Sunday, 8 November 2009

Chomsky: Obama Continues Bush Policy

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.]


steven andresen said...


I thought Chomsky instead thought that it would not make any sense for the Bush people to have planned 9-11, but, it could be possible to imagine that they could have found out about it and had let it happen. The video I saw where he said this was so short, and there was no follow up questioning to clarify what he meant exactly.

SpookyPunkos said...

The reference was fleeting. It appears that Chomsky can concede that the 911 attacks were detected in advance and allowed to go forward.

A shame that this guy also has problem with the assassinations of JFK & RFK, writing them off as the results of lone gunmen.

It might be that Chomsky, to maintain his own "credibility", has elected to steer clear of anything that reeks of hard core government conspiracy.