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[liberationtech] About syria and western intervention

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 09:16:11 PDT 2012


You know what?  I hear both, and I'm also in touch with Syrians on the
ground in Syria.  There's a strong divide on the ground, and while I have
yet to meet someone who genuinely loves Assad (despite what all the posters
and billboards around the country would lead one to believe), I know
Syrians (inside and outside the country) who want some sort of intervention
and those who believe it will simply make things worse.

I don't think you can deduce any sort of consensus here.  Sure, there are
questionable actors involved (does anyone really think Qatar or KSA have
the best interests of Syrians at heart?) but the other truth is that
Syrians are being killed by their own government.  Period.

-Jillian

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Andrew Lewis <andrew at pdqvpn.com> 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.
>
> -Andrew
>
>
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 2:48 PM, "Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <
> lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
>
> > Past week i've been in Qatar for work and i deeply spoke with a syrian
> > friend living there.
> >
> > I got an interesting point of view, from a 28 year syrian person that
> > don't like assad but that love his country.
> >
> > To make a long story short he said "Why all you western ppl, along with
> > this infamous country (qatar) are interfering with us? You are making
> > propaganda! You are arming our ppl to cause a civil war!" .
> >
> > He was basically insisting on the fact that the revolt in syria are
> > mainly triggered and keep sustained from abroad syria and that's unfair.
> >
> > It has been quite difficult for me to sustain that "ppl abroad want to
> > help syrian ppl".
> >
> > His motivation and his concept in insisting that we (the western
> > countries) are the main cause of the revolt by making propaganda and by
> > arming local people have to be really considered.
> >
> > Aren't we just part of a big manipulation of the "Democracy Export
> > Machinery" ?
> >
> > Who really know out of the 22mln ppl living in syria what people really
> > want?
> >
> > We justify our action because we say that "assad" is a bad guy but what
> > do we really know directly, a part from being "part of a propaganda
> > machine", what most people think in syria?
> >
> > Aren't we just part of this "big mess" of manipulation?
> >
> > I don't really feel comfortable in justifying all that "proactive"
> > actions from western subjects (both governatives and non-governatives)
> > on other country.
> >
> > I'm not saying what's ok and what's not ok, but for sure all that
> > "activism world" is working "closely" and in a "fully-alligned" way with
> > the western country agencies that are operating on military and foreign
> > intelligence actions for a political goal, that's to subvert assad
> > government.
> >
> > Many activists organization receive funds from budgets that 20 years ago
> > would had been given to CIA.
> >
> > Aren't most "activits organization" playing the unconscious
> > crowd-sourcing of CIA operations in doing their "Psyop", their
> > "Propaganda", their "Tactical support" ?
> >
> > In that sense i'm really scared that all of us, working on the "hype of
> > making a good things", very often are not making a good thing.
> >
> > -naif
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