This week, the first decade of the terrorist attack on the twin towers (those veritable symbols of American economic power and of triumphal capitalism), has been commemorated in the United States, and around the world.
About 3,000 people lost their lives, when airplanes were hijacked and then flown into the twin towers and the Pentagon, many of them from different countries around the world. 9-11 was the Pearl Harbour of the generation which suffered the terrorist crime.
The whole world was alarmed by the criminal attack on the United States. There was a world-wide movement of sympathy for the United States and genuine outpouring of grief around the world. If the most powerful country in human history can suffer the attack, then nobody or nowhere was safe!
The Neo-Conservative regime of George W. Bush, launched a “War on Terror”, in response and the underlining emotion of revenge, flowed into an ideological crusade which led to the attack on Afghanistan; the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq as well as the world-wide rounding-up of suspected Islamist militants around the world.