Last but not least, it is time that America listens to people like Carter, Chomsky and Joseph Nye to emerge as a soft power. If regime change by mass upsurge is that desirable to America, it should have condemned the Bahraini regime (and Saudi Arabia) for crushing the popular upsurge in Bahrain, which incidentally, is an American naval base for its Sixth Fleet. Otherwise, decent and civil Americans who believe that their country “is not likely to embark upon a campaign to dominate the world in the manner of a Hitler or Napoleon” will be proven wrong.
Archive for the ‘Syria’ Category
The “new military humanists”, the term Noam Chomsky coined in a 1999 book to describe those who seek local conflicts as excuses for armed western intervention, are calling for the United States and western Europe to do battle for the Syrian rebels. There is talk of armed force to impose a no-fly zone or to set up an enclave on the Turkish border for the opposition to mobilise, train and launch raids