The political roots of the terror attack on New York and Washington
In this statement, published the day after the attack, the World Socialist Web Site declared that it "unequivocally condemns the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon." However, it explained:
"Anyone who wishes to understand the why and wherefore of yesterday’s events must study the historical and political record of the US in the Middle East, especially over the last thirty years. The unrelenting efforts of American imperialism to secure its domination over the oil resources of the region, which has entailed, among other things, unstinting support for the Israeli state’s oppression of the Palestinian people, has placed the United States in violent opposition to the legitimate and irrepressible democratic, national and social aspirations of the Arab masses."