Re: Chomsky interview
Sep 28, 2001 08:05 PM
Sorry I sent all of you on my list the Noam Chomsky interview without
pointing you to the opposing viewpoint -- so that we can carefully evaluate
his credibility and motives as well as the truth or falsity of his
By this oversight, I did not mean to imply that I agreed with him. The
immensity and horror of this last terroristic attack on America cannot be
compared to any open and responsive defensive or protective military actions
in the past by any legitimate governments -- whether correctly chosen or not.
There cannot be peace on Earth, regardless of any defensive means taken to
protect our homeland and its citizens from future terrorism, until all
terrorist threats have been eliminated entirely by whatever means, either by
carefully targeted offensive action with as little loss of innocent civilian
life as possible -- or otherwise, if there is any possible alternative. It is
also unconscionable for us to condemn an entire religion or race for the
actions of a few of its fanatical members.
Also, when I said "open minds" -- I meant, it is always valuable to study
both sides of any controversial subject so that one can get a full
understanding of the opposing opinions in order to formulate and strengthen
one's own convictions -- which should be based on both justice as well as
To balance the picture with regard to Chomsky's statement -- here is an
opposing commentary from an apparently highly reliable source.
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