[Marxism] Fwd: US Strategy in Syria: Prolong Conflict, Just Like Iran-Iraq War
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 2 21:06:25 MDT 2015
As the war in Syria drags on, approaching its fifth year—with over half
of the entire population displaced, more than four million external
refugees; with over a quarter of a million people dead; with the country
completely destroyed, reduced to rubble; with the rise of brutally
violent ISIS, the Middle East equivalent of early twentieth-century
European fascism—the signs suggest more and more that the Realpolitik
strategy proposed by neocons like Pipes et al. has precisely been the
one the US government adopted.
The preponderance of the Left has eschewed this more nuanced explanation
of the conflict in favor of a simple “regime change” model, and it has
only done so at its own expense. In the meantime, millions upon millions
of innocent people’s lives have been destroyed.
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