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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 10:21 AM

 

The occupation mentality, in Chicago and Palestine

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/occupation-mentality-palestine
Yet, under Mayor Emanuel, a former civilian volunteer on an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) base, and Garry McCarthy, the now former Chicago Police Superintendent (Emanuel fired him Dec. 1), it seems that parts of Chicago were treated as if they were occupied territory under police or paramilitary rule.

That is, under arbitrary martial law, just like the repressive martial law regime of the Israeli Defense Forces in the occupied territory of Palestine. Martial law or occupation law is arbitrary as it is not law, but is the manifestation of the occupying military commander’s “will.”

How could this be in the civilian government of Chicago? In part, because Police Superintendent McCarthy and the City of Chicago sought out and received training by Israeli occupation forces in “counter-terrorism” policing, that is, “pacifying” a population through aggressive intelligence gathering and the application of military force. Counter-insurgency is the term used for when this doctrine is applied by military forces.

This collaboration between Israel and U.S. police agencies, including Chicago, emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. Since then, by one count, at least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from cities both large and small have received counter-terrorism training in Israel. For instance, in January 2003, 33 senior U.S. law enforcement officials from Chicago and other major American cities flew to Israel for sessions on “Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror.”

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R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 OP
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #1
Name removed Dec 2015 #2
GoneFishin Dec 2015 #3
6chars Dec 2015 #4
King_David Dec 2015 #5
MisterP Dec 2015 #6
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #7

Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 10:22 AM

1. A Family History

 

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to have brought a Fascist sensibility to Chicago and the police force, it can be said it’s part of a family tradition. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Emanuel “is the son of a Jerusalem-born pediatrician who was a member of the Irgun (Etzel or IZL), a militant Zionist group that operated in Palestine between 1931 and 1948.”

In addition, according to Emanuel’s father, Benjamin, his son “is the namesake of Rahamim, a Lehi combatant who was killed” and was obviously a close friend or seen as a martyr. Both Lehi and the Irgun were terrorist organizations, not only in the eyes of the British and the Arabs in pre-Israel Palestine, but in the eyes of their fellow Jews, whom they also attacked.

Furthermore, the clandestine terror squads considered themselves Fascist organizations, not only in their tactics but in their ideology, which had aligned them with Mussolini’s Italy and other inter-war European Fascist parties.

In The Road to Power: Herut Party in Israel, author Yonathan Shapiro describes Irgun as the military wing of the Betar Movement. The two groups jointly published a paper, Die Tat. Shapiro writes: “Betar activists were swept up by the radical-right nationalism then at its height in Europe.”

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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 10:28 AM

3. Bringing fascism to the U.S. lowers the heat on the Apartheid government in Israel. Our moral

authority to demand reforms in the Middle East means squat when our own government is treating it's own citizens like shit.

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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 11:19 AM

4. More on Obama's former Chief of Staff and his ties to Israel

"Emanuel took part in a two-week civilian volunteer holiday, known as the Sar-El, where, as a civilian volunteer, he assisted the Israel Defense Forces during the 1991 Gulf War, helping to repair truck brakes in one of Israel's northern bases."

(From Wikipedia) - that is the sum total of the devious connection Mondoweiss is trying to suggest. For those who may not recall, during the 1991 Gulf War, Bush prevailed on Israel to not do anything, even as Saddam Hussein without provocation attacked Israeli cities with missiles in hopes that this would get the Muslim world on his side.

The OP: Just any chance to make you know who look bad. Mondoweiss.

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Response to 6chars (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 11:42 AM

5. I never even read that crap from the Mondoweiss vanity blog

And I would caution to take what's written with a grain of salt.

The only reason they are going after Rahm Emanuel is the same reason that the Mondoweiss vanity blog trashes Bernie Sanders - they both Jewish.

The Mondoweiss vanity blog has praised Ann Coulter before and also they have praised Donald Trump.

Most people consider the Mondoweiss vanity blog to be a hate site.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 01:20 PM

6. he repaired brakes for the IDF during Desert Storm

also he cut his finger managing an Arby's and then decided to swim in Lake Michigan

and he's a dumpster fire of a mayor who's pissed off every sector of his city

Wiki's pretty comprehensive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

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Response to MisterP (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 01:35 PM

7. An Occupation Mentality

 


Why this matters is that Israel doesn’t have a domestic civilian policing model but instead applies a counter-insurgency policing model intended for a population under military occupation, or otherwise considered as hostile under martial law.

This policing model is being sold by Israel’s government to gullible or authoritarian-leaning U.S. police officials as a legitimate domestic policing model when, in fact, it is a military model of the sort used by militaristic, authoritarian regimes, customarily referred to as “fascist.”

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