Statement by the Communist Revolutionary Action
The murder of General Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, all of whom belonged to the anti-imperialist forces struggling against the Empire and its occupation forces, vassal states, proxies and lackies, at the hands of the US is an outrageous act, not only for the forces that are actually waging the war on the ground of the Middle Easat, but for the entire anti-imperialist movement worldwide.
This heinous war crime comes after a series of criminal strikes against the Popular Mobilization Forces, that are operating in the territory of Syria and Iraq, that have resulted in dozens of deaths. The Middle East is already a boiling cauldron. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Iranians are protesting these days against the American presence in the region, and millions of people attended the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, waving the red flags of vengeance.
It is crystal-clear that the laughable threats issued by Trump cannot bend the militant anti-imperialist spirit of the peoples of the Middle East. Two US bases have already been targeted by Iran, while the Iraqi parliament has voted in favour of the expulsion of the US forces from the country.
At the face of the sharp escalation pursued by the US in order to regain the lost ground in the region, and above all to reaffirm that they remain the sole master of the planet, we must take a clear position and undertake corresponding initiatives.
It is time to unite our voices not only with the anti-war movements across the globe, but mainly with the forces that have been fighting for years in the Middle East, and to jointly condemn the criminal acts of the US and their allies; and also to demand that they immediately withdraw from the Middle East. In any case, we unconditionally defend the right of Iran, Syria, Hizbullah, the Ansrarullah and the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq to defend themselves and respond, in the only way they deserve, to the forces that planned, committed and defended the murder of General Qassem Soleimani and his comrades.
In the West, the task of the anti-war movement is to challenge and ultimately block any war mobilization against Iran. In Greece, this means the opposition towards US-NATO military bases and NATO itself, and the siege of Souda and all the other military bases that are being used as springboards for the strikes of the crusaders.
Greek capitalism, firmly oriented towards the ‘We-belong-in-the-West’ doctrine, actively participates in the imperialist designs of the Euro-Atlantic Axis, providing not only accommodation to the US, but also a strong operational reserve whenever needed. PM Mitsotakis chose these days to be side by side with Netanyahu and Trump, while defending the murder of General Soleimani in the clearest possible manner. It is clear that any fight against the US-NATO criminal presence in the Middle East is at the same time a struggle against Greek capitalism and its governments.
HANDS OFF IRAN AND IRAQ. FOR THE DEFEAT OF THE US, ITS LACKIES AND ITS PROXIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
NO TO ANY PARTICIPATION OF GREECE IN THE DESIGNS OF THE EMPIRE. SHUT DOWN THE US MILITARY BASES
IN IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA, YEMEN, THE TOMB AWAITS THE EMPIRE
Saturday, January 11, 2 pm, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece