Political activist Noam Chomsky says that although President Obama views the Iraq invasion merely as “a mistake” or “strategic blunder,” it is, in fact, a “major crime” designed to enable America to control the Middle East oil reserves.
“It’s (“strategic blunder”) probably what the German general staff was telling Hitler after Stalingrad,” Chomsky quipped, referring to the big Nazi defeat by the Soviet army in 1943.
“There is basically no significant change in the fundamental traditional conception that if we can control Middle East energy resources, then we can control the world,” he said.
Chomsky makes some good observations here, especially that the oil reserves of Iraq should be seen as a "great strategic prize". A pity he cannot get his mind around the fact that 911 was an inside job. Recently he has gone on record to indicate that he thinks the September 11 attacks may have been allowed to happen.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 8th, 2009.]