Saturday, April 20, 2013

How Will The Noam Chomskys Blame America This Time?

It's one thing to blame the US for Middle East discord but how will the America-Haters spin Chechnyan discontent? It's not like we occupied their homeland until 1991 or sent countless bodies to Siberia and subjected their people to endless human rights abuses. Nor did we fight two wars against their fledgling republic in the past two decades.

Remember the days and weeks following 9/11 when academics blamed America because we were so mean to Saudis and Kuwaitis and Egyptians? That was a tough sell but nothing compared to the obstacles faced by advocates for Chechnyan martyrs. If there is one spot on Planet Earth immune to Yankee Imperialism, that spot would be Chechnya.

Tony Bennett and Jeremiah Wright have their work cut out for them this time around.

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