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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Chomsky: Gazan democracy intolerable

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:25:43

American political analyst, Noam Chomsky

Renowned American political analyst, Noam Chomsky, says the Palestinians are being punished for standing up to the US and Israel.

In an interview with Mehr news agency Chomsky said the major crisis in Gaza started when Hamas won in 'a free and fair election.'

"The West, which despises democracy unless it comes out "the right way", immediately turned to punishment of the people for the crime of not following the orders of the US and Israel, " he said.

He also criticized what he called the "US-Israeli takeover of whatever is of value in the West Bank with considerable violence".

Referring to the Annapolis conference as "a joke in poor taste", Chomsky maintained it has nothing to do with Israel-Palestine.

'It was an effort by Bush and Rice to line up the "moderate" Arab states -- that is, the extreme fundamentalist tyrannies that are expected to follow orders -- in an anti-Iran alliance,' he said

Chomsky also called on Islamic states, and everyone else, to put an end to the savage punishment of Palestinians by the U.S.-Israeli alliance.


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