Father of Terrorism Eulogized by World Leaders
The death of Yasser Arafat mirrored his life; it was surrounded by mystery, intrigue, cynical exploitation and lies. Although, Arafat was declared dead on November 11, 2004, it is doubtful anybody will ever really know when he died, or what he died from. Officially, that is.
Unofficially, Arafat died of AIDS. Arafat was not just a homosexual; according to the Mossad, he was a homosexual pedophile. A Mossad agent who managed to get planted as Arafat's driver reported his main job for the terrorist leader was to procure young boys for him. Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu reportedly had videotapes of Arafat romping with Romanian boys that he kept tucked away to keep Arafat in line.
In any case, whether Arafat died of AIDS, a cold, poison or from being beaten to death with a toilet seat, the terrorist is indeed dead. With apologies to the Coroner of Munchkinville, Arafat isn't just merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead.
The death of Yasser Arafat affected some world leaders so profoundly that it gave them a case of hysterical amnesia.
Jacques Chirac who visited Arafat days before his death, called him a "man of courage and conviction who, for 40 years, has incarnated the Palestinians' combat for recognition of their national rights."
Former UN Idiot-in-Chief Kofi Annan said Arafat "expressed and symbolized in his person the national aspirations of the Palestinian people," and admitted he was 'deeply moved' by his passing.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder credited Arafat with striving to lead the Palestinians to independence, regretting "it was not granted to Yasser Arafat to complete his life's work."
(Arafat's uncompleted 'life's work' was the annihilation of the Jewish people -- a job unfinished by Schroeder's predecessor, Adolf Hitler.)
Chinese President Hu Jintao said Arafat was "an outstanding leader of the Palestinian cause." Canada's Paul Martin offered his condolences and sympathy to the family of Arafat, as well as to all Palestinians.
"Chairman Arafat personified the Palestinian people's struggle to see their right to self-determination realized," he said in a statement. "Chairman Arafat's influence on regional and global events has been undeniable," Martin added.
Egypt plans to give Arafat a military funeral and Jordan announced three days' mourning. Egypt called him a "historic leader" who strove for "peace, security and stability."
President Bush said only that Arafat's death was 'a significant moment in Palestinian history'. British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed his condolences and noted that Arafat was a Nobel Peace Laureate.
The only world leader who actually told the truth about Yasser Arafat was the ever-courageous John Howard of Australia.
Howard (God bless him) said of the increasingly dead terrorist; "I think history will judge him very harshly for not having seized the opportunity in the year 2000 to embrace the offer that was very courageously made by the then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, which involved the Israelis agreeing to about 90 per cent of what the Palestinians had wanted."
Howard said he would not attend Arafat's funeral and neither would any of his Cabinet ministers. When asked, Howard told reporters, "There would be appropriate representation but it certainly would not be at ministerial level."
With the exception of John Howard, the rest of the world's leaders proved, by their comments, to be; a) complete idiots, or, b) craven cowards. In some cases, (Jacques Chirac comes to mind) both apply.
But Irish President Mary McAleese topped even Jacques Chirac, saying in a statement that, "President Arafat has been a key figure in the efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict on the basis of two states living in peace within secure and agreed borders.”
Completely abandoning reality, she reinvented the bloodstained terrorist on the fly, saying, “His passing is a tragic loss to the Palestinian people for whom he has been a unifying figure for decades.”
A UNIFYING figure? Yasser Arafat? What has she been smoking?
Time for a reality check. Yasser Arafat was the founder of Fatah and the PLO. The objective of both organizations was the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jews. Yasser Arafat invented terrorism.
It was Yasser Arafat who dreamed up airplane hijackings as a terrorist tool. It was Yasser Arafat who was responsible for the 1972 Munich Massacre in which eleven Israeli atheletes were murdered by PLO terrorists.
According Barry Rubin's biography of Arafat, the PLO committed more than 8,000 terrorist acts between 1969-1985. It was responsible for the deaths of more than 650 Israelis, 28 Americans and scores of people from other countries.
Among Arafat's more memorable acts was the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972 and the attack on a school in Maalot in 1974 that led to the death of 21 school children.
Arafat's minions also hijacked four planes in the 1970s and the Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro in 1985.
(Aboard the Achille Lauro, Arafat's crew murdered a wheelchair-bound American in his 70's from Florida, Leon Klinghoffer, by pushing him, wheelchair and all, over the side of the ship.
Israelis were not the groups only target.
In 1971 the PLO assassinated the Jordanian Prime Minister Wasfi Tel. It kidnapped and killed US Ambassador to Khartoum Cleo Noel and Deputy Cheif of Mission Curtis Moore as well as a Belgian diplomat Guy Eid, in 1973. Still it failed in its plan to attack the US embassy in Amman in 1973 and to kill Jordan King Hussein in 1974.
Yasser Arafat embraced Saddam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait, turning his back on his Kuwaiti and Saudi benefactors. After the war, they cut off his funding and expelled Palestinian guest workers who had lived in those countries for generations.
Arafat only came to the peace table in 1993 because he was broke -- he had no choice. His Peace Prize was a sham -- Arafat killed more Israelis -- more than 1000 in the last four years-- as a Nobel Laureate than he did when he was just another unwashed terrorist.
Global reaction to the death of Yasser Arafat is a measure of just how much the rest of the world hates Israel. Yasser Arafat wasn't just a terrorist from Israel's perspective, Yasser Arafat was a terrorist by every imaginable definition.
And there are few countries on earth untouched by his bloodstained hands. (That would also include the Irish, who evidently are among the worst cases of the mass hysterical amnesia now being suffered by leaders the world over -- with the noted exception of Australia.)
Yasser Arafat was the personification of evil on this earth -- and he had few equals, either historical or contemporary. He was a thief who stole from his own people, destroyed their hopes of statehood in order to maintain his hold on power, and founded the world's first UN-sanctioned terrorist state.
He could have helped the poor, built hospitals and universities, but he chose to use his stolen wealth and power to murder the innocent -- innocent men, women and little children. Arafat created the first society in history in which murder was a national responsibility.
But since Yasser Arafat's terrorism was linked to the noble goal of annihilating Israel, his death is a 'tragic loss' to the world.
That speaks volumes.
Note: As sympathy erupts for Palestinian "freedom fighters", today's Letter from November 11, 2004 gives us the history of their founder.
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