lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 21 18:04:04 MST 2003
>That means groups like ANSWER should've been building ties
>with the Iraqi CP or the Kurdish PKK, not sucking up to the
>Baathist thugs in Baghdad.
Interesting how a Stalinophobe like Alex can urge that we cozy up to the CP
of Iraq, especially since it has supported an imperialist invasion of their
country rather than brigades organized by a "revolutionary internationalist
movement from below" led by Alan Wald and John Rees in bandoliers.
Today, Iraqi Communists, and most Iraqi leftists, firmly oppose the Bush
administrations war plans but not necessarily war itself. Unlike many of
their American counterparts, Iraqi leftists offer a policy alternative
other than a vague call for peace. Instead of a unilateral U.S. invasion,
Iraqi leftists want the international community to back an Iraqi-led
military uprising against Saddam.
Short of that, Iraqi leftists would most likely support a multilateral
military intervention that would not only overthrow Saddam but also hand
him over to an international tribunal that would try him on charges of
crimes against humanity.
>Sorry, but that's just how I feel.
Well, I am glad that you have gotten that off your chest, but it is too bad
that you and your "socialism from below" cohorts failed to ever produce a
single historical materialist analysis of the Balkans wars. The people you
slander as apologists for Milosevic are not named, but I assume you are
referring to the late Sean Gervasi who wrote for CAQ, or Diana Johnstone,
whose book on Yugoslavia I plan to review for the list shortly.
I would urge comrades to read Gervasi's "Why is Nato in Yugoslavia"
(http://www.iacenter.org/bosnia/gervasi.htm) or Edward Herman's comments on
Johnstone's book at the MR website:
(http://www.monthlyreview.org/0203herman.htm). It is far more lucid than
the huffery-puffery that you get from the Stalinophobic left.
Louis Proyect, Marxism mailing list: http://www.marxmail.org
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