Challenge to Cockshott

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at
Sun Sep 3 23:44:22 MDT 1995

On Fri, 1 Sep 1995, Paul Cockshott wrote:

> Others indulge in this sort of thing too without meeting quite
> the same condemnation. Lenin and Trotsky did not have too many
> qualms about the actions of the Cheka. Reading the postings
> in reg.latinamerica I see that the widely applauded Farabundo
> Marti liberation group launched armed attacks on 'ultra left'
> guerillas that resulted in hundreds of casualties.

	Wasn't that only early-on in the struggle?  I thought that it was
their becoming more professional later-on that was a source of their
strength (they even treated government soldiers with equanimity, I
understand -- something that was not common in the beginning) -- don't
forget that the FMLN was five(?) very different organizations in

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