Universally beloved pain-in-the-ass-to-the-American-hegemony Noam Chomsky has been banned from the Guantanamo Bay
quasi pseudo sort of not really at all legal prison thingy library. More specifically, his collection of New York Times op-eds, Interventions, submitted by a Pentagon lawyer, was declined because of “force protection issues,” which basically means guards didn’t want to have to deal with gadfly-type questions about the unholy machinations of American empire over the last 60 years. Because those are MAD IRRITATING. Not surprisingly, Chomsky dropped a T-bomb when told about his banishment:
“This happens sometimes in totalitarian regimes. Of some incidental interest, perhaps, is the nature of the book they banned. It consists of op-eds written for The New York Times syndicate and distributed by them. The subversive rot must run very deep.”
Zing! The most popular books from the Gitmo Library? Harry Potter.
(The Miami Herald has a swell guide to what can and can’t be in the library, here.)