Abolish all chemical weapons, Chomsky says

This video from the USA says about itself:

Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Syria Threat, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban Worldwide

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.

Felicity Arbuthnot says the US is in no position to throw stones when it comes to poisoning civilians in war: here.

8 thoughts on “Abolish all chemical weapons, Chomsky says

  1. Dear Friend —

    Thank you for making calls to your Representative, rallying, standing for peace and demanding that our government listen to the people. Together, we?ve impacted history.

    Yesterday we shared with you our recent video that called on the American people to demand that Congress vote ‘NO’ to bombing Syria. And thousands of you used this video to help spread the word, educate and organize around Syria.

    Despite the administration’s rush to use military force with Syria, which could have resulted in the loss of innocent lives, we stood strong and said ‘NO.’

    Tuesday night, President Barack Obama announced that he is delaying a Congressional vote on the use of military intervention in Syria in favor of pursuing diplomatic alternatives.

    This is a major first step in preventing another war, and it would not have happened if it wasn’t for you.

    There is still work to be done. We must continue to pressure our members of Congress to guarantee that a diplomatic solution is adopted. As we’ve done with Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, drones, and now Syria, we must rethink our foreign policy and insure that the United States pursue diplomacy first. We must work together to make sure the U.S. does not move forward with another war.

    Robert Greenwald and the War Costs team


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