In �Rogue States� Nom Chomsky is a harsh critic and has highlighted the discrepancies in the United States foreign policy. His definition of rogue states has two uses: a propagandistic, which applies to assorted enemies and a literal use that applies to states that do not regard themselves bound by international norms. In the post WWII era these norms were defined and developed by the United Nations charter, by International Court of Justice decisions and by various conventions and treatise signed by states. After the end of cold war the U.S being the sole super power, international law today is less regarded by the U.S than at any other time. This was especially highlighted by the Clinton administration when Madam Albright informed the U.N that the U.S will act �Multilaterally when possible and Unilaterally when necessary�. In foreign Affairs journal, Samuel Huntington warns that Washington is �treading a dangerous course in the eyes of most of the world� he suggests, �the U.S is becoming the rogue super power and considered the single greatest threat to their societies�. In the same essay he predicts that coalitions may arise to counter the balance of the super power.
Chomsky states that on one hand the U.S took stern action against the deplorable invasion of Kuwait by Iraq but stayed silent when Indonesia (its ally) under dictator Suharto annexed East Timor. In this Indonesian invasion within a few years tens of thousands of people died. The U.S also armed Turkey a NATO ally but didn�t question their repression on the Kurdish minority. After the Gulf War Washington publicly supported a revolution from within to overthrow Saddam Hussein but their actions were contrary to their speech. In March 1991 immediately after the war, the state department refused to have any dealing with the Iraqi democratic opposition and they were denied access to media. While Saddam was decimating the southern opposition, the U.S army aware of this action refused to permit rebelling military officers access to captured Iraqi arms. Ahmed Chalabi the London based head of the Iraqi National Congress said �The United States, covered by the fig leaf of non-interference in Iraqi affairs, s waiting for Saddam to butcher the insurgents in the hope that he can be overthrown later by a suitable officer�.
On March 2, 1998 Foreign Minister prince Saud re-iterated that � the greatest de-stabilizing element in the Middle East and the cause of all the problems in the region is Israel�s policy towards the Palestinians and the U.S support for it, which might activate popular forces that the Saudi Arabia greatly fears, as this will undermine its legitimacy as guardian of Islamic holy places including Dome of the Rock in East Jerusalem�. While a fair treatment to the Palestinians were denied the U.S fought hard so that Afghanistan is liberated from Russian occupation; the U.S also supported the independence of the Central Asian states from Russia.