Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is the ‘world champion in generating terror’

Social philosopher Noam Chomsky ripped the history of U.S. “covert aid” policies following reports that President Barack Obama had recently reconsidered such measures.

Chomsky said in an op-ed for Truthout that the U.S. had “emerged as the world champion in generating terror” for its efforts to arm insurgent forces not only in the Middle East, but for past efforts in Angola, Nicaragua and Cuba.

“To this we may add the world’s greatest terrorist campaign: Obama’s global project of assassination of ‘terrorists,’” Chomsky wrote. “The ‘resentment-generating impact’ of those drone and special-forces strikes should be too well known to require further comment.”