[Marxism] [Critical-Syria] A very good example Left misdirection in the face of Russian aggression in Syria

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 9 08:21:03 MDT 2015

On 10/8/15 9:44 PM, Michael Karadjis via Marxism wrote:
> Hilarious. Russia launches massive aggression in Syria, and in
> response NATO is rattling sabres by agreeing “to set up two NATO
> units in Hungary and Slovakia”, while Turkey warns, regarding two
> Russian overflights, that it wouldn’t want any “tension” with
> Russia.

 From today's NYT:

Whatever it is called, Mr. Obama’s advisers say there is little they can 
do to change the situation in the near term. Proposals are being drafted 
for meetings in coming days, but Mr. Obama has made clear he is not 
willing to confront the Russians and risk an escalation, nor does he 
have a broad new strategy to resolve the conflict or defeat the Islamic 

“There isn’t a solution at this point that they’re going to get done on 
their watch,” said Michael McFaul, a former White House adviser to Mr. 
Obama who later served as ambassador to Russia before returning to 
Stanford University. “They’re just going to contain it.”

Mr. Obama views suggestions for more robust action as a prescription for 
disaster. His advisers are exploring whether anything can be done to 
protect Syrian opposition allies targeted by Russian forces, but they 
are unwilling to provide defensive arms to use against Russian 
warplanes. Obama advisers concede they may be able to help their allies 
cope with the Russian bombing only after the fact.


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