The Stop the War campaign, led by Stalinists and former SWPers, is disgracing itself again.
StW mobilised against the Western bombing which helped the Libyan opposition overthrow the deranged regime of Muammar Qaddafi.
Now StW is campaigning against Western sanctions against Iran and Syria, quoting right-wing journalist Simon Jenkins to justify its stand. Jenkins says sanctions are “idiocy” and a step towards open war. In fact war on Syria looks unlikely; some sanctions may be bad, but why would socialists bother opposing sanctions such as travel bans and freezing the corruptly-gained fortunes of the Syrian leadership?
Not a single word is said in support of the democratic opposition in these countries. Not a single word indicates StW opposes the vicious regimes in these states.