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Totally right.

It just shows the utter confusion of all too many "socialists". It's like
they don't even read the newspaper.

John reimann

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM, mkaradjis <mkarad...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Not only would Assad need to be playibg the same role as Ho Chi Minh, but
> Russia would need to be playing the same role as the USSR, whereas in fact
> Russian imperialism un Syria is playing the same role as US imperialism in
> Vietnam. Not that the US is playing the role in Syria that the USSR played
> in Vietnam;    on the contrary,  it was USSR supplied anti aircraft
> weaponry that helped the Vietnamese bring down hundreds of US warplanes,
>  whereas in Syria the US has gone out of its way to block every possible
> avenue for delivery of anti aircraft weapons to the rebels.
>
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:41 AM John Reimann via Marxism <
> marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
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>> Monthly Review always had soft Maoist politics. In other words, Stalinism.
>> All the Stalinists and "ex" Stalinists are now returning to their roots as
>> far as the war in Syria is concerned. The role of the capitalist class in
>> the ex-colonial world? Yes, they can play an independent and progressive
>> role. Class struggle in the ex-colonial world? It doesn't exist. The
>> independent role of the working class there? Also non-existent.
>>
>> What's so disgraceful is all the supposed "Trotskyists" who have adapted
>> to
>> this situation and in practice are taking the same position when it comes
>> to Syria. I had a long time "Trotskyist" tell me that the Syrian
>> capitalist
>> class is "different" from the capitalist class in Saudi Arabia. The clear
>> implication was that the Syrian capitalists can play an independent role.
>> This same person accused me of taking the same position in relation to
>> Syria as Max Schachtman took in the Vietnam War. As older comrades will
>> probably know, Schachtman - the former Trotskyist turned hard core
>> anti-Communist - supported the US invasion of Vietnam. There is just one
>> little problem with that accusation - well, actually one of several: For
>> me
>> to be taking the Schachtman position, then Assad must be playing the same
>> role as Ho Chi Minh!
>>
>> These comrades have been hanging out with the Stalinists too long.
>>
>> John Reimann
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