28 January 2020 — theplanningmotive.com
MARX: SO OFTEN READ, SO SELDOM UNDERSTOOD. Finance Capital, Monopoly Capital and Imperialism
Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s assassination by the USA brings the issue of imperialism back to the fore. The General was not assassinated because he was planning future attacks. His fate was sealed on December 27th a week before his death. December 27th marked the beginning of the first joint naval manoeuvres between Iran, Russia and China, called “Indian Ocean Security Belt”. After the 4 days of war games, Iran declared an end to US hegemony in the region. No hegemonic imperial power, especially one in decline, can ignore such a challenge, especially after it warned Iran to “think twice” before conducting these drills. Its response was to project its power by killing the Iranian Chief of Staff in an international airport in a foreign country.