チョムスキー:我々が作りつつある世界は孫達にとって暗いものだ

Noam Chomsky: “The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim”

FRIDAY, FEB 13, 2015 01:25 PM CST

The intellectual sat down with Jacobin to discuss ISIS, Israel and climate change
SARAH GRAY
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TOPICS: NOAM CHOMSKY, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, ISRAEL, ISIS, IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA, THE MIDDLE EAST, INNOVATION NEWS, POLITICS NEWS

Noam Chomsky: “The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim”

Noam Chomsky: "The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim"
Noam Chomsky (Credit: fotostory via Shutterstock)

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1.(ISISについて)イスラーム国成立の背景を作ったのは米国(蒙古襲来に比すべき大破壊イラク戦争前は宗派意識無く共に住んでいたが占領軍とブレマー長官はスンニー・シーア・クルドの分裂を煽りお互いに殺しあうようになった。同地域はスンニーとシーアに分裂された。事の成り行きとして極端主義がはびこる。根はサウジアラビアにある。

2.(米議会のイスラエル支持について)イスラエルは米国にとって世界有数の基地であるー軍事利用・諜報基地(無人機開発などのハイファにあるラファエル軍需産業)や投資利益(バッフェット・インテルなど)に暴力・破壊に利用(議会迂回)。

3.気候変動について9月21日ニューヨークで20万人のデモがあったがこれは6千5百万年前ダイノサウルス時代の幕を閉じ―その時台頭した哺乳類人類がアステロイドに当たるがーた時と同様人類文明は崖ップチでよろよろしている。

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コメント:アベノミスは日本のイスラエル化(道理で中東に乗り込み有志連合に参加をイスラエル国旗前でやった)!!! いや既にそうなっている(治外法権・年次改革要望書・首相首切・原発推進・TPP・基地建設―辺野古は200年耐用等々)でそれを増強化・一体化・隷属化!!!!! 世界の金字塔一極支配化!!!!!!!
Renowned linguist and well-respected political commentator, Noam Chomsky, was interviewed by journalist David Barsamian for Jacobin. In the fascinating and thought-provoking conversation the two touch on the origins of ISIS, America’s relationship with Israel, among other foreign policy topics. Below are a few choice selections from the interview, which can (and should) be read in full at Jacobin.

1.When asked about the origins of ISIS Chomsky explained how sectarian conflict derived from the Iraq war:

“There’s an interesting interview that just appeared a couple of days ago with Graham Fuller, a former CIA officer, one of the leading intelligence and mainstream analysts of the Middle East. The title is “The United States Created ISIS.” This is one of the conspiracy theories, the thousands of them that go around the Middle East.

But this is another source: this is right at the heart of the US establishment. He hastens to point out that he doesn’t mean the US decided to put ISIS into existence and then funded it. His point is — and I think it’s accurate — that the US created the background out of which ISIS grew and developed. Part of it was just the standard sledgehammer approach: smash up what you don’t like.”

Late in the answer Chomsky continues:

“Finally, the US just decided to attack the country in 2003. The attack is compared by many Iraqis to the Mongol invasion of a thousand years earlier. Very destructive. Hundreds of thousands of people killed, millions of refugees, millions of other displaced persons, destruction of the archeological richness and wealth of the country back to Sumeria.

One of the effects of the invasion was immediately to institute sectarian divisions. Part of the brilliance of the invasion force and its civilian director, Paul Bremer, was to separate the sects, Sunni, Shi’a, Kurd, from one another, set them at each other’s throats. Within a couple of years, there was a major, brutal sectarian conflict incited by the invasion.

You can see it if you look at Baghdad. If you take a map of Baghdad in, say, 2002, it’s a mixed city: Sunni and Shi’a are living in the same neighborhoods, they’re intermarried. In fact, sometimes they didn’t even know who was Sunni and who was Shi’a. It’s like knowing whether your friends are in one Protestant group or another Protestant group. There were differences but it was not hostile.

In fact, for a couple of years both sides were saying: there will never be Sunni-Shi’a conflicts. We’re too intermingled in the nature of our lives, where we live, and so on. By 2006 there was a raging war. That conflict spread to the whole region. By now, the whole region is being torn apart by Sunni-Shi’a conflicts.

The natural dynamics of a conflict like that is that the most extreme elements begin to take over. They had roots. Their roots are in the major US ally, Saudi Arabia. That’s been the major US ally in the region as long as the US has been seriously involved there, in fact, since the foundation of the Saudi state. It’s kind of a family dictatorship. The reason is it has a huge amount oil.”

2.Asked about Congress’ unfailing support for Israel — even beloved progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren — Chomsky responds thusly:

“She probably knows nothing about the Middle East. I think it’s pretty obvious. Take the US prepositioning arms in Israel for US use for military action in the region. That’s one small piece of a very close military and intelligence alliance that goes back very far. It really took off after 1967, although bits and pieces of it existed before.

The US military and intelligence regard Israel as a major base. In fact, one of the more interesting WikiLeaks exposures listed the Pentagon ranking of strategic centers around the world which were of such significance that we have to protect them no matter what, a small number. One of them was a couple of miles outside Haifa, Rafael military industries, a major military installation.

That’s where a lot of the drone technology was developed and much else. That’s a strategic US interest of such significance that it ranks among the highest in the world. Rafael understands that, to the extent that they actually moved their management headquarters to Washington, where the money is. That’s indicative of the kind of relationship there is.

And it goes way beyond that. US investors are in love with Israel. Warren Buffet just bought some Israeli enterprise for, I think, a couple billion dollars and announced that outside the US, Israel is the best place for US investment. And major firms, like Intel and others, are investing heavily in Israel, and continue to. It’s a valuable client: it’s strategically located, compliant, does what the US wants, it’s available for repression and violence. The US has used it over and over as a way of circumventing congressional and popular restrictions on violence.”

3.And he says this about climate change:

“The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim. The major concern ought to be the one that was brought up in New York at the September 21 march. A couple hundred thousand people marched in New York calling for some serious action on global warming.

This is no joke. This is the first time in the history of the human species that we have to make decisions which will determine whether there will be decent survival for our grandchildren. That’s never happened before. Already we have made decisions which are wiping out species around the world at a phenomenal level.

The level of species destruction in the world today is about at the level of sixty-five million years ago, when a huge asteroid hit the earth and had horrifying ecological effects. It ended the age of the dinosaurs; they were wiped out. It kind of left a little opening for small mammals, who began to develop, and ultimately us. The same thing is happening now, except that we’re the asteroid. What we’re doing to the environment is already creating conditions like those of sixty-five million years ago. Human civilization is tottering at the edge of this. The picture doesn’t look pretty.”

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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FRIDAY, FEB 13, 2015 01:25 PM CST

The intellectual sat down with Jacobin to discuss ISIS, Israel and climate change
SARAH GRAY
Share 81 70 3

TOPICS: NOAM CHOMSKY, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, ISRAEL, ISIS, IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA, THE MIDDLE EAST, INNOVATION NEWS, POLITICS NEWS

Noam Chomsky: “The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim”

Noam Chomsky: "The world that we’re creating for our grandchildren is grim"
Noam Chomsky (Credit: fotostory via Shutterstock)
Renowned linguist and well-respected political commentator, Noam Chomsky, was interviewed by journalist David Barsamian for Jacobin. In the fascinating and thought-provoking conversation the two touch on the origins of ISIS, America’s relationship with Israel, among other foreign policy topics. Below are a few choice selections from the interview, which can (and should) be read in full at Jacobin.

When asked about the origins of ISIS Chomsky explained how sectarian conflict derived from the Iraq war:

“There’s an interesting interview that just appeared a couple of days ago with…

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