Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Loyalty Oath, War Crimes in Fallujah, and more

AntonBatey | October 13, 2010

Interview with Professor Noam Chomsky.

Topics in this interview:

– “Bias” in teaching at the high school/college level
Fallujah, Iraq cancer rates higher than Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to the U.S. bombing
– The United States violating international law, the U.N. Charter
– United States being the ONLY country to be condemned for international terrorism by the World Court in 1986, Nicaragua v. United States, and how the United States dismissed the decision
– Provisions in the UN Charter, World Court and Genocide Conventions which exempt the U.S. from being accountable
– The so-called “Oil for Food scandal”, which people use to dismiss the U.N.
– U.S. sanctions on Iraq, which killed hundreds of thousands being the real “scandal”
– Claim made that the insurgents are not protected by the Geneva Conventions because they’re not in uniform
Guantanamo prison case of the 15 year old boy who attacked a U.S. soldier in his own town
– Israeli “loyalty oath” and its clearly racist implications of Israel
– Treatment of Arab Israelis
– UN-led sanctions on Iran, namely 1929 on June 9th, 2010 and why China or Russia didn’t veto the Security Resolution

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The Nightmare by Felicity Arbuthnot


This article and links to other websites may contain words/graphics depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read/viewed by a mature audience.

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
9 October, 2010

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” François-Marie Arouet -“Voltaire” (1694-1778.)

I have a deeply held belief that the duty of a commentator is, to the best of one’s ability, to record, to shine light in often dark places, to act as a voice for those whose own voice, fears, plights might not be heard or known. To write about the emotions one sometimes feels when doing it, is an anathema and anyway a redundancy. The purpose is to attempt to draw attention to wrongs, not to whinge about the effects they can have – and any way, a private life should be just that. If politicians wish to strip themselves of their dignity and allude to everything from their sex life, to using private grief to gain sympathy votes, those with a shred of self-respect do not wish to emulate them. Here, I am breaking my taboo, for a reason.

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