Globalization and War: Analyzing the Impact of the Airliner Attacks of September 2001
If there is one thing we can be sure of about the motives of the perpetrators of the attacks on New York and Washington on the 11th of September, 2001, it is that they viewed their acts as retaliation. Retaliation is the fuel of warfare. And in the new kind of warfare that is emerging in the wake of the attacks on the US, it is a more powerful and volatile fuel than it has ever been in the past. In this paper I will examine how the war we are currently heading towards differs from but is also an extension of previous notions of war. I will argue that the "war on terrorism" represents an attempt by those who dominate global political and economic structures to refine a system of social control that enhances their power and domination and poses a serious threat to freedom and democracy throughout the world.