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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, November 19, 2012

Is attacking Gaza really about Hamas rockets?

Click here to access article by Stuart Littlewood from Sabbah Report

After exposing the carefully managed news reports emanating from Western propaganda agencies, the author proposes another reason that may be behind the current attacks on Gaza. Also, he lists some probing questions that clearly indicate that Palestinians have no choice but to resist.
The bloody assault on Gaza therefore has much more to do with Israel’s ambition to expand racial dominance in the Holy Land, make their occupation permanent and seize Gaza’s offshore gas field than the paltry damage from crude and erratic rocket-fire. The Palestinians holed up in Gaza are simply in the way of the Grand Plan and have to be removed or totally subdued. This was the case 4 years ago when Israel launched Operation Cast Lead after staging the same sort of provocation as they did last week.

Israel’s deputy prime minister Eli Yishai let the cat out of the bag when he said of the latest military operation:
“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.”

He is also reported as saying:

“We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages destroying all infrastructure including roads & water.”