[Marxism] Re: Al sistani followers massacred in Kufa mosque

andrew c pollack andypollack at juno.com
Thu Aug 26 21:02:23 MDT 2004

Hmmm... Joaquín COULD be right. When I read it I was assuming the police
had joined in the sense that they've joined, i.e. deserted and switched
sides, in Fallujah, Najaf, etc. That assumption was part of my bigger
assumption about the WPI perhaps taking baby steps, however slowly and
slightly, from the policies Joaquín characterizes so well.  We shall see.

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 22:36:43 -0400 =?iso-8859-1?Q?Joaqu=EDn?=
<jbustelo at bellsouth.net> writes:
> Andrew Pollack writes: "On the other hand -- and here's what's new 
> --
> they claimed to have told US troops to stay out of the same suburb 
> where
> this happened."
> Here is what I noticed as new to me: "Many members of the Iraqi 
> police
> joined squads of the WPIraq which are now responsible for 
> conducting
> patrols and running check points 24 hours a day in both of these 
> two
> suburbs. "
> Obviously "many police" couldn't be doing this without approval 
> from
> their American masters. This seems to be joint patrols by a party 
> that
> has steadfastly refused to join the resistance and seems to aim most 
> of
> its propaganda against "political Islam" and the quisling puppet
> gendarmerie.
> It doesn't look to me like "a new, worker-led front against the
> occupation." 
> Joaquín
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