Noam Chomsky, one of the significant voices against imperialism, said Sunday that there was “no meaningful evidence of a coup” by the US against former prime minister Imran Khan.
Responding to questions of a left-wing blogger, Chomsky said, “The US is indeed powerful, but not all-powerful.
It is pertinent to state that Chomsky is a fierce critic of US foreign policy.
“There is a tendency to link everything that happens in the world to the CIA or a Western plan. There is plenty to condemn. And the US is indeed powerful. But it is nothing like what is often believed.”
Chomsky said that he did not consider the cable of Pakistan’s ex-ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed, as “substantial evidence” for a regime change in Pakistan.
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Responding to those who think that such “threatening messages” are the way regime changes take place, Noam Chomsky said, “By that logic, there are regime overthrows being planned constantly all over the world.”
The novelist added that the connecting of the dots was “absolutely meaningless.”
In his post lamenting the comments by Chomsky, the blogger said that he felt compelled to seek Chomsky’s opinion after he observed that some conspiracy theorists were misinterpreting his views.
“So the rightists and centrists (and even some leftists) who get inspired for their ‘anti-imperialism’ from Chomsky, should take heed that all their pronouncements of a coup, based on the ‘threatening letter’ are seen as meaningless by the biggest critic of American foreign policy. “He is one of the leading anti-imperialists out there,” the blogger wrote.
In his address to a PTI rally on March 27, the former prime minister said that “foreign elements” were involved in the attempts to oust his government.