Noam Chomsky has been called the most often-quoted man in the world, which is quite a feat when you consider that most of the media (radio, television, magazine) actively refuses to carry anything regarding him. Not only is he a heavy critic of governments, but of media, which in addition to being the most often-quoted man, makes him the most ignored as well.

I learned from one of Chomsky's books this troubling thought: There are approximately 26 countries world-wide which practice terrorism, torture, and brutality as government policy. When you examine these countries to see what they have in common (governmental form, economy, industry, philosophy, religion, etc.), you only find one:

They were all trained or armed by the United States.

I've not attempted to verify the truth of this. To be honest, I'm too disturbed by the possibility to investigate it.