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  • Erik shared from Interventions (City Lights Open Media) by Noam Chomsky
    The most powerful state in history has proclaimed that it intends to control the world by force, the dimension in which it reigns supreme. President Bush and his cohorts evidently believe that the means of violence in their hands are so extraordinary that they can dismiss with contempt anyone who stands in their way.
    Note: The US
  • Erik shared from Interventions (City Lights Open Media) by Noam Chomsky
    Bush I was welcoming Saddam as an ally and a trading partner, well after he had committed his worst crimes—the Halabja gassing, the al-Anfal massacres, and others. At the time, the murderer Saddam, strongly backed by Washington and London, was more dangerous than he is today. As for a U.S. attack against Iraq, no one, including Donald Rumsfeld, can realistically guess the possible costs and consequences.
    Note: Iraq
  • Erik shared from Interventions (City Lights Open Media) by Noam Chomsky
    In Iraq, a decade of harsh sanctions under U.S. pressure has strengthened Saddam Hussein while leading to the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis—perhaps more people “than have been slain by all so-called weapons of mass destruction throughout history,” military analysts John and Karl Mueller wrote in Foreign Affairs in 1999.
    Note: Iraq
  • Erik shared from Interventions (City Lights Open Media) by Noam Chomsky
    Samuel Huntington wrote in 1999, “While the United States regularly denounces various countries as ‘rogue states,’ in the eyes of many countries it is becoming the rogue superpower … the single greatest external threat to their societies.”
    Note: Rogue powers
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