Noam Chomsky – on Terrorism

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT – political activist, writer. I am in the process of reading 2 of his books relating to the 9/11 attacks. One is called simply “September 11″… and the other is called “Power and Terror” – post 9/11 talks and interviews.

I will do a review of the books in a few days time. Meantime, here are a few quotes from Professor Chomsky concerning Terrorism…..and the role the USA plays in it.

Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.”

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”

It’s only terrorism if they do it to us. When we do much worse to them, it’s not terrorism.”

The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.”

Violence can succeed, as Americans know well from the conquest of the national territory. But at terrible cost. It can also provoke violence in response, and often does.”

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