TO ANYONE GETTING HERE VIA RAIMONDO’S LINK: READ THIS FOR THE REAL STORY. Raimondo is lying to you. Entebbe happened, just as Wikipedia said it did. Occam’s Razor applies: If it looks like terrorism….
Okay. Get this. The British government has a file that blamed Israel for the Entebbe hijacking.
In order to make people think badly of the PLO.
Yep. Conspiracy theories abound when it comes to Israel, apparently, even in the British government.
But it isn’t anti-Semitism. It’s anti-Zionism. Please don’t mistake this for any kind of anti-Jew hatred, just because it resembles typical anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.
Wow. I thought the Brits were crazy before this, but now I think they’re effing nuts.
The state of Israel was behind the hijacking of an Air France plane to Entebbe in 1976, and cooperated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in staging the affair, a UK government file compiled at the time of the occurrences and published by the BBC Friday revealed.
According to the file released by the National Archives, an unnamed contact told a British diplomat in Paris that the Shin Bet and the PFLP collaborated to seize the plane, which was hijacked in Athens and flown to Entebbe in Uganda, where 98, most of hem Israelis, were held hostage.
In the document, written on 30 June 1976 when the crisis was still unresolved, DH Colvin of the Paris Embassy wrote that according to his source, “the hijack was the work of the PFLP, with help from the Israeli Secret Service, the Shin Bet.
“The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO’s standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans.”
He added: “My contact said the PFLP had attracted all sorts of wild elements, some of whom had been planted by the Israelis.”
Okay. I get that there are a lot of things in government files, and some of them seem a little wrongheaded. But to make this wacky conspiracy theory into an official British government file is beyond the pale.
They used the typical anti-Semitic theory conspiracy elements: The wicked, evil Jews are sacrificing their own people to make their enemies look bad. Because it isn’t possible, I suppose, that people who hate the Jews do evil things because, gee, they hate the Jews. Like the PFLP and the PLO.
This is unbelievable. I can’t even make this stuff up. You wouldn’t believe me if I made this stuff up.
You would think I’d get used to this, but I am in utter shock that a British envoy to Paris saw fit to make an official government file out of this bullshit.
Un. Be. Lievable.