We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Netanyahu Brags About How Easy It Is To Manipulate The United States [8:44m video]

from Global Research

This is a home video featuring Netanyahu talking to a family about the Oslo Accords. The film surfaced after nine years and reveals some candid remarks that illustrates how the Israeli leadership deals with the US that provides them with yearly aid packages amounting to at least 3.5 billion dollars. 
Netanyahu: Especially today, with America. I know what America is. America is something that can easily be moved. Moved to the right correction.
And, of course, he is referring to the powerful Israeli Lobby in the US whose allegiance to Israel seems to be greater than to the US. In other words, the Lobby functions like a "fifth column" for Israeli interests. See, for example, this article published on a US Zionist website.

See also Jonathan Cook's commentary regarding the video.