Video transcript here:
Noam Chomsky makes a compelling argument in this interview:
- There are only two ways for a war to end; either one combatant wins, or both combatants agree to a negotiated settlement.
- Ukraine cannot win the war against Russia.
- Therefore Ukraine must either lose or seek a negotiated settlement.
Chomsky goes on to explain that published U.S. policy flatly rejects the possibility of a negotiated settlement. That is, the U.S. could facilitate a resolution to the conflict, but chooses not to.
I agree with Chomsky’s analysis. That is, we (America) could be the good guys in this crisis, but we aren’t trying to be.