From the day when the jaws of the Kurdish YPG stronghold at Sheikh Maqsood on the south and the Syrian Army Tiger Forces coming down from the north closed on the Castello Road at the north of the East Aleppo Pocket the lines of circumvallation have been complete and uninterrupted at Aleppo.
On this day in 1793, the French National Convention officially declared the Reign of Terror, which was allegedly necessary to defend the gains of the revolution. In the 20th century, on this same date in 1918, the Bolshevik Council of People’s Commissars, clearly playing off of historical reminiscences, proclaimed the beginning of the Red Terror. Both events are logically connected.
Originally posted on Worker's Spatula:
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – The academic community and “the anti-Stalinist left” are abuzz at news of a new biography of Joseph Stalin entitled “Stalin: Man…