On the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq, the position of US imperialism in the Middle East is becoming untenable. The incursion of Turkish troops into Kurdish Iraq and the stravation blockade of Palestine makes an already difficult situation even worse. US imperialism and their supporters in Europe are facing a potentially devastating defeat.
At the same time, the working class, denied access to the oil wealth, are starting to move. This puts into question not only the position of imperialism and their multinationals but also the regimes in Iran and Egypt. Fred Weston of Marxist.com talked to the ULU Marxist Society on Wednesday on the current situation and the future for the Middle East.