This video from the USA says about itself:
In a national address from the White House Tuesday night, President Obama announced he is delaying a plan to strike Syria while pursuing a diplomatic effort from Russia for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria‘s arsenal of chemical weapons. However, Obama still threatened to use force against Syria if the plan fails. We get reaction to Obama’s speech from world-renowned political dissident and linguist, MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky.
“The Russian plan is a godsend for Obama,” Chomsky says. “It saves him from what would look like a very serious defeat. He has not been able to obtain virtually any international support, and it looked as though Congress wasn’t going to support it either, which would leave him completely out on a limb. This leaves him a way out: he can maintain the threat of force, which incidentally is a crime under international law. We should bear in mind that the core principle of the United Nations charter bars the threat or use of force. So all of this is criminal to begin with, but he’ll continue with that.”
Here is the sequel to the above video.
On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima To Drone Warfare, by Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek: revew here.
- Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Threat to Syria, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban in All Nations (democracynow.org)
- Chomsky: U.S. is a ‘rogue state’ that ‘doesn’t pay attention to international law’ (rawstory.com)
- Noam Chomsky: Bombing Syria Would Be a ‘War Crime’ (alternet.org)
- Antiwar Activist Noam Chomsky Says Strike Against Syria Would Be “War Crime” (opposingviews.com)