Imperialism, sectarianism and Syria’s revolution

Syria Freedom Forever - سوريا الحرية للأبد

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Interview published in Solidarity magazine : http://www.solidarity.net.au/59/imperialism-sectarianism-and-syrias-revolution/

23 August, 2013

Joseph Daher is a member of the Syrian Revolutionary Left Current and runs the blogsyriafreedomforever.wordpress.com. He spoke with Solidarity’s Mark Goudkamp about the Syrian revolution.

How would you characterise the current balance of forces in Syria?

The military balance of forces is clearly on the side of the regime. It has been continuously provided [arms] by its allies (Iran and Russia), high inflows of money and in the case of Hezbollah has participated directly on the field, while training some new soldiers.

On the other side, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) completely lacks any real material and financial support. The Islamists reactionary forces such as Jabhat al Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are being well-funded by some Gulf countries.

They fund the Islamist reactionary forces to transform the Syrian revolution into a…

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