Posts Tagged ‘Chomsky’

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DemocracyNow, Chomsky, and others in the fake foundation-funded professional “left” tried to guilt people into supporting more war in Syria to save the Kurds.

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

As I mentioned at the time, they could simply ally with the legitimate Syrian government, which they have now done.

“We invite the Syrian government forces… to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, particularly in Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion,” the YPG said in a statement.

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A Public Challenge to Professor Noam Chomsky:
Debating the September 11th Attack Evidence

Joe Giambrone
12.1.2015

Opening Statement

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT has made odd and frankly specious claims regarding skepticism of the government’s official story of the September 11th, 2001 attacks (http://youtu.be/3i9ra-i6Knc). His statements were misleading and have, in fact, misled many people who defer to him as an expert on these matters.

There are clearly two sides to this discussion, if we are to eliminate obfuscation and side-issues. Senator Bob Graham of Florida has stated, on numerous occasions: “Re-Open the 9/11 Investigation Now” (Huffington Post, 9/11/2012). If Professor Chomsky would simply defer to Senator Graham, who was the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on 9/11, who co-wrote the “Joint Inquiry” (House/Senate) investigation into the 9/11 attacks, and who actually saw the FBI’s intelligence reports–unlike Professor Chomsky–then this debate would be over.

But there is another side to this debate. Vice President Dick Cheney made that position perfectly clear when he repeatedly telephoned Democratic leader Senator Tom Daschle to demand that the Congress not investigate the 9/11 attacks at all (CSPAN, http://youtu.be/4pTt2cQvUww, 3:55). Cheney was accompanied by President George W. Bush the following week, with the exact same message to Senator Daschle. Daschle, however, refused to cave in to White House pressure. When the report produced results displeasing to the Bush Administration it was censored.

So, in the binary world of Bush and Cheney, either Mr. Chomsky is in favor of fully investigating the September 11th attacks, or he is not. There is no middle ground; there is no third path. There is no need at all for elaborate semantic arguments.

The fact of a major cover-up of the September 11th attacks is undeniable. To claim otherwise would be indefensible. The redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry investigatory report establish this cover-up as an incontrovertible reality. Those 28 pages [Now released, with lingering redactions, silence from Chomsky] detail state sponsorship of the 9/11 hijackers in the U.S., including money and logistical support, according to the man who co-wrote them: Senator Graham.

Further, a mansion in Sarasota Florida was repeatedly visited by purported hijackers, including Mohamad Atta, and yet the government has hidden its surveillance of these pre-9/11 activities (Herald Tribune, April 16, 2013, http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130416/ARTICLE/130419732). FBI officials made false statements in regard to this Florida terror cell. An ongoing legal battle lingers over this second cover-up, the first concerning the terror cell based in San Diego, Ca.

Professor Chomsky, as an authority on linguistics and on the clarity of words, should respond directly to these facts and to this public challenge. Either a 9/11 cover-up exists, which we must demand an end to as a free and open society; or else there is no government cover-up, and the 9/11 crimes have been solved.

So which is it?

End of Opening Statement

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Joe Giambrone is an American author, freelance writer and filmmaker. Non-fiction works appear at International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, Foreign Policy JournalCounterpunch, Globalresearch, OpedNews, High Times and other online outlets. His science fiction thriller Transfixion and his Hollywood satire Hell of a Deal are available through Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and Createspace.

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Professor Edward S. Herman wrote the book on news media propaganda.

“The dramatic changes in the economy, the communications industries, and politics over the past dozen years have tended on balance to enhance the applicability of the propaganda model. The first two filters–ownership and advertising–have become ever more important. The decline of public broadcasting, the increase in corporate power and global reach, and the mergers and centralization of the media, have made bottom-line considerations more influential both in the United States and abroad. The competition for advertisers has become more intense and the boundaries between editorial and advertising departments have weakened further. Newsrooms have been more thoroughly incorporated into transnational corporate empires, with budget cuts and even less management enthusiasm for investigative journalism that would challenge the structure of power (Herman and McChesney, 1997). In short, the professional autonomy of journalists has been reduced.”

Manufacturing Consent (Film)

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The Century of the Self

Psywar

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Here it is in action.

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“The U.S. invasion of Iraq was the most widely and closely reported war in military history. Television network coverage was largely pro-war and viewers were six times more likely to see a pro-war source as one who was anti-war. The New York Times ran a number of articles describing Saddam Hussein’s attempts to build weapons of mass destruction. The 8 September 2002 article titled “U.S. Says Hussein Intensifies Quest for A-Bomb Parts” would be discredited, leading The New York Times to issue a public statement admitting it was not as rigorous as it should have been.”