Mehdi Hasan, beautiful soul, and his diatribe against the consequential Left

No one breaks it down better than Gowans.

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April 21, 2018

By Stephen Gowans

If it wasn’t already clear, The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan, wants us to know he’s a beautiful soul. In an April 19 diatribe against “Bashar al Assad apologists,” Hasan professes his distaste for war crimes, torture, and dictatorship, no matter the source, but devotes particular attention to the violence and restrictions on political and civil liberties attributable to the Syrian president. Assad, Hasan concludes, “is a war criminal even if he didn’t gas civilians,” and leftists should stop defending him. The journalist, who also works for the Qatari monarchy’s mouthpiece Al Jazeera, then proceeds to recite a litany of charges against Assad, some undeniable, some unproved or unprovable. One gets the impression that he’s peeved that the latest chemical weapons allegations against the Syrian government, ridiculously thin to begin with, and now largely demolished by Robert Fisk’s reporting, have failed to stick.

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2 Responses to Mehdi Hasan, beautiful soul, and his diatribe against the consequential Left

  1. beetleypete says:

    Very true. Mr Gowan’s finger is right on the pulse.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Pingback: Red News | Protestation

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