[Marxism] The Syrians' Fear Factor about being assaulted by Israel and the US is a big component of the rebellion against Assad for many

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 07:37:55 MDT 2011

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:30 AM, pinchy way <pinchyway at gmail.com> wrote:

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> This discussion about whether US socialist activists should dump more on
> the
> Assad regime in addition to the international corporate press based in the
> imperialist countries already doing so takes place with the proponents that
> US and European marxists should be yet screaming and shouting harder about
> the negative qualities of Assad, ignoring all geopolitical context of this
> uprising against the Syrian strong man.   The Iranian and Syrian government
> both have been under constant threats of invasions, bombings, and overthrow
> from the US and its Israeli and European allies for many years now,

Can Pinchy enlighten us as to exactly WHEN these threats will end or
diminish to the point where it would be "permissible" for Marxists and other
leftists to take a side in the class struggle that continuously operates in
Syria and Iran without being accused of *objectively* aiding imperialism?

> but that
> seems never to be mentioned by these pro imperialist shills in the
> supposedly anti-capitalist US, Australian, and European Lefts.   It's more
> important to these folk to show how much they hate Assad instead, and to
> Hell with actually putting together any real solidarity against the US led
> imperialist onslaught in the region, since that would mean calming down the
> rather publicly popular imperialist rage against the Assad regime, as well
> as supposedly not showing solidarity with those dissatisfied inside Syria
> with Assad.    Better for these Leftists they think, to continue to bad
> mouth the current Syrian government to deflect observation of their own
> abstentionism in efforts to build an actual antiwar movement against the US
> Empire's militaries of any significant scope.

So, opponents of the undialectical "the enemy of my enemy is, if not my
friend, then at least someone I cannot criticize" are not objectively aiding
imperialism, but are in fact "pro imperialist shills." Pinchy -you would
have made a great Stalinist during the time of the Moscow Trials.

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