Horror Beyond Description: Noam Chomsky on the Latest Phase of the War on Terror

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 The “war on terror” has now taken the form of a full-on global war campaign. Meanwhile, the actual causes of the rise and spread of murderous organizations such as ISIS remain conveniently ignored.

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout.org | Interview  November 3, 2015

 A car bomb, from the Islamic State, is blown up by a peshmerga antitank missile before the driver could reach his target, near peshmerga vehicles that had just entered a small village on Highway 47, in Mount Sinjar, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2015. (Bryan Denton / The New York Times)A car bomb from ISIS is blown up by an antitank missile before the driver could reach his target, near vehicles that had just entered a small village on Highway 47, in Mount Sinjar, Iraq, November 12, 2015. (Bryan Denton / The New York Times)

Following the Paris massacre in November, major Western countries like France and Germany are joining the United States in the fight against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Russia has also hastened to join the club, as it has its own fears about the spread of Islamic fundamentalism. In fact, Russia has been waging its own “war on terror” since the collapse of the Soviet…

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