Suppose you accepted both this thesis and this thesis?
Not clear what the second thesis is supposed to be: Those in political power in America commit acts on a par with mobsters?
The humorous inference just relies on what’s said in the headline: “US foreign policy is straight out of the mafia.” (But Chomsky, of course, thinks U.S. behavior resembles the mafia on a number of dimensions, one of which is mentioned in the Guardian piece.)
(And I apologize for being hostile in the previous version of this thread)
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