Victims of terrorism

Terrorism should be condemned absolutely, whether it is waged by a shadowy group placing bombs in buses and Tube trains or by powerful states that use high explosives and napalm to destroy entire cities, as was done to Fallujah.

Mr Blair berates the London bombers for their “desire to impose extremism on the world,” but he ignores their motivation, which has found expression in Madrid and now London.

That motivation is to retaliate against the actions of the US and its subservient allies, including Britain, to impose an imperialist world order that allows Washington to use force to dictate its will globally and to control scarce resources.

Editorial in the Morning Star, 8 July 2005