Noam Chomsky: it seems that the US attack to Syria was mostly symbolic

4/16/2018 9:39:00 AM

Tehran (KNA): We have had an exclusive interview with professor Noam Chomsky about recent crisis in Syria and Trump's decisions.

Multiple places in Syria have come under attack by US, British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the war-torn country.

President Donald Trump has warned Syria's government the US is "locked and loaded" to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks.

There are many questions about the strike. Some people think that the attack was successful and the US could show his power to the world. On the other hand, the others think that the attack was completely symbolic with no factual end.

We asked this question from Professor Noam Chomsky. Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. he is also famous for his work on sociopolitical analysis; political, social, and economic history; and critical assessment of current political circumstance.

We asked Professor Chomsky his view about recent attack by the us and the allies. "As perhaps you know, the US and its allies attacked Syria some days ago. Their essoin for this attack is using chemical weapon by Syria regieme.  we want to know your idea about this attack. Do you think that the excuse and essoin of the US is real and the allies attack to Syria just for punishment of Assad for using chemical weapons?

On the other hand, what do you think about the end of this war? Do you think that this action is useful and could support the US benifiets in the middle east? What would be the reaction of Russia to this attack?"

Professor Chomsky asserted in his answer that Russian and Syria had requested an onsite inspection by the OPCW, and one is already scheduled. " All suppressed by the media, as far as I could tell  before a brief hidden notice today .  Prior to that, no use of force is justified.  After results are in, the questions of legitimacy arise". He adds.

Professor Chomsky, then, focuses on the end and the consequence of the air attacks by the US and the allies and says: "From the scanty evidence available it seems that the attack was mostly symbolic, designed to do little damage, but to create a “tough guy” image at home."

Professor Chomsky  points at the end of this interview, to Russian's possible reaction to this attack. He does not think that Russians do anything or show any reaction to this attack."Russia seems to be watching without response" he says.

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