Noam Chomsky, the leading voice against imperialism and fiercely critical of American foreign policy, stated that there was “no significant proof of a coup” by his the US against former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Answering some questions of a left-wing blogger with whom he has often communicated in the past, Chomsky said: The United States is powerful, but not all-powerful. We tend to ascribe everything that goes on in the world to the CIA or a western evil plan. There’s a lot of condemnation, all of a sudden. And the Americans are really powerful. But that has nothing to do with what we often believe.”
Chomsky added that he did not regard the cable of the former Pakistani ambassador to the USA, Asad Majeed, as “substantial proof” of the American intervention to change the regime in the country.
Reply to those who think that such “threatening messages” are generally how regime changes take place, Chomsky said, “By this logic, there are regime changes under constant planning everywhere in the world.” He added the point connection was “meaningless.”
In his post detailing Chomsky’s comments, the blogger wrote that he felt obligated to ask Chomsky for his opinion after seeing that some conspiracy theorists distorted his point of view.
In his March 27 speech at a gathering of the PTI, the former Prime Minister revealed that “foreign elements” were involved in the attempts to overthrow his government and said, “some of our own people” are used to this effect.