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Fetzer blasts Chomsky over his silence about 9/11, JFK murder


An American philosopher has questioned Noam Chomsky’s continued silence over the September 11, 2001, attacks and the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy.

In an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, Professor James Henry Fetzer said, Chomsky “neglects to observe that 9/11 was a false flag operation; he neglects to observe that the assassination of John F. Kennedy was deliberately contrived by the powerful special interests in the US.”

Many independent observers reject the government version of the September 11 attacks and believe rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to make America a police state by encroaching on the people’s civil liberties and advance the agenda of the military-industrial complex.

“If you go on to ‘Fetzer on Chomsky’ on the internet, I take him apart for claiming that there were no policy issues involved in the death of JFK, where nothing can be further from truth,” Fetzer said.

“JFK was planning to pull out forces from Vietnam; he was threatening to shatter CIA into a thousand pieces; he was cracking down on organized crime;… he was going to cut the oil depletion allowance; he was opposing Israeli development of nuclear weapons, all of which went forward with Lyndon Johnson at the helm – none of which were sustained,” he noted.

“JFK even wanted to have AIPAC – the Israeli lobby – registered as a foreign agent,” the editor of the Veterans Today said.

In an article published by Truthout on Monday, Chomsky described the US as the “world’s leading terrorist state” due to its global operations run by the CIA.

Fetzer said the leading US intellectual is “correct in recognizing that the United States is engaged in a history of terrorist acts” but he believes the timing of Chomsky’s recent comment is “extremely suspicious,” adding that “as we approach the 51st observance of the death anniversary of JFK that Noam Chomsky is continuing to abuse his position as a left-wing gatekeeper, and to inhibit clear thinking on the part of progressives who still idealize him.”

Although US official inquiries have determined Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine Corps veteran, was responsible for the assassination, Kennedy’s murder is still shrouded in mystery.

The 46-year-old president, who had been in office only for three years, is often ranked among the country’s most revered presidents.

However, JFK is also remembered for ordering one of the most disastrous parts of the Cold War, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by a CIA-trained paramilitary force of Cuban exiles.

Kennedy was also the only US president, who strongly opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

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