Earth is nearing ‘the most dangerous point in human history’, warns Noam Chomsky – World News

Noam Chomsky, often regarded as one of the pre-eminent Western thinkers of modern times, warned that the earth is approaching “the most dangerous juncture in human history”.

US professor Noam Chomsky
US professor Noam Chomsky

US professor Noam Chomsky has warned that the earth is approaching “the most dangerous point in human history”.

The respected professor, sometimes referred to as one of the pre-eminent thinkers of modern times, has warned that if peace cannot be achieved in Ukraine, the world “could descend into an incurable nuclear war.”

Between the certainty of the climate crisis and the recurring possibility of nuclear war between Russia and America, Chomsky warned: “We are approaching the most dangerous juncture in human history.

“We now face the prospect of the destruction of organized human life on Earth.”

The 93-year-old philosopher made the dire prediction that the planet and the West are facing a series of crises on growing fronts, with few apparent solutions in sight.

The philosopher, whose family is from Ukraine, said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “criminal aggression” was “monstrous for Ukraine”.

Chomsky supported Joe Biden’s statement that Putin “can’t stay in power,” despite previously being highly critical of US presidents.

In an interview with the New Statesman, he said America seemed to have less sympathy for the people of Afghanistan, who were also “facing impending famine,” a fact he blamed on Western sanctions.

Chomsky echoed some of Russia’s claims about where to blame for the war, saying that the West was as much to blame for the Russian invasion as Putin and his cronies were.

“In September 2021, the United States issued a strong political statement calling for increased military cooperation with Ukraine and continued deployment of advanced military weapons, all part of Ukraine’s improvement program as it joins NATO,” he said.

But regardless of who was to blame, Chomsky added: “What we do know is that Ukraine continues to be devastated.

“And we could move to an incurable nuclear war if we don’t use the existing possibilities for a negotiated solution.”

His comments come as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues well into its second month.

Despite fears of nuclear war, recent weeks have been punctuated by Russian withdrawals from areas around Kyiv and the subsequent atrocities that have subsequently been exposed.

Dozens of bodies were found in Bucha, a city in Kyiv Oblast, some with their hands tied before being shot.

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