Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Bad Deeds by the United States and Israel

“Last year, ... the U.N. Committee on Disarmament and International Security adopted a resolution that called for stronger measures to prevent the militarization of space, and another that reaffirmed the 1925 Geneva Protocol against the use of poisonous gases and bacteriological warfare. Both resolution passed unanimously, with two abstentions: the United States and Israel. In practice, U.S. abstentions amounts to a veto.”

Noam Chomsky
America's Quest for Global Dominance
Metropolitan Books,
Harry Holt and Company, New York, 2003

About Noam Chomsky:

“Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

“For anyone wanting to find out more about the world we live in... there is on simple answer: read Noam Chomsky.”
--THE NEW STATESMAN. “12 Great Thinkers of Our Time.”

“Chomsky's 9-11 was practically the only counter-narrative out there at a time when questions tended to be drowned out by a chorus, led by the entire United States Congress, of “God Bless America.” ... It is possible that, if the U.S. goes the way of nineteenth-century Great Britain, Chomsky's interpretation will be the standard among historians a hundred years from now.

“Reading Chomsky is like standing in a wind tunnel. With relentless logic, he bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us—and to discern what they are leaving out. ... Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening.”

“For nearly thirty years now, Noam Chomsky has parsed the main proposition of American power—what they do is agression, what we do upholds freedom—with encyclopedic attention to detail and an unflagging sense of outrage.”

“Chomsky ... is a major scholarly resource. Not to have read [him] is to court genuine ignorance.

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