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    CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    After years of denials, the Central Intelligence Agency has revealed that it did keep a file on Noam Chomsky, an eminent American linguist and anti-war academic, in the 1970s. But the files may have illegally been destroyed, report American media.The CIA had previously denied that it gathered information on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, well-known for his anti-war activism in the Vietnam era. But now, after a freedom of information request, attorney Kel McClanahan received a memo that confirms the agency gathered records on the American leftist icon, the Foreign Policy reports.
    In the document - dated June 1970 - a CIA official asks colleagues from the FBI for information about an upcoming trip of a group of anti-war activists to North Vietnam. The official says in the memo that the trip had ďthe endorsement of Noam Chomsky.Ē
    The magazine obtained the document and applied for comment to professor Athan Theoharis, an expert on FBI-CIA cooperation and information-gathering.


    Read more @: CIA ?admits? to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it ? RT USA

    Yea i find this incredibly messed up and disturbing. We are a surveillance state and we have become incompetent to accept that.


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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    i'm far more worried about all the snooping and databasing of regular citizens the government engages in ...


    but it's all good...the government is acting honorably..... Obama has told us as much,so it must be so.

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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Not having a file on Chomsky would be absurd. He's a bombastic anti-American douchebag of considerable influence over the protected and ignorant.

    And, in Russia, the band Pussy Riot remains in prison over a harmless public demonstration (convicted of disrespecting religion).
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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: CIA ?admits? to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it ? RT USA

    Yea i find this incredibly messed up and disturbing. We are a surveillance state and we have become incompetent to accept that. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Why are you using the present tense in your response to something that happened back in the 70s?

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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why are you using the present tense in your response to something that happened back in the 70s?
    Because these practices have continued to this day.


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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not having a file on Chomsky would be absurd. He's a bombastic anti-American douchebag of considerable influence over the protected and ignorant.
    How is he "anti-American"?


    And, in Russia, the band Pussy Riot remains in prison over a harmless public demonstration (convicted of disrespecting religion).
    Ok... What does this have to do with Russia again?


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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How is he "anti-American"?
    Are you not familiar with Chomsky, or do you lack critical thinking ability? He blames everything on the US and capitalism, he's a first-rate self-serving utopia-based populist whore (no wonder people living protected and ignorant lives adore him).

    Ok... What does this have to do with Russia again?
    Your source is Russian propaganda. I felt it appropriate to point out that Russia imprisons bands for harmless demonstrations based on convictions of "disrespecting religion". You can't see how that might be relevant in a discussion of state police actions? Frankly, jailing peaceful demonstrators based on 'disrespecting religion' is far more egregious than having a file on an anti-American douchebag (who is loved by protected, ignorant and hateful sheep). He's all about "us vs. them"; it's enough to make me wish his uneducated, non-critical thinking cheerleaders would just be football fanboys instead of hateful political orcs. But, hey, I suppose the political world also needs dim-witted propaganda spewers.

    I wonder what PressTV has to say about this. hahaha
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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Because these practices have continued to this day.
    Are you surprised that the CIA keeps files on people who attempt to undermine US interests (and the country itself) with populist BS? I, for one, am happy they do and I hope they continue.

    Think that is fascism? Some people really need to live in other countries to get some perspective. Naivety in geopolitics is unbecoming, and for some people actual experience is critical for intellectual growth.
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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Are you not familiar with Chomsky, or do you lack critical thinking ability? He blames everything on the US and capitalism, he's a first-rate self-serving utopia-based populist whore (no wonder people living protected and ignorant lives adore him).
    Yes he "blames everything on the US and capitalism" Maybe just because he condemns US foreign policies does that automatically make one "anti-American"?




    Your source is Russian propaganda.
    Original story found here: Exclusive: After Multiple Denials, CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky | The Cable
    I felt it appropriate to point out that Russia imprisons bands for harmless demonstrations based on convictions of "disrespecting religion". You can't see how that might be relevant in a discussion of state police actions? Frankly, jailing peaceful demonstrators based on 'disrespecting religion' is far more egregious than having a file on an anti-American douchebag (who is loved by protected, ignorant and hateful sheep). He's all about "us vs. them"; it's enough to make me wish his uneducated, non-critical thinking cheerleaders would just be football fanboys instead of hateful political orcs. But, hey, I suppose the political world also needs dim-witted propaganda spewers.

    I wonder what PressTV has to say about this. hahaha
    This isnt about Russia or Iran.
    As usual we begin to talk more about the source than the actual content of articles.


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    Re: CIA Ďadmitsí to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Are you surprised that the CIA keeps files on people who attempt to undermine US interests (and the country itself) with populist BS? I, for one, am happy they do and I hope they continue.
    hahahah Chomsky a populist! Now that a good one.


    Think that is fascism? Some people really need to live in other countries to get some perspective. Naivety in geopolitics is unbecoming, and for some people actual experience is critical for intellectual growth.
    So Chomsky needs to live in another country because he criticizes US foreign policy.. Are we moving to "America like it or leave it", and undermining any academic analysis or criticism of our actions?


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