Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rahm Emanuel: A Close-up

  • Rahm Emanuel, was Chief-of-Staff of the Obama administration and has recently won the mayoral race in Chicago. 
  • Emanuel, as a former senior adviser in the Clinton White House.[1]
  • He pushed the NAFTA legislation through Congress in 1993. It is designed to remove tariff barriers between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next fifteen years. NAFTA includes two important side agreements on environmental and labor issues that extend into cooperative efforts to reconcile policies, and procedures for dispute resolution between the member states. [2] More recent NAFTA agreements have expanded into the agreement of an intercontinental superhighway, and part of a plan to merge the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a North American Union. [3][4
  • Emanuel's father, Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a Jerusalem-born pediatrician who was once a member of the Irgun, an underground Jewish armed paramilitary organization that operated in British-controlled Palestine. Some say he was involved in a terrorist organization. 
  • Emanuel directed the details of the ceremony of the 1993 Rose Garden signing ceremony after the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, down to the choreography of the famous handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat."[5]
  • The secret Jewish freemasonic "brotherhood" of B'nai B'rith has operated in Chicago since the mid-1800s. Rahm Emanuel comes from two B'nai B'rith families of Chicago - the Auerbach and the Smulevitz clans. It is an extremely powerful secret society and has been accused of controlling the media. [6]  
  • Emanuel was quickly gaining a reputation for abusive, disparaging tirades. In one particular incident, he made an inflammatory remark about conservative democrats that didn't support President Obama's new health-care initiative. On another occasion, he Emanuel reportedly screamed profanity into Tony Blair's face while Clinton was present. He's been known for his bad behavior. [7][8]
  • Emanuel believes in Universal Citizen Service. In a book he co-authored, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, he calls for, among other things, compulsory service for all Americans ages 18 to 25. He states:
"It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. ...
Here's how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we're hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing needs."
  • Emanuel supported President Obama's own plan to require high school students to perform 50 hours of government-approved service.[9]

    Rahm Emanuel is gone from the national scene, but he's waiting on the sidelines for his next assignment.