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Noam Chomsky: Obama Is ‘Running Biggest Terrorist Operation That Exists’

I think Chomsky is an admitted socialist but he does a good job of explaining how the US is increasing terrorism. (as RP has said over and over again ie: Blowback)

Continuing his streak of fiercely criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy and civil liberties record, pre-eminent left-wing scholar Noam Chomsky told GRITtv that this administration is “dedicated to increasing terrorism” throughout the world via its own “terrorist” drone strikes in foreign lands. Speaking with GRITtv host Laura Flanders about the National Security Agency snooping scandal, Chomsky remarked that “the Obama administration is dedicated to increasing terrorism; it’s doing it all over the world.”

He continued: “Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation that exists, maybe in history: the drone assassination campaigns, which are just part of it [...] All of these operations, they are terror operations.” Drone strikes are “terror” because, Chomsky said, the attacks have the effect of “terrorizing” locals.”

“You are generating more terrorist operations,” Chomsky pointedly said. “People have a reaction” when they lose a loved one to an American drone strike, he added. “They don’t say, ‘Fine, I don’t care if my cousin was murdered.’ They become what we call terrorists. This is completely understood from the highest level.”



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It would still take an

It would still take an elastic mind for Chomsky to come to realize that there is no good socialism, just as there is no example of government not corrupted by more control and power throughout human history. The alternative proposed in 1776 being the strong limitation of government itself.

We had this for a few years after 1780 I would have really liked to see if the founders were right... We know the alternatives and our current examples are certainly not promoting prosperous free and uplifting societies.

I still hold hope for more progressives to drop the mindful fairytale of "good socialism". IT will be hard for them to see at the lower levels that they are simply tools of the fascists they support whether knowingly or not. My guess is they will have great shock when they find out they are to be controlled as well as soon as their work is done.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Well, goddamn, Noam: give yourself a cookie and a pat on

the head! Well done! (Maybe you'll reconsider the possibility of government complicity on 9/11, too, since you're in a sensible mood.)

What would the Founders do?

Dr. Chomsky:

"It's very simple. If they do it, it's terrorism. If we do it, it's counterterrorism."

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

good for Dr. Chomsky--

I know a lot of DPers don't appreciate Noam, because he is so progressive, but he's not afraid to criticize the POTUS.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--