Noam Chomsky on Guantanamo Bay


This video from the USA is called Noam Chomsky Lecture – Distorted Morality. Speech at Harvard University about America’s war on terror.

From British daily The Independent:

Chomsky: Britain has failed US detainees

By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Britain has failed in its duty to stop the US from committing “shameful acts” in the treatment of suspects detained during the war on terror, one of America’s most respected intellectuals warns today.

In an interview with The Independent, Professor Noam Chomsky calls on the Government to use its special relationship with Washington America to secure the closure of Guantanamo Bay.

Claiming that he has heard only “twitters of protest” in the UK , the emeritus professor of linguistics also asks British “thinkers” to be more conspicuous in their opposition to the erosion of civil rights since the 9.11 attacks on the US.

In the wake of the invasion of Iraq, Prof Chomsky, a leading opponent of the Vietnam conflict, has been the most prominent among US intellectuals critical of the war with Iraq and the treatment of terror suspects sent to Guantanamo Bay and other prison camps around the world.

See also here.

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