[Marxism] Why Obama did not make war on Syria | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 5 14:09:28 MST 2013

To give Shamus Cooke some credit, he is the first pro-Assad leftie to 
acknowledge that the invasion of Syria bent on regime change did not 
occur, reminding me somewhat of a TV weatherman sheepishly admitting 
against a backdrop of blue skies and bright sunshine that a predicted 
hurricane had failed to materialize. If a meteorologist keeps making 
such mistakes on a consistent basis, he or she might lose their job. 
Those on the left have no such worries. In an article titled “Obama’s 
New Middle East Strategy”, Cooke states: “By agreeing to the Russian 
plan of eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons, Obama admitted humiliating 
defeat and signaled that the U.S. was abandoning the proxy war against 
the Syrian government…”

Now who in their right mind wouldn’t be happy that a hurricane was 
averted? Well, maybe those Syrian ingrates living in rocket-blasted 
tenements inside Syria or in refugee camps outside the country dealing 
with polio, starvation and bitter cold but they are expendable in the 
grand struggle against imperialism. After all, as comrade Stalin used to 
say, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”


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