Noam Chomsky is by far my favorite commentator about world events. First of all, he is an extremely humane person, who has always sought to help those who value and treasure the sanctity of human life: About the Osama bin Laden "adventure", he cautions "our" president, who 'desperately' needed Osama's death, whether real or faked. Based on my experience as Advisory Team Leader in Vietnam, I honestly believe that the whole story, from its macabre beginning to its 'unhappy end' was faked, in order assure Obama's questionable re-election! There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition, except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that 'profess' some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to a fair trial. I stress "suspects". In April of 2002, the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the most intensive investigation in history, the FBI could only say no more than that it "believed" that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, though implemented in the UAE and Germany. What they only 'believed' in April 2002, they obviously did not "know" 8 months earlier, when Washington dismissed tentative offers by the Taliban, to extradite bin Laden if they were presented with even 'questionable' evidence - which, as we soon learned - Washington didn't have! Thus, Obama was simply lying when he said in his White House statement, that "we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda." WRONG AGAIN! In fact, they were carried out by Siverstein, the Jewish owner of all of these buildings, who was too cheap to pay a company to strip the dangerous asbestos from the buildings which he owned! Check on the web for videos on 9/11, which tell the whole sordid story.