The Lie of the Civilized Western World
by Sascha Pommrenke, Oct 2015
“Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich,” Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture “we,” the West who had to resist after being attacked without reason by barbarians. The history of the West is sold to us as a success story of democracy, the constitutional state, and capitalism. Actually, it is a history of countless wars and war crimes, state terrorism, torture, exploitation, and destruction.
The so-called western values seem to be military values. Syria is the 14th Islamic country bombed or occupied by the US since 1980. 6 million children die before their 5th birthday every year. 3 billion have less than $2 a day for survival. A person dies of starvation every 3.6 seconds.