On the ‘major crime of the 21st century’

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“ The US-UK invasion, utterly without credible context, is the major crime of the 21st century. The invasion led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people in a country where the civilian society had already been devastated by American and British sanctions that were regarded as genocidal by the two distinguished international diplomats who administered them, and resigned in protest for this reason. The invasion also generated millions of refugees, largely destroyed the country, and instigated a sectarian conflict that is now tearing apart Iraq and the entire region. It is an astonishing fact about our intellectual and moral culture that in informed and enlightened circles it can be called, blandly, ‘the liberation of Iraq’ ”

Noam Chomsky, ‘Who rules the world? America is longer the obvious answer’, The Guardian

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