April 28, 2010
Philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky says the US is propagating the idea that Iran is a threat because the Islamic Republic does not obey Washington’s orders.
“Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States,” Chomsky said in an interview with Germany’s Freitag weekly, which was published on Thursday.
“Militarily this threat is irrelevant,” he added, noting that the country has not acted aggressively towards any other country for centuries.
“Israel invaded Lebanon with the blessing and help from the US, five times in thirty years. Iran has not done anything like that,” Chomsky stated.
Asked about the Western push for new Iran sanctions, he said, “Most of the countries in the world belong to the non-aligned bloc and they strongly support Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.”
Chomsky noted that American and Israeli threats against Iran must be taken seriously “because Israel now has hundreds of nuclear weapons and delivery systems.”
“Of the latter, the most dangerous threat comes from Germany. This country provides Dolphin nuclear submarines that are virtually invisible. They can be equipped with nuclear missiles, and Israel is prepared to move these submarines to the Persian Gulf. Thanks to the Egyptian dictatorship, Israeli submarines may pass through the Suez Canal,” he concluded.
Read the English translation: Chomsky: What’s At Stake in the Issue of Iran – Pravda.Ru