[OPE-L:5939] Re: the wages of war

From: Gerald_A_Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@email.msn.com)
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 21:20:09 EDT

Re Paul B's [5927]:

The term "Jihad"  has a number of meanings. See:


Now, how would you answer the following questions
from [5925]:

> >Is a Jihad ('holy war') also to be understood as an
> >attempt by the ruling class to stay in power by
> >breaking the resistance of the working class?
> >Was that what the Iranian government was
> >attempting to do in the Iran-Iraq War? (NB:  the
> >Iranian working class, especially trade unions and
> >the Left, had already been crushed years before in
> >the period immediately after the Shah was
> >overthrown).

In solidarity, Jerry

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