[Marxism] Stan Goff comment (from a-list)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Apr 8 09:36:26 MDT 2004

Stan Goff:
> If there is a tactical alliance developed between the
> North and South, this tail could snake between the coalition bases
> across Iraq, and it would take 500,000 just to keep the roads open for
> resupply.

Along a 60-mile stretch on one of Iraq's most strategic highways between 
the capital and Hilla, the day was punctuated by roadside bombs, 
ambushes with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire 
aimed at passing convoys of occupation authority vehicles and at allied 
military bases.

The highway linking Baghdad with the southern city of Basra and further 
south to Kuwait was closed for hours as Americans in Humvees and tanks, 
with helicopter cover, sought to regain control. But the units appeared 
to arrive after the attackers had melted away in the winding alleys of 
dusty towns or into palm groves back from the highway.



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