Noam Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. “Across the [Middle East], an overwhelming majority of the population regards the United States as the main threat to their interests,” Chomsky says. “The reason is very simple… Plainly, the U.S. and its allies are not going to want governments which are responsive to the will of the people. If that happens, not only.will the U.S. not control the region, but it will be thrown out.
vruz: there was a pivotal moment in Egypt (and arguably in history) when Obama had to choose whether to get serious and embrace the new, or stick with the old. he then failed to stand for big D democracy, and now a different game is on.