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  • Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

    02/22/2014 8:05:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-14 | Dave The Sage
    Apocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, gloom and doom series and specials on cable television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. But the reasons behind such interest are often subconscious at times and not fully understood. The Leftist activist and agitator Noam Chomsky was recently asked “why there’s this preoccupation with the apocalypse and with zombies right now...
  • Stop the presses! Pigs have actually flown as Noam Chomsky says “Sarah Palin was right”

    08/21/2013 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/21/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Stop the presses! Pigs have actually flown Noam Chomsky says “Sarah Palin was right” on Obamacare. Leftist anti American MIT professor Noam Chomsky has joined Howard Dean in admitting that Sarah Palin was right in her warnings about Obama’s “hope and change” being fake. (appox. 74 seconds) Notice the pained look on the face of the leftist woman (at 34 seconds in) who is interviewing him – It will warm your heart.
  • Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]

    08/20/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | August 20, 2013
    First Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky agreeing with Sarah Palin? In an interview with Democracy Now, the influential MIT linguistics professor, author, and prominent left-wing political activist admitted that Sarah Palin was right about Barack Obama in that there was no substance to his presidential campaign. Palin also recently received validation from former Gov. Howard Dean, a prominent liberal Democrat, about what she termed Obamacare death panels, otherwise known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board. In these latest comments about the president, Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this...
  • Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Inexplicable ‘Attack’ On Civil Liberties ‘Goes Well Beyond Anything’ Imagined

    04/28/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 4/28/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In an interview with AlterNet this past week, America’s most well-known left-wing intellectual slammed President Obama for his inexplicable “attacks” on civil liberties in the forms of various laws expanding upon the executive powers set forth by President George W. Bush. Speaking with the liberal blog’s Mike Stivers, Chomsky expressed dissatisfaction with the current president’s record on civil liberties: “I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors. The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I...
  • What Those Who Boycott Israel Really Want?

    05/14/2013 3:45:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-14-2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    For starters, to set back human progress. You would think the Left would love a country that has universal health care, prosperous trade unions, and same sex marriage. All of these things can be found in Israel. Yet where Israel is concerned, none of these count with the Left. -------------------------- Well, if not for Israeli science and technology, Stephen Hawking could not communicate with the world. As Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, an Israeli attorney, stated, “His whole computer-based communications system runs on a chip designed by Israel’s Intel team. I suggest if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • Samantha Power’s Power

    04/05/2011 8:25:47 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | April 5, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    A member of the president’s National Security Council who shares Noam Chomsky’s foreign-policy goals? An influential presidential adviser whom 1960s revolutionary Tom Hayden treats as a fellow radical? ... Samantha Power, senior director of multilateral affairs for the National Security Council and perhaps the principal architect of our current intervention in Libya, is all of these things. These scary-sounding tidbits might be dismissed as isolated “gotchas.” Unfortunately, when we view these radical outcroppings in the full sweep of her life’s work, Samantha Power emerges as a patriot’s nightmare — a woman determined to subordinate America’s national sovereignty to an international...
  • Noam Chomsky Backs MP David Ward’s Attack on “The Jews”

    02/11/2013 11:03:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 1:34 PM | Zach Pontz
    Noam Chomsky Backs MP David Ward’s Attack on “The Jews” FEBRUARY 11, 2013 1:34 PM Zach Pontz Having found himself at the center of a controversy of his own making, UK MP David Ward has picked up at least one high profile supporter: devoted Israel-basher Noam Chomsky. Ward caused a stir after he equated Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs to that of the Nazi’s treatment of Jews. However, it wasn’t only the statement that was the issue, but how he phrased it. “Saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years...
  • Chomsky and the Terror Masters

    01/17/2013 7:34:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Bogdanor
    As a defamer of his fellow Jews, Noam Chomsky is in a class of his own. “Hitler’s conceptions,” he once wrote, “have struck a responsive chord in current Zionist commentary.” Israel, he added, is guilty of planning a “final solution” for humanity, an apocalypse from which “few will escape.” The world-famous MIT professor and far-left intellectual guru has described the PLO as “heroic,” while vilifying America’s Jewish community as “deeply totalitarian.” He has collaborated with Holocaust deniers, allowing them to publish and distribute his books, and he gave his endorsement to an antisemitic author (the late Israel Shahak) who alleged...
  • My Own Personal Chomsky

    10/23/2011 10:03:15 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 13 replies
    My seething mind | 23 Oct 11 | Moi
    Watching the OWS protestors, I realize that everything I need to know about their mentality, I learned from a Marxist anthropology professor ten years ago. I’ll call him Chomsky (it’s not the real Chomsky. Just a knock-off version. Probably made in China.) My Chomsky believed in what he called “equality of outcome.” Like the protestors, he was very upset that some people made “too much” and others had “not enough.” He wanted everyone to have food, shelter, and clothing. That’s understandable. But it wasn’t all. He wanted them to have education and health care, job counseling, and transportation. Dental. Vision....
  • Ivory Tower Hate

    09/12/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 11 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 09/12/2011 | Shout Bits
    Princeton Professor Paul Krugman's ugly New York Times blog on the post 9/11 environment stopped short of accusing Pres. Bush of masterminding the attacks, but it did accuse Bush and his associates of cashing in on the tragedy, of being "fake heroes." If nothing else, the timing was hateful – the very week when the former President was called on to emerge from relative obscurity to lend gravity to the memorial ceremonies. Krugman's hate cannot hold a candle to retired MIT professor, and radical anti-American, Noam Chomsky's article in Al Jazeera. Chomsky goes a step further to condemn the US...
  • Noam Chomsky Gets Half a Clue

    07/05/2011 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Of all idiots, none is so useful as he who can masquerade as a genius. MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky recently denounced Hugo Chavez, accusing the Venezuelan strongman of making an "assault" on his nation's democracy and of cruelty with respect to a female judge he imprisoned for issuing an unwelcome ruling. The criticism made headlines, as the "renowned scholar" had long given aid and comfort to Ego-and-Mouth Chavez. In fact, when the leader denounced President Bush in an infamous 2006 U.N. address, it was Chomsky's book Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance that he waved and used...
  • Noam Chomsky denounces old friend Hugo Chávez for 'assault' on democracy

    07/03/2011 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Hugo Chávez has long considered Noam Chomsky one of his best friends in the west. He has basked in the renowned scholar's praise for Venezuela's socialist revolution and echoed his denunciations of US imperialism. Venezuela's president, who hasrevealed that he has had surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumour, turned one of Chomsky's books into an overnight bestseller after brandishing it during a UN speech. He hosted Chomsky in Caracas with smiles and pomp. Earlier this year Chávez even suggested Washington make Chomsky the US ambassador to Venezuela. The president may be about to have second thoughts about that,...
  • Chomsky’s Hate Earns Him a Peace Prize

    06/13/2011 10:28:08 AM PDT · by vadum · 7 replies
    Matthew Vadum blog (from Front Page Magazine) ^ | June 13, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    I have a new column up at FrontPage magazine today. It's about Noam Chomsky, the influential communist-anarchist intellectual. Chomsky, incidentally, is an outspoken supporter of ACORN. I interviewed him for my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers. Here's the top of the article: Leftist guru Noam Chomsky has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. This is yet more proof that we live in an age in which “peace prizes” are worth less than the prizes kids find at the bottom of Cracker Jack boxes. Look at the case of President...
  • Peace prize for Chomsky draws ire in Australia

    06/03/2011 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | 6/3/11 | staff
    SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) -- The awarding of a peace prize to the American Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky, a strident critic of Israel and of American foreign policy, is drawing criticism in Australia. The citation for this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, announced Wednesday, says that Chomsky was chosen “for inspiring the convictions of millions about a common humanity and for unfailing moral courage.” “The choice of Noam Chomsky continues a pattern of Sydney Peace Prize recipients who have demonstrated questionable credentials as legitimate peace-makers,” said Vic Alhadeff, chief executive of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. “It does nothing...
  • Why The Left Cried When Osama Died

    05/13/2011 2:43:49 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jamie Glazov
    The death of Osama bin Laden has driven a stake into the heart of the Left, causing progressives to bleed and moan as their unholy alliance with radical Islam absorbs the devastating May 2 blow. The radical Islamic half of the romance is in agony as it sheds bitter tears for the mass murderer. Indeed, Hamas, Hezbollah, the armed wing of Fatah, and tens of thousands of radical Muslims around the world have prominently displayed their sorrow and anger for the world to see. The alliance’s leftist half is, meanwhile, also deeply grieving. The guru of the leftist political faith,...
  • Chomsky's Follies

    05/09/2011 1:34:28 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 05/09/2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    The professor's pronouncements about Osama Bin Laden are stupid and ignorant. Anybody visiting the Middle East in the last decade has had the experience: meeting the hoarse and aggressive person who first denies that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center and then proceeds to describe the attack as a justified vengeance for decades of American imperialism. This cognitive dissonance—to give it a polite designation—does not always take that precise form. Sometimes the same person who hails the bravery of al-Qaida's martyrs also believes that the Jews planned the "operation." As far as I...
  • No fool like a Noam fool

    05/08/2011 5:17:57 PM PDT · by nkronos · 12 replies
    The Kronosphere ^ | 05/08/11 | Nicholas Kronos
    It would be tempting to call 82-year-old Noam Chomsky a senile old dolt, but the word “senile” connotes an age-related deterioration of one’s faculties. To deteriorate, however, a mind must have at one time shown superior cognitive abilities. Although in fairness Chomsky’s work in linguistics indicates a specialized if arcane brilliance, his political thinking has never evidenced anything but his having the most warped of mental instruments. Hence, senile may be inaccurate and better replaced with “unsurprising” old dolt. Nothing about his latest opinion, “My Reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s Death,” surprises–that much is certain. Anyone familiar with Chomsky would...
  • Chomsky on Israel, Libya, and the "Righteousness" of Liberal Violence to Overthrow the US Government

    05/07/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT · by PrayerWarriorGal · 22 replies · 1+ views
    BlogTalkRadio | 05/07/2011 | PrayerWarriorGirl
    Rabid America-hater Noam Chomsky grants SECOND interview to radical liberal BlogTalkRadio show, "Wild Wild Left Radio". The good professor plainy says he is for the violent overthrow of the US government.Here it straight from the horse's mouth! Everyone should try to download a copy of this podcast before they catch their mistake and take it down! Oh and this Wild Wild Left Radio has had some other violent AMerica-hating liberals as their guests lately. Including Francis Fox Piven!
  • Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

    05/07/2011 7:29:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 96 replies
    Guernica ^ | 5/6/2011 | chomsky
    "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."
  • Noam Chomsky Calls Elie Wiesel “One of The Major Frauds of Our Time”

    02/14/2011 9:11:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsreal blog ^ | 2/14/11 | Kathy Shaidle
    Noam Chomsky is a linguist and political philosopher of dubious repute, who remains, in spite of his errors and failed predictions, the Left’s “rabbi, our preacher, our rinpoche, our sensei.” This week at CounterContempt, David Stein announced the release of letters he says shed harsh light on one of Chomsky’s most troubling associations: his literary relationship with a Holocaust denier. As Stein explains: In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, leftist author, professor, and anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky became embroiled in what would become known as “The Faurisson Affair.” In 1979, a professor of literature at the University of Lyon,...
  • Noam Chomsky says GOP win "death knell" for human race

    01/23/2011 6:09:10 AM PST · by FredJake · 54 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/22/2011 | Joe Newby
    In 2010, Democrats got shellacked nationwide by the GOP. Not only did Republicans become the majority party in the House of Representatives, they also made huge gains in state legislatures nationwide. Naturally, this would cause liberals and progressives to think their world was coming to an end. But Noam Chomsky, a far left wing professor of linguistics at MIT, says the Republican victory in November may be "a kind of a death knell for the species," according to an article at The Daily Caller. Chomsky made his feelings known in an interview with The Nation magazine: “There’s other factors like...
  • Chavez says he won't give up decree powers

    01/20/2011 5:52:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he won't relinquish special legislative powers - a possibility he raised last week as a means of seeking reconciliation with Venezuela's opposition.
  • Noam Chomsky: ‘President Obama Is Involved In War Crimes Right Now’ (Marxist vs. Marxist)

    09/13/2010 11:28:19 AM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/13/10 | Colby Hall
    Need more evidence that, with midterm elections looming, the traditional base of support for President Obama is eroding? Consider the recent comments made by Noam Chomsky that sound remarkably similar to anti-Bush rhetoric of roughly three years ago. All that’s missing is a comparison to Hitler. Oh wait…seems like he did that too. In an interview for the New Statesmen, Alyssa McDonald writes: What are your thoughts on President Obama? He’s involved in war crimes right now. For example, targeted assassinations are war crimes. That’s escalated quite sharply under Obama. If you look at WikiLeaks, there are a lot of...
  • Chomsky, America, Israel and the Left

    06/02/2010 3:16:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies · 375+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | David Solway
    In a speech delivered at M.I.T. on October 18, 2001, entitled “The New War Against Terror,” Noam Chomsky, in a typical effort to manufacture dissent, asserted that in retaliation for 9/11 the U.S. was “apparently trying to murder 3 or 4 million people,” that “plans are being made and programs implemented for the death of several million people in the next couple of weeks, not Taliban of course, their victims” and that the coming American strike against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden should be understood as “some sort of silent genocide.” Moreover, with respect to the Middle East quagmire,...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/11/2006 6:47:08 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 32 replies · 4,076+ views
    WorlNet Daily ^ | July 11, 2006 | Richard D. Lamm
    Editor's note: In 2004, Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado, addressed a conference sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington. The following remarks are reprinted with his permission. Richard. D. Lamm I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise...
  • Israel Denies US Academic Chomsky West Bank Entry [He Calls Decision "Fascist"]

    05/16/2010 5:20:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies · 1,016+ views
    BBCNews ^ | May 16th 2010
    Israel Denies US Academic Chomsky West Bank Entry Israel says the denial may be a misunderstanding. Renowned US scholar Noam Chomsky has been denied entry to the West Bank by Israeli immigration officials. Prof Chomsky, renowned for his work on linguistics and philosophy, was planning to deliver a lecture at Birzeit University. Prof Chomsky, 82, had been trying to enter from Jordan. An Israeli interior ministry spokeswoman said it was to trying to clear the matter up and allow Prof Chomsky to enter. Prof Chomsky said the officials were very polite but he was denied entry because "the government did...
  • Israel may let Chomsky into W. Bank-Ministry to check with IDF, denied entry "a misunderstanding."

    05/16/2010 1:49:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 380+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-10 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The Interior Ministry denied entry to Jewish American linguist Professor Noam Chomsky – one of Israel's fiercest opponents – on Sunday and turned him back from the Allenby Bridge Border Crossing at the Jordan Valley, but indicated by press time Sunday night that it may reverse its decision and allow Chomsky to speak at the Bir Zeit University near Ramallah. "We are checking with the IDF's Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Interior Ministry Spokeswoman Sabine Haddad told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday evening. "If COGAT gives us the all clear, we will grant him entry," she added....
  • Noam Chomsky denied entry to Israel

    05/16/2010 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,057+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2010
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official says academic and polemicist Noam Chomsky, who is a fierce critic of Israel, has been denied entry to the country. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said Chomsky was turned away for "various reasons" but declined to elaborate.
  • Report: Noam Chomsky Not Allowed to Enter Israel

    05/16/2010 8:58:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,148+ views
    haaretZ ^ | 5/16/10 | staff
    Left-wing American linguist Professor Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel on Sunday, for reasons that were not immediately clear. Chomsky, who was scheduled to deliver a lecture at Bir Zeit University near Jerusalem, told the Right to Enter activist group by telephone that inspectors had stamped the words "denied entry" onto his passport when he tried to cross from Jordan over Allenby Bridge.
  • US actors, intellectuals protest Obama 'crimes' (Worse then Bush)

    05/15/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 1,654+ views
    afp ^ | ‎May 13, 2010‎ | staff
    NEW YORK — US actors and liberal intellectuals joined a list to be published Friday of nearly 2,000 people accusing President Barack Obama of allowing human rights violations and war crimes. "Crimes are crimes, no matter who does them," the statement reads over pictures of Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush due to appear in the New York Review of Books. The statement, published as a paid advertisement, accuses Obama, who was elected in 2008 with the enthusiastic support of US liberals, of continuing Bush's controversial approach to human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in domestic security. It...
  • Chomsky Warns of Rise of the Far Right in the U.S.

    04/25/2010 3:41:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 113 replies · 3,049+ views
    Pravda ^ | 23 Apr 10 | Staff
    Recent research from the New York Times / CBS News poll revealed that 18% of Americans identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, classify themselves "very conservative" and are very pessimistic about the direction of the country and severely critical of Washington and, of course, Obama. Over 90% of them believe that the country moves to a wrong path and the same percentage disapproves of the president and his administration policy. Already 92% of respondents estimated that Obama leads the country "toward socialism" (an opinion shared by more than half the population in general). Moreover, the expressions of popular...
  • Radical Leftist Noam Chomsky: We Are Hearing Answers From Sarah Palin - Fascism Under Obama

    04/22/2010 1:57:19 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 64 replies · 1,764+ views
    I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio, and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering…” The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime. Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error. For over 30 years, real incomes have stagnated or declined…The bankers, who are primarily responsible for the crisis, are now reveling in record bonuses while official unemployment is around 10 percent and unemployment...
  • Liberal icon catches up: Racist teabagger Noam Chomsky slams Obama, defends Tea Party, Palin

    04/22/2010 2:35:49 PM PDT · by tatown · 96 replies · 2,663+ views
    Portland Examiner ^ | 4/21/10 | D.K. Jamaal
    Not everyday that I find myself agreeing with a radical militant leftist like Noam Chomsky. Or rather, not every day that Noam Chomsky agrees with a stubborn (left-leaning) centrist like me. But last week while receiving the University of Wisconsin’s A.E. Havens Center’s award for lifetime contribution to critical scholarship, Chomsky warned that fascism looms if Americans are not careful: “I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio, and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds...
  • Expose' of Anti-Americansm in Academia Now Published

    03/28/2010 5:30:42 PM PDT · by Joseph Yeager · 3 replies · 377+ views
    AuthorHouse ^ | 3/28/10 | Joseph Yeager
    My book, Intellectual Assault: Academic Anti-Americanism and the Distortion of 9/11, is now available for purchase. The book uses a massive quantity of quotes by professors and academic administrators about 9/11 in the aftermath of that event to examine the mentality of those who control higher education in this country. The result, I'm sad to say, is an unremitting indictment of the United States as the villain who precipitated the terrorist attacks and therefore got what it deserved. For those who were unaware of the depths of anti-Americanism in academia, this book will serve as an alarming wake-up call. For...
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]

    01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST · by free1977free · 98 replies · 2,888+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said. "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."...
  • Noam Chomsky says Israel is US military base (Israel Derangement Syndrome)

    12/11/2009 7:09:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 21 replies · 878+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Andrew Moran
    The anarchist libertarian socialist Noam Chomsky told Press TV on Wednesday that the nation of Israel is more like a military base for the United States. American linguist and author of such books as “What Uncle Sam Really Wants” and “Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture,” Noam Chomsky, was interviewed on Wednesday by Press TV to explain the complicated relationship between Tel-Aviv and Washington. The American sociopolitical analyst said, “Israel is essentially a US military base, the US positions weapons there, that's a very close military and intelligence tie.” Commenting further on the weapons Israel received...
  • Chomsky gets it wrong (as usual...)

    11/09/2009 2:35:59 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 385+ views
    National Post ^ | November 09 2009 | Raphael Alexander
    In an interview with the Guardian in Great Britain, noted leftist “anti-American imperialism” writer Noam Chomsky makes a number of observations about Afghanistan. Firstly, he believes that Barack Obama, a President who has been compared with some of the most leftwing figures in history, is little more than a “shift back towards the centre” and is practising foreign policy continuity with George Bush’s second administration:
  • Noam Chomsky Compares Right-Wing Media to ‘Nazis’ (video)

    10/16/2009 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,636+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Oct. 16, 2009
    Mediaite: Add Noam Chomsky to the growing list of people using the Nazi analogy lately. Speaking to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, he alluded to right-wing media as “substantive content — crazy content, but it does give answers,” and warned that if Americans weren’t properly educated about what was really happening to them, they could be in for a repeat of the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s.
  • Anti-war activist's works banned at prison camps

    10/11/2009 6:10:16 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies · 455+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/11/2009 | Carol Rosenberg
    Professor Noam Chomsky may be among America's most enduring anti-war activists. But the leftist intellectual's anthology of post 9/11 commentary is taboo at Guantánamo's prison camp library, which offers books and videos on Harry Potter, World Cup soccer and Islam. U.S. military censors recently rejected a Pentagon lawyer's donation of an Arabic-language copy of the political activist and linguistic professor's 2007 anthology Interventions for the library, which has more than 16,000 items. Chomsky, 80, who has been voicing disgust with U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War, reacted with irritation and derision. "This happens sometimes in totalitarian regimes,'' he told...
  • Noam Chomsky criticizes his country during a meeting with Hugo Chávez (no surprise)

    08/25/2009 2:10:52 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 31 replies · 1,076+ views
    NotiUno.com (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 25, 2009 | News Desk
    (English-language translation) During a meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in Caracas, American essayist and political analyst Noam Chomsky yesterday criticized the use of Colombian military bases by the United States Army. "The U.S.'s justification to establish military bases in Colombia is narcotraffic. However, this justification is not very serious," the essayist said and added: "There exists an intervention attitude under the pretext of narcotraffic." President Chávez greeted Chomsky at Miraflores Palace, where he received "the warmest welcome". "It was time you visited us and for the Venezuelan people to see and hear you directly," Chávez told the Professor Emeritus...
  • William F. Buckley vs. Noam Chomsky Pt. 1 - Video

    05/29/2009 7:58:58 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 4 replies · 302+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 05 29 2009 | Notoriously Conservative
    This is a really interesting debate between the conservative and liberal intellectual heavyweights. The video is on site, and can also be found on youtube. http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/05/william-f-buckley-vs-noam-chomsky-pt-1_29.html
  • Chomsky: Israel Should 'Leave'

    Noam Chomsky outdoes himself in this interview for the “progressive” radio show Democracy Now: Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Stance on Gaza Crisis ‘Approximately the Bush Position’. I can only stomach so much of this stuff, but here’s Chomsky’s solution to the Arab-Israel conflict: Israel should “leave.” AMY GOODMAN: "It’s good to have you with us. Well, let’s start off by your response to President Obama’s statement and whether you think it represents a change." NOAM CHOMSKY: "It’s approximately the Bush position. He began by saying that Israel, like any democracy, has a right to defend itself. That’s true, but there’s a...
  • PM slammed for Timor remarks

    05/27/2006 7:21:50 PM PDT · by Fair Go · 19 replies · 493+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28 May 2006
    A US-BASED pressure group has warned Australia that its invited military intervention in East Timor to quell unrest did not entitle it to interfere in the country's government. The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network said it was concerned about the situation in East Timor, where the government, with the stated support of rebel leaders, requested the deployment of foreign forces to stem escalating violence. "Timor-Leste must find ways, with respectful support from the international community, to deal with problems in a manner that will not require troops," ETAN said. "Statements by Australian government leaders that providing security assistance entitles...
  • American people back Iran's right to enrich uranium: Chomsky (Obama Team Lies)

    10/26/2008 5:02:54 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 15 replies · 539+ views
    IRNA ^ | 10.26.2008 | Chomsky
    Germany-US-Chomsky The American people support Iran's right to enrich uranium and are "strongly opposed" to issuing any military threats against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, said a leading US foreign policy expert in an exclusive phone interview with IRNA in Berlin on Saturday. Obama: man of change. Noam Chomsky lashed out at western media reports saying Tehran was "defying the world" over its nuclear program. "That's a funny definition of the 'world'. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), for example which is the majority of countries, endorses Iran's right to enrich uranium," said Chomsky. "Now nobody thinks they have the...
  • Newspaper shows Obama belonged to socialist party

    10/23/2008 11:43:06 PM PDT · by Kukai · 47 replies · 1,748+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 24, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Evidence has emerged that Sen. Barack Obama belonged to a socialist political party that sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda. Several blogs, including Powerline, previously documented that while running for the Illinois state Senate in 1996 as a Democrat, Obama actively sought and received the endorsement of the socialist-oriented New Party, with some blogs claiming Obama was a member of the controversial party. The New Party, formed by members of the Democratic Socialists for America and...
  • Obama or McCain - it does not matter: Chomsky

    10/21/2008 9:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 988+ views
    Thaindian ^ | October 22nd, 2008
    While the world is debating the merits of Barack Obama and John McCain, leading public intellectual Noam Chomsky is not impressed with all the “rhetoric” and says the US essentially has only one party: business party.When the German news magazine Der Spiegel asked him if he was fired up with the Democratic candidate’s slogan of “Change”, Chomsky said: “Not in the least. The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion. “That is all rhetoric. Who cares about that? This whole election campaign deals with soaring rhetoric, hope, change, all sorts of things, but not with issues,” said the world...
  • Patriotism And Its Pathologies [Obama Chomsky]

    07/09/2008 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Amed and Dangerous ^ | July 09, 2008 | Eric S. Raymond
    Once upon a time, patriotism was a fairly simple thing. It was tribal identification writ large, an emotional attachment to a people and their land. In most of the world, where patriotism exists at all it's still like this -- tribal patriotism, blood-and-soil emotionalism. A different kind of patriotism emerged from the American and French revolutions. While American patriotism sometimes taps into tribal emotion, it is not fundamentally of that kind. Far more American is the sentiment Benjamin Franklin expressed: "Where liberty dwells, there is my country" Thus, most Americans love their country in a more conditional way -- not...
  • Ward Churchill is baaaaack!

    06/05/2008 12:27:56 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 24 replies · 195+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 4, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Ward Churchill is baaaaack! by: Deborah Lambert, June 05, 2008 Although Ward Churchill was finally fired by the University of Colorado, Boulder for plagiarism and dishonest scholarship rather than his 9-11 remarks, you'd never know it from his website at www.wardchurchill.net, aka the “Ward Churchill Solidarity Network,” dedicated to “Defending Academic Freedom and Political Dissent.” The site includes a petition to reinstate Ward Churchill, and a statement of support from Noam Chomsky....
  • Noam Chomsky on 1968 - It was the beginning of it all

    05/10/2008 11:51:37 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 29 replies · 83+ views
    newstatesmen.com ^ | May 10th, 2008 | Noam Chomsky
    Nineteen sixty-eight was one exciting moment in a much larger movement. It spawned a whole range of movements. There wouldn't have been an international global solidarity movement, for instance, without the events of 1968. It was enormous, in terms of human rights, ethnic rights, a concern for the environment, too. The Pentagon Papers (the 7,000-page, top-secret US government report into the Vietnam War) are proof of this: right after the Tet Offensive, the business world turned against the war, because they thought it was too costly, even though there were proposals within the government - and we know this now...