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my assumption resolves itself… is that all intervention is imposed by any country, that is, any, Alright, you see, Well, uh, I, I believe that quite generally. did we impose on the French when we liberated the-, them from the Nazis? Was that an imposition? We didn’t conquer France, we moved the re- the Germans out of, from a, from an outside invading force. But we didn’t conquer it from its own people.

The hell we didn’t. Yeh, we invaded France.

See in Greece we were trying to conquer it from its own people.

Uchch… But there you’re willing to credit the anti-Nazis as their own people, but you’re not in Greece willing to credit the anti-German, the anti-German people. Yes, the German, B- but, the German army was there. There was no outside army in Greece other than ours. look, there are modalities of outside intervention. Now, B- but look, well. There’s a very sharp difference between… Yeh, there, i- it is… Now just a minute, there’s a very sharp difference between… Laval was not a, a Nazi, and, But Laval wouldn’t have lasted for five minutes without the German army. and nor, nor would, nor would Makarios have lasted for five minutes without the help of Russian aid. In fact, as you know, when Stalin got tired of Paris he pulled out.

Uh, but, wait a minute. No, no Russian troops, no Russian troops… Uh, but now look, now let’s be, let’s be careful again.

I mean there’s a difference between, ehhh, uh, first of all I’m opposed to military aid to other countries, American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

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American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

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