A reporter asked Noam Chomsky about Vice President Joe Biden’s comments calling out US allies for aiding ISIS:
“Joe Biden… he accused the allies of conniving or helping ISIS; then he apologized.”
Chomsky immediately, like an obfuscation machine, takes the word “allied” and contorts the question to change the meaning:
“He didn’t actually say they were allied with ISIS.”
What does this answer mean exactly? Do we need a team of lawyers to parse what the definition of “allied” is?
The question was US allies “conniving or helping ISIS,” which of courrse is what Biden said. Giving them massive amounts of lethal weapons–what Biden actually said:
“The Turks were great friends, and I’ve a great relationship with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, … the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down [Syrian President Bashar al-]Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war. What did they do?” Biden asked, according to a recording of the speech posted on the White House’s website. “They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra, and al Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”
Chomsky says next:
“What he said was accurate. They leave the border open. They leave the opportunity for ISIS to strengthen itself.”
How does Noam Chomsky erase “tens of thousands of tons of weapons” from reality with a few well-placed turns of phrase?
It’s not just Biden accusing the US allies of supporting ISIS, of course. Chomsky surely knows about other parties, such as the Defense Intelligence Agency and generals like Martin Dempsey.
Noam Chomsky is helping sell a fraud. You don’t gloss over tens of thousands of tons of weapons. He’s not senile. He doesn’t have Alzheimers. He has an agenda.