Originally posted by NativeAmerican
I was wondering what people here thought of Rahm Emmanuel. There aren't many people I get bad feelings from, but Rahm Emmanuel happens to be one of
them. I'm not saying I have any special insight there's just something about him that seems a bit off for lack of a better word.
Am I alone in this? Today on the news they were doing what they usually do, making a big deal out of something little but apparently rahm emmanuel was
cracking his knuckles and the then president elect asked if he could please stop at which point he began to do it in Barack's ear. I know that isn't
much but it almost feels like a borderline power play. There just seems to be something shifty about him. Is there any info. proving or disproving my
Rahm “Rahmbo” Israel Auerbach Emanuel (His family’s real surname is Auerbach)
“Rahmbo” is the son of Jewish American civil rights activist and daughter of a Chicago union organizer, Martha Smulevitz, and Jerusalem-born
Zionist and former Israeli terrorist in the British mandate of Palestine, Benjamin M. Auerbach Emanuel.
Rahm’s father was a domestic terrorist in Israeli who passed codes for the Israeli terrorist group Irgun.
Irgun was a militant Zionist group that operated in the British mandate of Palestine between 1931 and 1948. Some of the better-known attacks by Irgun
were the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946 in which 92 people died and the larger Deir Yassin massacre (accomplished with
the Stern Gang) on April 9, 1948.*
Rahm’s family took the surname Emanuel in 1933 as a tribute to his uncle Emanuel Auerbach who was killed in Arab-Jewish fighting in Jerusalem.
Rahm is named in honor of one of his father’s friends named Rahamim who was killed in the 1940s fighting for the Zionist terrorist group, Lehi.
Born Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on Nov. 29, 1959
Brought up as an Israeli-American with dual Israeli-American citizenship
Fundraiser for Chicago congressional campaign for David Robinson, 1980
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y., 1981
Worked on Democrat Paul Simon's election campaign for U.S. Senate, 1984
M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1985
Worked for public interest and consumer rights organization Illinois Public Action, 1985
Natn’l Campaign Dir., Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), 1988
Senior Advisor/Chief Fundraiser for Richard Daley's campaign for Chicago Mayor, 1989
Civilian volunteer in Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the Persian Gulf War, 1991
Director of Finance for then Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's Presidential campaign, 1992
Organized meeting for Israeli P.M. Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Yasser Arafat, 1993
Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy, Clinton White House, 1993-1998.
Deputy Chief of North American MOSSAD (code name “Mega”) who ran MOSSAD agent Monica Lewinsky
Despite having any formal finance education and little finance experience, Rahm was an investment banker (19998-1999) and the Managing Director
(1999-2002) for the Chicago branch of the Wall Street investment firm Wasserstein Perella & Company.
Rahm was brought into the Wasserstein Perella firm by Bruce Wasserstein, one of the investment firm’s founders who was also one of President
Clinton's most active fundraisers on Wall Street.
In the two and a half year period he worked for Wasserstein Perella & Company** (which included Sept. 11, 2001), Rahm made $16.2 million dollars***
“Short” call orders placed by unknown investment executive(s) at Wasserstein Perella & Company were among those trading on the Chicago Stock
Exchange (formerly headed by Senior Obama Advisor with dual (Shirazi) Iranian-American citizenship, Valerie Jarette) who made one million plus profit
on the fact that American Airlines’ and United Airlines’ stock prices fell significantly on the morning of Sept. 12, 2001. This was likely because
one of the traders at Wasserstein Perella & Co. Had advance inside knowledge of the events that would transpire on 9/11. Someone with MOSSAD ties
would obviously have had the right kind of connections. Thus, it is perhaps significant that on Friday Sept. 7, 2001, when the short call orders were
placed, Rahm Emanuel worked for Wasserstein Perella & Company and the million plus profit made on the call orders on Sept. 12, 2001 has never been
collected. Knowing he was heading into a political career, Rahm would not want to jeopardize his future stellar rise to power by collecting a measly
one million plus profit.
Board of Directors for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. ("Freddie Mac"), 2000-2001
While at Freddie Mac Rahm made sure that Freddie Mac’s mortgage lending policy was to lend to anyone who had ever been employed at any time and in
any capacity, whether or not that was only in the past, i.e. he promoted lose bank lending practice. While at Freddie Mac Rahm made sure that the
“watchdog” position at Freddie Mac, the one who was supposed to prevent corruption and embezzlement activities remained vacant. When an
investigation into Freddiw Mac was deemed necessary, the lack of an individual in the in-house watch dog position at the institute temporarily stalled
U.S. Congressman (D-IL) 108th U.S. Congress, 2003-2009
One of Rahm’s first legislative act in Congress was to pass legislation that permanently derailed the investigation into Freddie Mac’s solvency
that Rahm had stymied while still on the Board of Freddie Mac. Rahm did this by switching what agency serves as the investigative agency over Freddie
Mac. Rahm’s last acts before leaving Congress was to help write the Banker’s Bailout Bill legislation and lobby heavily for its passage with help
from generous donations to members of Congress by Wall Street bankers.
In the 2008 election cycle, Rahm ended up being the House’s top recipient of contributions from hedge funds, private equity firms and the broader
securities and investment industry.
Upon leaving the Congress Rahm was offered the Directorship of the Democratic National Committee, but turned it down. Still he was the fourth-ranking
Democrat in the House behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Steny Hoyer, and Whip Jim Clyburn. Rahm knew it would be in his best interest to serve
instead as Obama’s Chief of Staff
White House Chief of Staff (2008-2010).
*In present-day Israel, Irgun is referred to as Etzel, an acronym of its Hebrew initials.The Irgun was the armed expression of the nascent ideology of
Revisionist Zionism founded by Ze’ev Jabotinsky. He expressed this ideology as “every Jew had the right to enter Palestine; only active
retaliation would deter the Arabs and the British; only Jewish armed force would ensure the Jewish state”.
** Wasserman Perella & Co. is now part of the German investment banking firm Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein which was formerly the British firm of
Kleinert Benson, one of few investment firms to profit from the 1987 stock market crash.
***Between September 6 and 7, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw purchases of 4,744 put options on United Airlines, but only 396 call options.
Assuming that 4,000 of the options were bought by people with advance knowledge of the imminent attacks, these “insiders” would have profited by
almost $5 million.
On September 10, 4,516 put options on American Airlines were bought on the Chicago exchange, compared to only 748 calls. Again, there was no news at
that point to justify this imbalance. Again, assuming that 4,000 of these options trades represent “insiders,” they would represent a gain of
about $4 million.
[The levels of put options purchased above were more than six times higher than normal.] No similar trading in other airlines occurred on the Chicago
exchange in the days immediately preceding Black Tuesday.