As the world watches the unfolding crisis in the Crimea you'd expect these so-called anti-war types to be protesting outside the
Ageing trotskyist Lindsey German has other ideas apparently and asks:
Who is the aggressor? The obvious answer seems to be that it is Russia, but that is far from the whole picture.
Really who else's troops are marching into the Ukraine?
Strong statements? That's not boots marching in the streets Lyndsey old girl.
As for Afghanistan, I seem to recall Russia had a stab at that one not that long ago. And what of Chechnya South Ossetia and Georgia. And while we're talking about Syria, what exactly did the StWC do to try and stop the conflict there.
Nothing of course.
The trouble is that the StWC is run by a group of disaffected SWP members called Counterfire. Not a very successful group. Turns out they couldn't even run a cafe. True that one, it went bankrupt.
Bit like their ideas I suppose. Undeterred Lyndsey continues:
Excuse me? "Strong statements" are NOT the same as sending in the troops. I don't see British or American troops wandering around Sevastopol. They are Russian. Full stop. She then alleges:
I agree that it has much to do with Syria. Putin's backing for the brutal Assad dictatorship keeps the war going. Without backing from Russia and it has to be said China, both Assad and the Islamist nutters may have been stopped by now.
And the StWC did nothing then as it does now.
StWC appears to stand for Stop the West Coalition, appeasers of Putin, North Korea (Lyndsey blames the USA for tensions there to) and backed the Hamas terrorists when their rocket attacks forced Israel to defend itself.
Not just one sided, but wrong sided on on the sides of dictators and terrorists.
I'll leave the last word to The Economist
Further reading: Russia, the Ukraine and the International Left by Eric Lee.