Another assassination in Lebanon, and yet again
the question is posed of who was behind it. We cannot say with certainty who
was responsible, but we can say who benefits from it: the Bush administration.
The International Conference in Solidarity with the Lebanese Resistance against Imperialist aggression was held at the UNESCO Building in Beirut on November 16-19. Lal Khan, Pakistani Marxist, had been officially invited to speak and here we provide a summary of his speech.
failure of the Israeli aggression against Lebanon
was a major setback not only for the Israeli state but for all the Western
Powers - particularly the United
States and France. This failure will further
aggravate the difficulties US
imperialism faces in the Middle East.
In spite of the claims of Israeli government
ministers and top army generals, Israel did not win the recent war in Lebanon.
It is Hezbollah that has emerged enormously strengthened, as the 800,000 strong
rally the other amply proved. All this is forcing the imperialists to rethink
their strategy in the region.
The Israeli government and military failed in their declared
objectives in the recent conflict in Lebanon. Israeli society is under
shock as a result. Now while they say a new war needs to prepared, the
government is preparing vicious attacks on social spending. This will
inevitably prepare class conflict at some stage. Meanwhile on the Arab street
the desire for a genuine left alternative is becoming evident.