Last Saturday, there were a couple tiny gatherings of the Assadist/Stalinist antiwar cult demanding “US out of Venezuela & Iran.” Since the US is doing some serious saber-rattling against those two countries, it is certainly appropriate to protest. But the real US wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, or the genocidal Syrian & Russian bombing of Idlib were not even mentioned. The Assadist/Stalinist antiwar cult insists that Syria & Russia have a right to bomb because they are defending Assad’s right to self-determination & anyway they’re only bombing terrorists. Those gatherings were tiny & will continue to get tinier because their politics are entirely corrupt, if not also politically deranged & squarely rooted in the Islamophobic “war on terror.”