[Marxism] How the West helped create Somali terror

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 29 20:43:29 MDT 2013


Tony Iltis

The logic of terrorism is violent political theatre -- the aim is not just
to inflict harm but to be widely noticed inflicting harm.

>From this perspective, the Somali militia al Shabaab's September 21 seizure
of the upmarket Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and massacre of
at least 61 hostages, was a successful act of terrorism.

But while al Shabaab successfully dominated world headlines with their
brutal attack, the media has almost entirely ignored the context: the
Western-backed occupation of Somalia by Kenya, Uganda and Burundi.


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original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

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