[Marxism] Drums of War Pump Up the Volume

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 06:47:10 MDT 2012


in this piece Ron writes:
" Unlike the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the almost complete opposition to
that war on the left side of the political spectrum, there are some left
leaning individuals willing to support NATO intervention in Syria and even
in Iran. This shortsighted and ultimately naive stance accepts the
humanitarian interventionist lingo of the warmongers at face value and
believes that the capitols of the interventionists have no ulterior
motives.  In short, they seem to believe that the only reason why the US
and its allies are arming some Syrian rebels, providing them with
intelligence, and have placed an armada in the seas surrounding Iran and
Syria, is because they believe in the right of the Syrian people to
self-determination."

I think that's news to all of us. Even Pham Binh doesn't believe that. Who
then could you be referring to?

You're right of course that we must begin preparing for mass mobilization
against threatened attacks against Iran and against  intervention in Syria.

Those of us who are for the Syrian Revolution  must also step up our
education about the reality of that Revolution, and find ways to support it.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Ron Jacobs <ronj1955 at gmail.com> wrote:

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