New video showing Lt. Col. Eisner’s multiple attacks on protesters

When video footage showing Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner slamming his rifle into Andreas Ias’ face first went viral, Eisner’s defenders were quick to dispute the evidence. A common refrain was that the clip lacked context, the assumption presumably being that if viewers saw more extended video then Eisner would be exonerated. Well, the context is now available and it turns out Eisner’s unprovoked attack on Ias was one of several caught on video. No wonder the IDF and Israeli government were swift to dismiss the officer rather than dig themselves into a deeper hole trying to defend the indefensible.

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5 thoughts on “New video showing Lt. Col. Eisner’s multiple attacks on protesters

  1. Daniel

    There is nothing in this video to be ashamed of. Lt Col. Eisner is giving an excellent demonstration on the non-lethal use of an assault rifle.

    Nobody died, nobody got scared for life, lost any limbs or was maimed. I am sure his hits hurt, they are supposed to. He should be commended. Wish Syrian troops would deal with protestors like that.

    He should return to his post and be promoted.

  2. dickerson3870

    RE: “There is nothing in this video to be ashamed of. Lt Col. Eisner is giving an excellent demonstration on the non-lethal use of an assault rifle.” ~ Daniel

    MY COMMENT: I would not be surprised if back in 1938 many Germans made somewhat similar rationalizations (or perhaps even suffered from delusional projections) about Kristallnacht.

    FROM WIKIPEDIA [Defence mechanism]:

    [excerpts] In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are unconscious[1] psychological strategies brought into play by various entities to cope with reality and to maintain self-image. Healthy persons normally use different defences throughout life. An ego defense mechanism becomes pathological only when its persistent use leads to maladaptive behaviour such that the physical and/or mental health of the individual is adversely affected. The purpose of ego defence mechanisms is to protect the mind/self/ego from anxiety and/or social sanctions and/or to provide a refuge from a situation with which one cannot currently cope.[2] . . .
    . . .Vaillant’s categorization of defence mechanisms
    ♦ Level 1 – Pathological
    The mechanisms on this level, when predominating, almost always are severely pathological. These four defences, in conjunction, permit one to effectively rearrange external experiences to eliminate the need to cope with reality. The pathological users of these mechanisms frequently appear irrational or insane to others. These are the “psychotic” defences, common in overt psychosis. However, they are found in dreams and throughout childhood as well.
    They include:
    • Delusional Projection: Grossly frank delusions about external reality, usually of a persecutory nature. . .

    . . . ♦ Level 3 – Neurotic
    These mechanisms are considered neurotic, but fairly common in adults. Such defences have short-term advantages in coping, but can often cause long-term problems in relationships, work and in enjoying life when used as one’s primary style of coping with the world. . .
    . . . • Rationalization (making excuses): Where a person convinces him or herself that no wrong was done and that all is or was all right through faulty and false reasoning. An indicator of this defence mechanism can be seen socially as the formulation of convenient excuses – making excuses. . .

  3. Tom Hall

    Daniel inexplicably failed to mention- though senior Israeli politicians have not- the terrible danger faced by IDF forces in this incident. The sight of smiling bicyclists on a sunny day is enough to make the blood run cold. Such existential threats surround the State on all sides, ready to plunge a dagger- or sharpened spoke- into the heart of Israel. Eisner’s cool restraint under such provocation may strike Daniel as commendable, but concerned commentators are questioning this lenience when confronted with a horde of leering antisemitic blood-libelling pacifist maniacs. An immediate inquiry is called for. If tomorrow, God forbid, a squadron of skateboarders or even a dance troupe manages to break through Israeli defense lines, what will Lt Col Eisner say to the victims- “Sorry”?

  4. DE Teodoru

    This is exactly the “Zionist Psychosis” I described, Daniel; Israel is in danger so lie, cheat and beat up everyone so it won’t be in danger anymore. Behave like Asad of Syria– why not, he’s still there…..Never mind that Israel is in danger because this fetus of a nation on an American umbilical cord is jumping around so much like a mad fetus that it is kinking the umbilical cord. Daniel reminds me of the Communist media, post-Communism version: them dumb goyim have nowhere else to get any other version, so if we keep drumming the BS into them, they’ll finally relent and eat our manure because, afterall, they’re nothing but a bunch of dumb goyim questioning the actions of the chose. And then, when the cutting of the umbilical cord finally comes, all the anti-abortion rhetoric will not put it back into America’s belly again. Eisner looks like Zimmerman, self-appointed thug who “feared” for public order and then, self-appointed guardian of justice, for his own safety after. Now he’s feet are stepping all over eachother as he tries to dance around the facts in court. Where did all this stamped-out hasbara come from? Daniel, don’t you get scared for the future justifying such garbage? Since the Israeli command censured Eisner, your words kind of sound hollow and irresponsible. Better think before resorting to Leninist propaganda. Look where the neocons ended using it incessantly. I think sticking by the Jewish Ethic of truth and justice is the best answer for both the hasbaraists and for Israel. Lenin proved that his assumption that he’s right and everyone else is too stupid to question him gets you nowhere. See how many young Diasporic Jews and Israelis really, deep in their hearts, agree with you. Under the hasbara is panic and more hasbara will not alleviate it!

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