In this article on Guernica, Noam Chomsky asks himself how Americans 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.
There's more to say about [Cuban airline bomber Orlando] Bosch, who just died peacefully in Florida, including reference to the "Bush doctrine" that societies that harbor terrorists are as guilty as the terrorists themselves and should be treated accordingly. No one seemed to notice that Bush was calling for invasion and destruction of the U.S. and murder of its criminal president.
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."
|In Defense of Flogging|
|Microsoft Then and Now|
|Is This How World War 3 Will Start?|
|"If the medical profession used research the way police use research, we’d still be using leeches."|
|Apple is the New Scientology|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Google isn’t liable because it is nothing and nowhere and endless.”|
|“Rubbish waste is now so prolific it will become fossilised.”|
|The Growth of Corruption Reporting Websites|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|"Emotional-processing software has gotten so good that ad companies are looking into 'mood-targeted' advertising."|
|“The world’s first hydrogen-powered train.”|
|Hit "Insert Coin" Twice and Play Google Pac Man With Two Players|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“People talk about bankers being amoral. They are starting to talk about tech people in similar language.”|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|