The Spark

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

New terrorist threat?

Oct 28, 2002

In the middle of October, the director of the CIA announced that the risk of another terrorist strike is likely – as likely, he said, as in the period of September 11 last year.

Is it true, or just more of the kind of warnings they keep issuing to keep us lined up behind Bush? Who knows?

But if it's true, it reflects Bush's threats to carry out a much worse war against Iraq – that is, the use of terror against a whole people.

When Bush smugly pronounces himself ready to create another cataclysm for the people of Iraq, this can only inflame people around the world who already have enormous grievances against the U.S.

The exploitation of their wealth and labor to the benefit of big U.S. corporations is enforced by the U.S. military and by the military dictators this country props up. And this has created a vast and growing reservoir of people who are deeply outraged by the U.S. It's in this reservoir that terrorist organizations find recruits.

If there is to be another terrorist attack, it will be Bush and other U.S. leaders who provoked it.