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  •  Link please (3+ / 0-)
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    skrekk, echatwa, DeepLooker

    If you're accusing Chomsky of encouraging attacks for either side, can you back this up?  Keep in mind, as you look for this, that encouraging self-defence is not the same as encouraing attacks.

    Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by "equal justice under the law." - Bushy McSpokesperson

    by gatorcog on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 10:42:56 AM PST

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    •  The accusation (1+ / 0-)
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      was placed by DontTazeMeBro and not sclminc. sclminc seems to be saying that IF Chomsky did this then it is wrong. Ask DontTazeMeBro for the link since he/she is the one who referenced it.

      "The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error." --William Jennings Bryan

      by topazpilot on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 10:47:01 AM PST

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    •  I said I don't know what he's said or done (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm saying that if the poster here is correct and if Chomsky or anyone else is encouraging Hezbollah to attack other people (as opposed, maybe, to encouraging Hezbollah to improve schools and hospitals and that sort of nice, fuzzy thing), then that would be wrong.

      Anyhow, I just did a brief Google search and quickly found a relevant link here.

      It looks to me as if Chomsky is just saying the Hezbollah has a right to use weapons to defend the Palestinians, which might be right or wrong but isn't the same as encouraging Hezbollah to go attack innocent civilians.

      But, of course, this is just one eighth-hand source, and maybe there's some source in which Chomsky is more fiery. Or maybe not.

      The main thing is that the last thing folks over there need is for Americans to go over there and tell people to attack one another.

      •  The US government instigated the attack (3+ / 0-)
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        The Bush regime told Israel it would be a good freakin' idea to attack Lebanon.  Like all their other brilliant ideas, it backfired as a PR stunt, but decimated the Lebanese countryside and infrastructure.  So who won that round?
        I don't think any American, or Israeli citizen for that matter, is going around encouraging anyone to attack anybody.  It's the clown-car rulers at the top doing this, and everybody else suffers.  So what else is new?  Israel is a subsidiary of the US government, and they're gonna do what their masters insist.

        Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by "equal justice under the law." - Bushy McSpokesperson

        by gatorcog on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 11:35:47 AM PST

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        •  Did you see those reports awhile back about (0+ / 0-)

          the United States trying to get Israel to attack Syria?

          Israel, apparently (before the war on Lebanon and before the alleged attack on the alleged WMD facility, or whatever it was -- my brain is foggy) was getting along pretty well with Syria and had no intention of attacking until the Bush Rovies set her up to it.

          •  It's insane (0+ / 0-)

            The US MIC will only attack countries that can't fight back.  It's even better to have another country's armies do it.

            Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by "equal justice under the law." - Bushy McSpokesperson

            by gatorcog on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 01:35:25 PM PST

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