25 February, 2021

Don't Forget What We Did

The crime is a gift to the hard jingoistic right; America can, alternatively, seek to grasp its causes.

Don't Forget What We Did
The terrorist attacks were major atrocities. But in scale they may not reach the level of many others, for example, Clinton's bombing of Sudan with no credible pretext, destroying half its pharmaceutical supplies and killing unknown numbers of people (no one knows, because the US blocked an inquiry at the United Nations and no one cares to pursue it). Not to speak of much worse cases, which easily come to mind. That this too was a horrendous crime is not in doubt. The primary victims, as usual, were working people: janitors, secretaries, firemen, etc. It is likely to prove to be a crushing blow to Palestinians and other poor and oppressed people. It is also likely to lead to harsh security controls, with many possible ramifications for undermining civil liberties and internal freedom. The events reveal, dramatically, the foolishness of the project of "missile defence". As has been obvious all along, and pointed out repeatedly by strategic analysts, if anyone wants to cause immense damage in the US, including weapons of mass destruction, they are highly unlikely to launch a missile...

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