By Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky reviews on terrorism, U.S. international coverage, Osama bin weighted down, and the long term implications of America’s army reaction.
Read or Download 9-11 PDF
Similar terrorism books
Rampton and Stauber can now demonstrate intimately how public relatives specialists within the Bush management acted intentionally to distort the inside track, to suppress the evidence and to push an the United States nonetheless surprised by way of the assaults of September 11 into warfare on Iraq. Worse, they construct a damning case opposed to the mainstream media, and its failure to problem the White apartment over its most evident lies and evasions.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan acquired a bunch of bearded turban-wearing males who gave the impression of they got here from one other century. After receiving them within the White condo, Reagan spoke to the click, touching on his international visitors as "freedom opponents. " those have been the Afghan mujahideen. In August 1998, one other American President ordered missile moves from the yankee army dependent within the Indian Ocean to kill Osama bin encumbered and his males within the camps in Afghanistan.
1969 used to be a yr of emerging pressure, violence and alter for the folk of Northern eire. Rioting in Derry's Bogside ended in the deployment of British troops and a shortlived, uneasy truce. The British military quickly chanced on itself engaged in an undercover conflict opposed to the Provisional IRA, which was once to final for greater than two decades.
Because the notorious occasions of September 11, the phobia of terrorism and the decision to strike again opposed to it has develop into a subject of huge public debate. The 'war on terror' discourse has built not just via American politics yet through different channels together with the media, the church, song, novels, motion pictures and tv, and for this reason permeates many elements of yankee lifestyles.
- The Weapons of Terror: International Terrorism at Work
- Human rights in the Arab region : From exporting terrorism to exporting repression. Annual report 2008
- Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland
- Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force
Additional info for 9-11
These are translated and rebroadcast by BBC, several of them since 9-11. Al-Jazeera is, naturally, despised and feared by the dictatorships of the region, particularly because of its frank exposures of their human rights records. S. has joined their ranks. S. " The emir of Qatar confirmed that "Washington has asked Qatar to rein in the influential and editorially independent Arabic Al-Jazeera television station," BBC reported. The Emir, who also chairs the Organization of Islamic Conference that includes 56 countries, informed the press in Washington that Secretary of State Powell had pressured him to rein in Al-Jazeera: to "persuade Al-Jazeera to tone down its coverage," Al-Jazeera reports.
S. operations in Afghanistan, and there is much welladvised concern over the fact that Pakistan has nuclear weapons. S. (already promised), is wary, because of stormy past relations, and is also concerned over a potentially hostile Afghanistan allied with its enemy to the east, India. S. as well. S. ). S. is its support for these regimes. S. control over the huge resources of the region is threatened. Similar problems extend to North Africa and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. Even apart from internal conflict, an increased flow of armaments to the countries of the region increases the likelihood of armed conflict and the flow of weapons to terrorist organizations and narcotraffickers.
S. aid, which left tens of thousands dead, 2-3 million refugees, and 3,500 towns and villages destroyed (seven times Kosovo under NATO bombs). -supplied F-16s that it had employed with such effectiveness in its own huge ethnic cleansing and state terror operations. The administration might also try to convert the Northern Alliance into a viable force, and may try to bring in other warlords hostile to it, like Washington's former favorite Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, now in Iran. S. commandos will undertake missions within Afghanistan, along with selective bombing, but scaled down so as not to recruit new forces for the cause of the radical Islamists.