[Marxism] The Ukranian-SyrIan Arms Connection?

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 14:35:14 MDT 2014

On that euromaidan website, the one Louis posted earlier, I had mentioned
that some of the earlier articles which showed up there inspire little
confidence, to say the least. In fact, one of the pieces brought to mind
scenes from Dr. Strangelove. To wit, by a political genius named Thomas
Theiner, titled "Plan B: Flatten Belgorod":

The government in Kyiv should announce that Ukraine will take these 6 steps
within the next 72 hours:

   - Destroy all gas pipelines & bomb the Belarusian gas pipeline, thus
   launching the boycott of Russian energy that the West has refused to
   undertake until now.
   - Flood Ukraine with small arms by arming every patriotic citizen to
   unleash a massive guerrilla war when Russian forces invade.
   - Provide guerrillas with Anti-tank Guided Missiles, Man Portable
   Air-defense Missiles, mines, explosives and everything else in Ukraine’s
   arsenal to ensure the guerrillas can resist effectively for years.
   - Call on Ukrainians in the West to attack and kill members of the Putin
   regime, their associates and close relatives.
   - Remove uranium from Ukraine’s nuclear reactors and prepare to disperse
   it in Russia by all means possible—the Budapest Memorandum depriving
   Ukraine of nuclear power status is clearly moot now.
   - Prepare to shell Belgorod with whatever missiles and artillery Ukraine
   has in its arsenal to flatten that city.

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Greg McDonald <gregmc59 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Not at all. The article appeared in my news feed. I scanned it, thought
> it was a bit of a stretch, and was curious if anyone else had read anything
> along those lines. I had also read the maidan response previously, the one
> you quoted today, and thought it was an adequate response, even if some of
> their earlier stuff seemed a bit like a suicide note to russia.
> In terms of Syria, I think it is a massive human rights disaster and a
> seeming perpetual grindstone of a military stalemate, although it appears
> Assad is gaining ground of late. In terms of the latter, I have no truck
> with Assad, but to be perfectly honest, I have little faith in the
> opposition forces either, which is why I have little emotional involvement
> in the issue.
> Greg
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>> You are obviously trawling around in the garbage dump for this sort of
>> thing but don't have the brains or the guts to make a serious argument.
>> Sad, really.

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