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    President Bush will have to "manufacture" another threat to American security to win reelection in 2004 after U.S failure in occupying Iraq.

    Chomsky, attending a Latin American social sciences conference in Cuba, said that since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, the Bush administration had redefined U.S. national security policy to include the use of force abroad, with or without U.N. approval.

    "It is a frightened country and it is easy to conjure up an imminent threat," Chomsky said at the launching of a Cuban edition of a book of interviews published by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, when asked how Bush could get reelected.

    "They have a card that they can play ... terrify the population with some invented threat, and that is not very hard to do," he said.

    After the "disaster" of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Bush could turn his sights on Communist-run Cuba, which his administration officials have charged with developing a biological weapons research program, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of linguistics said.

    Chomsky said the military occupation of Iraq, to topple a "horrible monster running it but not a threat to anyone," was a failure.

    "The country had been devastated by sanctions. The invasion ended sanctions. The tyrant is gone and there is no outside support for domestic dissidence," he said. "It takes real talent to fail in this endeavor."

    Chomsky said it was reasonable to assume the Bush administration would try to "manufacture a short-term improvement in the economy" by incurring in enormous federal government debt and "imposing burdens on future generations."

    The Bush administration was a continuation of the Ronald Reagan presidency that declared a national emergency over the threat posed by Nicaragua's leftist government in the 1980s, he said.

    "The same people were able to present Grenada as a threat to survival of the United States the last time they were in office," Chomsky said, in reference to the U.S. invasion of the Caribbean island in 1983 to thwart Cuban influence.

    Chomsky, a leftist icon who is better known today for his critique of U.S. foreign policy that for his revolutionary theory of syntax and grammar in the 1960s, gave a lecture on the U.S politics of domination on Tuesday night that was attended by Cuban leader Fidel Castro

    source: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?t...96&pageNumber=0

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    Chomsky?

    Noam "A Life of Dissent" Chomsky?

    Goofy lookin' little guy? Glasses?

    I know what he doesn't like-I've never heard him say what he does like.

    I couldn't imagine what it might be.....

    A "Worker's Paradise" perhaps?

    A chicken in every pot, a pot in every cave?

    What? Please tell me.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    the following link might interest you, in all honesty i can see the points he's making but i'm not absolutely sure i agree and as you so rightly pointed everyones a critic it's much hard to come up witht he ideas

    http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/index.cfm

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    Originally posted by blackhatknight@4 November 2003 - 12:18
    the following link might interest you, in all honesty i can see the points he's making but i'm not absolutely sure i agree and as you so rightly pointed everyones a critic it's much hard to come up witht he ideas

    http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/index.cfm
    Thanks, but no.

    Chomsky's been around so long that (to me) he has become a caricature, although it must be said:

    Michael Moore couldn't carry his jockstrap.
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    Erm, what exactly was the threat to the USA from Grenada again?

    Holidaymakers wouldnt be welcome or something?


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    Originally posted by j2k4@4 November 2003 - 16:07
    Chomsky?

    Noam "A Life of Dissent" Chomsky?

    Goofy lookin' little guy? Glasses?

    I know what he doesn't like-I've never heard him say what he does like.

    I couldn't imagine what it might be.....

    A "Worker's Paradise" perhaps?

    A chicken in every pot, a pot in every cave?

    What? Please tell me.
    I think Chomski just needs a little bit of ''pot'' probably make him happy for once
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    yeah that is sad - although these are also just humans...

    sad sad sad...

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    Bush promised as you know probably to ensure increasing economy,
    and as you heard some time ago there was 7% increase...
    if it continues...

    although bush is in some ways extraordinary - a little - and that is a soft
    really expression - I do not agree with all his environment policy! -
    he is unfortunately also just human.

    and if his promise, rising economy would come up also if he did not made
    this or is not responsible for this, he has just luck...

    thanks.
    nice dreams...

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