[Marxism] Geneva Conference

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue May 21 06:26:59 MDT 2013

On 5/20/13 10:28 PM, Carl G. Estabrook wrote:
> "But not for - guess who? - Qatar and Turkey. Qatar dreams of a rival
> pipeline from its North field (contiguous with Iran's South Pars
> field), through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and finally Turkey (which
> bills itself as the privileged energy transit hub between East and
> West). Final destination: once again, Western Europe.

Pepe Escobar is the epitome of what is referred to here:

Whereas the smaller bloc of the left has hardened its old positions, as 
if nothing happened after the end of the Cold War, and with time its 
attitudes and methods became of the same nature as that of the 
Taliban-Jihadis or dogmatic closed-minded sectarians, or even that of 
terrorist “Bin Ladenites,” in its blind defiance of the West, global 
capitalism (a global capitalism that Russia and China are now a part of) 
and imperialism. This bloc from the left, in the Arab world and 
internationally, is today the most hostile to the Syrian revolution and 
the closest to defending the tyrannical military-security-familial 
regime using several arguments, not least of which is that the entire 
world plotted, apparently, against this regime that is peace-loving and 
stable. This type of leftist emphasizes “the game of nations” and 
“geopolitical analysis,” with stories of collision of interests and 
plans of the great powers and their dominance in our region, and does 
not want to view the revolution in Syria through anything other than 
through this lens, and neglects all that happens inside Syria and to 
Syria’s revolutionaries today, as well as ignoring all the reasons that 
led its people to a peaceful revolution, and later to taking up arms in 
the face of a “nationalist” tyranny that is allied with this kind of 
leftist. In other words, this leftist has no problem with sacrificing 
Syria if it leads to a victory being handed to their international camp 
and “geopolitics” that wants a global victory in the “game of nations.” 
Their first priority is not Syria or its people in revolt to restore the 
republic, their freedom, and their dignity, but the game of nations at 
the global level of analysis and the side that they want to win.

full: http://therepublicgs.net/2013/04/27/interview-with-dr-sadiq/

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