WTH!! Chomsky: U.S. Leading Terrorist State


03 November 2014 10:25 By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

USA guns(Image: USA flag via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)”It’s official: The U.S. is the world’s leading terrorist state, and proud of it.”

That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled “CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels.”

The article reports on a CIA review of recent U.S. covert operations to determine their effectiveness. The White House concluded that unfortunately successes were so rare that some rethinking of the policy was in order.

The article quoted President Barack Obama as saying that he had asked the CIA to conduct the review to find cases of “financing and supplying arms to an insurgency in a country that actually worked out well [WTH!]. And they couldn’t come up with much.” So Obama has some reluctance about continuing such efforts.

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