An attack on Afghanistan will probably kill a great many innocent civilians, possibly enormous numbers in a country where millions are already on the verge of death from starvation. Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
This is a quote from Naom Chomsky’s 9-11, a book featuring a set of interviews with the author during the month following the attacks.
Here is the definition of “terroirism” defined by official U.S. documents:
The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to attain goals that are political, religious, or ideological in nature. This is done through intimidation, coercion, or instilling fear.
Three years later, who are the terrorists now?