[Marxism] Ex-army men set Free Syrian Army -- Next? Demand NATO "save" them?

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 08:50:06 MDT 2011


>
> Either these folks have read Trotsky and Cannon on defensive
> formulations, or material conditions dictate the self-defense tactic,
> which is perhaps why it is almost universally applicable.
>

Yeah, well, perhaps. "Defensive formulations"  are fine for rhetorical
propaganda and agitation in a capitalist democracy but it's a sure way to
lose a military fight. Any defensive *position* will always be defeated by a
better armed more mobile force on the *offensive*. See Argentina army in the
Malvinas, See the Austrian Social-Democracy in 1934 Vienna.

David



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