lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 21 12:52:59 MST 2012
On 2/21/12 2:42 PM, Ron Jacobs wrote:
> My question for those that seem to support the opposition without
> reservation is: Do you want US/NATO/GCC military intervention? If so, how
> can you call yourselves anti-imperialist?
Nobody wants imperialist intervention but that is really not what is
being debated here. As you indicate, it is really the same problem we
had in assessing the Libyan opposition last year. Or in years past, the
When we used to argue about Kosovo, it had nothing to do with NATO
intervention. Everybody,including KLA supporters, opposed it. It was
really a question of coming to terms with the KLA, Milosevic et al. I
would never change a word I wrote about Milosevic but I became
increasingly alarmed by the tendency of the "anti-imperialist" left to
apply the same logic to Putin, Qaddafi, Mugabe, Ahmadinejad and a host
of other creeps that are inimical to everything that socialists stand for.
The big problem with the pro-Assad left is that it cares little about
the opposition, only looking for opportunities to demonize it. That is
why I thought it was important for comrades to read the Jadaliyya
article I posted earlier:
For some reason, it is unavailable now but I would urge you to look for
it tomorrow or later today.
More information about the Marxism