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Feb. 24, 2011
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also censured the Libyan government’s severe suppression of Libyans and called for an end to the “bloodshed” in the North African country.
To learn more on the latest developments in the Arab world, Press TV has conducted an interview with renowned academician Professor Noam Chomsky who says the US and its allies have vested interests in stable dictatorships in energy rich countries rather than real democracies.
Here is the transcript of the interview:
Press TV: Professor Chomsky, I would like to ask your reaction to today’s statements not only by Obama’s administration officials but also by [UN Secretary-General] Ban Ki-moon as well considering the loss of life in Libya has been so high. Do you believe that they have done enough and said enough to meet the needs of the Libyan people?
Chomsky: I think that more can be done, what is happening is already pretty awful and that could lead to a really major bloodbath. Information is pretty sparse but at least the eastern province appears to be substantially under control by the popular uprising. Tripoli looks very dangerous. I think efforts could be made to provide assistance and protection to the parts of the population that have succeeded in liberating parts of Libya. However, nobody wants a western intervention. That would probably be not only wrong but also disastrous. But actions could be taken through the UN presumably.
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30. At 3:49pm on 25 Feb 2011, THOMASWADAMS wrote:
Of course I support the aspirations of the Libyan People,BUT, A BIG NOTE OF CAUTION NEEDS TO BE SOUNDED!! Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, happens on the International stage unless it has the imprimatur of the United States to sanction and back it. The U.S.A. in concert with the I.M.F. the World Bank, N.A.T.O. and the United Nations, have been building and setting the stage for this, over several years. The most deserving Peoples on Earth, the Palestinians have been kept in bondage and horrendous circumstances, for one reason only,the U.S. does not want the creation of a Sovereign Palestinian State. Look at the record of the last sixty years? How can the World even through the United Nations justify this crime against humanity? Look at the record of U.S. history, it has never stood up for Democratic Peoples. Not even in the U.S.A. itself. Prove me wrong!! Regards, Thomas.
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