A blog dedicated to investigating events as they occur in Judea and Samaria, in Israel and in the world, and as they relate to global powers and/or to the Israeli government, public figures, etc. It is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind the headlines; and in so doing, it strives to do its part in saving Judea and Samaria, and by extension, Israel and the Jewish People, from utter destruction at the hands of its many external and internal enemies.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'The Stench of Deceit", Part VIII: no explanation necessary - coming from an Arab - he should know.

Thanks to Cyn

"The Stench of Deceit, Part VII": Tisha Be'Av 5772 being planned right now. Maybe now you understand the massive build-up of U.S. troops on Israeli soil.

This is more than just deceit: it is plain treason.

A7 Report: Bibi Willing to Cede Judea and Samaria

A senior political source claims Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is willing to uproot most of Yesha in exchange for Obama's backing.
By Danny Getchell
First Publish: 1/30/2012, 7:22 PM

Yesha Evictions
Yesha Evictions
Arutz Sheva has received an unconfirmed report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to announce a plan to uproot communities and carry out mass evictions in Judea and Samaria.
Due to the political impasse between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu is expected to propose a final status solution that would leave Israel with only the major settlement blocs and eastern Jerusalem.
All Jewish communities outside the major settlement blocs would reportedly face destruction under the plan.
The report follows a report Monday morning in the Hebrew-language Ma'ariv newspaper claiming that Netanyahu has agreed to relinquish sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.
A senior political source told Arutz Sheva that Netanyahu will present the plan to retreat from Judea and Samaria to U.S. President Barack Obama in exchange for the U.S. endorsing the principles Netanyahu laid out in his Bar Ilan speech.
Those principles are:
  1. The Palestinians must recognize Israel as the Jewish nation’s state.
  2. The treaty must be an end to the conflict.
  3. The Arab refugee problem must be solved outside of Israel’s borders.
  4. A Palestinian state will have to be demilitarized and a peace treaty must safeguard Israel’s security.
  5. The settlement blocs will remain within the State of Israel and Jerusalem will remain its united capital.
While Netanyahu did not specifically mention the Jordan Valley in his Bar Ilan speech he did specify Israel would retain the strategically critical region "regardless of whatever final status agreements are made with the PA."
Netanyahu will reportedly return from his Washington visit and announce "painful concessions" whereby "Israel will implement a large retreat in many places in Judea and Samaria if the PA returns to the table and negotiations gain momentum."
According to the official the idea was initially floated during political talks between Netanyahu's envoy, attorney Yitzchak Molcho, and PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.
It echoes an earlier report from PLO officials that Israel was willing to cede as much as 94% of Judea and Samaria in exchange for the major settlement blocs and eastern Jerusalem.
Earlier on Monday, Netanyahu's office dismissed the Ma'ariv report, calling it "a tendentious and distorted leak from the content of talks whose success depends on the discreetness that both sides committed to."

Monday, January 30, 2012

VOTE WITH YOUR FEET* ! Better yet, VOTE FEIGLIN! Just in time for the Likud elections, let's remember what Bibi did: promises are cheap and memory is long.

*Title of this post moderated in the Comments section: consensus: VOTE FEIGLIN.

For translation from or to Hebrew use the " Translation" box in the sidebar.

And do not forget to review the posts on this blog ( in reverse order)  related to this atrocity and to this letter, and which were conveyed to the rabbis prior to their writing this public letter ( except for the latest five posts):
 ...and these earlier posts which explain a lot too.

I understand that there is massive corruption at the ballot box, raw, open vote fixing in Yesha: shenanigans to prevent Jews of Yehuda and Shomron from voting - see comments section for details.

UPDATE #2 - not surprising:

Feiglin HQ: Unexplained Gaps in Results

The Moshe Feiglin HQ protests the lack of transparency in the publication of the election results, and claim there were discrepancies between the publicized results and the actual ones. “For example, the official Beit Shemesh results were 126 Feiglin and 77 Netanyahu, when in reality the ballot box observer reported 289 Feiglin and 114 Netanyahu. We do not accept the results as publicized and demand clarification.”

    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Somebody is going to war in California ? To L.A., or to Mexico? Or maybe just moving tanks around?

    Couple that with this article I received from Carl last week, which I had a hard time believing, because of the source, Whatdoesitmean, which is full of fantasy mixed with facts. But after seeing this, who knows.....I have included a map for your convenience:


    January 26, 2012

    Massive US Troop Movements In California Raise Russian Concerns
    A disturbing report prepared by the Ministry of Defense circulating in the Kremlin today states that Russian Military Officials were rebuffed by NATO yesterday after questions were raised regarding massive troop and war equipment movements in the United States region of California and said to involve over 78,000 soldiers from various countries.
    Reports coming in from the United States verify these extraordinary troop movements are currently underway with videos showing massive amounts of tanks and other war equipment being brought into the California region by train near Santa Cruz [see video HERE] and Morgon Hill [see video HERE] along with reports detailing that areas of Los Angeles were cordoned off this week for secret military exercises.   
    Important to note, this report says, is that even though Russia had withdrawn in 2007 from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) it was still able to get explanations for the transferring and movement of Western European and American troops from the United Kingdom under a separate agreement, but which was suspended without notice or explanation by the British government this past 25 November 2011.
    Concerns over the military movements of the Western Powers, this report continues, are due to the United States and its European allies accounting for nearly three-quarters of the entire amount spent on armed troops and equipment in the entire world and that over the past decade have unleashed wars in various parts of the globe which they show no signs of stopping.
    Russian military intelligence analysis of the camouflage pattern indentified on the thousands of military vehicles and tanks flooding into the California region [see both videos linked above] note that it is a variant of the MARPAT woodland pattern designed for use by US Marine Forces intended for use in urban environments located in temperate zones or tropical areas, but most certainly is not one used in any of Americas current war theaters of operation.
    Analysis as to why these troops are currently massing in California, this report says, could involve any number of scenarios including: 1.) A planned US-EU invasion of either Mexico or a South American nation. 2.) Preparations to put down large scale rioting erupting in the United States. 3.) Preparations to assist the civilian population in the aftermath of a catastrophe caused by war or natural disaster.
    Russian military analysts in this report note that Mexico could be a “prime target” for US-European military action as its Drug War which began in 2006 has claimed nearly 48,000 lives and during this pivotal election year is now threatened with disintegration as its drug cartels now have more power than the government.
    Another analysis in this report notes the United States growing anger at both oil rich Venezuela and Brazil whose left-leaning governments are becoming increasingly opposed to American-European domination and increasingly siding with China and Iran against the West. Important to note in this scenario are that war concerns in Brazil have increased to the point that many are now calling for Brazilians to begin preparing to crush an expected American invasion.  
    As to the likelihood that these forces massing in California will be used to put down internal dissent appears to have strong validity due to many experts analysis, including Obama regime backer and billionaire George Soros who this week warned that a violent class-war is about to erupt in the United States and stating, “The situation is about as serious and difficult as I've experienced in my career.”  Important to note in this scenario is that United States crackdown on protesters has become so violent that the international association known as Reporters Without Borders downgraded press freedom in America to 47th this week, an astounding fall of 27 places for a country that claims it has the most freedom in the world.
    To if these troops massing in California are to be used in the event of a catastrophe we had noted in our previous report, Megaquake Warning Issued For US-Mexican Pacific Coast, that there is, indeed, a growing concern among Russian experts this region may be about to experience a devastating earthquake.
    In our world today where the Obama regime has called for more of its troops to be deployed to the Philippines to counter China, has ordered 15,000 more of its troops to Kuwait in preparation for a war with an Iranian nation that is itself “preparing for Armageddon,” these strange and massive troop movements in California do raise a number of concerns, but which without the American people themselves demanding to know what is going on will, as always, leave these poor souls at the mercy of the tyrants who rule over them.
    And to how truly barbaric the United States has become, one need look no further than Tariq Aziz, a 16-year-old Pakistani boy who offered to collect information on US drone strikes killing innocent civilians if it would help protect his family, but within 72 hours of making his offer was assassinated by the Americans along with his 12-year-old brother when the car he was travelling in was blown up by a missile fired by a drone.
    If even children are now considered enemies by the new “god” Obama who now rules completely over “Battlefield Earth,” one must surely ask themselves what chances anyone has anymore…May the Lord have mercy upon us all.

    Modern Finance 101 - absolutely accurate!

    From Reszatonline, via Zerohedge:

    Explaining Modern Finance And Economics Using Booze And Broke Alcoholics

    Courtesy of reszatonline, who brings us the following allegory by way of Tim Coldwell, we are happy to distill (no pun intended) all of modern economics and finance in a narrative that is 500 words long, and involved booze and broke alcoholics: in other words everyone should be able to understand the underlying message. And while the immediate application of this allegory is to explain events in Europe, it succeeds in capturing all the moving pieces of modern finance.
    From reszatonline
    Helga is the proprietor of a bar.
    She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar.
    To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.
    Helga keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers’ loans).
    Word gets around about Helga’s “drink now, pay later” marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Helga’s bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in town.
    By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands, Helga gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Helga’s gross sales volume increases massively.
    A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognizes that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Helga’s borrowing limit.
    He sees no reason for any undue concern, since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral!!!
    At the bank’s corporate headquarters, expert traders figure a way to make huge commissions, and transform these customer loans into DRINKBONDS.These “securities” then are bundled and traded on international securities markets.
    Naive investors don’t really understand that the securities being sold to them as “AA” “Secured Bonds” really are debts of unemployed alcoholics.
    Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb!!!, and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation’s leading brokerage houses.
    One day, even though the bond prices still are climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Helga’s bar.
    He so informs Helga.
    Helga then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons, but being unemployed alcoholics they cannot pay back their drinking debts.
    Since Helga cannot fulfil her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy.
    The bar closes and Helga’s 11 employees lose their jobs.
    Overnight, DRINKBOND prices drop by 90%. The collapsed bond asset value destroys the bank’s liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community.
    The suppliers of Helga’s bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms’ pension funds in the BOND securities. They find they are now faced with having to write off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds.
    Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers. Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multibillion dollar no-strings attached cash infusion from the government.
    The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers who have never been in Helga’s bar.

    Friday, January 27, 2012

    "The Stench of Deceit, Part VI" - So what are they REALLY here for?

    Postponed Israel-U.S. Drill to be Held in October

    The “Austere Challenge 12” anti-missile military exercise, which Israel postponed a week and a half ago, will be held in October.
    By Elad Benari
    First Publish: 1/27/2012, 7:12 AM

    Israeli and US army officers
    Israeli and US army officers
    Just look who it is we have to deal with, honestly: THAT is the U.S. army????? I remember a very different army from WWII pictures

    The largest-ever anti-missile military exercise with the United States, which Israel postponed a week and a half ago, will be held in October, the Ma’ariv newspaper reported on Thursday.
    The report said that the decision to hold the exercise in October was reached late on Thursday night, after lengthy discussions between defense officials.
    The “Austere Challenge 12” drill, which is designed to improve defense systems and cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli forces, was postponed on January 15 for what Israel said was “technical” reasons.
    Ma’ariv reporte that the postponement was initiated by Israel and was agreed upon by the Americans. After the drill was postponed, the report said, security officials denied that the postponement was linked to economic reasons and suggested that “at this time of year we should not attract attention and prepare for complex challenges” which lay ahead.
    Ma’ariv also noted that in preparation for the drill, U.S. military officers will arrive in Israel next week. About 3,000 U.S. soldiers are expected to arrive in Israel to take part in the large-scale exercise, the report said, and they will be joined by about 2,000 IDF soldiers.

    " In preparation for the drill, military officers will arrive in Israel next week"???

    I am not a military person, so don't take my word for it: but nine months needed to prepare a drill planned for days ago? Something is not quite kosher here. 

    October is almost a year away. That means U.S. troops will  be stationed on Israeli soil until then, will even add to their numbers, including officers arriving in the next few days, "to prepare for the drill". 

    Not to mention the contract for Triple Canopy which is going on till September 2012. Not to mention Dyncorp's steady presence too.

    What this means is MASSIVE U.S. troops, both official and off the record, are here to stay through the fall.

    So, what are they really here for? Good question, I would say.

    Sounds like an invasion to me, but on the other hand let's not forget this too:

    If they are here because of Iran, then why wait till October for the 'largest-ever anti-missile exercise"? I thought the Iranian danger was imminent, at least as far as Israel is concerned. Obviously the U.S. and Israel will not do a joint drill against Iran until the fall, on the other hand Israel sees Iran as an imminent danger; and yet massive U.S. troops are here to stay. So why are they staying here, what is their purpose? Is this disinformation? Or are they here "just in case" because of the Strait of Hormuz? Deterrence only? But then why so many? Alternatively, against which other major enemy would they be needed here: for an invasion of Syria? Against Egypt? Or against Am Yisrael, against us???

    Your thoughts welcome.

    Shabbat Shalom

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Fascinating development: the Capriles are from the old Jewish Sephardic families of Curacao - a lot of them intermarried though. The Jews of Curacao migrated to Venezuela, Colombia,the Dominican Republic etc.

    Venezuela Prepares as Chavez's Health Deteriorates

    January 25, 2012 | 1211 GMT

    According to a report published by Spanish newspaper ABC on Monday and Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may only have 9-12 months to live as a result of his decision to prioritize presidential duties over personal health. Chavez's prostate cancer was reportedly discovered in January of 2011, at which point his prognosis was five years. Since that initial diagnosis, Chavez has repeatedly postponed treatments or skipped them altogether in the interests of concealing his illness and protecting his political position.
    The leaked report, which ABC says was given to the paper by "intelligence services" (much like a November leak to The Wall Street Journal), is dated Jan. 12 and reviews a medical examination Chavez underwent Dec. 30. According to the report, the South American president needs to undergo a painful, debilitating treatment that, while preventing him from working for more than a month, could extend his lifespan. If he defers the treatment, he will likely to die within the year. According to ABC, when presented with a similar conundrum in November, Chavez chose to stay in Caracas rather than travel to Russia for treatment -- out of fear that the political situation in Venezuela was not secure. We have no way to be completely certain that the report accurately represents Chavez's medical condition, but the tenor of the report matches a series of accounts given to Stratfor and other open sources.
    Competition within the Chavista inner circle dominated 2011, as each of Chavez's closest associates sought to take best advantage of the turmoil that ensued when Chavez's bout of illness became public in June. The upcoming October elections have added urgency to this struggle. There is no clear successor to Chavez among the Chavista elite. However, Chavez in recent weeks appointed Diosdado Cabello as first vice president of the Venezuelan United Socialist Party and later named him President of the National Assembly. Clearly, a single faction has taken the lead. Cabello represents the pragmatic, militaristic wing of the Chavista elite. However, although powerful, Cabello is not particularly popular, and he is not likely to be a suitable replacement for Chavez in October.
    The most believable political alternative to Chavez may actually come from the Venezuelan opposition. After years of disunity and infighting, the opposition is presenting its most credible challenge to Chavez since he came to office in 1999. Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski appears most likely to secure the backing of the opposition parties in the Feb. 12 primaries. Capriles has positioned himself as a man of the people, claiming he is the natural heir to Chavismo, but with a pro-business twist.
    The most important thing to remember amid all this uncertainty is that the underlying processes driving Venezuela are not as dependent on Chavez as they might appear. The kind of change that truly shifts the nature of a country comes slowly. The attributes of Chavez's regime that are so criticized by opponents -- the networks of corruption, economic inefficiencies and low levels of international investment – are merely contemporary expressions of Venezuela's timeless patterns of patronage and influence.
    Even if a prudent leader takes power in Chavez's wake, he will not likely make immediate changes to the system because the risk of destabilization is high. Capriles has made clear that he would make few major changes -- even saying he would maintain the controversial oil shipments to Cuba.
    Assuming Chavez is as ill as this week's reports suggest, the next six months will likely be tumultuous. Nonetheless, there remains a good deal of room for compromise among Venezuela's power players, and a power transition over the next year will not necessarily translate to a severe destabilization of the country.


    Interesting: just last year we visited Curacao, and absolutely loved that magnetic island practically built by Jews, which harbors the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. I also bought a book there and read it cover to cover, quite an unusual feat for me, about the history of the Jews of the Caribbean*. The Capriles were prominently featured, a large and prestigious family who migrated around the Caribbean and the northern part of South America. Venezuela, only a boat trip away from Curacao, was a natural choice. A lot of "diaspora" Curacao Jews intermarried with Catholics, though; the book even spoke of  "Catholic Jews": what happened is Jewish men who married Catholic women would not convert, while Jewish women who married Catholic men did convert, as this was the Catholic Church's requirements. So we find some very interesting family structures among them.

    Wouldn't it be interesting if a Jew, or at least a non-Jew with strong Jewish family ties, were to replace deeply antisemitic Chavez? I am waiting for the day. A Jew can always return to the fold sooner or later.
    * Once Jews, by Josette Capriles Goldish. See in particular chapter 3: Coro, Venezuela.

    See also:


    Interesting developments: while Chavez is slowly dying - or at least it appears so - , Maduro has been taking over. Now there is rivalry between Maduro and Capriles. What IS interesting is that both names, Maduro and Capriles, are names of Jewish families. Check out the Maduro bank in Curacao, and the history of the Maduro family. Again, the scenario is the same, where some of the Maduro's married Catholics, and eventually assimilated into the local populations. This particular Maduro certainly doesn't seem to have anything Jewish about him, if not for his name, but who knows. Look up his genealogy, it must be quite curious. So now we have two descendents of Jewish families 'vying to the throne' in Venezuela. Very interesting development!....

    Venezuela's Maduro accuses rival of 'conspiring'

    LAST UPDATED: 02/03/2013 03:08
    CARACAS - Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro accused opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Saturday of "conspiring" against the OPEC nation during meetings in neighboring Colombia, stepping up his attacks on his most likely potential election rival.

    The government is upbeat about President Hugo Chavez's recovery from cancer surgery in Cuba. But the socialist maverick has not been seen in public or heard from in eight weeks, calling into question the future of his self-styled revolution.

    Any new vote in South America's top oil exporter would probably pit Maduro, Chavez's heir apparent, against Capriles, the 40-year-old governor of Miranda state, who lost to Chavez in last October's presidential election.


    What had I told you???

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    "The Stench of Deceit", PART V: Some foul smelling Washington D.C./ Chicago stuff on Israeli soil!


    It appears to me that Israel's mercenaries, Israel 's "special unit" to deal with the settlers, is bought, paid for, and manned by the U.S. of A., Barak's bravado notwithstanding. That is the conclusion I am drawing from the evidence presented below: the timeline is just too close to be coincidental. Barak's boasting of his "special unit' was made possible by a "special grant" from Obama: how else to interpret the uncanny and tight correlation?

    Those cracked skulls; those freezing babies taken away from their warm homes in the freezing rain; the looted jewelry; the abused girls: it appears that we have to directly thank America, and thank Obama, "Israel's best friend" of the "only democracy in the Middle East."

    Can you honestly find another explanation? A priori this seems the most logical explanation to me, but it would have to be confirmed of course. Frankly it saddens me to think I might be right, and I would be happy to hear other interpretations. It is clear that Dyncorp is here to assist the PA security forces; but what else are they here for, is the question. Ditto for Triple Canopy: U.S. citizens themselves are asking the same question, they would like to know where their money is going.


    I am only mentioning Blackwater as a background, so you will understand the nature of such organizations. Blackwater is NOT involved in Israel. If they were in Israel, they would be on our side, and that is why they will never be hired by Obama to do their dirty work here! However Dyncorp and Triple Canopy, below, are another story, they work for Obama.

    ( Outside of Israel, though, Blackwater - Academi - still has contracts: )

    "America won’t get an apology from Prince, because in his view, he did what he had to do and, crucially, what his government asked him to do."

    (Written in November 2010)

    ..."The Golden Age for Contractors & Mercenaries"

    Blackwater/Xe may have been dropped from the State Department’s Worldwide Personal Protective Services contract, but Xe founder Erik Prince’s vision for his industry is being realized on a scale that even he could not have imagined — with firms such as DynCorp International and Triple Canopy (both now located in Virginia) racing to fill the contracts denied Xe. How big are we talking? Despite being an outspoken critic of private contractors during her 2008 campaign for president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon preside over a private army in Iraq that dwarfs that of the Bush era. Here is a look at the current Obama administration’s security plans for Iraq.
    7,000 HIRED GUNS
    On August 2, 2010, President Obama announced: “Our commitment in Iraq is changing from a military effort led by our troops to a civilian effort led by our diplomats.” To keep those diplomats safe, however, the State Department plans on doubling — to roughly 7,000 — the number of private security guards and low-paid foreign mercenaries assigned to U.S. personnel and locations.
    Approximately the size of Vatican City and costing $592 million, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is among the largest and most expensive in the world, even though it was built with cheap, imported labor. A bunkerlike complex of 21 buildings, it spreads over 104 acres and houses 835 employees. Private guards maintain the complex and other facilities in Basra, Erbil, Hillah, Kirkuk, and Tallil.
    2,500 ARMORED SUVs and 50 MRAPS
    To enable our diplomats and nation-builders to move safely around Iraq, the U.S. Embassy has ordered up a fleet of between 2,500 and 3,200 armored sport utility vehicles at a cost of approximately $150,000 each and has asked the departing U.S. military forces to leave it 50 MRAPs — 28,000- to 42,000-pound trucks built to withstand massive roadside IED explosions.
    Twenty-five Black Hawk helicopters and a small number of fixed-wing aircraft and air-support crews will also be used to transport embassy staff between locations. Blackwater pioneered the concept of using “Little Birds” with two snipers to protect SUV convoys (and as rescue or escape vehicles). DynCorp International will replace Blackwater in providing this air support.

    2.DYNCORP: Very curious and unusual job description: to my understanding, it could easily correspond to the job description of a manager, overseer and organizer of lower level Arabs from the P.A., via USSC, doing the dirty work of expulsions and looting of Jewish homes: what you do think?
     Logistics and Maintenance Coordinator- Palestine ( PASST) Jerico, Israel

     Company Description 

    DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability, and the rule of law.


    Advisory To U.S. Applicants:
    Many of the positions we offer require a Security Clearance (level depends on the position) or the ability to obtain/maintain a Security Clearance as a condition of employment. Your recruiter can provide specific details for the position you are applying for.
    Please click the Security Clearance link in the Resources Section (above) for helpful information regarding the clearance application process.

    Logistics and Maintenance Coordinator- Palestine ( PASST)
    Location: Jerico, Israel Job ID: 45436
    Status (definition): Vacant Position Type: Full Time
    Benefits: No Lodging: Yes
    Category: International Police Officer - Other Meals: No
    Contract length: one year Security Clearance: Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)

    Contract Name: PASST

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extensively within the countries of Israel and Jordan, as required, under sometime austere conditions

  • Company Description
    DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability, and the rule of law.
    Position Description
    Logistics and Maintenance Coordinator- Palestine ( PASST) Job Code: 311958

    Job Summary:

    The Logistics and Maintenance Coordinator will provide (OCONUS) operational support, assist, and advise INL and USSC in all matters relating to Logistics enhancement programs in West Bank. Assists with the planning and supervises maintenance training curriculum for the PASF. Conducts follow ups in the West bank after training to develop and improve future training and logistics initiatives.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • Working directly with USSC/INL and select members of the PASF the Joint Training Coordinator will be expected to do the following key tasks:

  • Trains and mentors Palestinian Authority Security Services Logistics Team members to locate, procure and maintain standard and nonstandard equipment and supplies through security and non-security supply sources to meet unit readiness and operational requirements

  • Supervises Maintenance programs and Maintenance training programs for the USG donated fleet of vehicles.

  • Teaches basic and intermediate principles of maintaining all authorized equipment on hand.

  • Teaches implementation of oversight procedures to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse

  • Instructs Palestinian Security Force non-commissioned officers and junior officers on the proper way to supervise and perform warehouse management functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts

  • Trains junior logisticians the proper process to reviews and verify quantities received against bills of lading, contracts, purchase requests, and shipping documents

  • Assists in the development of processes to maintain full accountability during Unloading, unpacking, visual inspection, counting, segregation, palletizing, and storage of incoming supplies and equipment

  • Implements a supplied computer based stock locator system and administers document control procedures.

  • Establish procedures for Brigade-Level Operations to Prepare reports on labor and equipment, available storage space, relocation of material, warehouse refusals, and stock requirements

  • Teaches field expedient manner of repairing and constructing wooden containers. As well as the packing, crating, stenciling, weighing, and banding equipment and supplies

  • Ensures that processes to conduct inventories and location surveys are performed in accordance with established  procedures

  • Assists unit intermediate maintenance personnel in planning maintenance program

  • Mentors newly developed Food Service Management program serving more than 15,000 meals per day in cities across the West Bank.

  • Oversees curriculum development for training in stock replenishment, price changes, inventories, security, and stock receipt.

  • Assists in the computation requirements of the Basic Daily Food Allowance.

  • Ensures subsistence items are in stock.

  • Coordinates with USSC Logistics Officer and USSC Operations Officer to assist the Palestinian Security Forces with the implementation of The Palestinian Security Plan in regards to self sustainment and best practices in logistics.

  • Trains, develops, and mentors supply and non-supply personnel on supply policies, processes, and procedures in order provide independent supply chain management capability

  • Delivers training on above topics when necessary

  • Coordinates with Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement for delivery of equipment, supplies and support functions

  • Participate in critical meetings between INL and USSC.

  • Attend Intermediate Progress Review and Training Coordination meetings in Jerusalem as required by INL/USSC

  • Synchronizes priorities with planed training events in the West Bank. 

  • Arab language skills preferred.

  • The position is located in East Jerusalem and Jericho, West Bank.

  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.

  • Place of duty and environmental conditions can be extremely austere, harsh, and work can be performed under hostile and life-threatening conditions.

  • Extensive travel throughout the West Bank is required.

  • Periodic travel to JIPTC is required

  • And who is USSC? One friendly organization:

    United States security assistance to the Palestinian Authority

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    United States security assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been provided since the Palestinian Authority was established by the Oslo Accords in the mid-1990s. The security assistance was given on an ad hoc basis and often covert at the outset. Since 2005 the U.S. State Department has provided direct financial and personnel assistance to Palestinian security organizations when they established the office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the Palestinian territories through their Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). In 2007 the USSC team began training certain Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF) including the Palestinian National Security Forces (NSF) and the Presidential Guard with the intent to train, equip, and garrison 10 NSF battalions by the end of 2010. U.S. security assistance to the Palestinian Authority has expanded over the years and has received praise as well as criticism from American, Palestinian, and Israeli groups.


    JIPTC: another friendly organization:

     Petraeus has explicitly linked JITPC to attempts to legitimize the failed peace process in the Israel-Palestine conflict. "These efforts will likely prove critical in the continued development of legitimate security forces in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories and, as a consequence, in the long-term viability of the peace process," he told the senate committee.

    See also:


     April 2, 2009 

    What's more, Obama is not just using the company in Iraq, but also as a U.S.-government funded private security force in Israel/Palestine, operating out of Jerusalem.....

    ... But according to federal contract records obtained by AlterNet, the Obama administration has also paid Triple Canopy millions of dollars to provide "security services" in Israel. In February and March, the Obama administration awarded a "delivery order" to Triple Canopy worth $5.5 million under State Department contract SAQMPD05F5528, which is labeled "PROTECTIVE SERVICES--ISRAEL." According to one government document, the contract is scheduled to run until September 2012. (Another document says September 2009.) The contract is classified as "SECURITY GUARDS AND PATROL SERVICES" in Israel. The total value of the contract was listed at $41,556,969.72. According to a January 2009 State Department document obtained by AlterNet labeled "Sensitive But Unclassified," the Triple Canopy contract is based out of Jerusalem.
    According to federal records, the original arrangement with Triple Canopy in Israel appears to date back to at least September 2005 and has been renewed every year since. The company is operating under the State Department's Worldwide Personal Protection Program (WPPS), which provides for private security/military companies to operate on the U.S. government payroll in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, and Israel. 

    ...As for Triple Canopy's role in Israel, Obama's administration should explain exactly what these forces are doing on the U.S. government payroll.


    "Ever since this government was established, the situation on the ground in Judea and Samaria has only gotten worse," said Yossi Dagan, spokesman for the Samaria Council. "The Defense Ministry led by Ehud Barak is acting like an extension of the U.S. State Department and has not ceased to chase after the communities in Judea and Samaria and their residents."

    Activists on the ground report that the police have formed a new unit to deal exclusively with evacuations in Judea and Samaria. The force, which is composed of Border Guard police officers, regular police officers, elite police forces, and mounted units, recently trained for evacuation scenarios in the IDF Adam facility near Modi'in. 

    "The police are planning on starting with these 11 small sites in existing communities and then moving on to bigger evacuations," said Akiva HaCohen, a Samaria activist. "This new unit has nothing to do with defense and nothing to do with terror. It was created exclusively to destroy Jewish sites in Judea and Samaria."

    5.AND NOW??

    It is true that Ehud Barak also imported, on his own, 800 Turkish thugs a few years ago, to work in Misrad Habitachon. He is guilty of his own enthusiastic hiring. However most of the ones caught lately were Arabs. So my understanding is, this is only adding insult to injury. Who is whose hire, who gets paid by whom, is information that will have to be sorted out in a court of law when the time comes to bring these criminals to justice. Meanwhile.....

    "Regarding the Turkish regiment size "worker teams", those were found out by me as I exposed the construction in Central Israel of a secret US base later claimed to be a joint project whose details were secret... Later the IBA Radio had no choice but to pick up the issue of the Turks. Barry did a good job of following up as usual. He ferreted out more details on both the Turkish vanishing work gangs and the secret base..

    In reality there are no traces of those 800 "workers" imported from Turkey by the Misrad Habitachon "industry"... by Anonymous.

    We see that either Barak learned how to use mercenaries of his own very well, or those are the very same U.S. mercenary companies sent by Obama ( and Bush) years ago, organizing and employing USSC Arabs, - terrorists, with other words -, to do their dirty work, just as NATO has recommended, and just as Basher-el Assad is doing with his Shabiha in Syria ( see " The Stench of Deceit Part III").  Fact is, ever since the U.S. army, 9,000 strong,  arrived on Israeli soil this January, persecutions of the settlers have gotten much worse, much more frequent, and much more brutal. So I strongly suspect that these shadow U.S. forces are involved in the U.S. 'war effort' against us.

    See below: in Yericho... Arabs... who could those possibly be? Any connection to the DynCorp job offers, "Arab language skills required" in "Jerico, Israel"???? If it turns out it indeed was DynCorp that did the dirty deed, then by all means both DynCorp and the U.S. Government should be sued, not forgetting a hate crime suit for the slurs. There is a good chance of winning such a lawsuit in a decent U.S. lower court, I think.. Also, don't forget the looting aspect, and the organized, IBM like inventory capabilities of Dyncorp.... IF it is Dyncorp.... I know you won't like the comparison, but I do remember one other regime that systematically looted Jews' possessions; you do remember heaps of gold teeth, don't you...

    Outpost Residents Say Arabs Looted their Homes

    Residents of Mitzpe Avichai, who were evicted from their homes, saw Arab stealing their valuables.
    By Elad Benari
    First Publish: 1/16/2012, 4:14 AM

    Mitzpe Avichai
    Mitzpe Avichai
    Courtesy E.Y.
    Residents of the outpost of Mitzpe Avichai near Kiryat Arba, who were evicted from their homes in the middle of the night last week, are reporting that the Arab workers who came to clear the rubble that was left of their homes stole jewelry and other valuables.
    Rabbi Shimon Ben-Zion, a former member of the Kiryat Arba local council, told Arutz Sheva that residents of the outpost told him that when they returned to the ruins of their homes to take some belongings that survived the demolition, they found that the Arabs had stolen valuables.
    He stressed that the thieves were not residents of nearby Arab villages, but rather the employees of the company that had been contracted by the Civil Administration to destroy the outpost.
    Witnesses told Rabbi Ben-Zion that they spotted bags on the tractors used during the demolition, which they believe contained the stolen valuables. They added that the more expensive belongings were stolen, while the simpler and inexpensive belongings were left behind.
    Meanwhile the Civil Administration, which was responsible for carrying out the demolition, rejected the allegations and told Arutz Sheva that the residents’ claims were investigated and nothing was found that would confirm that any thefts took place.
    The Civil Administration noted, however, that the demolition was carried out by a contractor, a fact which limited the Administration’s ability to thoroughly investigate the claims.
    Rabbi Ben-Zion rejected the Civil Administration’s response and said that one of the residents told him he had seen the Arab looters stealing heavy equipment from the homes but when they saw they had been spotted, left the heavier equipment and took the smaller items.
    Rabbi Ben-Zion added that when the residents began chasing the looters and sought the help of policemen who were on the scene, the officers responded by saying, “Who told you it’s yours?”

    The prophet Ezekiel was so right: they are doing this for greed, because the U.S. is broke, the Western powers are broke, and the Arabs of Judea, Egypt, and other countries are also broke; just like they looted Libya to the core, they are in the process of looting Jews in Yesha, their next target. Filthy, sickening animals.But nothing will prevent them from collapsing, if Hashem so decrees.

    Police Brutally Evict 5 Families from Yissa Beracha Outpost

    Police violently evicted 5 families from the new community (“outpost”) of Yissa Beracha early Thursday. Nine protesters were injured.
    By David Lev
    First Publish: 1/19/2012, 9:10 AM

    Police violence
    Police violence
    A7 archives
    Police early Thursday morning evicted five families from the new community (“outpost”) of Yissa Beracha, a new neighborhood of the town of Mitspe Yericho, located between Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. Police violently removed the families and beat protesters who had come to demonstrate against the eviction. Nine protesters were injured in the police violence.

    The operation, for all practical purposes, constituted a classic “invasion” of the neighborhood, with police sealing off the neighborhood for three hours before the eviction, while others blocked off access roads, preventing protesters from reaching the site, and beating with with clubs and sticks when they tried to reach the site. Police said that three officers were injured, after they fell off a roof they had climbed on in order to remove a resident.

    Three of the protesters sustained injuries to the head, and were taken to Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital for treatment. Protesters said that one woman was injured when she was run down by a security vehicle; another protester who was hit on the head by police was refused medical treatment, witnesses said, with police preventing doctors from treating him until the evictions and demolition of the structures in the neighborhood were finished. Protesters said that, as has been the case in recent outpost demolitions, police used Arab contractors who gleefully ripped down the structures, cursing and laughing at the Jews while they did their work.

    MK Michael Ben-Ari said that “the time has come for the national religious public to understand that the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is bad for the Jews. The obsessive and ongoing demolition of Jewish homes has reached the levels of the eviction of Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and northern Samaria. Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are persecuting residents, evicting children from their homes, and injuring protesters – and afterwards they wonder why there are 'price tag' actions.”
    Along with the demolition and eviction of five families in the new community of  Yissa Beracha, a new neighborhood of the town of Mitspe Yericho, police and border guards also evicted the Slonim family in the Oz Tzion neighborhood of Givat Assaf. Police tore down the building, with police waving guns and rifles at residents during the eviction. Police deny the report

    Newlyweds Among Those Evicted from Outpost

    Newlyweds Tzvi Yitzchak and Sarah Cohen were beaten and evicted from their home in Yissa Beracha. "We will rebuild."
    By Elad Benari
    First Publish: 1/20/2012, 5:46 AM

    Mitzpe Yericho
    Mitzpe Yericho
    Israel news photo: Archive
    Among the five families evicted from their homes in the new community (“outpost”) of Yissa Beracha in Mitzpe Yericho early Thursday morning were newlyweds Tzvi Yitzchak and Sarah Cohen. Their home was razed.
    Tzvi Yitzchak Cohen told Arutz Sheva in an interview on Thursday about the terrible violence used by police against local residents during the eviction and demolition.
    “Yissa Beracha is a new neighborhood which was established about a year and a half ago following the murders of Yitzchak and Talya Imas, Avishai Shindler and Kochava Even Chaim who were murdered in a terror attack near Hevron,” Cohen said. “Until two months ago, when we received notices that we were outside the boundaries of the community, we had no problems.”
    Cohen, who lived in a trailer until the wedding, when he and his new wife moved into their permanent home, said, “After the engagement and before the wedding we built the house and entered it immediately after the ceremony. Since then we’ve dedicated more houses and a synagogue in the community, but last night everything was destroyed.”
    “They behaved brutally, they sprayed pepper gas at dozens of guys, threw one of them from the roof of a home,” he added. “They used Arabs to remove our belongings and then demolished the houses. They took us out of our home while beating us.”
    Cohen said, “They want to break us but they will not succeed. We will build everything again and anyone who can contribute – a blessing will come upon him.”

    6. SO WHAT IS YOUR CONCLUSION??? Mine is quite clear.....


      If you want to see what's happening to the disaffected black ghetto youth in the U.S., see this shocking video. How many of those brainwashed elements are incorporated in Dyncorp and Triple Canopy? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Thanks, G.


    Friday, January 20, 2012

    ".....Stench of Deceit....." Part IV: The techniques advocated by this speaker also need to be implemented here in Israel.

    Thanks to Eric Phelps and Chris;  see also below radio interview tomorrow with only congressman, from Rhode Island, to oppose NDAA.

      See the previous posts on this blog related to the topic of mercenaries and treasonous, illegal use of force against Jews of Judea and Samaria here:

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    " ...The stench of deceit...." , Part III : A true gift from Heaven, those hackers!


    As we say, "Gam Zu LeTova": this too is for the best. What do I mean by this?


    "United States-based Stratfor is a think tank that provides reports and analysis of international affairs and security threats. Its subscribers include.... the US Air Force and the Miami Police Department. "

    Thanks to "Anonymous", everything is clear now; without "Anonymous" I would never have read Stratfor's normally restricted articles; a friend far away would not have sent me a link to their temporarily free publication! The article that caught my attention is not the article that was sent to me, incidentally; it was another one, which I included below.

    You see, after doing quite a bit of research earlier, I came to the conclusion that NATO and their members, which include the U.S. and Israel ( actually, Israel is not strictly speaking a member, although for all practical purposes it acts as one, totally cooperating with the organization), OFFICIALLY use Arabs to do their dirty work against Israel and the Jews, - which Europe has done for the longest time. You can go back to Tarpat, the massacres of Jews in Jerusalem and Hevron in 1929, and you will find the same thing: Arabs were used to chase the Jews away, murder and kill them, but in the end their bosses benefited just as much. This is institutionalized criminality, but it has been kept under wraps and secret for a long time: you see, those outwardly honorable governments would not want to be caught with their pants down, so to speak: openly declaring that they are using criminal thugs to do their dirty work does not sound too good; this is not something that a self-respecting Western government would want to go around proudly shouting on the rooftops. After all, "Noblesse oblige"; they are so much better than the common dictators they mercilessly destroy and preach to, right?!

    But God is great: thanks to a passing remark by one of our friends today, who called those Muslim thugs mercenaries,... and then seeing the title on Stratfor's website: "The Use of Mercenaries in Syria's Crackdown", a light went on in my brain, and everything all of a sudden made sense to me: 

    Israel and the U.S. are using the exact same methods as Bashar al-Assad! This would explain, very clearly, why all of the sudden the IDF Chief of Staff volunteered to let Bashar al-Assad's men "take refuge" in the Golan: here is a ready-made army of the very same mercenaries they have been using to remove the Jews from Mitzpe Avichai! And they ARE called mercenaries in Syria, without any shame. They even have a name: the Shabiha.

    (Here is an INN article excerpt quoting the IDF Chief of Staff speaking on January 10, 2012, - only two days before this article about Syrian mercenaries appeared on Stratfor's website; I find the timing quite remarkable: who informed whom? Who decided this and when? Why now? What is the connection with this Stratfor intelligence information? Who got this intelligence before the article was written?

    "...IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Tuesday that he expects Syrian President Bashar Assad to lose power and that the IDF is planning to absorb a large influx of Alawite Muslim refugees in the Golan Heights....")

    Considering that the IDF intends to soon destroy Migron - see below - in the most cruel manner, 

    Considering that the government understands that using Jewish IDF soldiers just won't cut it this time,

    And considering the special unit that Ehud Barak created a while ago to deal with 'settlers' only , that is us,

    It all makes sense now. The special unit is a UNIT OF MERCENARIES, A UNIT OF PLAIN CRIMINAL THUGS, just like Bashar Al-Assad's thugs, only WITH NATO'S BLESSINGS, SUPERVISION, AND COMPLICITY.

    What should the response of us Jews be in such a case? I don't have the slightest doubt that our response has to be the strongest so far. We do not have an obligation to submit to those criminals; submitting to POGROMS is not being a good citizen, it is being a fool!

    First of all, EXPOSE this story far and wide. The average Jew in Israel doesn't have the faintest idea about the truth.  EXPOSE the fact that these so-called legitimate governments are using common criminals and thugs to do their dirty work against us.

    Second, EXPOSE the role of the US army on Israeli soil. This "joint exercise" is a sham. There is no joint exercise, as you have seen. What there is is a force of 9,000 heavily trained mercenaries, ready to do NATO's dirty work in Israel - with the willing cooperation of Ehud Barak and of Benny Gantz, who just flew to Brussels today to take his orders from his masters, who follow the orders of Germany, AKA the EU, AKA Rome, AKA AMALEK.

    Aren't you going to finally open your eyes, Jews? What are you waiting for? Don't you see what these traitors are preparing for you? Won't you deal with these murderers the way murderers should be dealt with?

    And what happened to you, Bibi? You, whose brother gave his life for his people: don't you have an ounce of shame, using criminal mercenaries against your own people? You are going to have to pay a very, very heavy price for your crimes, just as Sharon is paying right now, don't doubt that for an instant.

    As for you, U.S. troops, we have you figured out. You can't pretend to be the righteous army you so hypocritically claim to be: you too, here in Israel, are nothing but an army of thugs, ready to pounce like a bull in a china shop, upon orders, against the Jews of Israel.

    Better think before you act; otherwise God has a very good plan for you: read Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39: keep at it and you will all die a miserable death here - and we won't even have to do it to you: GOD will see to it, as Ezekiel prophecized over 2,000 years ago. And whoever joins you in a violent action against us, the Jews of Israel, whom God Himself gave this Land to, will suffer the same horrible fate. So, think very seriously before you act; you have been warned.

    See also the posts:

      In these posts you will find links to articles on NATO's strategies .

      January 12, 2012 | 1303 GMT


      STR/AFP/Getty Images
      Syrian President Bashar al Assad waves at supporters Jan. 11 in Damascus
      The regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad has relied heavily on a local mercenary force known as the Shabiha in its crackdown on protests. Because of the sectarian makeup of the Syrian military, Damascus will likely continue this approach, despite the Shabiha's deficiencies in skill and strategy and growing objections from Syria's allies in Iran.
      Regimes in the Middle East have used hired thugs in crackdowns for some time, as seen in Iran, Egypt and Libya. In Syria, the government of President Bashar al Assad has relied particularly heavily on a group of loyalist mercenaries known as the Shabiha. This reliance exposes the constraints faced by the Syrian military, which is dominated by the minority Alawite sect, in trying to put down the unrest, as well as the high level of sectarianism that continues to distinguish the Syrian conflict from other instances of regional unrest.

      The Shabiha: Origin and Expansion

      The Shabiha, which means "phantom-like," first appeared in 1976 when the Syrian army entered Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. The group consisted of young, mostly Alawite men from the coastal Syrian cities of Latakia, Tartus and Banias, which have high concentrations of Alawites. Operating along the Syrian coast and across the Syrian-Lebanese borderland, the Shabiha were mostly involved in the smuggling and sale of stolen goods between Syria and Lebanon, while many also robbed households and warehouses.
      The Shabiha grew in number in the 1980s after an unsuccessful 1983 coup attempt by Rifaat al Assad, the brother of late former Syrian President Hafez al Assad. In the wake of the failed coup, Rifaat's Defense Companies, an elite Alawite force of roughly 55,000 soldiers that led the 1982 massacre of Sunni protesters in Hama, and intelligence units loyal to him were dismantled, and Rifaat was stripped of power and later forced into exile. Many of the fighters from the defunct Defense Companies eventually joined the ranks of the Shabiha.
      Currently the Shabiha have around 20,000 members, who are paid on average about $40 per day, according to Stratfor sources. Many of the Shabiha the Syrian regime has recruited to deal with the unrest were uneducated, unemployed youths or criminals released from prison on the condition that they would go to extreme lengths to demonstrate their loyalty to the regime, and most work for the regime on a part-time basis while working other menial jobs. However, some have also reportedly made their way into the Sunni business community in Damascus and Aleppo, where they perform a range of bureaucratic functions. Not all Shabiha are involved in security operations; a significant portion is involved in media operations to help the regime disseminate messages that portray the opposition fighting the army as militant jihadists.
      According to accounts by opposition activists, journalists and human rights monitors, the Syrian regime will typically bus Shabiha in to the more restive urban areas of the country, such as Homs and Hama, the outskirts of Damascus and Aleppo, and the border cities of Daraa and Talkalakh. Once there, the Shabiha will go door to door assaulting, jailing or killing suspected opposition members -- and their families, in some cases.
      Most Shabiha operate in plainclothes, but more recently opposition members have described them as wearing newly manufactured police or black uniforms and carrying what appear to be new AK-47 assault rifles. These reports could not be confirmed, but it would not be surprising if the Syrian regime were investing extra money to formalize the Shabiha as one of its main lines of defense.

      Iran and the Syrian Strategy

      The al Assad regime's heavy reliance on the Shabiha is not a strategy that appears to have the full endorsement of Syria's main ally, Iran. According to a Stratfor source, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) helped train the Shabiha beginning in mid-March, when the first significant demonstrations broke out in Syria. Unlike Iran, which relied on young Basij militiamen -- who had been strongly indoctrinated in religion and integrated into the formal security apparatus -- to put down the so-called Green Revolution after the 2009 Iranian election controversy, Syria does not have well-trained militiamen at its disposal.
      Iranian officials privately describe the Shabiha as unruly and grossly undisciplined. One Stratfor Iranian source labeled the Shabiha's use of violence as misguided and explained how the IRGC unsuccessfully attempted to convey to the Syrian militiamen that violence must be employed strategically so as to suppress and not proliferate unrest. The source's information suggests that the IRGC has concluded that the Shabiha could be doing more damage than good for the al Assad regime. For this reason, the source claims that the IRGC has given up on training the Shabiha and has instead deployed Hezbollah members to work with them and in some cases even defend Shabiha who have more recently become targets of attacks by the rebel Free Syrian Army.
      Despite Iran's objections, the Syrian regime is unlikely to lessen its reliance on the Shabiha, primarily because of the sectarian environment in which the regime operates. Alawite officers, who are outnumbered by mostly low-to-mid-ranking Sunni conscript soldiers, dominate the Syrian military. Unwilling to fight against their coreligionists, many of the Sunni conscripts have deserted or defected to the Free Syrian Army. The regime crackdown has therefore been mostly led by all-Alawite forces, including the Republican Guard, Fourth Armored Division, the 14th and 15th Special Forces Divisions, riot police, Military Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence, the General Intelligence Directorate, the National Security Bureau, Baath Party security, the Political Security Directorate and, of course, the Shabiha. The regime has meanwhile been extremely hesitant to deploy more demographically mixed army divisions, which would be more prone to splitting along sectarian lines and undermining the unity of the army overall. The regime's reluctance to fully employ its armed forces means it will continue to rely on mercenaries for reinforcement in the crackdowns.
      The heavy use of Shabiha could also help the al Assad regime moderate its rapidly growing dependence on Iran, which has taken advantage of the political crisis to expand the IRGC's presence in Syria. Al Assad's strategy concerning the Shabiha may be far from perfect, but, given the constraints he faces, it is one that appears to be helping the regime hold the line against Syria's still-fractured opposition and maintain cohesion in the army overall.
      The regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad has relied heavily on a local mercenary force known as the Shabiha in its crackdown on protests. Because of the sectarian makeup of the Syrian military, Damascus will likely continue this approach, despite the Shabiha's deficiencies in skill and strategy and growing objections from Syria's allies in Iran.

      • Top Officer: Migron Expulsion to Resemble Disengagement

      Senior officer in Central Command: "This is an unprecedented eviction compared to all we have done until now."
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 1/17/2012, 3:44 PM

      Amona eviction, 2006
      Amona eviction, 2006
      The eviction of residents and demolition of Migron will resemble the Disengagement, a senior  IDF officer in Central Command told reporters Tuesday.
      "This is not another outpost eviction," he said. "Migron is a community. This is an unprecedented eviction compared to everything we have done until now."
      The officer further estimated that unlike outpost evictions, the destruction of Migron will not be over in one night. "I think the reaction of the settlers will also be more meaningful," he said. He added: "This step will also hurt the security aspect" – possibly meaning that IDF forces will have to be set aside to deal with Jews, thus compromising the anti-terror effort.
      The officer admitted that the press coverage of the Jewish riot at the Ephraim Brigade Base had been disproportional. "The subject received greater attention because of the spotlight that was pointed at the area that night. Events like this have happened in the past."
      The officer said that the IDF is worried about the rise in terror attacks on motorists in Judea and Samaria. Both rock attacks and firebomb attacks are increasing, he said.
      The technique of throwing rocks from inside a passing car at another car is relatively new, he said. "The phenomenon started last August. There appears to be a cell in Gush Etzion, and another one in Binyamin, that we have not yet put our hands on. The murder of Asher Palmer and his son gave terror groups a boost."
      Another dangerous and new terrorist technique, he said, is that of terrorists disguised as Israeli police who put up roadblocks and use a police strobe light to complete the illusion. The purpose seems to be abduction of Jews.