The 10th anniversary of “9-11” will see a frenzy of commentary. Ten years ago I saw it as the beginning of an end game that will see the collapse of US power, and perhaps of the current version of global consumer capitalism. Recent political and financial events in the US suggest it is still very much on that track. This is from 15 October 2001.
The aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. is developing ominously, and in broad terms predictably. Violence is being met with violence. More innocent people are dead, on both sides, and more relatives are grieving. It seems likely that the U.S. counterattack on Afghanistan will be counterproductive, because for every bomb that drops another young moslem will join the holy war against the U.S.