Iran: Parallax view

NOAM CHOMSKY: The Brookings Institute just a few months ago released extensive polls of what Arabs think about Iran. …They show that Arab opinion …—holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second major threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent. With regard to nuclear weapons, rather remarkably, a majority, in fact, 57 percent, say that …it would have a positive effect in the region if Iran had nuclear weapons.
When they talk about Arabs, they mean the Arab dictators, not the population, which is overwhelmingly opposed to the conclusions that the analysts here, Clinton and the media, have drawn. There’s also a minor problem. That’s the major problem. The minor problem is that we don’t know from the cables what the Arab leaders think and say. We know what was selected from the range of what they say. So there’s a filtering process. We don’t know how much it distorts the information. But there’s no question that what is a radical distortion is—or not even a distortion, a reflection of the concern that the dictators are what matter. The population doesn’t matter, even if it’s overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. policy. This shows up elsewhere…. –Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership”

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  1. What´s the real reason the warhead from MX was put on Minuteman-3 ? This warhead and the D5 on Trident-2 are designed to minimize nuclear winter effects when used against hard targets like missile silos, command centres, etc. Former chief Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge on the missiles to be deployed in the Black Sea in Bulgaria and on land in Romania and Poland by 2015: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike".

  2. lol….and Syria , Iran , and Lebanon are not ? They simply lack the hardware , Which btw they are doing their best to accumulate on Israel's northern border in Lebanon . As foir vthe biased Noam Chomsky fairey-tale , that it's not the people but the leaders ? Talk about DUPES , the leaders fear thde people and their action are in deferrence to their wishes .Arabs simply have dual ngoals , one bis to bdestroy Israel , the other is for Shai and Sunni desires to rule the islamic world ….and they prove that everyday , that they are willing to kill each other to attain it . The only question I have for Chomsky or White is , are they naive , or purposely ignorant .

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