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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations

Click here to access article by James Petras from VoltaireNet.

The retired sociology professor warns us of the intensive efforts by the Zionist component of the Empire in "sabotaging the US-Iran peace negotiations" that have only recently started with the first session. Aside from three paragraphs where he specifically focuses on recent and current Zionist efforts to damage the talks, he mostly provides an historical framework for the corruption of the Congress and the executive branch by Zionist forces, many of whom have had dual-nation citizenship.
The strategic question is how and why this one-sided relation between the US and Israel persists for so long, even as it goes counter to so many strategic and elite US interests? The more immediate and pressing question is how this historically lopsided relation effects contemporary US-Iran sanctions and nuclear negotiations?