Saturday, May 07, 2011

Weekend Outrage

I picked this up from a tweet by Blake Hounshell and sorta wished I hadn't after reading the (mercifully short) piece.  A couple o' excerpts:
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole” (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.

Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.” 
That would be Noam Chomsky.  I seriously thought the asshat was dead, but no... he apparently still lives and is churning out shit Pravda would have rejected for being too extreme.  This guy is such a fucking waste of oxygen.  And a living icon of the Left.  Go figure.


  1. Best line I've read so far today.

    This guy is such a fucking waste of oxygen. And a living icon of the Left. Go figure.

    I love it when you go all subtle, and such.

  2. Yeah, subtlety is one of our strongest suits. ;-)

  3. I also thought he had died. I'm kinda bummed to be mistaken on that one.

  4. What kind of made up name is "Noam"? What a waste of good skin.

  5. Best line I've read so far today.

    This guy is such a fucking waste of oxygen. And a living icon of the Left. Go figure.

    Got to go with Andy on this one, my friend. Classic observation! Going to plug on ORPO and Parrothead Jeff and Friends and the evil Facebook. It may get you some well deserved extra traffic.

  6. Inno: I've found out a LOT of people assumed ol' Noam was dead; it ain't just you and me. I think that's massive wishful thinking. ;-)

    BR: In all seriousness, "Noam" is a fine old Hebrew name... and means "pleasantness." How ironic.

    Glenn: Thinks for the linkage. I did get more than a few hits last evening because of you!

  7. I use some of his tactics all the time. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor (even though most americans never heard of it during the depression) it became something we will never forget: a surprise attack by a nation we were not at war with.

    Fast forward to Iraq. You think those people will ever forget their surprise attack. I don't think so.

    The worst part of Iraq wasn't some stinking raghead getting toasted, it was the ceaseless americans on the highways crashing into people and laughing as some family got wiped out by the idiots taking drugs to keep their PTSD and suicidal tactics at bay.

    You want to know what I would do if some nation occupied my street. That's right, I would get my 30 cal and keep blowing them away until either they left, off'd themselves on PTSD drugs, or I croaked.

    War is fun when you really think about it. Where else can you hunt things other than animals and get paid for it. You can even get a license plate to certify you haven't off'd yourself yet, or ran out of PTSD drugs.

    "I don't know if you've ever ate dead Iraqis before, but the fat girls sizzle like a sow, and cook down into a fairly nice rib dinner." - PFC Walter Cummings/Suicide 2010

  8. I'll swear! Anon has been a too long time gone.

    That was one helluva comment, Anon.

    Nyuk! Word verification: midget


  9. Andy: I'm thinkin' THIS Anon is a drive-by troll as his/her comments and tone are quite outside the realm of those usually left by our other anonymous commenter(s). Quite stupid, too.

  10. Hmmmmm....

    Gotta admit I just skimmed it the first time. On closer examination...yeah. Not our beloved Anon. Kinda' creepy.

  11. Moe Lane was good on this...

    I swear, Chomsky gets weirder every year. Maybe it's age. How old is he now, 80?

  12. He's 82 according to The Wiki, Bec. His bio is semi-fascinating, actually, in a Mad Scientist sorta way. His wife of 56 years died three years ago, so mebbe THAT has something to do with his state of mind.


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