Syrian rebel groupies in the US expressed disappointment with Democracy Now it hosted Bassam Haddad. Syrian rebel groupies basically said that they have been used to Democracy Now being their propaganda outlet and were upset that Bassam Haddad was invited. Of course, Bassam is very critical of the Syrian regime and holds the regime responsible for much of the bloodshed but that is not enough for Syrian rebel groupies. For Syrian rebel groupies, one is Shabbih and a regime stooge if one is not 100% with the rebels and if one offers any criticisms of the rebels. This is like Zionist tactics: if one does not support Israeli occupation and war crimes, one is an anti-Semite.…Same can be said for America. President George W. Bush: "You are either with us or against us." Forget the nuance. There's nothing to argue. When civilian are killed by others, it is a war crime. When the US and its allies kill civilians, it is a mistake.
Angry Arab News Service
Syrian rebel groupies in the US and Democracy Now
Assad Abu Khalil | Professor of Political Science, California State University, Stanislaus