Sep 5, 2011
And this is what SPARK had to say about the responsibility of the U.S. government for what happened:
“The news media showed us pictures of crowds in Gaza cheering the news of the attacks in New York and Washington. If there was such a reaction, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Palestinians have suffered for over a half century the bloody consequences of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The terrorism, the daily repression, the violence they have suffered at the hands of the Israelis has been paid for by the United States. If the U.S. is hated in many areas of the Middle East, it is precisely because the U.S. government carries the biggest responsibility for the destruction and desperate impoverishment of the Middle East....
“What the people of New York so terribly suffered on September 11, the people of Iraq have faced since the Gulf War and the people of Palestine for almost 60 years. This does not lessen the horror of what people here experienced. It does show the real and complete consequences of U.S. foreign policy.”
It’s a foreign policy made 10 times worse over the last 10 years. The wars the U.S. has carried out since 9/11 are nothing but terrorism unleashed against civilian populations by the most powerful state apparatus in the world.