Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview

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Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. …Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind?

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

Sledgehammer Worldview

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

The front page of The New York Times on June 26 featured a photo of women mourning a murdered Iraqi.

He is one of the innumerable victims of the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) campaign in which the Iraqi army, armed and trained by the U.S. for many years, quickly melted away, abandoning much of Iraq to a few thousand militants, hardly a new experience in imperial history.

Right above the picture is the newspaper’s famous motto: “All the News That’s…

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