[Marxism] How the West helped create Somali terror
stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 29 20:43:29 MDT 2013
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.
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
"The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?" -- Jarvis Cocker
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