Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Drowning of hundreds is no accident—it's racist murder

There's some nonsense at the end about how chaos in Libya is due to Western hijacking of the revolution, and the article just blames the West's wars for the crisis, and ignores how the lack of support for the fight against Assad and the demonisation of those who do so as all being al-Qaida has fed the racist anti-migrant mood. But this points to the reality:

"Mohammad, a refugee from Daraya near the Syrian capital Damascus, told Socialist Worker why he had risked his life to make the journey.
“I did it because I had no choice,” he said. “I had to leave my country because of the war.
 “In August 2012 the regime massacred more than 700 people in my home town over four days, including my aunt and her husband. I am a doctor. The regime targeted me because I treated civilians.” "

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