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Anbefalt bok. The Dirty War on Syria

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Anbefalt bok: «The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance»

 Les den, om du vil bli klok på hva som skjer I Syria! Boka gir bakgrunn for, og opplyser om – i ordets egentlige betydning – krigen, eller invasjonen, i landet. Den opplyser om Vestens bakenforliggende interesser og ønsker om, «regimeendring» i Syria. Vestens allianser med stater som Saudi-Arabia, Qatar og Tyrkia. Og Vestens støtte til lokale terroristgrupper som har wahibisme som grunnleggende tenkning. Norge er medspiller i det.

Trond Ali Linstad
Red. koranen.no


 TIM ANDERSON

ISBN 978-0-9737147-8-4 (2016), 240 pages

The Dirty War on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. In seeking ‘regime change’ the big powers sought to hide their

hand, using proxy armies of ‘Islamists’, demonizing the Syrian Government and constantly accusing it of atrocities. In this way Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a mild mannered eye doctor, became the new evil in the world. Yet in Syria this dirty war has confronted a disciplined National army which did not disintegrate along sectarian lines.  Despite terrible destruction and loss of life, Syria has survived, deepening its alliance with Russia, Iran, the Lebanese Resistance, the secular Palestinians and, more recently, with Iraq. The tide has turned against Washington, and that will have implications beyond Syria. As western peoples we have been particularly deceived by this dirty war, reverting to our worst traditions of intervention, racial prejudice and poor reflection on our own histories.

This book tries to tell its story while rescuing some of the better western traditions: the use of reason, ethical principle and the search for independent evidence.

Tim Anderson has degrees in economics and international politics, and a doctorate on the political economy of economic liberalisation in Australia. He is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He has studied the Syrian conflict since 2011.

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