lewis andrew at
Thu Mar 15 08:52:51 PDT 2012

Just because the US funds opposition efforts does not make the cause manufactured. To paint it with such a brush seems to be an issue with your bias against the US causing you to dismiss the whole thing as propaganda. It may taint the whole thing a bit based on previous experiences, but there must be at least some truth to the protesters greviences, or they wouldn't be protesting. For such a sweeping dismissal, have you seen the Pictures from Homs, Alleppo, Damascus, or Hama? Have you seen the government switch off all communication lines to Homs prior to it's first bombardments? That is something I saw in real time as the switches on the backbone network that connected to Homs were either physically disconnected, or had interfaces turned off, both for DSL and WCDMA. I am not saying that Assad does not enjoy massive support, because it is hard to gauge what is coming out of Syria some of the time, but every Syrian I have spoken with has indicated to me that it is quite the opposite from what you are stating. 

On Mar 15, 2012, at 3:08 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:

> On 3/15/12 4:01 PM, Andrew Lewis wrote:
>> Because I speak to Syrians on the ground in Syria who tell a widely different tale. There maybe some bias in western and non-Syrian Arabs, but at the same time there are activists that put themselves at risk everyday to get the story out, and from what I've seen it is a crime against humanity. 
> Any war it's a crime against humanity.
> What we should reflect is, aren't we part of the cause of the war?
> Aren't our actions contributing to the conflict and causing the conflict
> itself?
> Aren't we just "puppets" in the hands of who's really pushing the
> budgetary tools to cause the war? [1]
> Because in that we case we are just playing and sustaining the game of
> the "Democracy Export Industry" that maybe "is the cause of the war" .
> So are we unconscious soldiers of a US-triggered war on syria?
> -naif
> [1]

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