[Marxism] What is to be done about Syria?
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Thu Nov 26 12:13:23 MST 2015
By Idrees Ahmad
This has induced some to reconsider their former antagonisms. A
gathering din of approval is converging around Russian and Iranian
proposals for an anti-terror alliance with Assad against ISIS. The logic
was best articulated by former French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine
who, even before the Paris attacks, justified the rapprochement to a
radio audience: “Let’s not forget that in the fight against Hitler, we
had to ally with Stalin, who killed more people than Hitler.”
This logic—which strains to convey the impression of hard-nosed
realism—is dubious in fact and myopic in its counsels. By misdiagnosing
the problem, it prescribes a medicine that will only inflame the fever.
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