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Noam Chomsky on WikiLeaks, Obama's Targeted Assassinations and Latin America's Break From US

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<p>American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and historian<br />Jew Noam
Chomsky gave an interview recently, in which he elaborated on the Bush and
Obama administrations.<br /><br />Bush kidnapped and tortured, whereas Obama simply
has them hunted down and killed, Chomsky points out to demonstrate that Obama
has not only continued many Bush era policies, but escalated them to new
extremes.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p><img src="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Noam-Chomsky-via-…; alt="chomsky" width="615" height="345" /></p><p>MIT professor Noam Chomsky on Monday decried the use of drones
against suspected terrorists, saying that it was murder and violated due
process.</p>
<p>“If Bush, the Bush Administration, didn’t like somebody, they’d
kidnap them and send them to torture chambers,” he said on Democracy
Now. “If the Obama Administration decides they don’t like somebody, they
murder them, so you don’t have to have torture chambers all over.”</p>
<p>In late April, White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan
gave a detailed justification and description of U.S. drone strikes
against Taliban and al Qaeda militants. The Obama Administration had
been notably silent on using drones to target suspected terrorists until
then.</p>
<p>“You know, this American cleric in Yemen who was killed by
drones,” Chomsky said in reference to Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader in al
Qaeda’s outpost in Yemen. “He was killed. The guy next to him was
killed. Shortly after, his son was killed. Now, there was a little talk
about the fact that he was an American citizen: you shouldn’t just
murder American citizens.” </p>
<p>“But, you know, the <em>New York Times</em> headline, for example,
when he was killed, said something like ‘West celebrates death of
radical cleric,’” he continued. “First of all, it wasn’t death, it was
murder. And the West celebrates the murder of a suspect. He’s a suspect,
after all. There was something done almost 800 years ago called the
Magna Carta, which is the foundation of Anglo-American law, that says
that no one shall be subjected to a violation of rights without due
process of law and a fair and speedy trial. It doesn’t say, if you think
somebody’s a suspect, you should kill them.”&nbsp;&nbsp;<a title="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/14/chomsky-bush-kidnapped-and-tortur…; href="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/14/chomsky-bush-kidnapped-and-tortur…; http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/14/chomsky-bush-kidnapped-and-tortur… </a></p><p style="text-align: center;">...“My mielibyśmy wpłacać tyle, co Chiny i Rosja razem wzięte” – zauważył
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