Noam Chomsky: “The Russian plan is a godsend for Obama,”

MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky. “The Russian plan is a godsend for Obama,” Chomsky says. “It saves him from what would look like a very serious defeat. He has not been able to obtain virtually any international support, and it looked as though Congress wasn’t going to support it either, which would leave him completely out on a limb. This leaves him a way out: He can maintain the threat of force, which incidentally is a crime under international law. We should bear in mind that the core principle of the United Nations Charter bars the threat or use of force. So all of this is criminal, to begin with, but he’ll continue with that.”

I saw this interview on “Democracy Now” today.  It was referred to by a tweet from Glenn Greenwald.

Here is the link to the interview: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/11/chomsky_instead_of_illegal_threat_to

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