Skip to comments.Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Ladenís Death
Posted on 05/07/2011 7:29:09 PM PDT by RummyChick
"We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bushs compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic."
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It is interesting that both he and Rosie O Donnell are coming out against Obama's action.
Chomsky. lol....what a clown.
Seriously: L O L
Are you a subscriber to “Guernica?”
No, I don’t know anything about it.
I looked up this guy because someone on Weasel Zippers said that he all but called Obama a war criminal.
There, now it makes more sense.
So now we have politicized Bin Laden’s death. Good liberals are horrified that a good Democrat liberal president pulled the trigger on this operation.
So if you are liberal, you are against our getting Bin Laden. Only evil conservative Republican types were in favor of doing this.
But, for liberals, for one of their own to ok the operation has to be a bitter pill to swallow.
I’m glad Rosie O’Donnell weighed in. I’ve learned so much about 9/11 from her, about how fire can’t melt steel and all that.
Iraqi commandos? Does Chomski even know where Iraq is on a map?
Or is Chomski saying now that Hussein commandos have always had a relationship with Al-Queerda?
Obligatory creedal deposit.
Or, is he imagining that George Bush was the leader of a small band of terrorists!
He's really breaking down these days ~ he used to be able to differentiate between private parties and nationstates but now.............
Well, another third-class mind down the drain eh!
chumpsky hates everybody. chumpsky is as anti-human as any soulless, conscienceless biped on planet earth. He is to be loathed and shunned by any decent person who values his/her soul.
I hadnt seen this..
A video of Obama and his team congratulating each other
Why does anyone listen to this man? His statements are full of fallacies.
Chomsky’s in mourning. What a surprise.
Actually, he hates the U.S.
George Bush liberated Iraq, he didn’t fly plane loads of Iraqis into building full of Iraqis without warning. Or should we also compare Roosevelt and Truman to OBL since they invaded enemy nations to liberate them as well?
I read that line to mean that Bush is somehow like Osama in the eyes of the Iraqis.
So the equivalent would be them getting Bush for his “misdeeds” against Iran.
Noam, if I ever get a chance to meet you in a dark alley at midnight.....(can't finish sentence, would get banned...)
Bitter old man. He hates this country.
I wish somebody would capture Noam Chomsky, put him in a helicopter, and shove him out the door from an altitude of 1,000+ feet.
So this is even more significant since he is brothers in arm with Obama ;-)
Chompski and his associates would be dancing in the streets.
“We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bushs compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.”
Nope.. Trick question. Bush’s security detail is competent, and the Iraqi commandos (assuming there is such a thing) couldn’t even make it through an episode of “Deadliest Warrior”.
First off, considering how well Saddam Hussein’s vaunted Republican Guard performed, any Iraqi “commandos” of that era would have gotten lost in a round room.
Secondly, equating George W. Bush to OBL is insane. Why that’s as crazy as insisting that 0bambi is constitutionally eligible to be President.
Maybe obama will dump them in the Pacific.
I would like to see more of this video of Obama preening for the cameras as he congratulates people. Has anyone seen a fuller version.
Chomsky’s very popular on college campuses. Not that there is much intelligence to be found on campus anymore.
Chomsky—the world’s leading self-hating Jew.
I called that SOB out once and told him to meet me in the parking lot so I could stomp his nuts into the concrete.
He never showed up.
If GW Bush was killed in a similar matter we would be pissed, obviously!! And by the way, Iraqi commandos? Iraq was made up of Saddam and his henchmen. The other 85% of the population were kept in poverty. There are no commandos in Iraq. Heck, it was barely a functioning country.
We have laws of war. And we have laws against crime. The genius of Al Qaeda (if you allow me) was that were able to find the legal seem between both of these facets of law. Simply put, our laws meant to deal with individuals and even large groups. However, they were never intended to deal with a group numbering into the millions representing no country who one day decide to declare war on America.
From my point of view, an enemy such as this has got to be dealt with by the President in any way he sees fit. Unfortunately, some laws will have to be bent (enhanced interrogation) while others broken completely (Assassinating Bin Laden). Furthermore, some errors might even occur. I’m OK with this not because I like it, but because we have no other choice. Even Barack Obama saw this when he sat down behind the desk at the oval office.
As far as Iraq goes, it was undertaken for many things, but one of the key reasons was to offer the Muslim world an alternative to extremism. Step 1) Kill the terrorist. Step 2) Offer them something better. Get it?
I know many middle easterners who are frustrated by the ignorance and intolerance and violence of their home countries. One day, maybe elected leaders will replace loony control hungry despots in the middle east and if that day arrives, it will undoubtedly be traced back to Iraq
Just goes to show, if you live long enough, you’ll see a day when Judge Napolitano agrees with Noam Chomsky. The judge thinks killing bin Laden was illegal several times over.
Why doesnt Chomsky ask the same question only this time substituting Obama for G W Bush.
Chomsky is so stupid, he still thinks George Bush is President.
I thought Noam Chomsky was dead. Oh, well.
We might also be asking how we’d be reacting if American commandos landed in Berchtesgaden, assassinated Hitler and dumped his body in the Danube.
Even when criticizing Obama's action I note he finds multiple ways to blame Bush.
What a loon.
What about Chickenhawk?
What a Idiot and this nonsense gets Press!!!!!!!!!!! unreal, Hey chopsticks GO Away and do us a favor!
hahaha..that is funny..and who knew Rosie would ever go after Obama. Wonder what Oprah is going to think about that since she has hired Rosie.
Will Starr Jones be far behind on this matter?
I still laugh at NeNe getting in Starr Jones’ face on Celebrity Apprentice and saying “WHERE’S BARBARA WALTERS NOW”
“And if we’re interested in, let’s say, diminishing the amount of violence in the world, it’s at least arguable and sometimes true that a terroristic act does diminish the amount of violence in the world. Hence a person who is opposed to violence will not be opposed to that terroristic act.”
Debate on Firing Line, April 3, 1969
Personally though, I think he's simply being intellectually dishonest and disingenuous.
It's a pity because a lot of college age kids (and their professors) adore him. A reflection of their "intelligence," sadly.
“For example, there’s no moral equivalence between the bombing of the World Trade Center and the destruction of Nicaragua or of El Salvador, of Guatemala. The latter were far worse, by any criterion. So there’s no moral equivalence.”
Interview by Tim Sebastian on BBC NEWS, February 2, 2002
It’s hard to figure out where to begin with this self-serving ‘analysis’, but I’ll point out that it follows the classic Chomsky template, where the most outrageous historical parallels are drawn, and then the piece is quickly drawn to a close with the intimate understanding that the reader knows exactly what he’s talking about and is invited to stay on and tune in at some later date for a fuller analysis. Funny, Noam, I alwsys thought names like Apache, Tomahawk, or for that matter the Braves and Redskins in pro sports were minted to HONOR the American Indian as fighter , warrior and potential victor,not to demean him as victim or loser. But that’s just me and my incomplete, non-academic education).
I dont know anything about this guy but thought it was interesting that he was coming out against Obama - even though he has to add in the obligatory slam to the Republicans.
Noam uses CRITICAL THEORY extremely well. Perhaps he could compare the equivalence of our Libyan intervention? Ex: What if China expropriated $20byn from US interests to fund the New Black Panther’s democracy movement in Philadelphia??
You never heard of Noam Chomsky? He’s very important as a linguist but his political beliefs are on the far side of the moon. He has said that most if not all 20th century American Presidents should have been tried as War Criminals.
What an intellectually dishonest intellectual he is.
He concludes that the U.S. illegally assassinated Osama.
Then he concludes that George Bush is a war criminal.
He somehow fails to conclude that Obama, who admitted he ordered the “assassination,” is also a war criminal.
What a fool. And he is the heart and source of much liberal thinking.
Well then I guess Obama fits right in...
The videos have started about what Osama was REALLy watching
Noam Chomsky: Friend of dictators and mass murderers. This is so comical it’s hardly worth commenting on.
Maybe obama will dump them in the Pacific.
Not as implausible as many would think. Leftists are like muslimes in this regard: They've killed far more of their own then their stated enemies. By far.
This is just one of the reasons people such as O'Donnel and Chomsky are "useful IDIOTS."