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BH Politics: Chomsky On Turkish Kurdistan (36) RE: Politics: Chomsky On Turkish Kurdistan 05 Apr 02

I heard Naom Chomsky's interview---among the many he gives--on a local NYC radio station. He makes a few---very few--valid points.

There is fault, certainly, on many sides. Having said that I would hope that his comment about Israel as a "terrorist" state is taken by those who know something about history as pure "hogwash" Go back to 1948 (1947) and recall the events. Also recall the events of 1967. Also recall 1973 (Yom Kippur)

Fighting terrorism is not an exclusive right of the U S.

But, deeper and more nefarious things are involved. Mostly they involve the Bush family and the supporters of them---and their oil interests. Think Carlyle Group, Bush(the elder) involvement with a Canadian company that has ties to a convicted felon of the contra/arms affair. A Middle Easterner. Bush, the elder pardoned this felon---and then joined his board of directors.

The point is that there are large grey areas here. The average person---American, Israeli, Palestinian, and any other national you care to name is, as always, a pawn in the power and wealth play of the "empowered".

Some research will explain a few things to all. See what you can find out about an oil pipeline through Afghanistan that will be fed with the riches of the Caspian Sea oil. Research why the Afghanastinan war started when it did and why no reports were ever issued about investigations how the 9-11 disaster was allowed to happen. Oh, we heard about why the bldngs failed---what about how security failed? Or did it?

You might also want to find a book written by a commentator on the BBC (an American)---The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. It is not Gospel, but it might make you ask a few questions---

So,---the folk content---I bet Phil Ochs might have asked those questions. I hope so.

Bill H

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