Chomsky: NATO is a Global Intervention Force Run by the United States.


In 1990 [there was] no more Soviet Union. What happened? Well first of all, what happened to NATO? NATO was established to protect Western Europe against the Russian hordes, theoretically. No more Russian Hordes, what happened to NATO? Was is dissolved? No, it was expanded. It expanded to the East, now right to the Russian Borders. There’s a threat – even a threat of global war – because of [what is happening in] Ukraine. Because the mission of NATO was formally changed to protect the international energy system: sea lanes and pipelines. So it’s a global system, and also a global intervention force, run by the United States, which tells you what it always was, and tells you something about anti-communism as a propaganda device.”

In this acTVism Munich interview with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, we discuss the concept of propaganda and NATO.

  • What happened at the end of the cold war, after the fall of the Soviet Union?
  • What role did propaganda play during this time?
  • Why was NATO founded and what is it’s function?
  • For what purposes is propaganda used?

All of these questions and more are addressed in this video:

VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on NATO, Russia and propaganda.