Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Was I wrong?

A supporter of the Syrian regime reminded me yesterday.  In the first few weeks of the Syrian uprising, I and fellow Arab leftists produced a toughly-worded statement against the Syrian regime and in support of the then Syrian popular uprising.  In the statement, we mocked all claims by the Syrian regime about the presence of armed groups in Syria and we dismissed those reports as fictitious propaganda by the regime.  Looking back it is only legitimate to wonder: were we wrong?