THE REAL TERRORISTS
Most terrorists are amateurs,
Compared with rulers of the State;
Those purblind deaf-dumb connoisseurs,
At sending thousands to their fate.
The use of drones and missiles means,
Such ‘statesmen’ hide behind closed doors;
And never see the killing scenes,
Of innocents on foreign shores.
Thus when the ‘Free’ West interferes,
In the affairs of the near East;
As it has done for many years,
It incubates the terror beast.
As raining bombs on foreign lands,
Enlists new terrorist recruits;
Who join-up with Jihadist bands,
And train to be revengeful brutes.
When Blair and Bush took us to war, (1)
Surveillance chiefs warned this attack;
Was a recruiting sergeant for,
Those factions who’d return the flak.
Such militants are primed to die,
As we’ve imbued them all with hate;
And they’ll use terror in reply,
To that used by our modern state. (2)
(1) Iraq War 2003.
Gerald in his 1975 book ‘
© Richard Layton