The minatory engine of American imperialism

Source: ‘Not Again’ by Arundhati Roy in the Guardian, September 27, 2002.

“The Task That Never Ends is America’s perfect war, the perfect vehicle for the endless expansion of American imperialism.  In Urdu, the word for profit is fayda.  Al-qaida means the word, the word of God, the law.  So, in India, some of us call the War Against Terror, Al-qaida vs Al-fayda – the Word vs The Profit (no pun intended).  For the moment it looks as through Al-fayda will carry the day.  But then you never know…”

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