The military-industrial complex of the US refuses to realise how dangerous and volatile the world has becomeSubmitted by geminitwin73 on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 16:42
US: the economy of 9/11 — II — Dr Saulat Nagi
In Afghanistan the civilians are daily losing their lives in dozens through the lethal drone attacks. Akin to Vietnam the US has lost the war in Afghanistan but in either case its goals of completely annihilating the infrastructure, maiming the population and wiping the new generation partially while leaving the rest psychologically scared are achieved. Even after the withdrawal of the US forces the hegemony will continue to be maintained. Instead of Hamid Karzai the Taliban will be the guardians. When the objective is achieved the change of guard hardly matters. For attaining the goals the pious souls become terrible necessities, since these can be bought and sold and bartered away.
The military-industrial complex of the US refuses to realise how dangerous and volatile the world has become. Without prescribing any solution it is running amok from one corner of the world to the other. Creating chaos is the only solution known to capitalism for its realisation. Disorder is its order and expansion for concentration is its modus operandi. Long ago, in 1919, Rosa Luxemburg wondered if capital would ever find any other way to realise itself apart from constant warfare.
A couple of concerned voices echo but only to vanish in the cacophony of mindboggling sounds the poodle media serving the interests of the capitalists continues to peddle. While mentioning the role of this media, a former assistant secretary of state in the Carter administration wrote, “It’s a lead pipe cinch that the mass media in America has an overwhelming tendency to jump up and down and bark in concert whenever the White House, any White House snaps its fingers.” But for once the editors of the Financial Times (Editorial, May 14, 2003) thought differently when they wrote, “While one might destroy Al Qaeda, its expanding support base can be eroded only by policies Arabs and Muslims see as just.” Even the destruction of al Qaeda will do little if “the underlying conditions that facilitated the group’s emergence and popularity — political oppression and economic marginalization — will persist.
Another sane voice can be heard from another source: “Delicate social and political problems cannot be bombed or ‘missiled’ out of existence; by dropping bombs and firing missiles, the US only spread these festering problems. Violence can be likened to a virus; the more you bombard it, the more it spreads” (James Bill and Rebecca Bill Chavez, Middle East Journal, autumn 2002). This is not the scripture the holy gospel of capitalism believes in.