The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The Imperialist Wars Feed Terrorism

Jul 18, 2016

As soon as the atrocious terrorist attack in Nice happened, without knowing whether the mad attacker was or was not linked to ISIS, Hollande announced that he intended to “strengthen the actions” of France in Syria and “Strike those who attacked us in their den in Iraq.” In other words, he will intensify the war in the Middle East.

Since the American intervention in Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991, and then renewed after September 11, 2001, the wars without end that the big powers wage in the Middle East, in Afghanistan, in Libya, or in Mali, do nothing but plunge these regions of the world in barbarism and chaos. They do not eradicate terrorism but on the contrary nourish it. To pretend that responding to attacks with military actions and aerial bombing will stop terrorism is not only a delusion but a crime that can only plunge humanity deeper into barbarism.