by Scott Creighton
I have written several times in the past that I thought Noam Chomsky was more of a Truth advocate than he really let on. I suggested people read his 2006 book Failed States and kind of read “between the lines” to get the real message that he was trying to leave his readers with. Several readers took exception with that theory of mine (the list is growing longer by the day) preferring to recite the status quo Truth movement opinion of Mr. Chomsky, that he was “limited hangout” at best, and/or something else altogether.
I have even pointed out comments made by Chomsky in public that would tend to make him at least appear to be moving to our side; statements like “the supposed hijackers of 911 were never accurately identified by the US and they still haven’t been” and “the US doesn’t want to put “terror” suspects on trial in civilian courts because they have no evidence” these statements were made on Democracy Now back in March of 2010 yet pretty much went unnoticed by the majority of the Truth movement.
A few days ago some news came out that makes my position a little easier to swallow for my fellow Truth advocates, or at least, it should. This has shaken up the Truth movement a bit and they have been chatting about it on Blogger for quite sometime now.
Renowned Jewish-American scholar Noam Chomsky says US invasion of Afghanistan was illegal since to date there is no evidence that al-Qaeda has carried out the 9/11 attacks.
“The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts. The Taliban…they requested evidence…and the Bush administration refused to provide any,” the 81-year-old senior academic made the remarks on Press TV’s program a Simple Question.
“We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any.”
The political analyst also said that nonexistence of such evidence was confirmed by FBI eight months later. Press TV
Chomsky went on to say that a few weeks after the war started “a British officer announced that the US and Britain would continue bombing, until the people of Afghanistan overthrew the Taliban… That was later turned into the official justification for the war.”
This is the essence of the Truth movement, that there was and IS no valid evidence of al Qaeda or bin Laden attacking us on Sept. 11th 2001 and that the entire thing was used to justify the illegal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and then later Iraq (and now Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen)
If this doesn’t make Noam Chomsky a Truth advocate I don’t know what does. So yes, here I am patting myself on the back once again. I know it’s tasteless and self-serving, but you know what? My life sucks so I find the little joys in it where I can. Sue me.
If you like, you can go here to watch the Press TV show in which Noam made the comments. The show is about 28 minutes long.