The whitewashing a of terrorist mass murderer

Arafat’s dead, but the tongue-baths and whitewashing live on. Wow, what a nifty-keen profile of the Yasser Arafat museum in the AP! Why, if you read this profile, you would hardly know that the biggest mass-murderer of Jews since Adolf Hitler was, well, a mass-murderer of Jews who was almost solely responsible for the wave of suicide attacks that now threaten the entire world. Yes, it was he who popularized them, though it was Hamas and PIJ that performed most of them. The AP’s take on Arafat?

In his four decades as Palestinian leader, Arafat was a complex and often divisive figure – branded by some as an arch-terrorist and celebrated by others as the father of the Palestinian national movement. His nomadic lifestyle, penchant for late-night meetings and flair for dramatic gestures fanned a fascination that has outlived him.

Yeah. “Some.” Arafat was the father of modern terrorism. He founded Fatah in 1959, while the West Bank and Gaza were under Jordanian and Egyptian control. He took over the PLO in 1964.

In Syria, however, he managed to recruit members by offering them higher incomes to enable his armed attacks against Israel. Fatah’s manpower was incremented further after Arafat decided to offer much higher salaries to members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), the regular military force of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which was created by the Arab League in the summer of 1964. On December 31 of that same year, a squad from al-Assifa, the armed branch of Fatah at the time, attempted to infiltrate Israel, but they were intercepted and detained by Lebanese security forces. Several other raids with Fatah’s poorly trained and badly equipped fighters followed this incident. Some were successful, others failed in their missions. Arafat often led these incursions personally.[12]

He killed Jews long before Israel controlled “Palestinian” lands. And then there was Black September, where the PLO sought to take over Jordan, and thousands of Palestinians were killed by the Jordanian army. That’s all on him. It’s not mentioned at all in the article. Because of course, Arabs killing Arabs gets a pass. As did his years of terrorism, which the AP boiled down to this:

In the 1970s, Arafat’s name became a household word after Palestinians launched a series of hijackings and attacks to publicize their struggle. In 1974, he famously addressed the U.N. General Assembly in New York, entering the chamber wearing a holster and carrying an olive branch.

The AP also did not cover things that Arafat said that utterly belied his cover of seeking peace:

Our basic aim is to liberate the land from the Mediterranean Seas to the Jordan River. We are not concerned with what took place in June 1967 or in eliminating the the consequences of the June war. The Palestinian revolution’s basic concern is the uprooting of the Zionist entity from our land and liberating it.

There is also the confession from Hamas that Arafat directed them to commit terror attacks during the height of peace negotiations with Israel.

And last, but not least, they repeat the lie that Israel poisoned Arafat, adding “balance” by saying that the claimants have no proof.

Yasser Arafat is dead, but his PR department lives on.

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4 Responses to The whitewashing a of terrorist mass murderer

  1. Noam says:

    “Yasser Arafat is dead, but his PR department lives on.”

    Antisemitism is innate. If not whitewashing of terrorists could not happen.

    Imagine the ability to turn victims (Israel) of terror into pariahs. It takes something within the human soul so despicable so ‘INNATE’ to cause such havoc for the Jewish people. Antisemitism does not have to necessarily be a conscious act either. Think about it.

  2. Alex Bensky says:

    Some have branded Arafat as an arch-terrorist. And some have branded grass as green.

  3. Herschel says:

    They also conveniently forgot to mention his association with pedophilia, AIDS, the Lebanese Christian village of Damour massacre, and the stolen billions of dollars as his legacy

  4. Michael Lonie says:

    Eggs and omelettes, herschel, eggs and omelettes. What great world leader didn’t have his little foibles and hobbies?

    Sounds like they also don’t mention Arafat’s direct orders to his goons, during the kidnapping in Khartoum in 1973, to murder two US diplomats and their Belgian colleague. The NSA, I have read, has the telephone recordings of Arafat giving the orders himself. We should have had him executed, for that alone, 35 years ago or more.

    One of my hypotheses about international affairs is that the USA gets disrespected and often attacked by thugs and crazies because there is not enough fear of what the USA would do to the perps among international actors. Arafat could murder US diplomats with impunity because he needed not to fear our response. The Iranian “students” could seize our embassy, an act of war, with no worry that Iran would be nuked. The same could not hve been said if they had seized the Soviet embassy, which I believe they tried to do and were kicked out by the Iranian government troops PDQ. France can diss us and act against our interests with impunity with no fear of any real consequences (all the way back to de Gaulle’s idiot attempt to attack the dollar in the sixties). Terrorists and dictators can make immense trouble and not fear for their positions or lives as a result. Only recently has any attempt been made to change this, as Saddam Hussein found out. Unfortunately the bedwetters and cranks made such a fuss that little more has been done in that direction since then. I think that if the US induced more fear in the hearts of the bad actors of the world, there would be less carnage, chaos, and death going on.

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