Brazil cancels $2 billion contract with Israeli security firm for 2016 Olympics

Brazil cancels $2 billion contract with Israeli security firm for 2016 Olympics

An Israeli firm had been hoping to provide security services at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. (Ricardo Stuckert/Wikimedia Commons)

Charlotte Silver
Jan 1 2016
http://www.middleeastrising.com/brazil-cancels-2-billion-contract-with-israeli-security-firm-for-2016-olympics/

Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security” company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, following a campaign by Palestine solidarity activists.

In October 2014, the Israeli firm International Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) announced it had won a $2.2 billion contract with the Brazilian government to coordinate security at the huge sports event. The Times of Israel described the deal as “an unprecedented achievement for Israel,” while senior figures from the company stated it had already begun work.

But on 8 April, a division dealing with large events at Brazil’s justice ministry denied that ISDS had been awarded any contract.

A letter from the ministry stated: “Any contract made by Rio 2016 won’t result in compromises by the Brazilian government.” The campaign against ISDS, which was supported by some of Brazil’s labor unions, is interpreting this as an acknowledgement of its grievances.

Julio Turra, executive director of CUT, the largest workers’ union in Brazil, says in a press release: “We are glad that the government distances itself from ISDS. It would be illegal and shameful to hire a company that develops its technologies in complicity with Israeli crimes and that accumulates complaints about its participation in Central American dictatorships.”

This boycott success comes on the heels of another recent and very significant win in Brazil for activists urging boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. At the end of 2014, in response to a separate campaign, the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul canceled a contract with the Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems to develop a major aerospace research center.

Bloody past

The campaign against the ISDS contract focused on lobbying the government to cancel any contract with ISDS, on the grounds that the company had close ties with the Israeli military, as well as a long and sordid history in Central and South America.

Founded in 1982 in Tel Aviv by a former colonel in the Israeli army, ISDS has provided security and “counterterrorism” training to many Central American states, including paramilitaries in Honduras and Guatemala, throughout the 1980s.

ISDS helped train and arm the Contras in Nicaragua, who tried to overthrow the leftist Sandinista government. In the 1989 book The “Terrorism” Industry, Edward Herman and Gerry O’Sullivan document how ISDS also trained and helped form anti-terrorism “squads” within the Guatemalan military to target opposition forces and grassroots organizing, while providing the military with electronic surveillance, arms, helicopters, and airplanes. Furthermore, ISDS trained Honduran death squads, including the notorious Battalion 3-16, which conducted kidnappings, killings, and torture against political dissidents.

Not done

While Palestine solidarity activists are celebrating Brazil’s decision, they are now turning their focus to the Olympics Committee, which has named ISDS as an “official supplier” for the games.

Maristela Pinheiro, a member of the Rio de Janeiro Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, stated: “There will be for sure a strong campaign against the supplier deal between ISDS and the 2016 organizing committee, and we’ll keep monitoring Coesrio [the government agency responsible for the Olympics]. The games can’t be intensifying repressive practices in our country, or endorse illegal and immoral actions.”

Large sporting events, like the Olympics and the World Cup, are magnets for military and security firms that are hired to pacify, place under surveillance, and remove poor and other “undesirable” segments of the population from the festivities. ISDS is just one of several Israeli and other international companies that have profited from this routine in the past.

Due to Palestine solidarity activists, the company will not be enjoying as much profit as it had hoped to reap in Brazil next year.

The Palestinian national stadium in Gaza, which was destroyed during Israel’s 2012 attack.

5 comments

  • theunhivedmind

    Now do you see why it’s so easy for false-flag operations to occur at all these events? The security and other aspects of day to day business are all conducted and controlled by the same few players of the New Venice Empire of The Tribe. These Zionist security organizations work for the military intelligence in both roles of soldier, spy, cyber soldier or cyberspy. Brazil in removing Israel from the equation will end up in one of three things happening;

    1. Brazil will be disregarded as a host for the Olympics and instead London will again host the event.
    (This will be achieved under the guise of economic troubles, slow construction or sanitation excuses)
    2. Brazil may have stopped a large scale false-flag event televised live around the world
    3. Brazil may now cause a large scale false-flag event as the NVE Tribe executes punishment.

    Brazil is the ‘B’ for ‘BRICS’ and its leaders know all too well who the real enemy of mankind is right now and who’s the arch enemy to the Promethean BRICS development system. All non-aligned movement nations who wish to be free from the NVE should all make sure no more business, belief or trust is given to the New Venice Empire. Not one of the non-aligned needs the NVE and as soon as the BRICS is implemented in full then once and for all it will be game over for the Empire of Kronos. The Prince Philip and the NVE are constantly trying to coup d’etat against the leadership of Brazil by using NVE agents embedded in the Brazilian system and phony corruption charges in attempts for impeachment of Rousseff or straight out color revolution. Keep your eyes on what happens over in Brazil to either force change on this security issues or any outright punishment dealt out by the orders of the Black Prince aka Prince Philip of the House of Windsor.

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  • keenly

    Who would you hire for security then?

    • theunhivedmind

      I’d use my own in-house intelligence agencies and special forces or if I had to use foreigners then I’d look to Russian or the Chinese for help. All nations should have or create capabilities for their own security and never ever rely on Zionist organizations of death and imperialism. I’m a little bit disappointed with your question as it gives the impression that Israel should be used. The people of the world must unite against Israel and the Synagogue of Satan. Non-aligned nations should keep out the Zionist infiltration and help each other but never rely on outside Zionist mastered forces. I’m so tired of this Zionism, I’ve just been threatened with a ban on a software forum for combining the words Zionist Israel but what the heck I’ve been banned from everywhere over the years. I also notice my website never gets accepted on the so-called truth search engine called Goodgopher which is censoring off certain alternative media who’ve tried numerous times to get listed. When you tell the truth and especially mention Jesuits and Zionists then you’ll quickly get barred by the deceivers. So much of the alternative media is controlled not to mention even these so-called alternative mass media outlets like RT who on many occasions spit out the same mind-bending social engineering thats been designed by The Ancients and the Venetian Arsenal. Only yesterday I listened to Tabetha Wallace attack the idea of the militia defending the constitution and having arms in case Federal deviants play death games. You’ll notice Shows like RT and even PressTV push for gun control and climate change and this is especially true of Thom Hartmann who spews such garbage he should be the poster boy for the Venetian Arsenal.

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  • keenly

    NO, I do not, and would never imply Israel should be used. I am merely asking what you would do.

    • theunhivedmind

      I certainly wouldn’t be utilizing the evils of the David Walker clans aka Saladin Security Ltd etc.

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