Monday, April 16, 2012

Plaut: Shalom Eisner “should instead be given a medal.”

Note:  The pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel crowd got what they came for - a video of an IDF soldier striking one of the activist in the crowd.  The following article posted on Israpundit explains what prompted the altercation and it appears only one side of the story is being told and promoted - the activist's side, which is just another propaganda piece used against the State of Israel.  The soldier, as you will learn, was struck by the Danish youth and broke several of the Colonel's fingers This is not shown in the anarchist edited videotape.

Israeli police via AFP
APRIL 16, 2012
Obviously Plaut agrees with my comment in the other post. But not everybody does. Steinberg said “Tragically they are still successful in finding soldiers and, in this case, quite senior officers who lose control.” In other words, he doesn’t condone the soldiers actions. Even Plaut justified the soldier by saying he had been attacked. I took the position that as a matter of policy we should make them fear us. Its called deterrence. But as good as it feels to force conformity with our demands, some say it hurts our image around the world. Should we be concerned with this? Should we create an image of “nice” or an image of toughness? Which suits us better. Should we act in confrontation or should we avoid confrontation. Should we make a a big deal out of it or should we make the event a yawn? Ted Belman
By Steven Plaut

Well the “Flytilla” of pro-terrorism anarcho-fascists and Hitler Youth pretty much was halted in their airport espresso lounges yesterday. Only a handful of the gutternsnipes made it into Israel. Unfortunately, the government did not take my advice of shipping those into Gaza and then refusing ever to let them leave. The women “anarchists” could stay in Gaza and find work as comfort girls.

The big story seems to be the IDF colonel who hit a Danish guttersnipe in the face with the butt of his rifle. The anarchists videotaped the incident and edited out what CAUSED the colonel to strike the guttersnipe. Well, now we know. The colonel, who is religious, has a long track record of keeping order and staying calm in the face of “anarchist” provocations. So what set him off? The Danish guttersnipe struck him violently and broke several of the colonel’s fingers. This is not shown in the anarchist edited videotape.

The colonel is Shalom Eisner and he has been suspended from duties.
But he should instead be given a medal. Please take a moment and
send the Prime Minister a message, at this web site, calling for the
full reinstatement of Colonel Eisner and his being granted a medal:
Meanwhile, I think we need a new marching song to salute Colonel
Eisner and celebrate the new out-of-character courage of the Israeli
government in dealing with the anarcho-nazis. (The government also
showed uncharacteristic moxie in its sarcastic letter mocking the

I have composed just the thing, based on the Michael Jackson song “Beat It!”
Original Michael Jackson Lyrics here:

Here is my version:
    “Beat them”
    [1st Verse]
    We Told them Don’t You Ever Come Around Here
    Don’t Wanna See Your Face, You Better Disappear
    The Hatred’s In Their Eyes And Their Words Are Really Clear
    So Beat them, Just Beat them

    [2nd Verse]
    You Better Run, You Better Do What You Can
    They wanna shed our Blood, So Be A Macho Man
    We gonna Be Tough, Let’s toss them in our Can
    So Beat them, Taser them so bad

    Just Beat them, Beat them, Beat them, Beat them
    No One Wants To Be Defeated
    Showin’ the Hitler Youth our Fight
    Anarcho-fascists Left and Right

    Just Beat them, Beat them
    Just Beat them, Beat them
    Just Beat them, Beat them
    Just Beat them, Beat them

    Beat them, Beat them, Beat them, Beat them
The full news story on the assault of Colonel Eisner by the Danish
Hitler youth:

IDF Suspends Officer who Hit Anarchist
After an initial investigation, IDF decides to suspend officer who was
provoked by an anarchist and was videotaped hitting him.
By Elad Benari

The IDF has decided to suspend Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the IDF officer
who was videotaped striking a Danish anarchist with his gun.
In an updated statement released late Sunday evening, the IDF
Spokesman’s Unit said,
    “The Head of Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan
    Alon, has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident in which Lt.
    Col. Shalom Eisner, Deputy Commander of the Bik’a Brigade, was seen
    hitting protesters in the Jordan Valley yesterday. After an initial
    inquiry conducted this evening (Sunday) by the Commander of the Bik’a
    Brigade, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon decided to adopt the recommendation of
    the Head of the Armored Corps, Brig. Gen. Agai Yehezkel, and suspend
    the officer immediately until the investigation is fully concluded.”
The statement added that the Chief Military Advocate General,
Brigadier General Danny Efroni, has ordered that the Military Police
investigate the incident as well.

Earlier Sunday, the anarchists uploaded a video to the Internet in
which Eisner is seen slamming his gun, magazine first, into the face
of an ISM anarchist. As is usual in such cases, the anarchists’ video
is edited and does not include any documentation of their provocations
vis-à-vis the reservist force that had to deal with them on the Jewish
Sabbath. There was no evidence in the video that the anarchist was

The incident occurred near Route 90, which runs along Israel’s eastern
border. The anarchists were obviously ignoring the orders of the IDF
force to clear the road.

The anarchists claimed that they were trying to conduct a peaceful
protest by riding their bicycles on Route 90. IDF forces “brutally
attacked” them, they claimed, and three activists were hospitalized
after the event.

The IDF Spokesman’s Unit told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that
    “This is a
    grave incident. The Head of Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon,
    has ordered that a thorough and serious inquiry be conducted. The
    inquiry will look into the circumstances that preceded the events
    documented in the video as well as the serious incident that is seen
    in the film. Lessons will be learned and proper steps will be taken.”
    Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Sunday evening that he
    views the incident as a very serious one. The IDF Spokesman quoted
    Gantz as having said, “The incident does not reflect the values of the
    IDF and will be thoroughly investigated.”
It was also revealed on Sunday that Eisner told a confidante that the
leftist he was seen hitting in the video struck him first, causing
fractures in his hand.

Arik Ben Shimon, who served under Eisner in the past, spoke to him
after the incident and heard his version of what happened.
The Deputy Brigade Commander said that the moment taped and published
in the internet was preceded by verbal and physical violence by the
leftists against him and his soldiers.

“You have to understand that this was a confrontation that lasted over
two hours and not an event that lasted a few minutes,” Ben Shimon told
Arutz Sheva. “This was the last line of defense before an area that
was declared a ‘closed military zone’ and the video is obviously edited in a biased way, leaving out the part where that anarchist from
Denmark hit Eisner with a stick in his right hand and caused fractures
in his hand.”

Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:52 am