Jihadist Movement has “spirit of internationalism” of International Brigades Says Stop the War Coalition Stalwart.
Internationalist Solidarity Says Stop the War’s Matt Carr.
The Stop the War Coalition publishes this on Hilary Benn’s speech on their site:
Groundhog day in Syria as Mr Benn goes bombing. Matt Carr.
Much of the article is unexceptional, and barely reasoned, ranting against Bombing Syria by a cut-price Mark Steel.
Mat Carr also does a pratfall.
To evoke the international brigades in support of Cameron’s bombing campaign requires real audacity, bad faith, and an indifference to history or the political realities of the 21st century. Benn does not even seem to realize that the jihadist movement that ultimately spawned Daesh is far closer to the spirit of internationalism and solidarity that drove the International Brigades than Cameron’s bombing campaign – except that the international jihad takes the form of solidarity with oppressed Muslims, rather than the working class or the socialist revolution.
This use of the blood of our martyred comrades of the Brigadas Internacionales to promote ‘understanding’ of Daesh is a hallmark of a certain ‘left’, from George Monbiot, other Guardian writers, to Socialist Worker.
On his Blog Carr states under Interests that “I’m currently researching a book about General Sherman’s March to the Sea during the American Civil War and its influence on American military strategies and tactics.”
I remain unclear what groundhogs are and what they have to do with Syria and the internationalism of the genociders of Daesh.
But General Sherman freed slaves on his march to the sea.
The only walk to the ocean most people would like to witness on Carr’s part is one which ends with him lying ten fathoms deep.
If the Stop the War Coalition publishes this material can they wonder that there are calls to shun them?