August 23, 2013 · 1 Comments
In this “Necessary Illusions” column, NYTX readers ask Noam Chomsky questions.
Ron Almonde asks:
Media is full of reports covering the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. The opposition is blaming Assad forces. But media also report that there is no proof of where the attacks came from or that chemical weapons were even involved. The images are painful though and worrying. How do you make sense of these reports?
Noam Chomsky replies:
No credible evidence yet. It would seem rather odd for Assad to launch a chemical weapons attack just as a UN team arrives to investigate possible use of chemical weapons.