- Jun 24, 2010
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- Political Leaning
Noam Chomsky at his sarcastic best. Bush seemed determined to antagonize Iran and ignore all opportunities for a peaceful resolution. Is Obama any different?
The Obama administration was once again incensed when Turkey joined with Brazil in arranging a deal with Iran to restrict its enrichment of uranium. Obama had praised the initiative in a letter to Brazil’s president Lula da Silva, apparently on the assumption that it would fail and provide a propaganda weapon against Iran. When it succeeded, the US was furious, and quickly undermined it by ramming through a Security Council resolution with new sanctions against Iran that were so meaningless that China cheerfully joined at once – recognizing that at most the sanctions would impede Western interests in competing with China for Iran’s resources. Once again, Washington acted forthrightly to ensure that others would not interfere with US control of the region.
ZCommunications | The Iranian Threat by Noam Chomsky | ZSpace