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

Obama Intensifies the War on Yemen

May 14, 2012

In April, Obama gave the CIA and the U.S. military greater freedom to use drones – supposedly as a way to destroy al-Qaida. The U.S. intensified drone attacks in Pakistan and extended them to Yemen.

There will be a big increase in so-called “collateral damage,” that is strikes against the civilian population.

That’s not going to stem al-Qaida recruitment, quite the opposite. Al-Qaida was reinforced when one of its heads, Anwar al-Alex was killed last September. The Wall Street Journal reported that drone strikes constitute “a powerful recruitment tool for Al-Qaida and its allies.”

Obama is as much a warmonger as Bush was, like him in the service of U.S. imperialism.

Under the pretext of waging the war on terror, the U.S. sows death among the civilian population, but at the same time it sows hatred and the desire for vengeance throughout the world.