[Marxism] Fwd: Pseudo-lefts back Washington hardliners on Syria and Russia - World Socialist Web Site

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Oct 28 03:49:05 MDT 2015

(Jeez, I might just join the ISO.)

Pseudo-lefts back Washington hardliners on Syria and Russia
By Bill Van Auken
21 October 2015

In the midst of the increasingly evident divisions within the US state 
apparatus over what policy to pursue in relation to Syria and the recent 
Russian bombing campaign, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) 
has weighed in, lending ideological support to the most bellicose 
imperialist factions.

For years, the ISO has promoted the bloody sectarian civil war in Syria 
as the “Syrian Revolution.” It has blatantly misrepresented the 
character of Syria’s Islamist “rebels,” portraying these right-wing 
mercenaries as “revolutionaries.” It has steadfastly defended their 
“right” to receive arms and funding from the CIA and Washington’s 
reactionary regional allies, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, and even to 
support direct US military intervention.

In 2013, the ISO placed itself at the center of an international 
campaign to drum up support for the imperialist-orchestrated conspiracy 
to oust the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, appealing in 
the name of “human rights” to the milieu of pseudo-lefts and liberals to 
support the anti-Assad “revolution.”

full: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/21/syri-o21.html

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