WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Profound Hatred for Democracy”
Thanks to Troops Out for this: In a national broadcast exclusive interview world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speaks about the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks. In 1971, Chomsky helped government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg release the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret internal U.S. account of the Vietnam War in 1971.
Commenting on the revelations that several Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran, Chomsky says the latest polls show “Arab opinion holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent… This may not be reported in the newspapers, … but it’s certainly familiar to the Israeli and the U.S. governments and to the ambassadors… What that reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership.”