28 Responses to Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal A ‘Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership’

  1. Cerebralcaustic December 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    The Top 200 Chomsky Lies:

    http://www.paulbogdanor.com/200chomskylies.pdf

  2. Cerebralcaustic December 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    The Top 200 Chomsky Lies:

    http://www.paulbogdanor.com/200chomskylies.pdf

  3. Ironaddict06 December 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Yep. Remember that Anita Dunn is a Mao supporter. I believe that Anita Dunn now works in Britain?

  4. derp December 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    you tell ‘em, guy

    the US has nothing to apologize for

  5. Andrew December 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    That Chomsky is a liar does not mean the US has nothing to apologize for.

  6. emperorreagan December 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    The disinfo editorial staff might as well post that link at the bottom of every Chomsky related post and save you the trouble.

  7. emperorreagan December 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    The disinfo editorial staff might as well post that link at the bottom of every Chomsky related post and save you the trouble.

  8. Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Invading other countries illegaly, over throwing democratically elected goverments, torturing, brainwashing & spying on its own populace, exporting its poisonous culture round the globe- no no America has NOTHING to apologize for

  9. Tuna Ghost December 3, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Oh fuck off with that already

  10. Brawny Bronson December 3, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    What Chomsky does isn’t lying or if it is, every political pundit and philosopher who throws in their two cents is guilty. He makes comparative analyzes between different countries/regimes and sometimes these comparisons or conclusions are not quite apt. One can question the conclusions but calling someone a liar based on, perhaps, a poorly supported thesis is not only uneducated, but down right stupid. Secondly, the rebuttals proposed for Chomsky’s claims are dubious and up to question too. Chomsky’s main tool in his thinking is trying to show they hypocrisy in lauding the ol’ USA and western “democratic” countries to the detriment of those we have traditionally considered authoritarian or our “enemies.” Yes, I admit, from time to time his red colors overcome him and this surely gets the McCarthy caveman in you emitting guttural noises, but you just need to cool it.

  11. herp December 5, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    You got poed, son!

  12. 5by5 December 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Really? NOTHING? Slavery, indian massacres, invading Cuba FOUR times, Nicaragua FIVE times, Honduras SEVEN times, the Dominican Republic FOUR times, Haiti TWICE, Panama TWICE, Guatemala ONCE, Mexico THREE times, and Columbia FOUR times…. and that’s just the BS we pulled in our own hemisphere!

    Is it any wonder that General Butler, two-time winner of the Medal of Honor said the following:

    “War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

    I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

    I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

    There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

    It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

    I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 [[ Where have I heard that name before? Oh that's right, E Howard Hunt & Prescott Bush's Brown Brothers Harriman affiliations]]. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

    During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents…”

  13. Scanx0 December 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Yeh! Britian. Well known Maoist state. You’re an idiot. All you good old boys banging on about the communist threat do an internet search for material about NEOLIBERALISM. Check it out you will learn something.

  14. jelyfish December 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    The US Govt. has lost so much credibility that it has to “leak” its own “facts”. It is nice to hear Chomsky question the truthfulness of some cables. He doesn’t miss a genuine opportunity to counter US/Israel propaganda. Imho US leaders will use these “leaks” as a source to prove their worldview.

    I suspect the timing of the leaks was to bury the court ordered release ofthe Federal Reserve documents. Then cue the fascists to attack the messenger and whala documents buried.

  15. jelyfish December 6, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    The US Govt. has lost so much credibility that it has to “leak” its own “facts”. It is nice to hear Chomsky question the truthfulness of some cables. He doesn’t miss a genuine opportunity to counter US/Israel propaganda. Imho US leaders will use these “leaks” as a source to prove their worldview.

    I suspect the timing of the leaks was to bury the court ordered release ofthe Federal Reserve documents. Then cue the fascists to attack the messenger and whala documents buried.

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  17. Nono August 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    I made both my sons read this. They both want to join the military, and I want them to know what it’s all about…a big bag of BS to make the rich richer while the poor die half a world away.

  18. Ironaddict06 December 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Yep. Remember that Anita Dunn is a Mao supporter. I believe that Anita Dunn now works in Britain?

  19. derp December 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    you tell ‘em, guy

    the US has nothing to apologize for

  20. emperorreagan December 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    The disinfo editorial staff might as well post that link at the bottom of every Chomsky related post and save you the trouble.

  21. Tuna Ghost December 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Oh fuck off with that already

  22. Brawny Bronson December 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    What Chomsky does isn’t lying or if it is, every political pundit and philosopher who throws in their two cents is guilty. He makes comparative analyzes between different countries/regimes and sometimes these comparisons or conclusions are not quite apt. One can question the conclusions but calling someone a liar based on, perhaps, a poorly supported thesis is not only uneducated, but down right stupid. Secondly, the rebuttals proposed for Chomsky’s claims are dubious and up to question too. Chomsky’s main tool in his thinking is trying to show they hypocrisy in lauding the ol’ USA and western “democratic” countries to the detriment of those we have traditionally considered authoritarian or our “enemies.” Yes, I admit, from time to time his red colors overcome him and this surely gets the McCarthy caveman in you emitting guttural noises, but you just need to cool it.

  23. Andrew December 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    That Chomsky is a liar does not mean the US has nothing to apologize for.

  24. Guest December 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Invading other countries illegaly, over throwing democratically elected goverments, torturing, brainwashing & spying on its own populace, exporting its poisonous culture round the globe- no no America has NOTHING to apologize for

  25. 5by5 December 5, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Really? NOTHING? Slavery, indian massacres, invading Cuba FOUR times, Nicaragua FIVE times, Honduras SEVEN times, the Dominican Republic FOUR times, Haiti TWICE, Panama TWICE, Guatemala ONCE, Mexico THREE times, and Columbia FOUR times…. and that’s just SOME of the BS we pulled in our own hemisphere! Not to mention backing assassinations in Chile, or death squads in Central America, or backing dictatorships that killed millions in Paraguay, Argentina, etc., etc., etc….Is it any wonder that General Butler, two-time winner of the Medal of Honor said the following:”War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 [[ Where have I heard that name before? Oh that's right, E Howard Hunt & Prescott Bush's Brown Brothers Harriman affiliations]]. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents…”

  26. herp December 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    You got poed, son!

  27. Scanx0 December 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Yeh! Britian. Well known Maoist state. You’re an idiot. All you good old boys banging on about the communist threat do an internet search for material about NEOLIBERALISM. Check it out you will learn something.

  28. Nono August 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I made both my sons read this. They both want to join the military, and I want them to know what it’s all about…a big bag of BS to make the rich richer while the poor die half a world away.

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