[Marxism] Fwd: Armchair War-Gaming Isn’t Helping Syrians - Truthdig

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 29 12:51:56 MDT 2015

The full-scale entry of Russia into the carnage in Syria has 
unfortunately befuddled a number of people on the left. Justifiably 
disgusted with the imperial adventures and genocides of the West, they 
take a twisted leap in logic and see Russian bombing as a way to move 
things forward. One hears talk of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad now 
being the “lesser evil,” compared with Islamic State. The revolutions 
dubbed the Arab Spring are consigned to the recycle bin of history. It’s 
time to get realistic, we are told. The talk is of geopolitics and 
national interests and spheres of influence. As for the Syrian people 
themselves, we’re told their rebellion got hijacked years ago, so their 
voices no longer count.


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