[Marxism] Franklin Lamb : "Waiting for the endgame in Libya"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 23 12:42:54 MDT 2011

On 8/23/2011 2:32 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:
> I don't know that "boots on the ground" are the best criteria. There are no
> "Israelis" in the Gaza Strip (on most days) either, but they're still
> universally considered the occupying power because their overwhelming
> military dominance and ongoing intervention prevent its self-determination.
> Can anyone deny with a straight face that the same is now true of NATO in
> Libya? As the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrate, ground wars are
> for suckers.

Well, the main agent of imperialist domination is the TNC and the 
men who just effectively won the war against Qaddafi state that 
they are not taking orders from it. If the TNC is a transmission 
belt of imperialist domination, it seems fairly impotent.

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