[Marxism] regarding Russian air strikes

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 09:32:12 MDT 2015


Thanks to Jeff for such a disciplined reply. It was such a 
breathtakingly ignorant slander by Jacobs that I'm amazed at Jeff's 
calmness. Well-done. I'll reserve myself to more intelligent arguments.

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From: Jeff via Marxism
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To: Michael Karadjis
Subject: Re: [Marxism] regarding Russian air strikes

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On 2015-10-01 16:54, Ron Jacobs via Marxism wrote:
>
> Why are we supposed to be bothered that CIA-trained mercenary "rebels" 
> were
> attacked?

Well the easy answer is that almost surely none of those attacked were
either mercenaries or trained by the CIA. But more generally I would
surely be "bothered" by any bombing from the air, a form of warfare
which disproportionally kills the civilian population. And unlike the
intervention of Hezbollah in Syria, who actually lay their lives down
(foolishly) in support of the murderer al-Assad, the Russians are ONLY
engaged in air strikes and explicitly not providing ground troops (which
I believe).

So the more pertinent question is why anyone would make a HERO of the
MURDERER Assad? Well in fact I just read a not-bad piece on the
blindness that allows people to see the worst murderers as "heros." It's
available here:

http://torturemag.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Torture-V4-N1_column_arrow_on_the_doorpost.pdf

I refer you to the article starting on the second page entitled "The
Murderer as Hero" by Ron Jacobs. Enjoy!

- Jeff





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