[Marxism] hit vs. massacre

g.maclennan at qut.edu.au g.maclennan at qut.edu.au
Wed May 19 14:33:05 MDT 2004

It is always darkest before the dawn, they say and these 
reports from Palestine and from Iraq of massacres by the the 
great super power and its most loyal ally are deeply dark and 
sickening. But I am convinced that every display of military 
might that the butchers Sharon and Bush perform is a 
political disaster for them and that political disasters 
ultimately become military ones.

The Arab world is seething right now.  Of that I have no 
doubt, and somewhere soon there will be a crack in the ruling 
bloc of pro-American rulers.  

And by a "crack" I mean not some carefully orchestrated 
gesture by Mubarak or Abullah of Jordan, but a regime change 
by an anti-American coup.

Just a year ago the Arab leaders were able to say that they 
were "bored" by the Palestinians.  More recently al-Qadhafi 
leaked news that he was making secret overtures to the 
Israelis and the Western Press were commenting that the road 
to Washington lay through Tel Aviv.

But now with both the Israeli and the American Armies doing 
their tag team effort and taking turns at matching each other 
with massacre for massacre and atrocity for atrocity, the so-
called moderate Arabs have run out of time.  They have 
betrayed their people.  They have kissed the hands that are 
soaking with the blood of Arabs and they will pay dearly for 



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