Israel’s Global Insecurity Industry
By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
January 22, 2013
In a must-read op-ed at Al Jazeera English, Belén Fernández reviews a new report by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) entitled “Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression.” Of the report that catalogues “the role of Israel’s government, its military, and related corporations and organisations in a global industry of violence and repression,” Fernández writes in part:
IJAN’s observation that Israel variously armed all three parties in Angola’s protracted civil war would seem to underscore the opportunistic nature of the Jewish state’s global contributions to violence – as would its collaboration in the state terror unleashed by the Argentine military junta in the 1970s, which incidentally disproportionately targeted Jewish residents of Argentina.
A similar theme was hinted at more recently in reports that an employee of Global CST – an Israeli private security company founded by the former head of the Operations Directorate of the Israeli army and contracted by the Colombian government to assist in the struggle against the anti-government Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and other enemies – had sought to sell classified Colombian Defence Ministry documents to the FARC itself.
In 2011, it was alleged that Global CST had also marketed its services to both the armed forces of Georgia as well as to the country’s breakaway republic of Abhkazia.
IJAN’s indictment of Israel’s “use [of] profits to further repress and displace Palestinians, developing still more deadly weapons in the process” would seem to underscore the implications of this winning homeland security formula for homelands worldwide.
And as I intimated in a January 2010 piece entitled “The Merchants of Fear: How Israel Profits from Homeland Insecurity,” Tel Aviv and its foreign agents have had a definite but even less widely acknowledged hand in creating and sustaining the global insecurity on which their winning formula rests.