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US politicians have to terrify the population to feel there's some enormous threat to their existence and carry out a miraculous, decisive and rapid victory over this enormous foe and march on to the next one...

2003-02-04

 Noam Chomsky War On Terror USA
Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most prominent and controversial public intellectuals. He is an internationally renowned professor of linguistics, but he is also a longstanding critic of US foreign policy and the influence of big business over the American government. When he published his first political critique 40 years ago, he was fired up by the war in Vietnam. Today he is still raging against America's influence and...

2009-11-03

 Noam Chomsky Afghanistan War On Terror invasion
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition—...

2011-05-06

 Noam Chomsky Osama bin Laden War On Terror extrajudicial killing justice assassination