[Marxism] Fwd: The Situation in Ukraine | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Sep 21 14:51:27 MDT 2014


I have a sense of déjà vu with Ukraine. Not long ago, before Russia 
poured men and heavy weaponry into Donbas and scattered the Ukrainian 
military to the four winds, the “anti-imperialist” left was beside 
itself over war between Russia and NATO. From the rhetoric you’d think a 
new Operation Barbarossa was in the offing. As about as pure an example 
of this way of thinking, WSWS.org told its readers on August 11th that 
“Assault on Donetsk risks war with Russia”, alluding to Samantha Power’s 
warnings that the US would be “unacceptable”.

In reality, the USA had about as much interest in a military 
confrontation with Russia as did in “regime change” in Syria just a year 
ago when the same kind of apocalyptic predictions were omnipresent. 
After the sarin attacks in East Ghouta and Obama’s “red line” bluster, 
there were the same kinds of doomsday scenarios. Typical was Alan 
Freeman’s comment on a FB thread: “David, I don’t really know how to 
begin. The US state is trying to start World War III by mobilising a 
Europe-US coalition to retake the ground lost to an opposition which, by 
the admission of its own most prominent defector, commands the support 
of at most 4 million out of 24 million of the people of Syria.”

full: http://louisproyect.org/2014/09/21/the-situation-in-ukraine/



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