Libya,  Trots

Trotskyist Fantasy

At times like today, if one prefers reading fantasy to reality, it makes sense to read the editorial of The News Line, the newspaper of the Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP).


The News Line


Monday 22 August 2011

The same bourgeois media that was just a few weeks ago talking about stalemate, and questioning whether it was time to make another deal with Gadaffi, has now been re-mobilised by the ruling class to declare that this is now the ‘endgame’, and that Gadaffi and his family are not even in Tripoli any more, but are either in Sirte or in the south, where they can make their getaway to Chad, Zimbabwe or even Venezuela.

The reality is that the NATO powers are back to where they were a number of months ago…..

the Libyan masses, as they stand fast with Gadaffi at their head, are near to breaking the brittle power of the NATO air forces, and their even more brittle governments, which are all under fire at home from their own people, who oppose the austerity measures that are being forced on them to rescue the banks and pay the bill for the Libyan military adventure of the oil thieves.

As Gadaffi and the Libyan masses stand fast and refuse to be broken, the workers in the UK and the other NATO states must take to the streets against the war. Then NATO and its plans to grab Libya and re-grab the African continent will be defeated….

The Libyan masses, when they fight the NATO terror machine and its local accomplices, are fighting the battle for every African worker….

The TUC Congress is meeting from Monday 12 September. It must demand that NATO quits Libya and must call regional and national demonstrations throughout September and the autumn in support of the Libyan people, for the defeat of the NATO brigands, and for the bringing down of the Cameron government!

Just another bunch of loony Trots. Nothing new.


Courtesy of George in the Comments.  Richard Seymour, stalwart Trotskyist and self-proclaimed voice from Lenin’s Tomb, had an article on the Guardian Comment is Free website three weeks ago. The headline: “Gaddafi is stronger than ever in Libya.” Trotskyists!