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Netanyahu: The U.S. Is ‘Easy’

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Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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The U.S. is easy—or so says Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister was recorded in 2001, apparently without his knowledge, claiming that the U.S. was “easy” to manipulate and that Israel should launch a broad attack against the Palestinian Authority that would be “so painful that the price will be too heavy to be borne.”

Netanyahu was not prime minister at the time of his comments, which were made in 2001 during the second intifada. —JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

A recently-revealed tape has shown Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, discussing ways to undermine the Oslo Accords and calling the United States “easy” to manipulate.

The video was filmed in 2001, apparently without Netanyahu’s knowledge, during a meeting with Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. It aired on Friday night on Israel’s Channel 10, and several translations have been posted online.

At one point on the tape, Netanyahu threatens a “broad attack” against the Palestinian Authority.

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By call me roy, July 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm Link to this comment

With Obama’s latest a*s kissing to Benjamin on his latest visit, it definitely certain that Barry Hussein is out of his “league” dealing with Mr. Netanyahu.
I will definitely being requesting a autograph from Benjamin. Isn’t it grand seeing Barry Hussen and his Administration get their nose’s rubbed in “it” in front of the cameras?

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By Shingo, July 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment

Right on cue, the a vile Islamophobe empties his bowls on this forum.

By Wakefield, July 19 at 8:33 pm
“Easy”, yes, but in the sense not of manipulation (indeed, if things are “easy” then not much manipulation would be needed) but rather the fact that Israel is the only non-shithole parcel of land in a rough neighborhood, and an ally of the US against millions of these Sons of Allah.”

If war obsessed, fascist apartheid states are your thing, then you’d be right.

Now let’s correct some of the worn out talking points of Wakefield shall we?

1.Israel has not been under attack since 1948.  In 1956 Israel started a conflict,  In 1967, Israel starred a war with Egypt and Syrian. The 1973 conflict was a hangover that was spurred by the fact that Israel stole land from Egypt.

2.Israel has been occupying land for 43 years and has continued ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population since the day of it’s creation. Rampant Zioniusts like Wakefield would have you believe that mass murder and ethnic cleansing is no big deal and that the resentment of the Arabs is cultural.

3.22 Arab states have signed a peace initiative, offering to make peace with Israel, recognize Israel and normalize relations with Israel.  Israel has rejected this offer repeatedly because ti would involve returning land that it stole.

4.Yes, the Palestinians do have a history in the area, in fact, Ben Gurion said as much in his diaries.  The Palestinian claim to Jerusalem is a valid as Israel’s, which is not based on any historical ownership but delusional teachings from the Old Testament.

5.The so called rise of anti Semitism is based on the public outrage that the world has towards Israel’s war crimes and policies of mass murder.  It is less pronounces in the US, because the US public remains the most ignorant in the Western world.

6.Israel has been blockading Gaza for over 3 years.  Needless to say, the last time anyone tried to impose any kind of blockade on Israel, Israel declared it an act of war.  When the Palestinians make the same argument, Zionists tell us they’re being unreasonable.

Now let’s address Wakefield’s BS links
Not onyl is Mahmoud Al-Zahhar not a Hamas leader, but Hamas have declared support for t a 2 state solution
2. “”
Hams removed the call for Israel’s destruction from it’s manifesto in 2006.
3. “”
Israel was founded on terrorism by terro grangs, who’s leaders went on to become elected to lead the country.
In 2006, Israel celebrated the 60th anniversary of the terror attack on the King David Hotel.

Ben Gurion ordered Zionists to use terrorism from teh beginning.

“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”
David Ben-Gurion quotes (Polish born Israeli Statesman and Prime Minister (1948-53, 1955-63). Chief architect of the state of Israel and revered as Father of the Nation, 1886-1973)


The US supports the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization.
Israel supported the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
Avigor Lieberman is a member fo the Kach orghansiation
The US suported Jundulla, Kaleid Sheik Mohammed’s old gang, not listed. 

5. 5.“”

Typical Zionist propaganda.  One should ask Brigitte Gabriel what Israeli schoolbooks and maps show the existence of Palestine?

You have to hand to Zionist trolls like Wakefield.  They do like to step into their own mess.

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By Wakefield, July 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment
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“Easy”, yes, but in the sense not of manipulation (indeed, if things are “easy” then not much manipulation would be needed) but rather the fact that Israel is the only non-shithole parcel of land in a rough neighborhood, and an ally of the US against millions of these Sons of Allah. 

I’d say this is about convenience, and ideology.

Israel of course has been under attack for its very land and its very existence for about 6 decades now, so it is no surprise that it finds a sympathetic ear in almost any US administration. Who else will help?

Europe, now virtually overrun with anti-Semitism and coddling of the Sons of Allah’s latest desires for de fact Sharia charms?  South American nations? Africa?  Any part of Asia?  Please.  When you’re a nation under assault and about the size of New Jersey (at the most) and almost already bisected, and throngs of so-called “Palestinians” (who have no autonomous nation or history in the area, but absurdly have a political claim to Jerusalem, though not a geographical or historical claim) attack you on an almost daily basis, it is understandable you seek help from those willing as well as able. With the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe catching like wildfire again (history always seems to repeat on some issues) and international “human rights” commissions staffed with the likes of Syria, it would seem only natural Israel would remain with the US for moral and other support against the numerous Allah Knows Best brigades who, contra what the Denture Breath media report, actually would declare “Palestine” to be what on my map is called Israel.

Always delighted to supply the vital context that Al Jazeera rarely finds time to get around to….

(You’re most welcome)

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By Shingo, July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm Link to this comment

By SoTexGuy, July 19 at 3:19 pm

“If it took only eight years for this (small) outrage to be outed.. “

The problem, as illustated by nut jobs like Peter Knopfler, is that when it does come out, these wikngnuts will be saying, “so what”, and “no big deal”. 

That’s the beauty of the cover up in this day and age.  So lnog as you conver up the crimes in the short term, the pulboic lose interest and by the time they are made public, no one is interested and teh outrage as subsided.

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By SoTexGuy, July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am Link to this comment

If it took only eight years for this (small) outrage to be outed.. then I have some hopes that the crimes and misdemeanors of Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld (and eventually Obama as well) will also eventually be aired..

But as they say ‘justice delayed is justice denied’.. and who will be around to notice or care when the black hearts of those criminals are exposed?


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By MeHere, July 19, 2010 at 9:47 am Link to this comment

How perceptive of Netanyahu!  But he should show some appreciation for the US which has helped his political career. Bibi, watch out.

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By Shingo, July 19, 2010 at 5:07 am Link to this comment

By Peter Knopfler, July 18 at 1:47 pm

“Nine year old response, SO WHAT?”

The resident village idiot is in a panick, which is obvious since he is the first to post to this thread, in a desperate attempt to put out yet another fire as his beloved little fascist state gets exposed yet again.

The best part is that another Zionazi talking point has just gone up in smoke - the frequetly cited argument that Israel commited to peace when it signed the Olso accords. Poor fools are running out of options.

More along, nothing to see here folks.

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By bogi666, July 19, 2010 at 3:18 am Link to this comment
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It’s a real spectacle when an Israeli P.M. makes most U.S. Presidents jump through hoops, telling the Presdent to jump and the American President asks the P.M. “how high”.Then the Israeli goes on a fund raising tour in the USA and the Zionist Firsters relish the Chutzpah, which Netanyahu is expert, their Zionist P.M. has treated the President to, who then rushes to announce the the USG unconditional support of Israel and gives the Zionist more aid so they can buy more massage snakes with the American taxpayers monies which subsidizes Israels socialized medicine which includes massages with snakes and or chocolate lotion.The same congress that approves aid to the Zionist state in about 2 seconds and the same Congress whines and wrangles over funding of an aspirin to American taxpayers. The world knows American like to be lied to, it’s only Americans whom don’t know this.This is due to their ignorant, illiterate, intellectually lazy citizenry of narcissistic, consumerist,gluttony of mindlessness which is institutionized by government, businesses[ads] and pretend christian churches with false doctrines which givesmindlessness legitimacy.

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By brewerstroupe, July 19, 2010 at 12:42 am Link to this comment

It doesn’t seem so long ago in these comments pages that, if anyone suggested that Wolfowitz, Perle, Ledeen and their pro Israel neo-con cabal were manipulating American Foreign Policy, they would garner a hail of anti-Semitic accusations.

Where are you Howard? Is Netanyahu an anti-Semite or a self hater. People are asking.

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By Sodium-Na, July 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment


You have said everything I wanted to say. Therefore,I refrain from saying anything more since what you have said has just said it all.

And many many thanks.

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By babycatajesus, July 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment

Indeed diamond – this creature and his vile cabal are the personification of pure evil!
Peter Knopfler, the fact that Amerika is Israel’s great benefactor and ass-licking puppet, and is clearly just as vile does not exonerate Netanyahu or his ilk!!
A universal and collective Curse all War Mongers unto eternity!!!

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By diamond, July 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment

Yes, he’s a war criminal and a terrorist as all the leaders of Israel have been apart from Yitzak Rabin whom they killed. Arrest Bibi and send him to the Hague where I trust his co-conspirators, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Cherthoff et all will join him in the fullness of time and be held accountable for their crimes against humanity. Dick, however, will probably elude justice via a meeting with the Grim Reaper after which he will meet others of his kind and they’ll play Trivial Pursuit in hell for all eternity and Dick will win by staring at the others with his death ray eyes until they tell him the answer.

The evil always support each other, it’s their great strength - J.B. Priestly.

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By CharlieDon'tSerf, July 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment
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First America is planning to bomb Iran because of the influence of AIPAC - the
most powerful lobby in the USA. Second Israel wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for
the USA. Israel actively spies on the USA and sells industrial and military secrets to
countries like Russia and China.
Why is this important? Because it shows how the leadership of Israel thinks of the
USA - a collection of chumps to be leached.
I hope I live to see the day when the dollars and loan guarantees dry up and Israel
sinks like the fascist little country it is. Not that I don’t like the Israeli’s - in Tel
Aviv that is - but I think any quasi-fascist theocracy out to fail as they deserve.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will fail as well - but, god willing, under the weight of
it’s own injustices and not a hail of US made bombs.

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By Jean gerard, July 18, 2010 at 11:10 am Link to this comment
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Rehashing history in order to incriminate an individual involved in a huge on-
going problem is a cheap tactic.  Not that the individual is innocent, far from it. 
But the fact is that what has been said is water over the bridge.  It certainly
influences what is being said now, but the crucial matter is what can be said
now that might change the fear, hatred and violence which persists today.

What can you say to help heal the wounds of history and stop inflicting more
wounds?  What can you do to offer some helpful input that brings people
together, realizing their mutual humanity and encouraging their hopes for a
more peaceful future?

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis are working there together, and have
been working for years against brutal government policies and for a just peace.
You can help.

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By Peter Knopfler, July 18, 2010 at 9:47 am Link to this comment

Nine year old response, SO WHAT?
beating a dead horse again.
Well, at least your consistent with your narrow thinking.
I would like to know if He said it in English or Hebrew, translation has been a problem since the Rabbi on the cross.
America the conquerer, “we will bomb you back into the stone age!” Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran, remember, “We will Liquidate them” remeber Hillory. Is this another double standard show, OH HOW BORING!

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