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Interview: Noam Chomsky on the Crisis Engulfing the West

August 31, 2015

Prof. Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist and activist. (photo: Va Shiva)
Prof. Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist and activist. (photo: Va Shiva)

By Afshin Rattansi, RT

30 August 15

http://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/250845-noam-chomsky-us-yemen/video/

This excerpt is from an extended interview with Noam Chomsky by Afshin Rattansi for the RT show Going Underground. It has been transcribed by RSN – JA/RSN

fshin Rattansi goes underground with Noam Chomsky on the crisis engulfing the West. From drone strikes in Yemen to potential conflict with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, he looks at the ‘disaster’ of neoliberalism. With left-wing movements resisting the US hegemony from South America to Europe, could the dominance of the US on the global stage be coming to an end? And with the IMF arguably suppressing democracy in Greece after their election, we take a look at the sway they hold over the UK.

Afshin Rattansi: Demonstrations in London by Global Justice Now against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP today may not garner much mainstream media attention but its probable that many of the activists are protesting with being inspired by the work of our next guest, Professor Noam Chomsky is the most cited living academic in the world and he joins me now from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Welcome Noam to Going Underground. The UN Secretary General is saying he wants an immediate ceasefire in Yemen. There was a drone strike from the Obama administration Tuesday and thousands are dead and wounded. What lies behind the Obama strategy in Yemen?

Noam Chomsky: Well there are two main prongs to the current Obama strategy. They happen to be in conflict, which causes some problems in Washington. One is the drone campaign. Yemen has been the main target of the global assassination campaign. The most extraordinary global terrorism campaign in history. It is officially aimed at the … as in this last strike … it is aimed at people who are suspected of potentially being a danger to the United States. That’s a pretty extreme form of terrorism. But it’s accepted in the West. And Yemen has been the main target. Of course it’s also a terror generating campaign, as is understood at the highest level. When you say attack a village and murder somebody who you’re aiming at and maybe a couple of other people who are standing around, that does tend to elicit a call for revenge. And it has undoubtedly, it’s not even questionable, increased what we call ‘terrorism.’ So it’s a terrorism campaign, an incredible one. And also increasing terror as we can see.

The other prong is support for Saudi invasion, the bombing, the blockade, which has barred food and other supplies by air or by sea, direct bombing attacks also killing people regularly. These two things happen to be somewhat in conflict because the U.S. is supporting the Saudi attack and the Saudi attack, exported by the United States is offering a space for the operations of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the main source of what we call terror. So for example, the New York Times has an article on how Al Qaeda is expanding in Yemen, conquering new banks, cites, so on, because of the space that is left open by the war against the Houthi, the Saudi war who were the main enemy of Al Qaeda and are now engaged in a war basically with Saudi Arabia and now the United States. So these two elements of policy, both of them extremely harmful to Yemen, are also somewhat in conflict, which creates a problem for planners in Washington.

For full interview, watch video above

 

Many baby seals dying of leukemia-linked disorder along California coast

August 27, 2015

ENENews


 — Blamed for over 1/3 of recent deaths at San Francisco Bay rescue center (CHART)

Posted: 26 Aug 2015 12:53 PM PDT

Explosions Reported at US Military Base in Japan

August 24, 2015
ASIA & PACIFIC

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According to Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK, a series of explosions occurred at an US military facility in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150823/1026100494.html#ixzz3jlDEtetT

‘Unbelievable!’: Scientists stunned as 3 rare giant oarfish found dead off Los Angeles in recent weeks

August 21, 2015

ENENews


‘Unbelievable!’: Scientists stunned as 3 rare giant oarfish found dead off Los Angeles in recent weeks — Flesh falling apart while still alive, body parts missing — Biologist: “Of course I’m very concerned… for some reason they’re dying… it’s very strange” — Being tested for toxins (VIDEO)

Posted: 20 Aug 2015 07:23 AM PDT

Official: “Thousands of Millions” of fish wash up dead in Alaska — Piles of them

August 19, 2015

ENENews


… I have never seen anything like it… First time we’ve ever heard of this (VIDEO)

Posted: 18 Aug 2015 08:05 AM PDT

Giant whales found dead up & down Pacific NW coast, scientists ‘baffled’ over surge

August 14, 2015

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 — 25+ carcasses reported in past month — Gov’t: “Troubling… Definitely a pulse of deaths” — Experts: “Alarming spike… Exceptionally rare to see a dead humpback” — Concerns about unidentified pathogen (PHOTOS)

Posted: 13 Aug 2015 12:54 PM PDT

Toxic bloom “basically eating the West Coast alive” — “Unusual deaths up and down the Pacific coast”

August 10, 2015

ENENews


— “All populations of marine mammals are way down” in areas — Experts: “Largest ever recorded… This is really unprecedented territory… Never seen an event like this” (VIDEO)

Posted: 09 Aug 2015 06:48 PM PDT

Die-off of birds all over Alaska beaches, floating in Pacific

August 9, 2015

ENENews


— “They seem to be starving” — Record-breaking spike in rescues, “such a dramatic increase” — Deformed and abnormal animals reported (PHOTOS & AUDIO)

Posted: 08 Aug 2015 07:30 PM PDT

US Gov’t: “We don’t know what’s going on” in Pacific — Many ill baby seals being abandoned

August 7, 2015

ENENews


; Dozens of walruses found dead; Dying whales, birds, fish — “Unprecedented things happening” — Experts: “It’s been a very unusual marine mammal year… I’m really worried, very concerned” (AUDIO)

Posted: 06 Aug 2015 10:57 PM PDT

Japan defense chief says SDF could deal with nukes under security bills

August 6, 2015
PETITION UPDATE

Global Article 9 Campaign

Aug 6, 2015 — On the eve of Japan’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Defense Minister Nakatani Gen triggered a new row of controversy over the security legislation currently debated, when he said the bills would theoretically allow Japanese Self-Defense Forces to transport, repair or store nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for a foreign or multinational force.

“The letter of the legislation is not ruling out (this possibility). But we are not at all assuming something like that,” he told the Upper House of the Diet, highlighting Japan’s long-standing policy of not possessing, producing or letting others bring nuclear weapons into the country.

However, opposition lawmakers are emphasizing the fact that the three non-nuclear principles are not enshrined in law, and the security bills themselves do not include any such legal restrictions.

Japan defense chief says SDF could deal with nukes under security bills | The Japan Times
Japan defense chief says SDF could deal with nukes under security bills | The Japan Times
Under the ruling bloc’s security bills, the Self-Defense Forces would theoretically be allowed to transport, repair or store nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for a foreign or multinational force…
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Comment : Abe’s coup destroying the Japan’s (humans’) Peace Constitution makes nuke holocaust more probable.

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