Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an outstanding Jewish American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist and an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the 76-Nobel-Laureate Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Chomsky is regarded by scholars as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Chomsky has been very forthright in his opposition to US imperialist wars and Israeli human rights abuses (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky ).
Professor Noam Chomsky on Press TV's program a Simple Question saying US invasion of Afghanistan was illegal since to date there is no evidence that al-Qaeda has carried out the 9/11 attacks: “The explicit and declared motive of the [Afghanistan] war was to compel the Taliban to turn over to the United States, the people who they accused of having been involved in World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist acts. The Taliban…they requested evidence…and the Bush administration refused to provide any…We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any…8 months later the head of FBI, after the most intense international investigation in history, informed the press that the FBI believed that the plot may have been hatched in Afghanistan, but was probably implemented in the United Arab Emirates and Germany… three weeks later a British officer … announced that the US and Britain would continue bombing, until the people of Afghanistan overthrew the Taliban... That was later turned into the official justification for the war…All of this was totally illegal. What’s more it was criminal." .
. Professor Noam Chomsky in interview on Press TV “A Simple Question”, Press TV, “” Chomsky: US-led Afghan War, criminal”, Information Clearing House, 3 November 2010: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26756.htm .