More than two years have passed since George W Bush declared his "war on
terrorism." What has the result been? In Iraq the USA has shown its
impotence to control the situation. It has been unable to build up a stable
base. It is bogged down in a bloody impasse. But what about the other field of
operations – Afghanistan?
Forty years ago, yesterday, Malcolm X stood up at the Audubon Ballroom
in Harlem (New York) to speak. He was going to speak against the racial
segregation all over the US. He was going to appeal to his brothers and
sisters to resist and fight back against the “oppression of the white
man” when he was gunned down. More than one or two breathed a sigh of
relief at the top of the US establishment. One of the loudest voices
against injustice had been lost.