Saturday, December 31, 2016

The argument du jour for Syrian rebel supporters in the Arab media

Writers in Saudi/Qatari media never run out of arguments against critics and foes of the Jihadi Syrian rebels.  Every week, almost, there is a new argument. The most dominant argument has been that if you oppose Syrian Jihadi rebels then it means you are an Islamophobe.  But that argument did not stick. So they have a new one: those right-wing anti-leftists hacks stumbled lo and behold on class analysis (in Saudi media, mind you): they now say that if you oppose the Syrian Jihadi rebels it means that you are against the poor.  I kid you not.  Yes, class analysis and love of the poor is a feature of the political behavior of oil and gas princes.