Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chomsky: Palestinians shouldn't place hope on Barack Obama (1)

Professor Noam Chomsky, an American Jew, advised us not to place hope on Barack Obama's call to end the blockade of Gaza. Chomsky wrote:

Those are nice words. And if he did it, that would be fine. But there isn’t any indication that he means it … in fact, according to reports I just received from Israel—I can’t give you a source—they say that the radio news this morning has been reporting steadily that Amos Gilad, who’s the go-between between Israel and Egypt, notified the Egyptians that Israel is not interested in a ceasefire agreement, but rather an arrangement to stop the missiles and to free Gilad Shalit.

OK, I presume that will be in the newspapers later. So, yes, it’s nice to say, “Let’s open the borders,” but not avoiding the conditions that are imposed, in fact, not even mentioning the fact that the borders have been closed for years because the United States has backed Israeli closure of them.

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  1. Obama is a "miserable failure"
    I must admit that this is sweet revenge. A few years ago tech savvy internet users with Bush derangement syndrome linked President Bushes bio with the Google search term "miserable failure." Now the label has been transferred to President Barack Obama.

  2. The world is placing too many expectations on Obama. Did he, an Afro-American, lift a finger to help when Nkunda slaughtered the Congolese in December 2008? He may turn out to be even worse than Bush