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Submitted by Daniel_Randall on Tue, 23/09/2008 - 14:52

Okay Jason - I'll give you the benefit of the doubt here and assume that you do genuinely believe the stuff you're writing, and you're not just distorting your actual views to play up to a third-campist audience.

But if that's the case, you're somewhat at odds with the position of your organisation, which is:

* to support the military victory of "semi-colonial" bourgeois forces such as the Iranian regime in any conflict with imperialist powers
* to argue for workers to form "anti-imperialist united fronts" with e.g. the Iranian ruling-class and the Mahdi Army in Iraq
* to argue for the "right" of the Iranian ruling-class to have nuclear weapons, or at the very least to argue that opposing Iranian nukes is somehow misplaced or inappropriate in the current context.

I'm not making any of this up; quite the contrary. All of these things are the public, open, stated policies of your group and are available for anyone to read on your website and indeed in comments that yourself and other comrades have made on this site.

It's time you took account for the positions of your organisation. So, let me ask another straight question; if you believe (as we do) that the Iranian bourgeoisie really doesn't have any anti-imperialist character whatsoever, how precisely would a hypothetical PR section in Iran go about forming this mystical "anti-imperialist united front" with their bosses, exploiters and oppressors?

You can have it both ways, Jason. Either be honest about your disagreements with PR policy (perfectly fair enough, of course) or stop ducking out of defending your actual positions by pretending to be a third-campist.

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