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13 Jan, 2013

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege – Al Jazeera English

“If you look at his policies I think that’s what they reveal. I mean there’s some nice rhetoric here and there but when you look at the actual policies … the drone assassination campaign is a perfectly good example, I mean it’s just a global assassination campaign.”

On Israel’s continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank, Chomsky says “there was no effort” by Obama to even try and curb it.

“[Obama’s] telling Netanyahu and the other Israeli leaders: I’ll tap you on the wrist but go ahead and do what you like …. So in fact, Obama is actually the first president who hasn’t really imposed restrictions on Israel.”

Read the rest: Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege – Talk to Al Jazeera – Al Jazeera English.