I’m up 37 + to 9 - on The Independent Comments for Ribert Fisks column yesterday, Robert Fisk: Assad’s merciless assault risks wiping out both his country’s future ”“ and its past .
The Syrian Army fought in Damascus for the same reason it is fighting in Aleppo. A proxy army outfitted by the US, UK, Turkey, and Gulf oligarchs invaded Syria, a sovereign state. Other nations, even august columnists, don’t have to like the leader or the state run propaganda institutions to respect sovereign rights. NATO and the gulf oligarchs are sponsoring an invasion of Syria, the act that is directly responsible for the destruction Mr. Fisk describes. Those are the perpetrators most deserving of the living history award for barbarism.
The voting shows that, at the very least, readers of this article are fed up with the same old and tired spin. The Independent and Guardian are really tanking with their editorializing on Syria. Even in the news section, their bias is shameless.
You do not have to like Assad or endorse much of anything that he’s done to find objection to a sponsored invasion featuring plenty of terrorist bombings since the start of the year.