Iraq now was Re: [Marxism] Tough time formilitary recruiters
furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue Mar 29 09:55:55 MST 2005
Gary wrote in response to Lou's comment:
>Lou's comments are rather sombre. He sees the Iraqi resistance
>caught in a noose between the Shai and the counter-revolution from
>The US does seem to have succeeded in finally get a base. If we are
>to believe reports a large section of the population now collaborate.
>This is direct result of close cooperation between the Ayat Allah
>Sistani, first with the British and now with the Americans.
How popular is Sistani among the Shiites in Iraq? His very
willingness to cooperate with Washington suggests that he doesn't
have a solid base -- solid enough to prevail over anti-occupation
guerrillas on its own without US troops -- among the Shiite masses.
Without a political wing that can win the allegiance of oil workers
and the like, Iraqi guerrillas probably can't win, but they can at
least continue to pin down the main force of the US military in Iraq,
proving that Washington is incapable of fighting two regional wars,
contrary to its long-standing doctrine. That in itself is a great
service to humanity.
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