On learning from catastrophe…

09/13/2001

I’m not sure whether I should be linking to this. It’s an article from The Guardian – a comment piece – called They can’t see why they are hated. It’s about the reaction to the events in New York and Washington from everyday Americans, who are viewing it as an attack by faceless madmen. The article goes into details about the way that the American government has treated much of the developing world and the Middle East – and how (particularly in Afghanistan) the very same people that they are now blaming for the attack were trained by the CIA. America has to look to its actions abroad and decide how it wants to interact with the world. If it doesn’t then we will have learnt nothing from this whole catastrophe.