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Published on ZNet, by Noam Chomsky, Jan 10, 2015.

… By the same token, we can readily comprehend the comment in the New York Times of civil rights lawyer Floyd Abrams, noted for his forceful defense of freedom of expression, that the Charlie Hebdo attack is “the most threatening assault on journalism in living memory.” He is quite correct about “living memory,” which carefully assigns assaults on journalism and acts of terror to their proper categories: Theirs, which are horrendous; and Ours, which are virtuous and easily dismissed from living memory.  

We might recall as well that this is only one of many assaults by the Righteous on free expression. To mention only one example that is easily erased from “living memory,” the assault on Falluja by US forces in November 2004, one of the worst crimes of the invasion of Iraq, opened with occupation of Falluja General Hospital. Military occupation of a hospital is, of course, a serious war crime in itself, even apart from the manner in which it was carried out, blandly reported in a front-page story in the New York Times, accompanied with a photograph depicting the crime. The story reported that “Patients and hospital employees were rushed out of rooms by armed soldiers and ordered to sit or lie on the floor while troops tied their hands behind their backs.” The crimes were reported as highly meritorious, and justified: “The offensive also shut down what officers said was a propaganda weapon for the militants: Falluja General Hospital, with its stream of reports of civilian casualties.”

Evidently such a propaganda agency cannot be permitted to spew forth its vulgar obscenities.

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(my comment – this attack is presented by big media like 9/11: 1) all medias cry for security, solutions, saviors; 2) temptation for a sort of European Patriotic Act rises, could be adopted or imposed; 3) let’s now crash the economy … everyody is helpless, big media are more and more hysteric, cry for more help; 4) Patriotic Acts will be imposed worldwide; 5) every one disturbing any new order will be … …
… look, as long as we need dads and  moms* ‘to make it for us’, we will be betrayed
– Heidi).
* Obama and Merkel.

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American Socrates, on truthDig, by Chris Hedges, June 15, 2014: An Interview with Noam Chomsky on Empire, the Liberal Class and More; 
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by The Real News, uploaded on YouTube by The Chomsky Videos, June 30, 2014).

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