"Bin Laden is dead, but the world is still governed by bin Ladens. People cheer because they thought they saw justice, but this was not justice delivered by victims. This was one killer killing another, a big killer, the United State, killing another one, actually a smaller one." says Allan Nairn. "I think we need an American uprising, if we're to put a stop to this kind of killing of innocent people. And we need an American Romero, someone like Archbishop Romero of Salvador who told soldiers to disobey orders to kill, because there is a higher principle.
Allan Nairn on Democracy Now Interviewed Regarding News of the Death of Osama bin Laden Video
[ jay janson adds the thought, if indeed Osama bin Laden was not already dead long ago]
Since Allan Nairn noted the massive starvation in the world as the result of state terrorism, some statistics are provided for the reader to judge who are or is the greater terrorist(s).In a world managed by our private investment finance capital speculators millions: 30 million people die of malnutrition or sanitation related causes every year, more than half of them children.
18, 000 children die of hunger every day
Associated Press , 2007
Malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all child deaths worldwide - a proportion unmatched by any infectious disease since the Black DeathThe assets of the world's three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.
Apr 7, 2011 ... Forbes magazine just published its statistics on the super-rich. It shows that "the collective wealth of the world''s 1210 billionaires has reached a new record high of $4.5 trillion -
the world's richest 225 people had combined assets equal to the combined annual income of the world's 2.5 billion poorest people."
Forbes magazine has estimated that "225 individuals, the richest in the world, have a combined wealth of more than $1 trillion, a figure that approaches the combined annual income of the poorest one half of humanity.
The assets of the three richest individuals exceed the combined annual economic output of forty-eight poor countries!"
Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger
It is estimated that some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year.
Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children died from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!
One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture
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