Palestine/Ireland: to Lou Paulsen

Mark Adams adamsm at
Thu Nov 23 10:29:59 MST 2000


Should Yugoslavia have bowed its head under a thunderstorm of NATO bombs
because the fSU  and the socialist bloc have lost the cold war? Should
the FARC say,  "We can  go no further, the objective situation is not on
our side?

What about Cuba? Nothing would be easier for Cuba than to say, "OK, we
made a mistake, a mistake which seemed credible  in 1969, but we were
wrong, can you let us back into the Washington Gang?"  It isn't  a case
of ignoring reality. the non-Hartley faction in the republican movement
stood in a MUCH stronger position than Cuba stands today in the world
scale, so should Fidel now say "The *objective* situation is different
than it was in 1958, me need to invite the oil barons and playboys

Does he say "That's it boys  and girls, imperialism won the cold war,
now it's time to invite the U.N. in to sort out all our problems? Should


> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 09:25:35 -0500
> From: "Jose G. Perez" <jg_perez at>
> Subject: Re:
> >>The British guns were at Irish republicans' heads since 1969 (and, in
> fact,
> for hundreds of years beforehand).  Those guns weren't any stronger in 1994
> that in 1984 or 1974.  Nor was republicanism any weaker.<<
> Yes, this is EXACTLY where we disagree. The relationship of forces was not
> just worse, but qualitatively so, in 1994 than twenty years earlier. To make
> the case you are making it is necessary to simply ignore reality, pretend
> the socialist bloc still exists and that imperialism did not win the cold
> war. Compare that to the situation in the world with the American
> imperialists in the midst of the Watergate scandal and on the eve of their
> definitive expulsion from Vietnam.
> José

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