Written by James Simpson
The article below remains as relevant today as it was when written. This is because it correctly analyzes the true nature of the “Palestinian Problem.” The fact is that “
The Palestinians, no matter who is in charge, no matter the concessions in land and dollars, will continue to work toward the destruction of
In light of this fact, President Obama’s recent speech, in which he called for a return to
None of this, however, could have been accomplished without the complicity of our despicable, treacherous news media. They know the facts, but have sought to keep us in the dark. Obama could never have issued such an impossible demand. Our electorate would have laughed him out of his seat. Then again, without the media propagandists promoting this fraud of a President, he never would have been elected.
The January elections in
Since this conflict is said to be the epicenter of Middle Eastern turmoil, how realistic are hopes for its resolution? How much faith can we put in Mahmoud Abbas? To even begin to honestly evaluate these questions, we must first dispense with the myths and legends surrounding Yasser Arafat and make a full and honest disclosure of his record and the nature of the organization through whose ranks he rose. Such honesty has unfortunately been sorely lacking in public discourse over the past thirty years, but is essential if we are to accurately gauge Abbas’ prospects for success.
There was an outpouring of sympathy from leaders around the globe following Arafat’s death on
Without doubt Arafat is the person most often identified with the cause of Palestinian statehood. But this characterization, made popular by mainstream Western media, and reflected in remarks by leaders such as Chirac, is so far off the mark one wonders how they could have remained so uniformly deluded for so long.
So who and what was Yasser Arafat really?
Yasser Arafat was not a Palestinian. He was an Egyptian. He was born in
Who could make such an audacious claim? Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir did, for one. Perhaps however, it would be more credible coming from the PLO itself. Every now and then, such groups dispense with the propaganda and reveal what they are really up to.
PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein made one such statement to a Dutch newspaper in 1977. He said:
The Palestinian people does not [sic.] exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of
Going even further back, the PLO’s first leader, another Egyptian named Ahmed
Shukairy, said: “It is common knowledge that
The following historical summary puts it in perspective:
The Romans first used the name
It was ruled alternately by
There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.
Yasser Arafat was not a champion of Palestinian statehood. His purpose was the elimination of
The liberation of
It has been asserted that the correct translation for “elimination of Zionism” is “elimination of
The PLO sees
In Articles 13 and 14, the charter states:
13. Arab unity and the liberation of
14. The destiny of the Arab nation, and indeed Arab existence itself, depend upon the destiny of the
To see this clearly one must understand what they mean by “Arab unity”. As I have asserted in earlier essays, it is another phrase for the “single Arab nation” idea pursued by the Ba’athists of Iraq and Syria, which in turn is a twist on the familiar “unification” demands of communist movements all over the world as justification for aggression, including but not limited to Vietnam (“One Vietnam”), Korea (Unification), and Red China (Taiwan is a “breakaway” province which needs to be reunified with the mainland).
It is not surprising therefore that Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization, and all the other Palestinian revolutionary movements for that matter, have received much of their support from
This is not surprising either, given the fact that both the PLO and the Ba’athist movement were originally creations of the
This is evidenced in the Charter’s frequent use of familiar terms like “Imperialist and Imperialism” which are KGB coined invectives for the
But you need not decipher words in the charter to reach that conclusion. Former CIA Deputy Director Ray Cline provided ample proof in his book Terrorism, The Soviet Connection. Ion Pacepa, acting chief of Romanian foreign intelligence, was the highest-ranking intelligence officer to ever defect from the Soviet Bloc. His group was tasked with training PLO leaders. In a recent interview with FrontPageMagazine.com, he stated:
The PLO was dreamt up by the KGB, which had a penchant for ‘liberation’ organizations. In 1964 the first PLO council, consisting of 422 Palestinian representatives handpicked by the KGB, approved the Palestinian National Charter-–a document that had been drafted in
Yasser Arafat was not a Moslem. He was fully indoctrinated in the culture and ideology of radical communist revolutionaries and enjoyed the support and full backing of the Soviet Bloc. He was a Communist.
Pacepa flatly stated Arafat was a “devoted Marxist-Leninist.” This is not really news, any movement dreamt up by the KGB would, by definition, have to be communist at its core. Arafat’s professed belief in Islam, right down to TV shots of him bowing on a prayer mat in traditional Moslem fashion, is pure political theater, nothing more. So Arafat’s al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, while professing allegiance to Allah, are simply stooges carrying out the terrorist policies of the PLO.
Arafat’s goal and that of the PLO has never changed. In his FrontPage interview Pacepa describes an exchange Arafat had with late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978. Ceausescu had just informed him that
“But we are a revolution,” Arafat exploded...”We were born as a revolution and we should remain an unfettered revolution.” Arafat expostulated that the Palestinians lacked the tradition, unity and discipline to become a formal state [emph. mine]...and he was not willing to put any laws or other obstacles in the way of the Palestinian struggle to eradicate the state of
But Ceausescu prevailed on Arafat:
Ceausescu...told [Arafat] that, if he would transform the PLO into a government-in-exile and would pretend to break with terrorism, the West would shower him with money and glory. ‘But you have to keep on pretending, over and over’...in the shadow of your government-in-exile you can keep as many terrorist groups as you want, as long as they are not publicly connected with your name.
Arafat was granted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for renouncing terrorism and promising to change the PLO charter’s goal of eliminating
Since we cannot defeat
As I mentioned earlier, a Palestinian state is not the PLO’s goal, never has been. Once you accept this, it is easy to understand why he rebuffed former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s extremely generous offer of statehood for
Yasser Arafat was the father of modern terrorism. Arafat’s PLO pioneered in the use of terror tactics and has been both an inspiration and source of support for many of the terrorist groups that came afterward. He is responsible for countless acts of terrorism not only against
Yasser Arafat was a thief. By all accounts Arafat has stolen billions of dollars in aid money meant for the Palestinian people. While the areas under PLO control have deteriorated precipitously, Arafat stashed away most, if not all, of the monetary aid intended for them.
Yasser Arafat was a ruthless oppressor of the Palestinian people. Arafat established a Stalinist enclave among the Palestinians, a police state with the highest number of security forces per capita of any country in the world. Per Capita income has been cut approximately in half since the Palestinian Authority took power following the
Yasser Arafat was an alleged pederast. It is widely believed that he was homosexual. Among other evidence, the Romanians claim they took surveillance videos of Arafat engaged in orgies with his male bodyguards.
However, internationally famous Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, who has interviewed many foreign leaders including Arafat, revealed with evident disgust in a 1981 Playboy interview, that Arafat had a marked preference for young boys. Perhaps this is the blackmail Arafat’s horrid wife, Sufa, with whom he hadn’t lived for years, has used to garner herself a multi-million dollar annual “death benefit.” The proceeds of course, flow from his billions in ill-gotten gains.
Many speculate that the cause of his death was AIDS. Arafat’s symptoms included blotchy skin, dementia, a depressed immune system and massive weight loss. The only other disease indicated by these symptoms, Leukemia, was ruled out. The only ones who can release Arafat’s medical records are his family, and they aren’t talking.
The official line went from the ludicrous “he was poisoned by the Israelis” to the absurd: “A poor diet and gastrointestinal complications due to his long confinement in PLO headquarters imposed by the Israelis caused his health to deteriorate.” Of course, it was the Israelis fault, one way or the other.
I vote AIDS.
Yasser Arafat was despised by Middle Eastern leaders. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak referred to him once as “a son of a dog.” A Syrian defense minister called him the “son of 60,000 whores.”  Even his Soviet Bloc handlers found him repulsive: “I’ve never before seen so much cleverness, blood and filth all together in one man” Romanian General Constantin Munteaunu was reputed to have said. Ion Pacepa added: “I felt a compulsion to take a shower whenever I had been kissed by Arafat or even just shaken his hand.”
Yasser Arafat was leader of a murderous terrorist organization whose goals have not changed. As should be obvious from this analysis, the PLO leadership has long been committed to one goal: the obliteration of
It would be nice to hope that Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat’s successor, may make a genuine attempt to secure a lasting peace. I doubt it. Abbas is a smooth talker and has the appearance of a kindly grandfather. In this regard he is indeed different from Arafat. But the ideological swamp from which both he and Arafat came is a toxic environment incapable of supporting sound mental health. As an early member of the PLO, Abbas has survived in this sewer a long time. You do not rise to the top by secretly harboring ambitions to betray such an organization’s goals. You get there by being the cleverest among many vile brutes.
Furthermore, it’s hard to penetrate the logic of his hopeful supporters. Other terrorist organizations in PLO areas, like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, or Hezbollah for example, which was implicated in the February 25 nightclub bombing, are characterized as being outside the PLO’s sphere of influence. If this is the case, how can any agreement with the PLO guarantee peace? If it is not the case, then why do the attacks continue despite Abbas’ repeated promises?
Expect more of the same, except with polished excuses and apologies no doubt.
The PLO was originally created as one front on a multi-front war to wrest the
In any event, dictatorial regimes have long planning horizons. As Yasser Arafat said in his interview with Oriana Fallaci:
We don't want peace! We want war, victory. Peace for us means the destruction of
For now they are biding their time. For the long term, rest assured the PLO is every bit as determined to wipe Israel off the face of the map as they were the day eleven Israeli athletes were murdered in Munich. They don’t care about much else—never did.
 "There is no such thing as a Palestinian people... It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn't exist." Golda Meir, statement to The Sunday Times,
 As quoted by Joseph Farah in ‘Palestinian people do not exist’, WorldNetDaily.com,
 ‘What Led to the Founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964?’ www.palestinefacts.org.
 Joseph Farah, ‘Myths of the
 dunamai.com (/dunamai.com/articles/Islam/plo-charter.htm).
 Please see for example ‘Regime Change Means Eradicating the Ba’ath Party’, DefenseWatch, (www.sftt.org),
 Ray Cline and Yonah Alexander, Terrorism, the Soviet Connection,
 Jamie Glazov, ‘From Russia With Terror’, www.FrontPageMag.com,
 Ion Pacepa, ‘The Arafat I knew, He hasn’t Changed Since His Days as a KGB-Backed Terrorist’, Wall Street Journal,
 Glazov, “From
 Farah, ‘Palestinian people do not exist’.
 Scott W. Johnson, “Who Murdered Cleo Noel?” www.FrontPageMag.com,
 Glazov, ‘From
 Aaron Mannes, ‘Terrorism’s Godfather’, National Review Online,
 Fatal Terrorist Attacks in Israel Since the Declaration of Principles (September 1993-January 31, 2005), http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/victims.html.
 See for example, Lesley Stahl, ‘Arafat’s Billions’, CBSNews.com,
 Ilan Berman, ‘Gangster Governance; Arafat’s Rogue Regime’, National Review Online,
 Alexander Saffian, ‘
 Ion Pacepa, Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption, Regnery Publishing, Reprint Edition,
 Interview Oriana Fallaci, Playboy, November 1981.
 Tom Gross, ‘Arafat Gets the Di Treatment’, National Review Online,
 Pacepa, Red Horizons.
 ‘Suicide Bombing Outside Tel Aviv Nightclub Kills up to Five’, www.7online.com, ABC News,
 Oriana Fallaci, Interview With History, Liveright, 1st Ed., 1976.