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Do you support Bachar al-Assad?

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Post 05 Nov 2016, 14:25
General Michel Aoun has been elected President of the Lebanese Republic after more than two years of a political vacuum occupying the post.

Aoun is one of the most battle-hardened Christian war-lords of the Lebanese civil war and the de-facto leader of the largest Christian party in parliament as well as being a staunch Hezbollah and Syrian ally.

He secured the presidential position mainly after the traditionally opposing right-wing Christian phalangists gave their unmitigated endorsement, which is nothing short of a miracle in political reconciliations seeing as these two largest Christian blocs had been warring for power both militarily and politically since the late 80s.

The Saudi backed Sunni opposition in parliament also reluctantly gave their approval, fortunately signalling an all time low for Saudi influence in Lebanon's affairs.

With Aoun officially in charge of the Lebanese armed forces while the overwhelming majority of Lebanese Christians are for the first time in decades united in struggle alongside Hezbollah, Islamism can now be fought with a fiery vengeance in every street corner and house.

This is all definitely good news for Bashar al-Assad.
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Post 05 Nov 2016, 23:10
It's also excellent news for the Orthodox Church that is one of Putin's biggest backers. A resurgence of Christianity in the region prepares the way for a final showdown with Islam, which can only be fought by a united Christian East, backed by a united Christian Russia, headed by an autocratic Christian Tsar.

See where this is headed?
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Post 06 Nov 2016, 03:39
I don't know Order, that sounds more like a caricature than a description of reality. Russia is allied with Shiite Iran - while about 10% of our population is Sunni Muslim.

To me this is showdown between Wahhabi radicalism backed by shady Western state interests (but by no means ordinary people) and secular nationalism and sovereigntism.

There's a beautiful moment in this one Syrian artist's song about his love for his homeland -explaining what Syria means to him; I have this image ingrained in my mind forever I think:

https://youtu.be/xktDEQPGzW0?t=1m25s

The line is literally "Bible goes hand in hand with Quran. We have no sectarianism."
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Post 06 Nov 2016, 14:25
Comrade soviet is right. First of all the majority of Lebanese Christians are Catholic, including the president and practically every other influential Christian Lebanese politician, and are all very loyal to the Vatican and Pope.

Also, the majority of Syrian soldiers and officers in this war are actually Sunni. Muslims are at the front lines fighting the battles against Islamism, not Christians.

Historically however, there were indeed instances when the Russian Empire would send its warships to the rescue of Levantine Christians from Ottoman persecution. I think there's even a plaque at a port in Lebanon that commemorates the arrival of a Russian warship sent by the Empress Catherine.
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Post 13 Dec 2016, 09:50
Comrades, at long last, Aleppo has been liberated. The government now controls all of the major population centers in the country. As the very last stronghold of the so called moderate Syrian opposition falls, whatever semblance of unity and freedom it once deemed to espouse is now a phantom, a memory.
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Post 13 Dec 2016, 12:48
Out goes Osama, in comes Franco. Progress of a sort. Stability, at any rate. After the requisite number of bodies are piled up.

The fact that his enemies are cannibals and the outcome of the conflict is being manipulated by vampires doesn't change the fact that Assad himself is a hyena.
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Post 14 Dec 2016, 20:09
I still can't believe that this happened so quickly. I really hope that it means the beginning of the end of the war, and am glad that the people of Aleppo will no longer have to constantly fear death every time they walk outside.

It does mean it will be easier for Washington to negotiate with Damascus and Moscow now about going after the remaining terrorists in the country. After all, fundamentalist jihadis are all that's left in major strategic areas like Idlib, the rest of Aleppo province and Palmyra now. No way anyone is going to sell that 'moderate rebel' bullshit to most people in America anymore, and Trump's probably not going to take it anyway.

Order wrote:
Out goes Osama, in comes Franco.


Franco never had the support of his country's communist and socialist parties... Anyway, Assad isn't a hyena - he's a lion, as his name would indicate. The hyenas are all the leaders of other countries big and small trying to rip apart Syria bit by bit, - Salman, Thani, Erdogan, Obama, Hollande and the rest.
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Post 14 Dec 2016, 21:41
A lion is as good as a hyena from a rabbit's point of view.
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Post 04 Jan 2017, 14:04
soviet78 wrote:
I still can't believe that this happened so quickly.
Quickly how comrade? The Battle of Aleppo took as long as the Great Patriotic War did, unless you're referring to the time it took to win the battle since the Russian intervention, which itself took a little over a year.
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Post 04 Jan 2017, 22:48
Sorry Yeqon, I should have clarified. I meant since the eastern part of the city was cut off from Turkish support and essentially surrounded in a ring in September of last year. As for battles for the city, you're absolutely right. There's was brutal fighting there for over 4 years. If you look at the images and videos coming out of the city, it's obvious that this war has taken a lot out of people - has drained them of their vital energy. It's awful, and makes me wish there were a judgemental God, who would punish the bastards who did this to Syria, and for no discernible reason.
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Post 18 Jan 2017, 23:06
The entire Aleppo "front" had less combatants than just the Italian forces near Stalingrad. Less than 60k soldiers on all sides at the maximum, including foreign forces. There's what, 2 million people in Aleppo city alone even now.
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Post 13 Apr 2017, 15:59
So Trump has bombed Syria thinking he was bombing Iraq while stuffing his face with cake.

Fuск all o' dem faggots on RT for celebrating his election victory as if it were the ninth of May.

All o' dem born insecure mother fuскers on both sides deserve each other.
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Post 18 Apr 2017, 05:12
I've been seeing this quote float around social media from Anti-Imperialist Struggle Is Key to Liberation:

Leon Trotsky in 1938 wrote:
I will take the most simple and obvious example. In Brazil there now reigns a semifascist regime that every revolutionary can only view with hatred. Let us assume, however, that on the morrow England enters into a military conflict with Brazil. I ask you on whose side of the conflict will the working class be? I will answer for myself personally—in this case I will be on the side of “fascist” Brazil against “democratic” Great Britain. Why? Because in the conflict between them it will not be a question of democracy or fascism. If England should be victorious, she will put another fascist in Rio de Janeiro and will place double chains on Brazil. If Brazil on the contrary should be victorious, it will give a mighty impulse to national and democratic consciousness of the country and will lead to the overthrow of the Vargas dictatorship. The defeat of England will at the same time deliver a blow to British imperialism and will give an impulse to the revolutionary movement of the British proletariat. Truly, one must have an empty head to reduce world antagonisms and military conflicts to the struggle between fascism and democracy. Under all masks one must know how to distinguish exploiters, slave-owners, and robbers!


Also from On Contradiction:

Mao in 1937 wrote:
When imperialism launches a war of aggression against such a country, all its various classes, except for some traitors, can temporarily unite in a national war against imperialism. At such a time, the contradiction between imperialism and the country concerned becomes the principal contradiction, while all the contradictions among the various classes within the country (including what was the principal contradiction, between the feudal system and the great masses of the people) are temporarily relegated to a secondary and subordinate position.
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Post 18 Apr 2017, 12:24
When Trotsky is right he's right.
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Post 22 Apr 2017, 21:30
Yes, but he is kind of an asshole and should step down and be replaced by Jamil Qadri or someone like that when the conflict dies down a bit.
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Post 22 Apr 2017, 23:46
Honestly I think he is just trying to keep from getting the Gaddafi/Saddam treatment. If he could just bail on Syria I think he'd be out of there in hours.
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Post 23 Apr 2017, 00:54
Yeah, it's kinda sad that there's really no way that this conflict can end for at least five years unless the US and Russia get their shit together. It's pretty much just a low-intensity conflict with high civilian casualties, as both sides see it from a multi-decade perspective. On the top level, no one wants to negotiate, on the middle level commanders care less about actually winning battles than political shit and on the bottom level, individual fighters don't really want to risk it, even if they have that whole "gotta die for Islam" thing going, as outside of suicide bombers, it's really not dramatic at all, just a lot of sitting around and then a short period of time in which there is a high risk of being killed if you aren't careful.
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Post 21 Aug 2017, 13:31
Well, ISIS is on the retreat, big time and on all fronts. Their days are now numbered. That makes me happy.

Lebanese army steamrolls ISIS border positions, raises Spanish flag for Barcelona victims
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Russian air force destroys 200+ ISIS terrorists heading for Deir ez-Zor, Syria – MoD
Based on these two maps, we can see that they're completely surrounded without an outlet to any of their neighboring allied countries; and thus will one of the most vindictive and sadistic regimes to have ever existed come to an end.

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Post 17 Nov 2017, 19:04
A more up to date dynamic map of the war in Iraq and Syria:

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Post 30 Dec 2017, 20:04
The 'Islamic State' is no more. My perennial gratitude to the Russian Armed Forces for playing a leading role in preventing the Levant from becoming an Islamist cesspool. This is the second occasion in my family's history that obliges me to pay homage to the might of Russian Armed Forces; the first time being when Ukraine was cleansed of the Nazi filth, an ideology that is in essence no better than that of the Islamists.

In neighboring Lebanon, little brother to Syria as part of Bilad al-Sham, the number of Syrian refugees has for the first time dropped to below one million since 2014 and continues to drop as more and more Syrians are returning home. The political situation is stable, the people are united and the streets are secure as every last Islamist is either rotting in jail or has already been sent to his judgement.

The Saudi Wahhabi project in the Levant has failed, glaringly evident in their pathetic attempt to kidnap Lebanon's prime minister and foment civil strife amongst the Lebanese, ultimately backfiring and resulting in the opposite.

Eternal glory to the martyrs of the Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah.

Hopefully this will be my very last post on the subject as things are only going to get better from here on out.

The majority of communists the world over may rest easy knowing that they once again stood on the right side of history; for our cause is just.

We have won.
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