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This is an unedited version of Jeremy Paxman's interview with Professor in linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist, Noam Chomsky (for BBC Newsnight)
Topics of discussion include:
- The uprisings in Egypt Libya, and Wisconsin
- The possibilities of Western intervention in Libya
- Obama's dismal record in the Middle East
- The Nuremberg principles
- The internet and Western technology
- Climate change
- "Stupid people"
- Why he hasn't mellowed in his old ageThis is an unedited version of Jeremy Paxman's interview with Professor in... more
White House,Pentagon, State Department, FBI, CIA, etc. may have differences of style, but all of them have the same and well defined and known objective: the defense of the economic and geopolitical interests of its Global Elite. It is not a matter of a president: fat, skinny, dumb or bright, black or white. It is a matter of a system. The capitalist system in its higher level: Imperialism.DYING REGIME
White House,Pentagon, State Department, FBI, CIA, etc. may have... more
AND NOT A SECOND TOO SOON EITHER ;)
JAIL TO THE CHIEF !
...AND ALL THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH TOO !
That pesky Chomsky doesn’t mince words…
"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged." - Noam Chomsky
Either does Paul Craig Roberts. Craig was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.
I'll leave him do the talking...
Why do the American people and “their” representatives in Congress continue to tolerate a criminal Bush Regime that uses lies and propaganda to mask its acts of naked aggression, war crimes under the Nuremberg standard?
Why does the rest of the world continue to receive political representatives from a war criminal government?
REALLY… DEFINE ?
The illegal use of napalm and other chemical weapons
Intentionally torturing and abusing detainees
Blocking aid convoys
Killing unarmed civilians, including shooting into family homes
Western leaders are also guilty of many other violations of the Geneva Convention, the Charter of the United Nations, the Nuremberg Charter, International Law and the Constitution of the United States, including crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.
Be more specific !
(a) Crimes against Peace:
Namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing:
(b) War Crimes:
Namely, violations of the laws or customs of war. Such violations include, but not be limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave labor or for any other purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity:
(c) Crimes against Humanity:
Namely, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war, or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.
2) ‘Western Leaders Are War Criminals’ By Mick Meaney
AND NOT A SECOND TOO SOON EITHER ;)... more
Polar bear cub Snowflake plays with a giant barrel on Monday in the Nuremberg Zoo in the southern German state of Bavaria. Snowflake was born exactly eight months ago on Dec. 11, 2007. Unlike another aging former superstar, Snowflake seems to be getting by well without the constant attention of zookeepers.Polar bear cub Snowflake plays with a giant barrel on Monday in the Nuremberg Zoo in... more
He was often described has Hitlers right hand man and at the Nuremberg trials he began to crack under the strain of what he had done and what was happening to him. Ironically, the only journalist allowed any access to the Nazi's on trial was a jewish journalist by the name Gustaf Gilbert. These words were taken from Gilbert's notes, Goring did not offer them whilst on trial. He pleaded guilty to his charges and was sentenced to death by hanging but he killed himself before the sentence could be carried out using cyanide capsules smuggled in by a companion
"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Do his words still carry relevance today?He was often described has Hitlers right hand man and at the Nuremberg trials he began... more