Noam Chomsky: U.S. Thinks of Israel as an ‘Offshore Military Base’

The U.S. helped provide the arms to Israel in last year’s destruction of Gaza.

Six months after the end of a devastating Israeli assault on Gaza, aid agencies have condemned the lack of progress in rebuilding Gaza, saying reconstruction of tens of thousands of destroyed homes, schools and hospitals has been “woefully slow,” with 100,000 Palestinians still displaced. Our guest, Noam Chomsky, notes it was the Pentagon that supplied many of the weapons used in the massive destruction. “The arms were taken from arms the U.S. stores in Israel. They are pre-positioned in Israel for eventual use by U.S. forces,” Chomsky says. “Israel is regarded essentially as an offshore military base.”

Below is an interview with Chomsky:

http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2015/3/2/noam_chomsky_despite_iran_spat_us

 

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