[Marxism] Joshua Landis on the US air campaign against ISIL

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 12:55:02 MDT 2014


On Sep 16, 2014, at 9:19 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 9/16/14 9:01 AM, Marv Gandall wrote:
>> 
>>  I didn’t see anything in his (Landis’) Al Jazeera piece yesterday which seemed to
>> warrant your description of it as a “joke”. What statement(s) did you
>> regard as over the top?
>> 
>> 
> 
> …I thought comrades were familiar with my analysis. Here's a bit of it:
> 
> http://louisproyect.org/2014/04/08/seymour-hersh-as-dorian-gray/
> 
> To start with, he [Seymour Hersh] likens Barack Obama to George W. Bush…In fact there was zero interest in a large-scale intervention in Syria in either civilian or military quarters…Obama, remained skeptical…In other words, the White House policy was and is allowing the Baathists and the rebels to exhaust each other in an endless war, just as was White House policy during the Iran-Iraq conflict.

Which conforms to Landis’ analysis yesterday. I’m familiar with your quarrel with Hersh. Nuff said.





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