FREEDOM OF SPEECH = DOUBLE STANDARDS ON VULGAR OBSCENITIES
“We Are All … Fill in the Blank”, by Noam Chomsky Jan 10, 2015
FRANCE = Horror of murderous attack = blood + violence + horror + outcry worldwide + terror + revulsion + freedom of speech & free expression + Condemnation
Israel’s Labor Party challenger in upcoming elections, Isaac Herzog, said “Terrorism is terrorism. There’s no two ways about it” + “All the nations that seek peace and freedom [face] an enormous challenge”
Erlanger describes the horror = “Everything crashed. There was no way out. There was smoke everywhere. It was terrible. People were screaming. It was like a nightmare… smashed glass, broken walls, twisted timbers, scorched paint and emotional devastation…(people) presumably buried in the rubble.” — April 24 1999 as US missile hit Serbian state television knocking Radio Television Serbia off the air
USA officials defended TV attack as an effort to undermine the regime of Milosevic “Serb TV is as much a part of Milosevic’s murder machine as his military” hence attack on Media was legitimate.
France mourns the dead and the world is outraged by the atrocity. There need also be no inquiry into the deeper roots, no profound questions about who stands for civilization, and who for barbarism.
FALSE = “Terrorism is terrorism” Definitely two ways about it! Terrorism is not terrorism if it is Righteous by virtue of the POWERFUL
POWER = Nullifies concern about assault against TV Media and freedom of speech
POWER = NYT forceful defense of freedom of expression for Charlie Hebdo
POWER = Makes attack on Media virtuous and easily dismissed from memory.
POWER = Made assault on Falluja Hospital in Iraq by US forces in Nov 2004 praised as meritorious by NYT with a photograph depicting the crime reported “Patients and hospital employees were ordered to sit or lie on the floor while troops tied their hands behind their backs…officers said (hospital) was a propaganda weapon for the militants…with its stream of reports of civilian casualties.” = vulgar obscenities.