The Spark

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

More bombings in Iraq:
Will there be a new war?

Jul 22, 2002

U.S. and British warplanes, continuing their bombings of Iraq, apparently killed five civilians and wounded 17 last week in the southern part of the country.

The U.S. military denied they had hit civilians, claiming they were shot at. This is, of course, the same U.S. military that just last month had to admit they killed 40 Afghan civilians at a wedding. In that case, they also claimed they were shot at.

Lately, the U.S. government has been publicly announcing its plans for another war against Iraq, including details to the media about its military intentions. Bush makes it seem he’s only just considering a war. In fact, as this latest bombing shows, a war has been going on against the people of Iraq ever since January 15 of 1991.

At least a million and a half, if not many more, have already died in that war – directly by bombs or indirectly by the U.S. embargo aimed at starving out Iraq.