Here follows 2 articles on Rahm Emanuel - U.S. Pres. Obama´s Jewish Chief of Staff and his terrorist family connection. The first article is from the Pakistani paper The International News, the second is written by the American author Victor Thorn.
Obama's chief-of-staff-designate Rahm Emanuel is the son of a former Zionist terrorist
By Kaleem Omar
The International News, 11-15-2008
Americas powerful Jewish lobby is alive, well and kicking. It is likely to become even more influential when President-Elect Barack Obama takes office as the 44th president of the United States in two months time, and Rahm Israel Emanuel - the son of a former Zionist terrorist - becomes the White House Chief of Staff in Obamas administration.
Emanuel, 51, is the first person named by Obama to become a member of his administration. He has been a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives since 2003, representing Illinoiss 5th congressional district, which covers much of the north side of Chicago and parts of suburban Cook County.
Illinois is Obamas home state, from where he was elected to the US Senate in 2006. He is the son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother. He was (allegedly -ed) born in the US State of Hawaii and grew up in Chicago.
Emanuel was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2006 mid-term elections, in which the Democratic Party gained control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. After the Democrats regained control of the House, Emanuel was elected as the next chairman of the Democratic Caucus. He is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the 435-member House, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny How and Majority Whip Jin Clyburn.
On November 6, 2008, only two days after Obama was elected president, Emanuel accepted an offer from him to become the White House Chief of Staff in his administration, which begins on January 20th, 2009.
Emanuel is an influential member of the New Democratic Coalition, and a prominent advocate of economic liberalisation. He is noted for his combative style of politics and his political fundraising abilities.
Emanuel was born in Chicago, Illinois. His first name, Rahm, means high or lofty in Hebrew, while his surname, Emanuel, means God is with us. The Jews call themselves Gods chosen people - a description that implies that the Jews believe that non-Jews (i.e. the rest of the world) dont matter. The meaning of Emanuels surname seems to be of a piece with this reprehensible Jewish belief. Judaism is the only religion in the world that, by implication, denigrates the followers of other faiths in this belittling fashion.
According to Emanuels father, his son is the namesake of Rahamim, a Lehi group commander who was killed. Rahms surname was adopted by his family in 1933 after Rahms paternal uncle, Emanuel Auerbach, was killed in a skirmish with Arabs in Jerusalem.
M Auerbachs death suggests that there is no love lost between Emanuels family and the beleaguered people of Palestine, who have been at the receiving end of Israeli state terrorism ever since the creation of the Zionist state in 1948.
Emanuels family background suggests that the long stalled Middle East peace process is not likely to make much headway while he is the White House Chief of Staff in Obamas administration.
This impression is reinforced by the fact that Emanuel - an American citizen by birth - joined the Israeli army as a volunteer during the 1991 Gulf war between the United States and Iraq. By joining the Israeli army, Emanuel violated a US law which prohibits American citizens from joining the armed forces of another country. Americans who do so can be stripped of their citizenship.
Emanuels father, Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician who was born in Jerusalem. He was a member of the Irgun, a Zionist terrorist group that operated in Palestine from 1931 to 1948 during the British Mandate.
Irgun (Hebrew: shorthand for Halgrun Ha Tzvai Haleum BeEretz Yisrael, National Military Organisation in the Land of Israel) was established as a terrorist offshoot of the earlier and larger Zionist paramilitary organisation Haganah (Hebrew: The Defence). For reasons of secrecy, Zionists often referred to the Irgun, during that time, as Haganah Bet (Hebrew: literally Defence B or Second Defence).
During the period 1936-1939, the Irgun carried out 60 attacks against Arab civilians and British soldiers, reflecting its world view that political violence and terrorism were legitimate tools in the Zionist struggle for the Land of Israel - a state carved out, in 1948, from land where the Palestinians were in the majority, with a population of 900,000 Palestinians versus 600,000 Jews.
If a free and fair referendum had been held at the time to determine the future of the territory, the majority of the population would have voted for the creation of a Palestinian state. Instead, the great powers connived with the Zionists to create the Jewish state of Israel in 1948. The new state promptly proceeded to drive hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their lands. Israel then illegally transferred the ownership rights of those lands to Jewish settlers who were brought in by the shipload from Europe.
Irgun was described as a terrorist organisation by the New York Times and by the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry. All told, Irgun attacks against Arab targets resulted in at least 250 Arab deaths during this period.
In an Irgun attack on August 26, 1934, 24 Arab civilians were killed by a bomb at a marketplace at Jaffa. On February 27m 1939, 33 Arab civilians were killed in multiple Irgun attacks, including 24 by a bomb in an Arab market in the Suk Quarter of Haifa and 4 by a bomb in an Arab vegetable market in Jerusalem. On May 24, 1939, 5 Arab civilians were killed by a mine detonated by an Irgun group at the Rex cinema in Jerusalem. On June 19, 1939, 20 Arab civilians were killed by an Irgun hit squad in multiple shootings during a one-hour period.
Two of the most well-known Irgun attacks were the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946 and the Deir Yassin massacre (accomplished together with the Stern gang) on April 9, 1948. Irgun was also responsible for the assassination of the UN representative in Palestine in 1948.
Irgun was a political predecessor to Israels right-wing Herut (or Freedom) party, which led to todays Likud party. Likud has led or been part of most Israeli governments since 1977.
Menachem Begin was also a member of Irgun. He was on the British Mandate authorities list of Irgun terrorists. He was later elected prime minister of Israel.
There has been no mention of any of this aspect of Rahm Israel Emanuels background in the mainstream US media since he agreed to become the White House Chief of Staff in Obamas administration.
Emanuel went to school in Chicago. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981, and went on to receive a masters degree in Speech and Communications from Northwestern University in 1985.
Emanuel is a close friend of fellow Chicagoan David Axelrod, chief strategist for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. Axelrod signed the ketubaa Jewish marriage contract at Emanuels wedding to Amy Rule. Emanuel and his wife are members of Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel, a Modern Orthodox Jewish congregation in Chicago, Emanuel has said of his Judaism: I am proud of my heritage That heritage, presumably, includes his fathers stint as a member of the Irgun.
Bill Clintons most serious primary rival in the 1992 presidential election campaign, Paul Tsongas (the New Hampshire Democratic primary winner in 1992) later withdrew, citing a lack of campaign funds.
Richard Mintz, a Washington public relations consultant who worked with Emanuel on the Clinton campaign says: It was that (extra) million dollars (raised by Emanuel) that really allowed the campaign to ride out in New Hampshire (over Clintons relationship with Gennifer Flowers and the controversy over his draft status during the Vietnam War.
Emanuels rapport with potential donors within the Jewish community helped Clinton amass a then unheard of campaign fund sum of $ 72 million.
According to a report published in the London Economist after the 1992 election, 60 per cent of all private contributions to Clintons campaign fund came from American Jews.
Following the campaign, Emanuel became a senior adviser to Clinton at the White House in 1993 to 1998. In the White House, Emanuel was initially Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and then Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy.
According to an American commentator, one of Emanuels proudest moments during the Clinton administration was an event that touched his political sensibilities and his personal ties to Israel: the 1993 Rose Garden signing ceremony after the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). Emanuel directed the details of the ceremony, down to the choreography of the handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat. Hamas, a militant Palestinian organisation, said that Arafat had sold out to the Americans.
RAHM EMANUEL: Ardent Zionist
called Obamas Svengali
By Victor Thorn
More sinister than Karl Rove and potentially deadlier than Dick Darth Vader Cheney, his name is Rahm Emanuel, and he was recently appointed chief of staff in the president-elects White House. This first official act should send waves of alarm through people because Barack Obama promised change, but what were getting is the exact same cabal that brought us 9-11 and endless war in the Middle East.
Initial media reports described Emanuel as a vulgar, Chicago-based enforcer who had an aggressive, in-your- face, pit-bull style. Others painted him as a partisan Washington insider with strong ties to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Although these labels seem harsh, the reality is far worse.
Rahm Emanuel, nicknamed Rahmbo, is a pro- Israel Orthodox Jew who was educated in a Talmudic yeshiva and served as a volunteer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). He is a dual citizen of Israel, which his office refused to deny when AFP inquired. Israel is the only nation where Americans can apply for and obtain citizenship without automatically renouncing U.S. citizenship.
Some Americans are unilaterally proclaimed citizens of other countries, as when an American GI marries a French girl and becomes an automatic citizen of France. But if the GI applied for and obtained French citizenship, he would lose his American citizenship. It is impossible to be a 100 percent loyal American and have an ounce of loyalty to another country; there is no #101 percent and the interests of Israel and the United States are not always synonymous.
Those familiar with the 9-11 terrorist attacks know that the IDF was instrumental in training the Dancing Israelis whofrom a rooftop in Weehawken, N. J.had the foreknowledge to videotape both WTC towers being struck by kamikaze jetliners, then celebrate afterward.
Mentored by members of Chicagos corrupt party machine like convicted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, Emanuel gravitated to Washington in 1991 after becoming Bill Clintons campaign finance committee director. His star rose even higher when he served as one of the primary NAFTA architects and pushed strict anti-gun legislation. After leaving his post as a policy aide for the Clintons, he used his influence as an investment banker to rake in millions during the late 1990s. With this money, Emanuel won a congressional seat in 2002, became the fourth ranking House Democrat by 2006, and is now the most powerful member of Obamas executive office team.
FAMILY HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
What truly makes Emanuel dangerous is that his Israeli-born father Benjamin was an integral member of the Zionist terror group known as Irgun during the 1940s. Along with another notorious terror outfitthe Stern GangIrgun bombed Jerusalems King David Hotel in 1946 where 96 people were killed; while also instigating the 1948 Deir Yassin Massacre.
Rahm Emanuel is the son of a terrorist who directly plotted the assassination of Count Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat and United Nations envoy who tried to broker peace in Palestine. But Irgun didnt seek treaties. It instead sought racial cleansing and genocide. According to Elisabeth Bumiller in The New York Times, Benjamin Emanuel passed secret codes to Shin Bet bomber and future Prime Minister Menachem Begin. These very same Jewish terrorists eventually became the recognized Israeli government in 1948, as well as predecessors to Benjamin Netanyahus right-wing Likud Party.
Rahm Emanuel likes to brag about his role in discovering Barack Obama. Six years ago, people on the North Side of Chicago took a bet on a young kid, reporter D.H. Williams writes of their symbiotic relationship.
Rahm and Barack have a deep history together in Chicago politics. Emanuel has been instrumental in the rise of Barack Obama from neophyte senator to the next president of the United States. Getting virtually no media attention, Rahm Emanuel has been by Obamas side during most of the last two years on the campaign trail.
If Karl Rove was George W. Bushs architect, the same can be said of the Emanuel connection. When Obama bowed and groveled at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention on June 4, 2008, it was Emanuel who escorted him to meet the executive board afterward.
Emanuel has been the operative who, according to the Chicago Tribune, remade the Democratic Party in his own image. Illinois Rep. Ray LaHood (R) seconded this notion. He legitimately can be called the golden boy of the Democratic Party today. He recruited the right candidates, found the money and funded them, and provided issues for them. Rahm did what no one else could do.
Worst of all, Emanuel is a rampant warmonger who takes his cues from the neo-cons. In his book The Plan: Big Ideas for America, he wrote, We need to expand the U.S. Army by 100,000 more troops.
What will Americas next target be under an Obama presidency? Sources close to Emanuel say that he has a Zionist obsession with Iran.
To get a final idea of what were dealing with, consider this quote from U.S. war journalist Pat Dollard:
Let me tell you right now, no exaggeration. Rahm Emanuel is the devil. He is . . . a Goebbels, a Mengele, a perfect Cromwell who would, without the faintest evidence of hesitation washing across his face for even a millisecond, order and even personally execute each and every human being he or Obama perceived to be an enemy of the regime. And if you ever personally offended him, and he had the opportunity to kill you, he would probably do it by starting with your children as you were made to watch. He is a bad guy.
Some researchers have gone so far as to claim that Emanuel was the notorious Mega spy deep inside the Clinton administration who passed top-secret documents about Iran on to the Israeli government, causing a great deal of chaos among the various intelligence agencies. Be very wary of this man. Like the Prince of Darkness Richard Perle and Michael Chertoff before him (both of whom hold dual U.S.-Israeli citizenships), it may well be proven that his loyalties rest more with a fabricated little state in the Middle East than they do with us.
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of many books on 9-11 and the New World Order. These include 9-11 Evil: The Israeli Role in 9-11 and Phantom Flight 93.