Israel behind US police brutality



Now Americans can be treated like their Palestinian counterparts.

An investigative journalist says that police tactics used against peaceful Occupy protesters have brought to public attention the extreme militarization of US police, which is more suitable for counter-terrorism operations.

The proper term used for this "ruthless" suppression of US anti-corporatism Occupy protesters should be "Israelification," investigative journalist Max Blumenthal wrote in an article published on Rense.com.

Blumenthal says “The New York Police Department's disclosure that it deployed 'counter-terror' measures against Occupy protesters encamped in downtown Manhattan's Zuccotti Park is just the latest example of the so-called War on Terror creeping into everyday life. Revelations like these have raised serious questions about the extent to which Israeli-inspired tactics are being used to suppress the Occupy movement."

He added that US police forces have been "schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63-year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population," in order to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities.
According to the investigative journalist, former Israeli military officers have been hired to lead security operations "at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people.”

After 9/11, American law police officers began seeking counter-terrorism expertise from Israelis.

In return, the Israeli lobby "provided thousands of top cops with all-expenses paid trips to Israel and stateside training sessions with Israeli military and intelligence officials."

Not only dissidents but even ordinary criminals may be treated as terrorists under the Israel model, which can also include the routine use of torture.

The Occupy movement emerged in the US after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York's financial district on September 17 to protest against the unjust distribution of wealth in the country and the excessive influence of big corporations on US policies.

Despite police brutality and mass arrests, protests have spread to many major US cities as well as to Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and other countries.

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Source: Press TV
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