Members of the Kurdish and Yazadi community marched in London today against ISIS. As expected it was ignored by the anti-imperialist left, and the only visible left wing groups were those from within the Kurdish community.
The event was much smaller than those marching in support of Hamas over recent weeks as the anti-imperialists remain seemingly opposed to any intervention to save the lives of Christians in Iraq as we have previously seen in the appalling analysis and articles published by the Stop the War Coalition.
So what about the rest of the left? The Socialist Workers Party managed to dig up an unnamed Iraqi Socialist who mused:
“The US and Western media are again shedding crocodile tears and using a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq to realise imperialist objectives and pour petrol on the fire.”
The SWP (who usually tail end Islamists like Hamas) are forced to admit that ISIS are barbaric:
However they offer no immediate solution on how to help the Christian and other minorities fleeing these brutal Islamists.
The Socialist Party (nee Militant Tendency) also takes a similar view in a lengthy article published on their in an article Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war. They advise the Kurds not to accept any help from imperialists and muse that:
This can only be based upon building democratically-run, non-sectarian bodies as the basis for popular defence, which would be able to appeal to those Sunnis who have rallied to ISIS as a means of defending themselves from sectarian Shia attack.
How the Socialist Party intends to carry this out (given it has neither the means nor the munitions to do so) is not explained. But they do have advice for those facing immediate destitution and possible death:
So there you have it. Refuse aid and armaments from those in the West trying to help, become a socialist and all will be well.
Except it obviously won't.
These "comrades" have shown how deluded they really are.
And frankly dangerous.