Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafat the monster

Yasser Arafat died at age 75, lying in bed surrounded by familiar faces. He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands of victims he sent to early graves.

In a better world, the PLO chief would have met his end on a gallows, hanged for mass murder much as the Nazi chiefs were hanged at Nuremberg. In a better world, the French president would not have paid a visit to the bedside of such a monster. In a better world, George Bush would not have said, on hearing the first reports that Arafat had died, "God bless his soul."

God bless his soul? What a grotesque idea! Bless the soul of the man who brought modern terrorism to the world? Who sent his agents to slaughter athletes at the Olympics, blow airliners out of the sky, bomb schools and pizzerias, machine-gun passengers in airline terminals? Who lied, cheated, and stole without compunction? Who inculcated the vilest culture of Jew-hatred since the Third Reich? Human beings might stoop to bless a creature so evil -- as indeed Arafat was blessed, with money, deference, even a Nobel Prize -- but God, I am quite sure, will damn him for eternity.
Good riddance.

Extra - Jonah Goldberg: “Obviously, my remorse knows bounds. My sadness has a bottom. Words are more than adequate to express my grief.”

Bonus – A cartoon via Occam’s Toothbrush.

1 comment:

Barrington said...

Arafat was a terrorist. He chose to fight for his people in the only way he could: he used terror. That's what terrorist do. Begin, Perez, Shamir, Ben Green and Sharon, just to name a few other Middle East terrorists, did the same thing when they thought they had no other choice. Arafat's biggest mistake was not having faith in his own people. He should have accepted the Oslo Bantu argreement and allowed his people to live on hundreds of little homelands that it demanded, cruel as it was, for just like the Jews have done all around the world, his people in a generation or two would have overcome. They would have filled the world with doctors, scientists, and humanitarians. They eventually would have worked with the Jews of Israel to make it a true democratic country, free of hate and USA handouts. Tragically he didn't have this faith and both peoples will go to their deaths if they cannot find a solution to the sins of the past.