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The Truth Matters. Part 5

Arafat’s Children
Gaza’s mayhem is the bitter fruit of terror as statecraft.

Scores of Palestinians were killed this week in Gaza in factional fighting between loyalists of President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and those of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. As if on cue, it took about 24 hours before pundits the world over blamed the violence on Israel and President Bush.This is the Israel that dismantled its settlements in Gaza in August 2005, a unilateral concession for which it asked, and got, nothing in return. And it is the U.S. President who, in a landmark speech five years ago this month, called on Palestinians to “elect new leaders, leaders not compromised by terror.” Had Palestinians done so, they could be living today in a peaceful, independent state. Instead, in January 2006 they freely handed the reins of government to Hamas in parliamentary elections. What is happening today is the result of that choice–their choice.That election didn’t simply emerge from a vacuum, however. It is a consequence of the cult of violence that has typified the Palestinian movement for much of its history and which has been tolerated and often celebrated by the international community. If Palestinians now think they can advance their domestic interests by violence, nobody should be surprised: The way of the gun has been paying dividends for 40 years.

In 1972 Palestinian terrorists murdered Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Yet only two years later Yasser Arafat addressed the U.N.’s General Assembly–the first non-government official so honored. In 1970 Arafat attempted to overthrow Jordan’s King Hussein and tried to do the same a few years later in Lebanon. Yet in 1980, the European Community, in its Venice Declaration, recognized Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization as a legitimate negotiating partner.

In 1973, the National Security Agency recorded Arafat’s telephoned instructions to PLO terrorists to murder Cleo Noel, the U.S. ambassador in Sudan, and his deputy George Curtis Moore. Yet in 1993, Arafat was welcomed in the White House for the signing of the Oslo Accords with Israel. That same year, the British National Criminal Intelligence Service reported that the PLO made its money from “extortion, payoffs, illegal arms-dealing, drug trafficking, money laundering and fraud.” Yet over the next several years, the Palestinian Authority would become the largest single recipient of foreign aid on a per capita basis.

In 1996, after he had formally renounced terrorism in the Oslo Accords, Arafat told a rally in Gaza that “we are committed to all martyrs who died for the cause of Jerusalem starting with Ahmed Musa until the last martyr Yihye Ayyash”–Musa being the first PLO terrorist to be killed in 1965 and Ayyash being the Hamas mastermind of a series of suicide bombings in which scores of Israeli civilians were killed. Yet the Clinton Administration continued to pretend that Arafat was an ally in the fight against Hamas. In 2000, Arafat rejected an Israeli offer of statehood midwifed by President Clinton and instead initiated the bloody intifada that left 1,000 Israelis and 3,000 Palestinians dead.

In 2005, only months after Arafat’s death, Israel dismantled its settlements and withdrew its forces from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians have used the opportunity to intensify their rocket fire at civilian targets within Israel. Last month, Israeli security services arrested two Gazan women, one of them pregnant, who were planning to enter Israel on medical pretexts in order to carry out suicide attacks. Yet the same month, the World Bank issued a report faulting Israel for restricting Palestinian freedom of movement.

Now it appears Hamas has taken control of the Gaza Strip’s main road and its border with Egypt, as well as the offices of the so-called Preventive Security Services, traditionally a Fatah stronghold. “They are executing them one by one,” a witness told the Associated Press of Hamas’s reprisals against the Preventive Security personnel.

We do not pretend to know where all this will lead. On Thursday, Mr. Abbas dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency, though he seems powerless to change the course of events in Gaza. Israel could conceivably intervene, as could Egypt, and both states have powerful reasons to prevent the emergence of a Hamastan with close links to Iran hard on their borders. But neither do they wish to become stuck in the Strip’s bottomless factionalism and fanaticism.

At the same time, pressure will surely mount on Israel and the U.S. to accept Hamas’s ascendancy and begin negotiations with its leaders. According to this reasoning, the Bush Administration cannot demand democracy of the Palestinians and then refuse to recognize the results of a democratic election.

But leave aside the fact that Mr. Bush did not simply call for an election: Is it wise to negotiate with a group that kills its fellow Palestinians almost as freely as it does Israelis? And what would there be to negotiate about? The best-case scenario–a suspension of hostilities in exchange for renewed international funding–would simply give Hamas time and money to consolidate its rule and rebuild an arsenal for future terror assaults. Then, too, the last thing the Palestinians need is yet further validation from the wider world that the violence they now inflict so indiscriminately works.

The deeper lesson here is that a society that has spent the last decade celebrating suicide bombing would inevitably become a victim of its own nihilistic impulses. This is not the result of Mr. Bush’s call for democratic responsibility; it is the bitter fruit of the decades of dictatorship and terrorism as statecraft that Yasser Arafat instilled among Palestinians.

Why does the west continue to believe that peace is possible in the Middle East? Do we not have enough proof that peaceful negotiation with the followers of Islam is pure folly?


Do you love your children? Do you think Islam loves their children as we might perceive? Silly question perhaps to some but indulge me. Behold the children of Palestine. Recruited to die.

What of the so called Palestinians and why are we supporting them when they do not exist? Think about that and then read more here.

Imagine a neighbor that wants you dead and will do anything to bring that about. What would you do? Call the police? Move and give up a home you sacrificed so much for? What if that home had been handed down through countless generations of family and your own people had given their lives and those of their children to keep. And if this home had been given to you by God, would you be so willing to give that up without fighting for it? Why should you have to move? Why would you move??

Consider the plight of the Israeli’s and their unholy neighbors the Palestinians. The world condemns Israel but what of their murderous neighbors? Where is the condemnation? The following link contains pictures that may disturb you so consider yourself warned. With neighbors like these, who needs more enemies?

And what of us? Are you willing to embrace 5th Century barbarians? The same barbarians who have killed millions of people for centuries and have killed thousands of Americans over the last few decades? What about the thousands of Israeli’s who have died? Do you really think we can negotiate with Islam? Perhaps sit around the fireplace in your home and have meaningful conversations with them? Drink tea and sing campfire songs? Get to know them better and understand them?

Think again. Islam wants you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors dead. They don’t care who or what you are.

Consider events over the past few years. Remember September 11 ,2001 and the Twin Towers that are now but a memory. What about the nearly 3,000 who died there and the thousands who are still suffering?

Do you want more of these events that may bring death to millions? What will you do? What are you willing to do to preserve your way of life?

And think about your life as it is right now. Not perfect, certainly there are things we all would like to change or do better. But think for a moment, about the things in your life that you cherish the most. The things that bring you joy and laughter or peace and happiness. Whatever they may be do you agree that we live in a remarkable country? Do you feel fortunate to have liberty and freedom? Do you sometimes take for granted the freedoms that allow us to live in some relative peace and happiness? Of course, all of us do from time to time. Do you care? Do you really?

If watching American Idol or Oprah Winfrey or CBS evening news or any other program on television is more important than spending a few minutes every day educating yourself to the perils we all face then you can stop reading right now. Save yourself the time, this isn’t for you because if you think the above listed tv programs are in fact more important, then you don’t care about your own future or that of America’s. Argue all you like, but you have been presented with an opportunity to find out a truth that the mainstream media will not tell you about. What have you got to lose? A little of your time?

Do you love this country? Or do you believe that America and Israel are at fault for every thing wrong in the world. You decide, afterall we still have the freedom to do just that.

This is an appeal to all citizens of this country, whether you are Democrat, Republican, left wing , right wing, liberal or conservative. It matters not if you are Christian, non-theist or atheist, Buddhist, Catholic, humanist or your church is the great outdoors. If you value your life in America, then read on.

Is America perfect? No. Do we make mistakes? Of course we do. Pick a country who hasn’t and then name one country that allows all the freedoms and liberty we enjoy. Be honest. If you hate this country and want to see it fail then go somewhere else to live, you will have plenty of company. America is not your home.

Consider for a moment that this liberty and the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted were taken away. Could it happen here? There are those that are working towards that end inside and outside our country. They believe in anarchy and replacing our liberty and freedoms with tyranny and oppression. In short they hate you because you have something they don’t. Freedom and liberty.

Imagine simple pleasures like going to a concert, visiting a museum, or a night on the town with your loved one(s) to enjoy a movie and a dinner. Perhaps you like to read or take a stroll in a nearby park. Maybe your idea of pleasure is going to a baseball game and enjoying an ice cold beer with a hot dog smothered in goodies. Perhaps it is watching your children play or your grandchildren.

Whatever it might be, consider what the alternatives would likely be without liberty…without freedom.

Islam on trial: The Prosecution’s Case against Islam.

Take a little time to educate yourself and those you care about. Studies in Islam.

June 23, 2007 - Posted by | Jihadists, Studies In Islam, Terrorists

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