THE ROLLING COUP DTAT OF ISRAEL
by Emanuel A. Winston
Some coups are over in days, even hours, while others take years. The plotters of any coup detat seek to
overthrow their current government in either a bloody coup or a bloodless coup - depending on their motives
and their means.
Israel has been suffering a rolling coup detat for years since the 1993 Oslo Accords and no one seems to
notice or care. The roll-out of this coup started out merely as an arrangement between the political leaders
of the Left, using the (IDF) Israel Defense Force as the inc! ubator with the graduates, the high ranking
officers who, in retirement, were to become leading contenders for political office. Outstanding candidates
were Moshe Dayan, Ezer Weizman, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, Amram Mitzna, and many, many others -
whom, you may notice, were all representatives of the Leftist ideology.
The one maverick, Ariel Sharon came last, at least as Prime Minister but, in the end, he adopted (or at least
demonstrated) his deeper philosophy of the Left.
What began as a clever scheme to use the excellent and admired (IDF) Israel Defense Forces as a conduit to
put Leftist politicians into the highest office of Israeli Government proved so successful that the next step of
co-opting the Army, was irresistible.
What followed was the process whereby the Military and Police Forces were slowly, politically subverted at
the officer level so that when the propitious time arrived, the ruling levels of Generals and other officers
would respond as ordered and eliminate any semblance of bi-partisan civilian control. Only the Left would
hold power and the rolling coup detat would be finalized. That process is almost complete - although
slightly set back by the incapacity of Ariel Sharon but, it is moving forward under current Interim PM Ehud
As for lower ranking troops who object or refuse to go along, they face military justice meted out by Leftist
officers of the Court. In closing the loop, civilians who protest governmental excess are pursued on orders
from a Leftist-dominated government, using the power of a Leftist-dominated Army, Police, Media and
Judicial system. Always present was the supporting media who, like the aforementioned, were the propaganda
arm of the Left to insure the public was kept in a sea of disinformation. Controlling how the public thinks is
a vital part of gaining and keeping power.
Control of the military through the officer echelon is always the method of choice in a bloodless coup detat
when a supposedly benevolent dictatorship is to be established. The quiet coup changed radically when
Sharon decided to adopt an apparent strategy and abandon Gush Katif/Gaza and use the Army/Police to
forcibly remove 10,000 men, women and children civilian settlers with a massive 50,000 force of arms. Now
the years of cultivating highest echelon of the officer corps was put into action and, for the first time, against
Jewish civilians. There were, of course, officers - not in the inner circle but they would follow whatever orders
came from the top echelon, although some did refuse as a matter of principal.
As the coup moved through Gaza, only then the flaws in that blunder started to show. The Muslim Arab
Terrorists moved in (as predicted by the former top Heads of the Army! and Intelligence). They either
cooperated with each other or fought for their piece of the street. When they were not doing that, they were
firing missiles at Israeli cities. Even the Israeli coup leaders couldnt tolerate that so there were some limited
assassinations of Terrorists and targeting of some of their Arab Muslim leaders and launchers. However, they
primarily fired at empty fields and empty buildings in a gesture to pacify angry Israeli citizens. Sharon did
NOT admit the blunder and the Leftist Media protected him - even as the Judenrein Gaza District began
to fill up with the most dedicated Global Terrorist organizations.
Then, just when the next phase of the coup was supposed to get under way, stroke one and then stroke two
put Sharon out of the equation. Sharon was to roll out the Kadima Party and according to plan, literally take
over control of the nation well beyond their authority as elected officials.
Once in power, the forced evacuation was to proceed in Judea and Samaria - starting with Hebron, one of the
four ancient holy Jewish cities. This was in synch with the Bush plan to pacify the Middle East by creating
a Muslim Arab Palestinian State which has proved dysfunctional in the extreme.
With Sharon in a vegetative state, Olmert was pushed into a power position to carry forward the planned
evacuation of Judea and Samaria, giving up the Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and dividing Israels Eternal
Capital, Jerusalem. He, along with the Generals and Peres, chose to start the first fires in Hebron as a safe and
politically acceptable target. This would accomplish a number of things.
First, Olmert could act as a military man which, of course, he never was.
Then, he could unleash into Hebron first the Yassam thugs who were so carefully selected for their
psychological profile as cruel, dispassionate, aggressors usually weeded out of authority as police in normal
democratic countries. But, here in Israel they are to be used as Shock troops against the civilian population.
The coup was now well on its way, using Hevron as the match and then going on to the rest of the Judean
and Samarian cities, towns, and villages. They had no fear of a civil war because they had subverted the chain
of command at the officers level so they had their own private army. The foot soldiers thought they were still
under normal command - not knowing that the Army now belonged to the movers and shakers of the Left.
The carefully recruited and nurtured Leftist officers were in positions of control and so, the coup was
virtually bloodless, except for the civilians who would be killed, either by the Army for resisting or by the
Muslim Arab Terrorists, now up close and personal in those areas forcibly vacated by the Left. This then is
the "Rolling Coup Detat", planned and carried out by the Left.
Emanuel A. Winston is a member of the Advisory Board and a research associate of the Freeman Center
For Strategic Studies.