Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Syria Threat, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban Worldwide 2 of 2

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  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    havent heard it put quite like that before.

    For me the world's evils are perpetrated by those who believe they are right to force their will onto others.

  • LonerWeirdo
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    "Still, I honestly think they believe they are doing good."

    I agree.. but isn't the road to hell paved with roses?

  • Sidrah Zaheer
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    One of the best comments I have ever come across.

  • jazz strider
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Obama can certainly handle the death of some children more than others, revolting man, revolting regime. oh and he lies and lies and lies

  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    That's only in relation to the ICC which is really like a civil court for nations, where fines are levied on nations to pay repairations to their victims. The UN could still prosecute US war criminals and punish them itself, though I hasten to add that the US has instituted internal laws to enact rescuing of its war criminals from the UN by force, according to Chomsky, which knowing Chomsky is probably true.

  • barlart
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Noam Chomsky is the US's conscience and to a lesser extent the conscience of the world. It's sad that his analyses are always so correct and show us that there very little morality amongst our so called "leaders". It is very depressing.

  • anwang6
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    the US by international law is allowed to commit genocide! What has this world come to?

  • Gakgaming
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Libya? Do you live in last month? Get back to the present dude….

  • Lefty Gatekeeper
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Good thing Obama saved Libya with humanitarian bombing along side NATO. Libya would be in shambles if Obama would have just done nothing. Oh…uh oh …wait a minute. There is no Libya.

  • Lefty Gatekeeper
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The United States: "Do like we say and not like we do."

  • Queue Snake
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Because that's a stupid offer and everybody knows it. Try again. Show me someone that has an actual plan for a progressive and not idiotic Syria.

  • Queue Snake
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    And let's not get into this whole "$1 billion" to disarm. No, really. What do they actually want?

  • Queue Snake
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    What. Does. Syria. Want???? Let's hear from the Syrian people, dagnabbit.

  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    sorry, I was being a pompous prick. I knew what you were getting at. I guess I just think it's a good idea not to using terms in different anologies that already have an established precedent in political affairs even if they are good or useful analogies.

    The sickness of humanity is rooted in obscene wealth and power. Treating fellow humans as livestock and cannon fodder in a chess game of egos is indescribably evil. Still, I honestly think they believe they are doing good.

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    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

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  • LonerWeirdo
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    OK, I concede that point. I think you articulate here what I actually wanted to say in the first place (far more eloquently than I, I might add, as english isn't my native language). It's still wrong, in my opinion though. To look upon the world as some kind of a game to rig in your favour is.. sick.

  • ano nymous
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    "The anchor of global security" Lol!!! Is this stand up comedy?

  • wishcraft4u2
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    High time to topple some dominos, I say!

  • JackHabbit
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    lol "the anchor of global security"…. I bet Hitler thought the same thing about himself.

    Want to stop the use of chemical weapons? Then stop Lockheed martin and all the other weapon manufacturers from building and selling these types of weapons.

    Want to stop governments from using these weapons? Then investigate the U.S and it's allies for it's use of white phosphorus on a daily basis in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

    Quit this hypocrisy now!!!

  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    That's not the sense in which Kissenger used the domino analogy. Kissenger was talking about the 'threat of a good example', meaning countries that acheive internal freedoms and equalities whilst successfully resisting US power are a virus that can spread to other states, and that the US cannot tolerate, for power and investment reasons.

  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The US is the 'anchor' of global tyranny Mr. Obama and you know it.

  • AI fan
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    'The Real News' is another good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jacksawild
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    operation tailwind

  • Erik B
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    "Leading rogue state". That gave me a chuckle.

  • TheChinaWatcher
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I think when the spokespeople talk they are going to have to say "No American or Western boots on the ground" to more accurately reflect the situation. Instead they are using a "proxy" (rebel) army to do the fighting on the ground while they supply the weapons, munitions and air support. They are anxious to attack because they know that Assad's forces are beating the rebels back and they want to degrade their capability to assure regime change. The lives of the Syrian people are secondary.

  • Winston Smith in Oceania
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    This video should be mandatory on every single elementary and high school in this country!

  • LonerWeirdo
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    It's a complicated world. You push one domino and who knows what'll happen. War is a bad idea. Let's not go there. ๐Ÿ™

  • Cooking for Friends and Family
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    What Pr Chomsky is saying makes total sense. However may be it wasnยดt necessary to be so graphic: the images are all over the media and in most of the cases without the slightest respect for the bodies of the victims, whether dead or agonising. The more graphic the less sensitive we become. Many thanks anyways for the interview.

  • Chesh The Cat
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Violence only begets hostility towards the aggressor. Here in the west we call those who act on that hostility 'terrorists'. Next we justify further acts of violence in the name of a 'war on terror'. You can see how placing your hopes for world peace in the hands of the LEADERS OF THE WEST is a grim idea, but the civilians here largely detest violence just as much as those anywhere else. Except in video games, We <3 violent video games ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ReeseMac
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    After listening to this video I feel as if I owe Chomsky a tuition payment.

  • Peter Wright
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    In the United States those children would not have been writhing on a cold hospital floor.

    No medical insurance: you die in the gutter.

  • MsJustanotherhuman
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    he says things like this because he is KING OBAMA… fucking loser! He is going to kill us all at this rate and I AM SICK OF IT

  • Saheike
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    It is just a smokescreen to avoid questions about the several scandals at the last time as every gov did before.

  • Saheike
    July 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    What about droned children and civilians ? What about depleted and other Uranium caused birth defects on children in Iraq ?