One night…, Alexander Cockburn told me a story about Noam Chomsky’s teeth. One day the great brain went to the dentist for a checkup after several years of neglect. During the examination, the tooth doctor noticed extreme wear on the enamel of Chomsky’s molars.
After the US bombing of Syria on Tuesday, Obama administration officials issued a number of self-serving and misleading statements seeking to justify its actions as complying with international law.
Two weeks ago, nine of us from the London Palestine Action network travelled to the village of Shenstone in Staffordshire and occupied the roof of an Israeli-owned drone engine factory. We closed the factory down for two days before being arrested.
Think of it as the true end of the beginning. Last week, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, the final member of the 12-man crew of the Enola Gay, the plane (named after its pilot’s supportive mother) that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died at age 93. When that first A-bomb left its bomb bay at 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945, and began its descent toward its target, the Aioli (“Live Together”) Bridge, it was inscribed with a series of American messages, some obscene, including “Greetings to the Emperor from the men of the Indianapolis.” (That ship had delivered to the Pacific island of Tinian parts of the very bomb that would turn Hiroshima into an inferno of smoke and fire—“that awful cloud,” Paul Tibbetts, Jr., the Enola Gay's pilot, would call it —and afterward was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine with the loss of hundreds of sailors.)
The United Sates is responsible for the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel in Gaza because President Barack Obama can stop it with one telephone call, an American political commentator says.
The White House says the relationship between Washington and Tel Aviv “remains strong and unchanged” despite Israel’s targeting of United Nations schools in Gaza.
White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett has criticized Israel for attacking schools and hospitals in the Gaza Strip, saying the strikes are “indefensible.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry, seen as a potential Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 election, says US President Barack Obama is “trying to second guess” and “criticize” Israel for its war on Gaza.
Thousands of people took to the streets in the United States to support the Palestinian people who are under continued attacks by Israel in the Gaza Strip.About 10,000 people gathered in Washington DC on Saturday to condemn Israel’s atrocities against the people in Gaza. The demonstrators angry with the ongoing bloodshed in the region called for an end to the Gaza conflict and chanted “Free, free Palestine,” and “Free Gaza.” The rally turned violent after a police officer arrested one of the protesters. People reacted by shouting “shame on you.” In Los Angeles, activists also rallied in solidarity with the people of Palestine. The protesters marched on the Israeli consulate and shut down traffic for hours to condemn the bloodshed in Gaza. On Friday, thousands of peace activists held a demonstration in New York City to protest against Israel’s crimes in Gaza and the biased coverage they receive in the US media. More than 1,800 people have been killed and over 9,300 others have been injured as Israel has been engaged in a relentless onslaught on the Gaza Strip for 27 days. A dozen people were killed and 30 others injured in the latest Israeli attack. A UN school sheltering displaced Palestinians in the southern town of Rafah was targeted. Hamas’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has called on the United Nations and other international bodies to break their silence on Israeli crimes. He added that Israel deceived the whole world by claiming the capture of a soldier to provide a pretext to break the ceasefire and attack innocent Palestinians. In an interview with Press TV, American philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky said Israel has committed “a major war crime.” Chomsky said that Israel is much worse than the former apartheid regime in South Africa. “Hospitals have been attacked repeatedly. Each one is a war crime. In fact, for Israel to fire one bullet across the border is also a crime. Trials for war crimes only apply to the defeated. Within the occupied territory, Israel’s polices are much worse than apartheid,” he said. AGB/DDB
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the White House "not to ever second guess me again" by forcing on Israel a ceasefire with Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
Noam Chomsky, the renowned Jewish American thinker, says Israel has committed “a major war crime” as it continues to attack the besieged Gaza Strip.
Massive demonstrations are being held outside the BBC London headquarters against the network’s biased coverage of the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.
In his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis. One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity.
It goes without saying that the honchos of the national security state weren’t exactly happy with Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations.
The US foreign policy is shaped based on the interests of the few in power at a terrible cost to the world population, says Noam Chomsky.