[Marxism] regarding Russian air strikes

Tristan Sloughter t at crashfast.com
Thu Oct 1 10:48:44 MDT 2015

> But given your current outspoken support for al-Qaeda

How quick the "anti-imperalists" are to take part in the US's strategy
of painting ones enemies with the "al-Qaeda" brush. Apparently taking
time to understand why people are fighting under certain factions, like
al Nusra, and how both the fighters, local leadership and foreign
leadership actually relate to al-Qaeda is only to be done for those the
West is fighting. 

But hey, isn't it easier to just say, 'The fighters on the ground in
areas besieged by the regime and with little to no military or financial
backing are simply radical Islamic terrorists who must be defeated to
save the secular government of Assad!' Or as Socialist Unity UK put it,
"The barbarians are at the gates and Russia alone is heeding the call to
intervene in order to save not just the Syrian government or Syria, but
civilisation itself."

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