It’s now become apparent that what once appeared a major blunder & betrayal of antiwar & socialist activists in supporting Assad & Russian & Iranian military intervention in Syria is actually part of a pattern in their politics. A new current is forming, an alliance, a meeting of the minds between Assadists, fascists, Stalinists, & a guppy league of confusionists. The bĂȘte noire, more the guiding ethos, is opposition to ‘US regime-change operations’ which they see behind every popular movement against dictatorship & repression.

This phenomenon has to be taken seriously but in countering it, we can never underestimate the power of those popular movements especially in Kashmir, Palestine, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Algeria, & Sudan.