What Noam Chomsky won’t tell you about COVID-19

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By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editorinterviewed by Press TV

Well, Noam Chomsky, at 91 years old is still doing his thing. He recently blasted Donald Trump and spoke out against the criminal sanctions against Iran.

And that’s all to the good. Chomsky is a very interesting, well informed for the most part, and acerbic commentator, and I have to agree with much of what he said, including when he called Donald Trump a “sociopathic buffoon.” I think that’s quite accurate.

He pointed out that the US response to the Coronavirus pandemic has been the worst in the world, which is probably also true. He said that Trump and his minions are racing to the abyss and he pointed out that beyond the Coronavirus threat there are two even more immense threats, nuclear war and global warming.

So this kind of critique of US policy is, of course, useful as far as it goes. However, where I would differ from Chomsky and where I’ve differed with him in the past, is that I think he often doesn’t go beneath the surface of the mainstream reporting of what’s supposedly happening in the world. (See my Left Forum talk “Why Chomsky Is Wrong About 9/11”:

For instance, in this case, he mentioned that there is this threat of nuclear war, but he didn’t mention the fact that it’s quite likely that the Coronavirus pandemic is the result of biological warfare, possibly a deliberate attack designed to destroy the world economy, which is the engine of Chinese economic growth, which will lead to China’s overtaking the US as the world’s top power, unless the global economy is destroyed as Coronavirus is at least one step towards destroying it.

And he hasn’t mentioned the threat of biological weapons, which are right up there with nuclear weapons, given the advances in genetic engineering.

One would have expected that Chomsky would use the Coronavirus crisis to say: “Look, maybe this just escaped from a lab, but we know that the statements in The Lancet and Nature Magazine that claim that this couldn’t be a biological weapon are ridiculous lies that the authors of those pieces do not believe themselves.”

They couldn’t possibly believe them, because anyone with a high school science education or even elementary logic training can see that that argument is a straw man, and it’s completely bogus. (Listen to biological weapons expert Dr. Meryl Nass explain it)

So why are they lying in this way? Chomsky should be pointing out that our whole global economy has been destroyed by what’s likely a biological weapon and that this means that we need to put teeth in the Biological Weapons Convention because the threat from bioweapons is every bit as bad as the threat from nuclear weapons.

He didn’t say that. Why not? Well, he has a pattern of not saying the thing that could mobilize useful action in the wake of the worst crimes of the US and Israeli national security states.

He has spent his life denying the obvious fact that John F Kennedy was murdered in a coup d’etat by right wing American military forces in alliance with Israel, and that one of the biggest purposes was to stop Kennedy from stopping the Israeli nuclear program.

He also spent the past two decades lying about the fact that 9/11 was obviously a false flag inside job by exactly the same forces that murdered President Kennedy.

And he has ridiculed those of us who tell the truth about this.

Why is Chomsky allergic to speaking the truth about the most important subjects that would get the most powerful emotional resonance going among the American people and lead to actual policy changes that would radically reform the sociopathic US empire that he criticizes?

Is he not as intelligent as he appears? Or is he as, Professor Anthony Hall’s article series puts it, “a disinfo agent for Israel” and/or the American deep state?  See: https://ahtribune.com/in-depth/1063-noam-chomsky.html

Personally, I just don’t know. I think maybe he’s just trying to preserve his place at the table, where he is allowed to get major media coverage for saying these things that don’t go to the heart of the matter.

Kevin Barrett is an American author, journalist and radio host with a Ph.D. in Islamic and Arabic Studies. He recorded this article for Press TV website.


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Biography
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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9 COMMENTS

  1. What Noam wants everyone to do: Keep on sitting at home, listening to Noam complain about an evil government, and doing nothing.

    The GOV knows that people are going to inevitably come to the correct conclusions about what’s going on in the world. They can’t stop all people from coming to these conclusions – but the important thing is that they are re-directed down a path of listening to pundits endlessly with no action.

  2. Spot on. Chomsky’s revealing allegiance overshadows his revealing potential, he obviously lacks intelectual courage for serious public discussion.

  3. “We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own.” (You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels, p. 155).

  4. Totally agree Doc, A man who spent his life in research, anthropology , language etc. and then doesn’t finish the research and thinking – is Useless.

  5. Hes also part of the ‘climate change’ alarmist agenda..Agenda 2030, new green HELL, pushed by the same war criminals as the rest of this hell. He must hate oil, the substance that brought high industrial economy that if it didnt exist we would still be in the 1850s or earlier. Oil isnt a fossil fuel, Russians proved it. CO2 does nothing to the climate, physics proves it.

  6. When a bully loses his chess game, he breakes the game board in despair in order to break his poor position… Modern chaos is far more like out of control.

  7. Chomsky understands the magnitude of uproar, discontent that the uncovering, publicizing the TRUTH, ( JFK, Bobby K., “USS LIBERTY”, 9/11, now this VIRUS?), would bring about. The American People would start a, “Civil War”, to shake off the ‘Yoke’, that has enslaved them since 1913, ‘The Zio-Rothschild International Financial Crime Syndicate’. However, ‘The Powers to be’, the Enemies, Overlords, Foreign and Domestic, of the American People, supposedly, ‘The Land of the Free’, today are working 24/7/365, to create, establish, the ultimate, ‘Police State’, the likes of which the world so far hasn’t have to endure, a ‘HIGH TECH GULAG!’ That HELL, is going to embrace US, in the not so distant future, Chomsky must know that!

  8. Chomsky has always been the darling of PBS. He’s more interested in, and always has been, protecting his “brand”. You are exactly right,…nuclear war, climate change…how inspired!?

    • so true, the wise intellectual “protecting his brand.” similarly, sanders. neither are ralph nader’s, that’s for sure.

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