[Marxism] Fwd: US Strategy in Syria: Prolong Conflict, Just Like Iran-Iraq War

Louis Proyect 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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