Friday, April 3, 2009

Noam Chomsky on US Expansion of Afghan Occupation, the Uses of NATO, and What Obama Should Do in Israel-Palestine

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"President Obama and European leaders arrived in France today ahead of a key NATO summit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the alliance. Obama will visit Germany today as well which is also playing host to the summit....The focus of the summit will be Afghanistan where 70,000 troops–mostly under NATO command–are at war. President Obama will use the talks to enlist support for his escalation of the war. Obama has sent 21,000 extra US troops to Afghanistan and is considering deploying 10,000 more.

Meanwhile Taliban militants in Pakistan marked the start of the two-day summit by destroying a fleet of nine parked NATO vehicles in transit for Afghanistan.

To talk about Afghanistan, NATO, and the state of US economic and military power in the world today, I’m joined by one of the world"s most astute thinkers and most important intellectuals of our time, according to the New York Times. Linguist, philosopher, social critic, and political analyst Noam Chomsky......."

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