The destruction of the World Trade Center in New York
was an atrocity showing how some human beings are capable of the most terrible
crimes in the name of political struggle.
The British weekly "The Economist", paraphrasing George Bush, wrote
"the appalling atrocities of September 11th (were) acts that must be seen as a
declaration of war not just on America but on all civilised people". We have a
problem of definition here: who are the civilised people?
Are they the US ruling
elites? They supported on another 11 of September ( in 1973) appalling atrocities against
the Chilean people in the name of defending democracy.
Are they the British ruling elites? They bombed the German civilian population during
the II World War unleashing appalling atrocities over women, children and old people in a
scale far larger than the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Are they the German ruling elites? They unleashed appalling atrocities on the English
civilian population during the II World War, and even more appalling atrocities on the
Soviet population, the Jews and many other defenceless people.
Are they the French ruling elites? They mastered the art of unleashing appalling
atrocities on the Algerian population during the latter's struggle for their independence.
Are they the Russian ruling elites? The appalling atrocities inflicted on the German
civilian population at the end of the II World War are well known.
Are they the Japanese ruling elites? The rape of Nanking, when they invaded the
Republic of China, was 20 times larger in number of civilian slaughtered than the atrocity
in the World Trade Center.
And we have also the murder of more than one hundred thousand civilians in Hiroshima y
Nagasaki. None of those cities were military targets. The appalling atrocities committed
against the civilian population in Vietnam are very well documented. In a word, it seems
to us that the ones who are today declaring themselves defenders of the civilised
world never have been civilised when big businesses and big geo-politics was menaced by
challenging political forces.
In the set of articles that follow the reader will find more information about those who
have been dominating the world in the last 500 years, and now, suddenly, present
themselves as the representatives of the civilised world. We don't see much
difference between the murderers who killed three thousand civilians in New York, and the
representatives of the big transnational business and imperial geo-politics who have been
murdering systematically those who have been challenging their imperial power.