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Payoffs and Arm-twisting – How Your Politicians Get Owned
By now, there should be no one left who thinks that our leaders are either stupid or crazy because of the policies that they pursue. They are neither. They are educated people. Olmert and Livni both have law degrees and Ehud Barak is a former IDF general. By now, any semi-intelligent person must have come to the conclusion that our leaders simply cave in to the international community’s demands. The world has a plan. It is a plan that dictates a Palestinian State to appease the Arabs. The West needs Arab oil and cooperation, and the globalists want the Arab world to play ball, join a trade block in this region called MEFTA (Middle East Free Trade Area) and come under the umbrella of the World Trade Organization. (I plan to write a piece on this as well with references.)
Little Israel is the lamb on the alter. We are the sacrifice for the appetites of the fat oil rich Arab countries. Israel will be left as a limbless entity, completely dependent on the grace of the International community. And that is how they want it.
So, how do they cajole, pressure, bribe and otherwise convince our leaders that their way is the only way? It is not too hard when you are dealing with people who put their own self-interests before their nation. We saw it with Sharon, who, though he ran on a platform against disengagement, caved in when threats of jail time hung over him and his 2 sons. We see it again, with the scandals that are following Olmert. These people seem to have put their own futures ahead of that of the country they are supposed to serve. And it is easy to cajole, bribe and threaten people who have little integrity or have something to hide in their past. The more corruptable a politician is, the easier to control him.
The irony is, that we don’t even have to be privy to what exactly was said, or threatened in these leader to leader meetings. The truth screams at us from the headlines. Take a look at these:
(On the Winograd Report) Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 Jerusalem Post from print edition Winograd: The Summary - "The war was a missed opportunity, conducted with no understanding of how to use military power to achieve a political and diplomatic goal"
(My comment: And yet they refuse to name PM Olmert and recommend his resignation. The headline screams incompetence and direct bungling of decisions and utter failure in protecting the country and its citizens. But Olmert is treated like an etrog (carefully protected so one can pursue the peace process / left wing agenda).
Yaalon Says Politicians Know: To Be Coddled, Go Left
Excerpt from article: "The phrase 'to etrog a politician' [meaning, to treat him very protectively, as one does with an etrog fruit during the Sukkot holiday] is not something I made up," Yaalon said. "It was made up by a journalist [Amnon Abramovitch]. I call upon some of those who are thought to be leading journalists - and there is no small degree of corruption there [in the media] that, I feel, causes politicians to understand that if they want to be 'etrog-ed' and 'forgiven' in matters of substance and professional failures, it’s a good idea for them to take certain approaches."
Olmert Indictment Unlikely; Appeal Threatened
The official Israel Police investigative team has found some evidence that Ehud Olmert, when serving as Acting Finance Minister in November 2005, acted illegally in promoting his friends' interests during the privatization of Bank Leumi. The team presented its findings on Thursday afternoon, but recommended to the State Prosecution that Olmert not be indicted.
Kept Secret Until After Annapolis: PA Police Murdered Zoldan
"The information was withheld until after the Annapolis summit, however, and only cleared for publication after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert returned from signing a joint declaration with PA Chairman..."
Delek Hires Top Cop Moshe Karadi
Delek Israel, announced it has hired former police commissioner Moshe Karadi to run Delek Pi-Glilot, a fuel storage and distribution company that operates in Ashdod, Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva. In August, Delek Pi-Glilot won a Government Companies Authorities tender to run the fuel storage facilities in Ashdod.
Business Scene: Former Israel Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi who resigned in February this year, following findings by the Zeiler Commission which concluded that police had grossly mishandled the murder investigation in the Perinian affair, has a new job. Karadi is moving into the private sector joining Delek Pi-Glilot, which coordinates supplies, storage and distribution for Delek service stations in Jerusalem, Ashdod and Beersheba. Delek CEO Eyal Lapidot this week announced the appointment of Karadi as general manager of Delek Pi-Glilot.
Last point: Avigdor Lieberman, head of the political party "Yisrael Beitanyu" (Israel Is Our Home) had a police investigation against him (and his daughter) while serving in the opposition. After he joined the Olmert government, the police files against him and his daughter were more or less closed or put aside. As soon as he left the government, their files were re-opened. See:
Exposé Links Olmert, Lieberman and Sharon to Jericho Casino
End of article states: "The investigation against Lieberman and his daughter have been ongoing for years, but suddenly became active again once he left the government last week."
Enough headlines and excerpts. I think you get the idea. It looks like our leaders are being cajoled, bribed, and threatened if they don’t ‘cooperate’. I just did a show this week with journalist Cale Hahn who wrote the article published on our website entitled: Israel and the Dawning of the Police State. In it, he states that at least since Benjamin Netanyahu was elected as PM, every Israeli Prime Minister has been targeted by high-profile criminal investigations just prior to and during "peace process" initiatives. Please listen ( CLICK HERE ) to the show, as it was very informative and enlightening in what goes on behind the scenes to keep our officials in line with land giveaways, and otherwise furthering of internationalist agendas.
After the show I did with Cale Hahn on how police investigations are opened against Israeli Prime Ministers during their terms in office, I received a letter from him in which he wrote:
Tamar- Certainly you saw this. Our interview was certainly timely, no?
The latest article that just came out regarding this ‘treating our Prime Minister like an etrog’ with the Winnograd report.
Other things which can be pointed out on how Israel's justice system is used to protect those who support the "peace process" and severely punish those who oppose it:
1. Brothers Mordechai and Elitzur Harel received extremely harsh jail terms for planning a road block in Tel Aviv during the Gaza expulsion. They were held for several months without trial which had the support of Supreme Court Chief Justice Dorit
2. The Supreme Court specifically prohibited the Winograd Committee from recommending Olmert or anyone else be compelled to resign. This after the repeated petitioning of the court by the IDF's Solicitor-General, Col. Orna David.
3. Police Superintendent Chaim Moshe's treatment of three protesters in Jerusalem during Bush's visit including
confiscating informational leaflets, prohibiting freedom of expression and right to assembly as well as unlawful imprisonment. All of this calls into question the status of basic civil liberties in Israel including the right to assemble, petition, free speech and a free and impartial judiciary.
Tamar, as I said at the beginning of the program, all countries around the world have politicians which break the law. Israel's politicians are no different. What is different in Israel is charges against these politicians are being brought up NOT TO SEE JUSTICE DONE, but rather to blackmail/pressure the politician into speeding along an internationalist agenda against the Jewish state. More and more, I believe some of those behind this agenda have the aim of so strategically weakening Israel as to see her destroyed.
You asked me where is this pressure coming from, who is behind it. The problem is there are so many with the motive, who do you finger? We can start with US corporations (specifically oil companies and defense companies), US politicians, US elites (see Israeli elites), Israeli elites (news media, entertainment media, justice figures, certain politicians, educators, the so-called “intellectual-class”), Israeli corporations and wealthy Israeli business individuals and consortiums (relations with the US tie in here), the UN (including the UN NGOs), the EU, Islamic States and corporations, Russia, Venezuela…
In short, look to Israel's enemies and to those who wish to accrue wealth, favor or power within Israel and/ or in the region. The reality is the internationalist agenda is being forced upon Israel by a combination of most of the above interests coordinating deliberately or conveniently.
It is telling that former Israeli Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi received a juicy contract with an Israeli gas firm and Ehud Barak received employment w/ EDS, a company with significant defense related contracts in the US and globally. He was also appointed a partner in SCP Private Equity Partners, where he identified companies for SCP to purchase that develop security-related products and services.
The Tanakh (bible) says in the book of Zekharyah 12:3 that the whole world will be gathered against Jerusalem. Are we seeing the fulfillment of this before our eyes? If so, is it surprising so many are working towards what would be Israel’s destruction?
All the best,