Noam Chomsky: ‘As long they get the backing of dictators, it doesn’t matter to western governments what Arab populations think’

I found this from The Guardian:

The 19th century … 2001 … today. Noam Chomsky sees hegemonic powers showing extreme contempt for democracy — and acting in ways they know will increase terrorism.

What is their interest (Western powers)? Not the stated interest, but the REAL interest. Is it spreading democracy? Or is it all about taking control of the natural resources.. Where will it end?

4 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky: ‘As long they get the backing of dictators, it doesn’t matter to western governments what Arab populations think’

  1. I just read this on Wikipedia:

    “Libya is an OPEC member and holds the largest proven oil reserves in Africa..”

    I did not know that.. And yet, why am I not surprised. I guess what Rwanda and Darfur lacked was the oil resources. (Feeling rather nasty at the moment..)

    Do we only jump in and do humanitarian stuff when the countries (and nasty dictators) involved have oil? Does pushing the word “Democracy” just sound good?

  2. chomsky gets laughed at a lot, but his premise that American democracy is totally corrupted is more and more validted by the day. That the Democratic party only gets a shot at power and serves as a figleaf for liberal policies while all the while lurching to the corporate right is Chomsky’s main point. And its being proven everyday by Sock Puppet Obama – they call him a socialist? Its a joke.

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