Just to clarify: no one is going after Eva Bartlett & Vanessa Beeley out of malice. They came out of nowhere to become experts on Syria & are both doing immeasurable political damage to the struggle against war & dictatorship in Syria. They are not independent journalists but ruthless Assad propagandists
It cannot go without protest that the promotion of two western women, who’ve spent a total of five or six weeks in Syria traveling by their own admission with Assad officials & Syrian military security, over the voices of Syrian journalists & activists is almost a parody of white supremacy.
They have tapped into the most reactionary impulses among so-called progressives & acquired immense authority. The role they’re playing in disorienting & destroying the antiwar, Palestinian solidarity, & socialist movements cannot go unanswered. It’s a fight for the soul & the integrity of those movements.