John Wight is a socialist based in Scotland I think, we are on reasonably good and constructive terms. He tweeted a few days ago that he considered Dan Glazebrook and mine analysis on British state collusion with 'Isis' type death squads to be wrong and too much conspiracy. We have had a constructive twitter exchange since on the subject which can be seen here: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40sonsofmalcolm%20%40%40JohnWight1%20&src=typd
However, there is an on-going problem here which is seen in this exchange in this twitter exchange posted here: we need to critically examine and counter the tendency to give more kudos to western neocolonial voices (even if they are liberal/left) as for eg in Patrick Cockburn, Cockburn is a neocolonial journo who KNOWS VERY WELL as all other mainstream journos, pundits, analysts etc know very well, that if they ever really investigated British state collusion and support into supremacist death squads in the Muslim word, they would lose their career and jobs within days.
One the other hand, those that are actually doing all the Resistance to imperialism and its death squads are denied any legitimacy in their analysis, struggle and and such their political voice and action is dehumanised, made lesser in their human contribution than someone like Cockburn who is directly/indirectly giving cover to this British imperialist collusion.
Who if not those who are fighting back and countering the death squads knows best about these death squads and their nature and relationship? No one.
And I would really encourage people refrain from promoting neocolonial liberals who white wash the British state and its collusion, and in so doing, indirectly and often very directly, join in and add insult to injury by denying our Global South people our right to a primarily legitimate voice and struggle.
Here you can see a quote from Cockburn's new book on 'Isis' whereby he states that the west are troubled by Isis, which is just a white wash as this very intelligent man seems to not be able to see Isis is delivering ALL the strategic aims of the same west. Why is such an intelligent man not able to investigate this? Cos he is an embedded part of the neo-colonial order.
Compare this to the Defence Intelligence Agency of the USA which has stated in 2012: "There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran)” Elsewhere, the “supporting powers to the opposition” are defined as “Western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey”.
Surely Cockburn and the entire gamut of neocolonial journos, pundits etc must be privvy to this, but decide to take no further action in investigating it, and it is only those of us who are loyal to Libyan Jamahirya, Syria etc who engage in this highly important work.
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm