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9-11: Was There an Alternative? (Open Media Books) Paperback – August 30, 2011
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• "A badly needed corrective to news coverage of the present-day ‘war on terrorism.’"
--Norman Solomon, San Francisco Chronicle Review
• "Every word of 9-11 is more relevant than ever." --Amnesty International Journal (Ireland)
• "Chomsky laments that the U.S. government largely dismissed these human rights problems in its quest to “secure our interests.” The invasion of Afghanistan was far from the first time NATO overran unstable civilian populations in the search for terrorists (Chomsky offers several examples in the book) and, as we now know, it was not the last."
--Foreign Policy in Focus
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Chomsky notes that the United States played a vital role in the creation of the jihadi network. In the 1980's in Afghanistan, the US and other countries joined with the Islamist dictatorships of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to organize, train and arm the most fanatic Islamic extremists--many of them not native to Afghanistan--in order to fight the Soviets. As Chomsky observes, the first visible demonstration of blowback from this policy occurred when jihadis assassinated President Sadat of Egypt in 1981. Since the end of the Soviet occupation, the jihadi veterans of the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan have spread out across the world and committed grizzly atrocities. After the Communist regime fell in Afghanistan in 1992, Chomsky observes, quoting a Human Rights Watch official, Afghanistan descended into the worst period in its history. The fundamentalist warlords backed by the US in the 80's took to pillaging, raping and murdering with such intensity in the period 1992-96 that many Afghans welcomed the Taliban's takeover. These fundamentalist warlords, of course, are now back in power in Afghanistan.
Chomsky notes that Bin Laden and other jihadis have explained their motives clearly.Read more ›
To each question,Chomsky tells why America and its policies,economics,military action, and most of all its imperialism around the world has caused the terrorism and hatred that is continually increases.Although Chomsky is totally on the left ,he consistently blames the US whether the democrats or the Republicans are in power.
He simply answers the questions in this book but since he doesn't give any solutions you may find some in his other books.
Not likely to happen!!
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The truths of the reasons and purposeful meaning of why "they" hate us .I can love my country ,but I can find it in my heart to dislike my Government's doing more harm than good in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
arrived quickly...WHAT AN AMAZING LIL BOOK!...Fact upon fact & very informative...of course! you can expect nothing less from the wonderful & intelligent Mr. ChomskyPublished 19 months ago by laylicious
Mewlings from a whimpy liberal. "It's all our fault that muslim fanatics are bloodthirsty psychopaths. Read morePublished 19 months ago by C E Voigtsberger Jr
this man is a national treasure whether you agree with him or not, you will be blown away with the facts.Published on June 30, 2014 by doris sadler-davis