[Marxism] Re: Al Qaeda-Emerging New International Resistance to Imperialism

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Sun Mar 21 14:18:39 MST 2004

One minor point:  flying the airplanes into buildings was not revolutionary violence,
but it probably solicited the sort of response that al Qaeda desired, by dividing the
United States from Muslim and weakening secular states in the Middle East.  The
organization had no need for the people of the United States to understand its

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 05:37:20PM -0500, Louis Proyect wrote:
>When revolutionary 
> violence takes place in the context of a mass movement and is supported and 
> understood by the masses, it is one thing. What al Qaeda is up to is 
> another altogether. It is *counter-productive* to fly airplanes into office 
> buildings or commuter trains filled with working people. It helps to get 
> them to identify with their rulers as has been obvious in the USA. 

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 530-898-5321
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