[Marxism] Fwd: The 'war on terror' has won

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Sep 11 10:30:32 MDT 2017

(Years ago Walter Lippmann posted a defense of the Burmese generals long 
before Aung San Suu Kyi took power. He claimed that because the military 
was cooperating with "socialist" China, we had to oppose the movement 
for democracy. Now that the democratic movement is in charge, the 
repression is directed against the Muslims. Since Lippmann and those who 
think like him are aligned with the Kremlin, it won't be long before 
they begin echoing Global Research.)

Aung San Suu Kyi blamed "terrorists" for sharing those photos today. 
It's "simply the tip of the iceberg of misinformation," she said in a 
Facebook post, "with the aim of promoting the interests of terrorists," 
an unsurprising goal for misinforming terrorists. The dull math of a war 
on a terror (them vs us = whose side are you on?) does not allow for 
much artistic freelancing, so redundancy may be excused.

Russian state media, representing a government that sells arms to 
Myanmar, appears to just be repeating stock footage. According to 
Sputnik and RT, George Soros, the billionaire financier, is the wealthy 
Jew behind this new war, apparently in search of another bloody pipeline 
- mirroring the conspiratorial explanation for revolution-turned-war in 
Syria. On Global Research, a pro-Russia Infowars for a 
conspiracy-mongering left, one may read that "Saudi jihadists" are 
behind the crisis.


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