Thursday, 15 January 2015

Je suis Charlie march in Paris

Paris is a warning: there is no insulation from our wars

"France famously refused to take part in the US-British aggression against Iraq. But it has been making up for lost time ever since, sending troops to Afghanistan, intervening in one African state after another, from Libya and Mali to Ivory Coast and the Central African Republic, bombing Iraq and backing Syrian rebels."
I wish it had supported Syrian rebels, to a fraction of the level the Russians and Iranians support Assad. Seumas Milne would prefer Assad remain in power, there is no insulation from the way such monstrous stupidity, both the support for Assad and the lie that the West is trying to overthrow him, will affect the Left's credibility when it comes to all the times the West is supporting autocrats.

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