Recent firebombing of African refugees and legally documented immigrants in Israel along with politician organised nationalist vigilante mobs has brought much unwelcome attention to Bibi’s regime. We know he doesn’t give a toss what the world thinks but did he deflect attention, create the latest nasty Greeks story, bloody victim and all?
If it was 1965, nobody in their right mind would cross 110th Street to go yell “N*** to a crowd of brothers in Harlem so why did clever Jewish boy Gil Shefler get involved with the Athens branch of Golden Dawn’s recreational baton squad when he knew the odds? He was surprised that Special Forces MAT police support the radicals but that too is a bit of theatre. Blood makes careers, perhaps for altruistic reasons, he wanted to let his own countrymen know that frustration with government in the Greek capitol equals or exceeds that in Haifa or the smallest Kibbutz against ruling Knesset gangs.
Feats don’t fail me now!
The tourist trade of both countries has deposited wayward and unwelcome stragglers every now and then but even sinister border penetration couldn’t have raised the level of new migrants to either country without multi-cultural collusion from their respective political class. Inviting guest workers to an economy on the skids being too clever by half, the plebs are seeking to protect their cultural identity by any means necessary.
..and then they cut the cheese!
Last summer, Israel could have suffered a revolt followed by coup d’etat if the price of cottage cheese had risen one more Sheckel. The numbers may look great on paper but people in the holey land don’t get much for their money in-country. Worse still, the Bibi government must have a fully staffed false messiah department since a daughter of the super-rich led last year’s ‘people’s’ camping revolution down an appointed road to nowhere. And did the price of cottage cheese go down? DIF!
In much the same spirit, Young Shefler’s Athens on-the-edge escapade was tailored for the Israeli home front but he wouldn’t mind some CNN banter, trading quips with Wolf Blitzer about how the Greeks only care about their own and don’t give a damn for anyone else. He will of course avoid any inference that his own people think much the same or that their traditional bad habits are nearly identical as is their temperament.
Holocaust denying Golden Dawn called it a charade; “…Jewish history is your business, Greek is ours, the only one!” Shefler’s bruises look real enough but like all beginners in newskraft, this story is too polished! Note the fact he had two, perhaps as many as three changes of bandage around his head. Greek hospitals are tearing up rags for lack of supplies, they don’t have proper bandages anymore, they’re practically out of aspirin! Gil’s are clearly Israeli made by the good people at EZ Surgical in Yoqneam.
“…this Pulitzer Prize is dedicated to …….!”
RMI contacted an old Shin Bet hand to solicit his opinion on the matter; “You never get a second chance to make a first impression. There you are! In the old days, our field operatives could think on their feet. You can’t teach it; adapt, innovate, overcome, it takes a natural!” A crowd helped Shefler, there were concerned nubile young girls there. He could have commandeered and donned one of their bras across his bloody head and then there’s no doubt his face would have gotten viraly splashed around the world. Hard Cottage Cheese Old Bean-ed! Better luck next time?
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