Sunday, 6 March 2016

Dugin on Israel and Zionism


A segment of a recent interview with Russian sociologist and neo-fascist founder of the Fourth Politcal Theory (4PT) Aleksandr Dugin regarding Israel and Zionism which appeared as part of an interview by Morris108. The full interview can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54gzSBhqJSc

Despite the pretensions of many of his Euro-American far-right acolytes, here Dugin highlights that neither he nor the Russian state have any fundamental problems with Israel or Zionism. Without couching the issue in the more complex distinction between Zionism and Judaism, here (without saying so) Dugin lumps all Jews under the Zionist rubric and then proceeds to defend this rubric. He also exonerates Israel from any part in stoking and perpetuating the Syrian conflict (in essence denying Israel's well known agency, support and mobilization of assorted takfiri death-squad mercenary groups who have been operating inside Syria since 2011 with NATO complicity) and at one point refers to "Israeli Traditionalists" whom Dugin and Russia have no problems with and actually support. How either Syria, Hezbollah or Iran can go along with this, is anyone's guess!

For a fuller treatment of Dugin, see my Counterpunch article, "Dugin’s Occult Fascism and the Hijacking of Left Anti-Imperialism and Muslim Anti-Salafism" http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/10/dugins-occult-fascism-and-the-hijacking-of-left-anti-imperialism-and-muslim-anti-salafism/