[Marxism] Syrian Suggestion

Paddy Hackett paraichackett at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 09:43:26 MDT 2016


Josh Cohen in a commentary suggested that to sort the problem in Iraq the Sunnis should be given there own independent state.

This is a naïve suggestion. It assumes that the powers involved are rational and are concerned with achieving a rational solution to the problem. The problem exists because of the intervention by the actors concerned. Generally these actors function in order to pursue their own venal interests ultimately based on profit.

Despite this it is true that US imperialism is a principal cause of the instability there. However this is not to deny the reactionary character of the other actors.

Those making this suggestion are promoting capitalism by misrepresenting it's nature presenting it as rational.

Take Care
Paddy Hackett

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