Why Are Americans Celebrating Osama's Death?
MrZine / hmad Fuad Rahmat

What can the codename "Geronimo" tell us?  It has little to say about the character of Bin Laden, who was indeed a fascist, misogynist, and anti-Semite.  (The codename was in fact "a bombshell on Native America.").  It does reveal a great deal about the history that has made America the empire that it is -- and about how that history has etched itself into the consciousness of people, who have learned to make the destruction of any resistance against the empire, whatever its moral and political character, a shot in the arm of righteousness.

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