[Marxism] Tripoli Divided as Rebels Jostle to Fill Power Vacuum

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 19:58:15 MDT 2011


To be precise, the imperialists want a nice, passive puppet state that will
take the new government deeply into debt in order to rebuild infrastructure
and, especially, oil production.  A civil war isn't their preference.

In general, the reason I find the pessimist fortune-telling so questionable
is that the Arab spring is still going on . . . while the imperialists
themselves have entered a phase when it's becoming increasingly difficult
for them to avoid breaking ranks over these kinds of projects.  There are so
many opportunities here for the thieves to fall out among themselves that I
can't imagine the best result of their efforts is going to be that stable
and convincing to enough of the people they have to convince to work their
way.

ML



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