“Aggression has a meaning, but that meaning doesn’t apply to us. For US
leaders, aggression means resistance. So, anyone who resists the United
States is guilty of aggression. And that makes sense if we own the
world. So any active resistance is aggression against us.
But notice that it makes not the slightest difference what the people
of the world or the Middle East think. That’s not relevant… And what do people think?
Well, what people think, we know from international polls that are
regularly taken. They think that the United States is the most
frightening, dangerous country in the world. And
there’s overwhelming opposition to US force, almost everywhere. It’s
also true of the Middle East. And there’s nothing new about it.” – Noam Chomsky [x]