Thursday, August 13, 2009
It didn’t take long.
Two days ago, as a part of the Fatah Conference, Fatah endorsed the Aqsa Martyrs Brigade as their official armed wing. They pledged to carry on “the resistance” -- code word for ‘terrorism against civilians’ -- to the Zionist occupation.
Yesterday, two Israelis were wounded in a terrorist shooting about 20 miles north of Jerusalem. The two Israelis had been driving in their car when a vehicle with an Israeli license plate signaled them to stop. When they did, the two terrorists in the other car shot them from point blank range.
This morning, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting attack.
It’s hardly surprising. As far as Fatah is concerned, every Israeli is a legitimate military target. That’s what Rashideh al-Mughrabi said during an interview with World Net Daily.
"I don't believe there are civilians in Israel,” she said, noting that she was serving as a senior deputy at the recent Fatah Conference. “All of Israeli society is a military society and therefore a military target."
Mughrabi comes from a distinguished terrorist family. She is the sister of Dalal al-Mughrabi, one of the most infamous anti-Israel terrorists in history. It was Dalal who led an attack in March 1978 that killed 36 Israelis in what’s remembered as the Coastal Road Massacre.
As for her sister, Rashideh said her only regret about her sister's attack was that she herself could not participate. “Abu Jihad (the Fatah terrorist who planned the attack) decided that two sisters could not participate in the same attack."
I know I don’t have to repeat it for you, but don’t forget that Fatah is alleged to be the “moderate” party of terrorist Abu Mazen, who – when he’s sporting a Western haircut and bespoke suit – is called Mahmoud Abbas. He was just reelected as President of the “Palestinian Authority.”
We probably should be considering ourselves lucky. We know what Abu Mazen is: Among other terrorist attacks, Abu Mazen financed and thereby made possible the attack on the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics when 11 Israeli athletes were killed. The title of his PhD thesis was “Relations between Zionism and Nazism, 1933-1945” in which he denied the Holocaust.
But according to Barry Rubin, the man being groomed as the successor to the 74 year old Mazen is even worse. He’s Abu Maher Ghneim, one of Fatah’s stalwarts.
“Ghneim is an unrepentant hardliner, an open opponent of the Oslo agreements,” Rubin wrote. “If he becomes the leader of Fatah, and hence of the PA and PLO, you can forget about peace. Violent conflict becomes far more likely.”
Not that I need remind you of this, either, but you and I – through the courtesy of Missus Bubba, Our Lady of the Broken Elbow, and her boss, the Community Organizer – just gave $200 million of our hard-earned tax dollars to these lovely people. According to Missus Bubba, the purpose was “to help ease (their) growing budget deficit.”
"I call on all nations that wish to see a strong, viable Palestinian state, living in peace and security with its neighbors to join us in supporting the Palestinian Authority,” were Missus Bubba’s words as she handed over the dough. “The Palestinian Authority has proven to be a reliable partner for peace."
What ARE these people thinking, back there? In the old days, before the Internet, you could get away with lies like that. Back then, essentially only NBS, CBS and ABC were reporting the news. If they decided to bury some story or ignore some idiotic remark, they could get away with it.
But not anymore. Today, in every country in the world, with everybody and his brother lurking and prowling on the Internet, you can’t hide flagrant lies like that. Tell a whopper like Missus Bubba did -- “The PA has proven to be a reliable partner for peace” – and instantly 10 million of us out here are ready to point to your growing nose.
In any event, you and I helped out the “Palestinian Authority” with their budget deficit. Today the financial reports came out on the US budget deficit – the highest it’s ever been – hitting $1.27 trillion with two months still to go in the fiscal year.
Okay, so the PA isn’t about to make any “gestures” to the US, to help the US out of its budget deficit with a little of that Arab oil money.
But wouldn’t you think they could hold off for a couple of days in attacking Israel –maybe to just kind of pretend that they are a “reliable partner for peace”?
I guess not.