[Marxism] Many Hezbollah activists are from leftist groups ???

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 3 09:27:04 MDT 2006

WS Redden wrote:
>It's true that individual members of the Mahdi Army have adopted some
>sectarian tendencies.
>But it's also true that they control much of the police force people
>like Joe Biden and Henry Kissinger say needs to be destroyed.  To me,
>this gives them some degree of legitimacy.
>Additionally, in their own reporting, the Resistance most often blames
>the SCIRI's Badr Brigades for the attacks on mosques and markets
>(they've also long accused them of killing Palestinians), not the
>Sadrists.  Again, that's not to say that the Mahdi Army doesn't engage
>in sectarian attacks, but it's more rare than those carried out by
>Alawi's goons (the Sadrists arch-enemy thanks to the Najaf attack in
>2004), SCIRI, and the Interior Ministry.

Fine, the SCIRI Badr Brigades carry out the majority of the attacks and the 
Sadrists only a minority. I accept that. I should have said Shi'ite 
militias rather than Mahdist militias earlier and am happy to be corrected. 

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