[Marxism] John Howard, invader of Iraq, joins Axis of Resistance
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Wed Nov 18 00:00:49 MST 2015
Howard joins his fellow member of the 'Coalition of the Willing', Tony
Blair, in declaring his support for a deal with Assad, along with
countless other imperialist leaders, CIA, intelligence and military
chiefs, neo-con ideologues like Leslie Gelb, Donald Trump, Le Pen, the
entire ultra-right etc.
Strike deal with Bashar Assad to defeat Islamic State: John Howard
• The Australian
• November 17, 2015 10:29PM
Western powers must strike a deal with Syrian president Bashar Assad as
the only way to end Syria’s civil war, John Howard said tonight.
Mr Howard told an economic forum dinner in Sydney that a deal with
Assad, who has killed thousands of his own people, was “a price worth
He said any political negotiations to end Syria’s civil war needed to
“If it takes some kind of interim deal and some kind of arrangement
about his future (to solve this) then it is a price worth paying,” Mr
He also said Islamic State could only be defeated if the group was
attacked on both political and military fronts.
Mr Howard commended France for launching massive air strikes targeting
the group’s stronghold in Syria after IS claimed responsibility for the
co-ordinated attacks in Paris on Friday.
He said he was “horrified” by the deadly attacks which killed at least
129 people and left scores injured.
“We are dealing with a group of absolute fanatics,” Mr Howard told
guests at the dinner.
“I’m not attracted to the idea that it (the issue) can only be solved
“In the long term yes, but in the short term, you have to deny them (IS)
the battlefields.” Mr Howard, whose government brought in historic gun
control laws in 1996, also lamented that Europe was “awash with weapons”,
making terror attacks more likely.
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