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Israel Jewish patrol cars out in force in London amid fears of copycat attack in wake of kosher store siege in Paris

  • Extra Jewish security patrol cars are out in force in North-West London
  • Move made amid fears of copycat attack in wake of Paris massacres
  • Tributes paid to victims of terrorist atrocities which left 17 people dead
  • Security cars look similar to police vehicles and bear the name ‘Shomrim’
  • Volunteers receive police training and uniforms, including knife-proof vests

By Mail on Sunday Reporter and Keiligh Baker for MailOnline

Published on 11 January 2015 

Extra Jewish security patrol cars and police were out in force in North-West London yesterday following the kosher store siege in Paris.

The cars look very similar to police vehicles and bear the security group’s name ‘Shomrim’ – Hebrew for ‘guards’ – along the sides and back.

The Orthodox organisation, which works closely with the Metropolitan Police, tweeted: ‘Following events in Paris we will have on extra patrols throughout NW London over Shabbos [ the Jewish sabbath].’

Shomrim volunteers receive police training and uniforms, including knife-proof vests. (Because Palestinians are using knives in Jerusalem?)

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Jewish security patrol cars (pictured) and extra police were out in force in North-West London yesterday following the kosher store siege in Paris amid fears of a copycat attack in the capital

‘We ask the community to remain calm and vigilant.’

Tributes have continued to be paid to the victims of three days of terrorist atrocities which left 17 people dead.

Shomrim tweeted on Friday: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jewish community in Paris, the victims and families of victims in today’s attacks.’

Based in Stamford Hill, the volunteers are trained by the Metropolitan Police and patrol the area regularly looking for anti-Semitic hate crimes, and general disorder in the neighbourhood.

The volunteer group, similar to a Neighbourhood Watch, are trained to safely track and detain suspects until police arrive, and run a 24-hour hotline for those in the area to report attacks.

A Metropolitan police officer patrols an area of North London with a large Jewish population yesterday

Mourners gather by French Kosher deli to lay flowers & tributes

A million people, including 30 world leaders, are set to attend a rally in a show of unity in Paris today after hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets of France yesterday in a day of national mourning.

Yesterday, hundreds of flowers were laid at the scene in tribute to the victims of the Paris kosher deli massacre, where four hostages lost their lives on Friday.

Dozens of heavily armed police stood guard and extended the security area outside the Hyper Cacher grocery, as people left bouquets of flowers close to the scene on the outskirts of the French capital.

A young Jewish man who arrived to leave a bunch of flowers to honour the victims described the massacre as an ‘attack on democracy’.

The man, who was in his 20s but did not give his name, said: ‘Today is a very sad day for all of France.

A police officer speaks to a pair of men in an area of North London which has a large Jewish population

A police officer speaks to a pair of men in an area of North London which has a large Jewish population

‘This is not just an attack on the Jewish community, this is an attack on everyone, on all of France. This is an attack on democracy.’

At the Synagogue de Vincennes, just a brief walk from the grocery store, seven heavily armed policeman nervously kept watch and refused to let anyone approach the place of worship.

An extended security cordon had been placed on the streets around the synagogue and police were keen to quickly move people on amid fear of further attacks in the area.  

Note: Israel police forces extended “training” to the New York police force to disperse the many demonstrations of Occupy Wall Street movement.

Posted on January 16, 2015

“Contracting out low-paid mercenaries hurts our reputation…”: Congress on US military operations

Posted in 2012

Yoweri Museveni is Uganda dictator for over 20 years: He mortgaged his citizens and soldiers to serve as low-paid mercenaries in the US Iraq invasion.

Over 20,000 Ugandan mercenary soldiers (called Kyeyo) were paid less than $300 per month in 2009 in order to be at the beck of US security services organizations such as Torres, DynCorp, Triple Canopy, Sabre, and Special Operations Consulting (SOC).

The White mercenaries from South Africa, Israel, England, France, Serbia…are paid about $10,000 per month, not including side benefits.

The mercenaries from the Third Countries Nationals (TCN) have to submit to the arbitrary, indignities at work, humiliating kinds of jobs, and bad treatments at all levels.

For example, the TCN mercenaries need winter gloves, and receive them during the hot season. They need masks for the frequent malefic and infection leaden sandstorms, and the TCN have to cope bare-faced and get aspirin for infections of the nasal and throat diseases…

The TCN wait months before they are issued Chinese second-hand outfits…

The TCN are not paid for the months of training: They are simply fed…

TCN are allowed vacations after a year, but even these unpaid vacation days, are postponed indefinitely

The kyeyo is paid $300 per month, but the security company is paid $1,700 per head and per month by the Federal government…

And the Ugandan recruiting company is paid $200 per head dispatched in Iraq or Afghanistan

In 2008, the US forces in Iraq was composed of about 150,000 regular soldiers and 70,000 mercenaries TCN (mostly from Uganda, sub-Sahara States, and the sub-Indian continent who can comprehend English).

In 2009, the two components were about equal in numbers: 47,000 regular to 40,000 TCN mercenaries, and this is why the pay dropped from an initial of one thousand to $300 per month, and from ingenious tactics executed by the hiring local companies in Uganda, such as Askar and Dreshak International.

For example, the Ugandan applicant receives two months of “military training” for free and are simply fed.

After the training period, the applicant is sent home to wait for the call. The applicant thinks the call is coming in any day now, and he is spending all his savings, selling his furniture…

Three months later, he is summoned to come and  sign a 22-page contract…in just 15 minutes to read and agree on whatever this mass of “legal” paperwork means…and not even accepted by the US legal system in the US

The applicant has no choice but to sign and be shipped to Iraq, and later to Afghanistan…

The recruiting company Ashkar is owned by Kellen Kayonga, sister-in-law of General Salim Saleh (a brother of the dictator).

In 2005, Ashkar was recruiting demobilized Ugandan soldiers for the US SOC, a security organization founded in Nevada by two veteran US military officers. The two recruiting companies are expanding their business and opening branches in Afghanistan…

The TCN are necessary for basic maintenance tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, washing, laundry, food serving, health care for the injured…

The TCN maintain 25 US military bases, and the most famous of all Camp Liberty, close to Baghdad and counting about 100,000 military personnel.

The TCN constitute 60% of the effectives in Camp Liberty. The TCN are the “Invisible Army” as Sarah Stillman labelled them in an article to The New Yorker (June 6, 2011)

What’s the story?

In 2003, Uganda had managed to disengage from the civil wars plaguing East Africa. The civil war in Sudan was “technically” ending for Uganda. In the east, the civil war of the Great Lakes is officially terminated, and the internal uprising by the Lord Resistance Army was quelled…

Dictator Museveni has to demobilize a big army and has no idea how to win their peace.  Museveni rallied with Bush Jr. preemptive war in Iraq and arranged to ship the surplus demobilized soldiers oversea…

All these security corporations are paid by the Pentagon, and the mercenaries receive no health care or any benefits after the end of the term of their service…

Most of them are shipped back to their country of origin when they fall very sick, handicapped…and their medical records destroyed so that the insurance companies such as AIG won’t have to pay no health care benefits or medicines…

US lawyer Tara K. Coughlin, engaged by an US Christian association for helping US soldiers in Iraq, discovered the horrifying conditions or the cases of the Ugandan mercenaries serving in Iraq.

The Multinational insurance corporation AIG hired Tangier International to discredit “repatriated” Ugandan who insist on receiving compensations, and illegally sending them to visit physicians at Tangier sold…

The independent  commission on contracts signed during the Iraq war presented its report to Congress in August 2011. The report states: “The crimes and wrongdoing committed by the security corporations that contracted out “mercenaries” blemish the reputation of the US overseas…”

The US military is “officially” out of Iraq, but 16,000 are employed at the US embassy and four consulates. And who is maintaining and “securing” the US personnel? Over 5,500 Ugandan mercenaries were hired.

The pentagon is spending 10 billion on 8 US private  security companies. Among them Triple Canopy and SOC (that will receive 973 million for providing static security in a 5-year term)

Note: Post inspired from a lengthy report by Alain Vicky to the French monthly Le Monde Diplomatique (May, 2012). The title is: “African mercenaries for US wars

Today’s lucubration: not erotically remunerating (part 2, January 11, 2009)


If you have to kill, then by increased order of esteemed behavior do the following:


First, make sure that you are paid according to experience and professionalism. “Security” contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan are being paid over $500 per day; they have a 90-day contract followed by a month vacation, usually spent in Africa hunting, mostly tamed “wild animals” in natural reserves areas.  As you gain experience you will learn to demand extra armored mamba and security personnel for your own protection. Don’t be suckered like those tough Israeli “Defense Forces” reservists who are launched to fight babies in Gaza.  Be man enough to fight Hezbollah and Hamas resistance forces; man to man fights are noble exercises even if you apply your rudimentary martial arts training.  By all means, decline Top Gun assignments: dropping bombs on ants is not erotically remunerating.


Second, don’t fool yourself that as a professional killer you don’t need to know your victim.  Even if your coward client gives you a picture and the coordinate of your next target it is incumbent upon you to do your due diligence of research.  If you get bored navigating the web then hire a professional internet navigator to gather the info; the more you share your fat contract salary the more professional you become. Let your motto be “subcontracting is excellent business when my life is at stake”.  The best warrior is the one who excelled at escaping dual and running faster than rabbits.


Third, gathering info on your victim and not reading them or investigating any further your client’s secret wants and needs is total waste of your hard earned money.  You have to consider a “contract to kill” as an opportunity to know your strengths and weaknesses and answering “who you are”, just for curiosity sake so that you would not hate your obscurantist attitude.  A contract to kill is the grace befallen on you to start respecting human rights to die in dignity.  Join the human rights organizations for continuing education in your line of profession.




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