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In an interview with C.J. Polychroniou, Chomsky states that the Republican party is the “most dangerous organization in human history.” The New Yorker also reports Chomsky’s claims that Donald Trump is a worse criminal than Adolf Hitler.
According to the New Criterion, Chomsky frequently praised the left-wing government of the Khmer Rouge and has publically disputed the credibility and existence of the Cambodian Genocide. Committed by the Khmer Rouge and its dictatorial head Pol Pot, it is estimated that at least 1.5 and 3 million people died between 1976 and 1979. Despite detailed reports of starvation and systematic executions, Chomsky denied that any widespread killings had taken place and accused reporters of repeating right-wing propaganda and sensationalizing their stories. Chomsky attributes the deaths to US imperialism and executions of subversive elements to the communist government
Chomsky publically defends individuals who engage in Holocaust denial. As documented in Robert F. Barskey’s book, “Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent,” Chomsky was a signatory to a petition in defense of the academic freedom of prominent Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson. Stating that he sees nothing antisemitic about Faurisson’s work, Chomsky would even author the forward to Faurisson’s next book. Chomsky has even declared that there is nothing antisemitic about denying the existence of the Holocaust.
September 11 Attacks
Speaking at MIT following the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States, Chomsky asserted that 9/11 represented, “the guns having been directed the other way.” The Tech, MIT’s oldest newspaper, also reports Chomsky blaming US citizens for the attacks on 9/11, and that Osama bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda, might be innocent.
Chomsky also stated that the US casualties were far less devastating than the effects of US foreign policy around the world. Chomsky stated that the United States was attempting to murder “3-4 million people” in Afganistan and that the strike against Osama bin Laden was “some sort of silent genocide.”
In an article published in 2020, Newsweek found that “In New York, 2,750 people were killed, at the Pentagon 184 died, and a further 40 people were killed in Pennsylvania.” Newsweek also reported that 400 first responders were killed and that 18,000 survivors have been diagnosed with “9/11-related cancer.”
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