[Marxism] A footnote on Bricmont

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 6 07:02:50 MST 2012


When I received the Bricmont article, Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left, on another list it had this note at the bottom.
Related articles
Noam Chomsky's Savage UN Warmongering (economicpolicyjournal.co
This note does not appear with the article in CounterPunch but it does appear in Aletho News.  I would certainly like to know how Bricmont feels about the attachment of this item to his article.

					ken h



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012

Noam Chomsky's Savage UN Warmongering
Danny Sanchez emails:
Chomsky says that Ron Paul's ideas are "savage." For a true example of "savage ideas", consider Chomsky's support for murderous UN sanctions on Iraq during the Gulf War period.

Rothbard had Chomsky's number when he wrote:

"It started with the Gulf War, when lifelong anti-war warriors, people like the Red troubadour Pete Seeger and the Reverend William Sloane Coffin, suddenly whooped it up for war. Even Noam Chomsky, left-anarchist and always a gutsy battler against American war, supported the Gulf War. The argument given by these people was that this was the holy "United Nations" conducting the battle and not really the United States. In short, that the cause of a war-making world government is more important to them than anti-war principles. Showing that these people were not really against imperialism or foreign military intervention (they were always, of course, in favor of foreign economic intervention such as foreign aid), but in favor of world government imperialism, and war-mongering." (...)

"Before dealing with the Serbs in depth, let us focus a bit more on the pro-war anti-war movement people whom Harry Elmer Barnes bitterly used to call "the pro-war pacifists." This gang has just written an open letter to the UN...

But first let us name these traitorous ex-anti-warriors, now shilling for global military intervention on behalf of the Muslim government. The signatories include:........Noam Chomsky"




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