[Marxism] PL: U.S. Collaboration With Syrian Terrorist Groups Confirmed

John Wesley godisamethodist at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 3 12:50:21 MDT 2012

The same was also true with Argentina, where both Cuba and the USSR maintained full diplomatic and trade relations throughout the "Dirty War".
Of course, Cuba's alliance with the Non-Aligned movement was a complete farce, given its unbending alignment with the USSR  Nonetheless, Castro's position as leader of the Movement was quite a political coup for him, given that he served in that post during a period in which Cuba was a firm Soviet Satellite.

El pueblo armado jamas sera aplastado!

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On 8/3/12 12:33 PM, stansfield smith wrote:

> U.S. Collaboration With Syrian Terrorist Groups Confirmed
> Washington, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) United States have helped for
> months opposition armed groups in Syria after President Barack Obama
> signed an executive secret order with that end.

Of course Cuba would take this tack, given its orientation to the Non-Aligned Movement. If the USA is hostile to the Baathists and to the Cuban CP, they will tend to protect each other.

Cuba's foreign policy, however, should not be a model for the left. In 1968 when Mexican students were being massacred by the army and police, Fidel Castro did not make a single speech denouncing the PRI. In that very same year, when Franco was killing and torturing CP'ers and Basque nationalists in Spain, Cuba did not protest--not even once. That was because fascist Spain defied the trade embargo, just like Mexico.

I can understand why a country under siege would make such a mistake but sycophants like Stansfield Smith have no excuse.

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