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Noam Chomsky – German Weapons Exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the Refugee Crisis

7. April 2016

Noam Chomsky – German Weapons Exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the Refugee Crisis

In this video MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is engulfing neighbouring states as well as the European continent. All of these questions and more are addressed in the video below:

– How does the military industrial complex of Germany affect the security of the populations of the countries in the Arab world?

– Do military and arms exports promote stability in the region?

– What are the roots of the refugee crisis that the European Union as well as neighbouring countries to Syria and Iraq are facing?

VIDEO: Noam Chomsky – German Weapons Exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the Refugee Crisis

To read the full transcript-text of this video, click here.

Notable excerpts from the video:

Noam Chomsky on Germany’s weapons exports to Israel:

I think they [German weapons exports] harm the security of the population. Take the submarines. These dolphin class submarines that Germany is providing to Israel are instantly refitted in Israel to have nuclear weapons capacity, and that’s not aimed at defense of Israel. Nuclear armed submarines don’t defend Israel. They are meant for attack, that’s what they are. And we know what attack they’re aimed for in the short run: an attack on Iran


Prof. Chomsky on the causes of the refugee crisis:

One of them is the US & British Invasion of Iraq which hit the country like a sledgehammer – horrible effects in the country – killed hundreds of thousands of people destroyed much of the country and among other things set-off/incited a sectarian conflict which had not existed before, and that sectarian was exacerbated by the torture and terror and other atrocities, but that crisis is now tearing Iraq to shreds and is tearing the region to shreds – expanded to Syria and elsewhere. That’s one factor.

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19 replies on “Noam Chomsky – German Weapons Exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the Refugee Crisis”

[…] El célebre profesor Noam Chomsky, realizó recientemente unas alarmantes declaraciones en relación a las posibles intenciones de Israel en los futuros años. En una entrevista con el activista Zain Raza, en AcTVism Munich, Chomsky explicó lo que ocurre con los submarinos que Alemania está suministrando a Israel: “Estos submarinos de la clase Dolphin, que Alemania está proporcionando a Israel, son instantáneamente remodelados en Israel para que tengan la capacidad de disparar armas nucleares; y no lo hacen con el objetivo de defender a Israel. Su propósito es el ataque. Y sabemos contra quién podría ser el objetivo de un posible ataque nuclear a corto plazo: Irán. Esa es una terrible amenaza, no sólo para los iraníes, sino para todo el mundo”. “Israel, después de todo, tiene una doctrina. Una doctrina oficial. Dicen que se consideran libres de atacar a Irán si lo desean. Por otra parte, Israel está inmersa en lo que el Pentágono ha descrito como ‘una guerra contra Irán’, como en realidad también lo están los propios Estados Unidos”. “Sin ir más lejos, el Pentágono declara que la guerra cibernética es un acto de guerra y la propia OTAN ha acordado que considerará un ataque cibernético como un delito que puede ser respondido por la fuerza militar. Con esto en mente, los ataques cibernéticos estadounidenses e israelíes contra Irán, que ellos mismos han reivindicado con orgullo, deben ser considerados como un acto de guerra” “Así pues, suministrar submarinos a Israel, que son, de hecho, submarinos con armas nucleares, es un acto radicalmente arriesgado” Aunque Chomsky no lo mencione directamente en la entrevista, es muy posible que Estados Unidos esté ayudando a Israel a equipar sus submarinos con capacidad nuclear. Oficialmente, hasta el final del año pasado, los EE.UU. dio más de 3.000 millones de dólares anuales en “asistencia de seguridad” a Israel, aunque el presidente Obama había tratado de aumentar la cifra hasta los 5.000 millones. Extraoficialmente, sin embargo, como informó Grant Smith, la ayuda encubierta podría totalizar hasta 13200 millones de dólares, aunque “la CIA se niega a revelar la cantidad que la administración de Obama está canalizando secretamente hacia Israel”. Fuente:… […]

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