Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Chomsky overview

Noam Chomsky is generally to be taken with several grains of salt; he almost always finds the United States to blame for problems in the world but sometimes views U.S. adversaries the same way most Americans view the U.S.: generally benign if occasionally prone to blundering. Nonetyheless, I think there's a fair amount of value in this recent interview. Notably, he points out thatIran -- those who really run things while Ahmadinejad makes outrageous statements -- supports the Arab League position on Israel-Palestine, which is a two-state solution. He doesn't think the U.S. will attack Iran, but he does believe the U.S. is purposely stirring up hostility toward Iran (not hard to accomplish) and probably supporting insureectionist movements. I don't know if that's true but I wouldn't be surprised.

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