As Western Powers continue to pound Libyan positions whilst increasing the casualty numbers of innocent men, women and children on the ground, I share with you a relevant article written by Stefan Simanowitz as he reveals Noam Chomksy’s own observations and exhaustive research into the subject of past and present conflicts involving the West’s forays into the Middle East.
Chomsky accuses the West (US, UK & France) of being mostly disingenuous in their motives behind their supposed mission to secure a no fly zone in order to protect the Libyan people from Muammar Gaddafi’s air force.
History seems to dictate that Western Powers have a vested interest to secure precious but dwindling resources in the form of oil reserves situated in the Middle East.
The question that now has to be asked is, which Arab country will be next after Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya? It seems most apparent that it’s not a matter of if Iran will be next in line, but when.
Read the following excerpt from the article ‘Noam Chomsky: Democracy, Arab Uprisings and Oil in the Middle East’:
In a rapidly changing world, it is good to see that some things stay the same. At the age of 82, Professor Noam Chomsky, in Britain as part of a brief European tour, looks and sounds much as he has for decades. But it is not just his style and presentation that are familiar: Chomsky’s central tenets have also remained largely unchanged. This is not a result of any intellectual stagnation; indeed Chomsky’s mind seems as sharp as ever. It is rather because the contours of global power have remained much the same.
“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,” says Chomsky. Indeed, President Eisenhower’s belief that Middle East oil resources “are one of the greatest material prizes in world history” and “a stupendous source of strategic power” hold as true today as ever. Rather than being underpinned by ethical considerations, Chomsky argues, American foreign policy is instead driven by a ruthless desire to control this oil, protect its strategic interests and ensure the free flow of capital.[…]
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