Chomsky has penned yet another analysis of the world situation, and as always, he betrays a deep ignorance of just about everything. Before continuing, please read it here.
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He’s upset that India isn’t getting the same flack as Iran over their nuclear program. Somehow, in all his study of geopolitics, he managed to miss the fact that Iran has consistently supported terrorism (for quite a while it was a line item in their national budget), while India hasn’t.
Bet you didn’t know that Israel has nukes to keep the US in line. But wait, did he really say that?
“US military analysts have recognized that, as Army Lt. Col. Warner Farr wrote in 1999, one “purpose of Israeli nuclear weapons, not often stated, but obvious, is their ‘use’ on the United States,” presumably to ensure consistent U.S. support for Israeli policies — or else.”
A quick reading of the article might leave us with the impression that this he stated it as a fact, but he never really does. It’s carefully weasel worded so that if anyone calls him on it he can squirm out from under it. It’s the trademark Chomsky technique of making a claim without really making it.
“Shortly after the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, which left some 15-20,000 killed in an unprovoked effort to secure Israel’s control of the occupied territories…”
The PLO was using southern Lebanon as to build terrorist camps and launch attacks against Israel. (Sound familiar?) There was nothing unprovoked about the attack. We can only conclude that Chomsky is unaware of the facts (unlikely), is being intentionally dishonest (more likely) or is so driven by ideology it has rendered him, for all practical purposes, anencephalic (biologically implausible).
“Joining the unpeople is the large majority of Americans, according to polls. The American unpeople not only endorse Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes but also support the “Arab position” calling for a nuclear-weapons-free-zone in the entire region, a step that would sharply reduce major threats, but is also off the agenda of the powerful; unmentionable in electoral campaigns, for example.”
That is just stunning in it’s stupidity. Does anyone, besides Noam, believe that Iran is developing nukes for power? And asking everyone in the area to give up nukes (complete list: Israel) is as likely as Islam giving up terrorism.
“The government of Iran merits severe condemnation on many counts, but the Iranian threat remains a desperate construction of those who arrogate to themselves the right to rule the world, and consider any impediment to their just rule to be criminal aggression. That is the primary threat that should concern us, as it concerns saner minds in the West, and the unpeople of the rest of the world.”
Fact: Iran is developing nukes.
Fact: Iran’s President (Ima-nut-job) has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the map, while displaying his smarmy, condescending smile.
Fact: There are still a few people alive today with numbers tattooed on their arms. Israel takes such threats very seriously, as they should.
Yes, we should be concerned with the misuse of American power. Under this administration it has been staggering. But that has little to do with the points he’s making: Israel is the bad guy, the US sucks and is evil (his favorite theme) and Iran only wants nukes for peaceful purposes like making candy and building shelters for puppies.
This is not garden variety stupidity. This is a very special kind of stupidity, one that can only be achieved by cultivating it for decades while being shielded from the real world by the ivory tower of academia. It needs to be fed by the left praising every one of his drooling proclamations as the holy saliva of the gods. It requires excellent writing skills to fool some of the lefties all of the time.
It takes a lot of effort to be this stupid, and Chomsky has done all the required work.
More Info: Check out this YouTube Video that exposes his ignorance and dishonesty.