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Murderer as peacemaker?
Posted By Joseph Farah On 01/23/2001 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
How would you like it if millions of your hard-earned tax dollars were sent to a little foreign dictator who murdered two American diplomats and got away with it?
I’m sure you would not be a happy camper. Well, as much as I hate to upset you, dear readers, that is precisely what is happening with the millions of dollars the U.S. is transferring in foreign aid to Yasser Arafat and his Palestine Authority.
Maybe you didn’t know about Arafat’s murderous record before. For that you can be excused, because the establishment press has not done much to expose this petty tyrant — this killer of unarmed, innocent Americans simply doing their country’s diplomatic duty.
But once I tell you the details of this heinous crime — this unforgivable act of bloodlust — you won’t have any excuses, anymore. If you don’t act — if you don’t scream about it to your elected officials in Washington — then you, too, will be tacitly guilty of rewarding a cowardly killer for his evil deeds.
Here are the facts, as I revealed in a news story in WorldNetDaily last week:
On Feb. 28, 1973, Yasser Arafat was overheard by Israeli and U.S. intelligence operatives planning a Black September terrorist operation in Khartoum, Sudan. His transmissions were tape-recorded. They were transcribed, and warnings were issued by National Security Agency personnel to the U.S. Embassy in Sudan.
Unfortunately, the alert was delayed because of a bureaucratic snafu. A day later, eight Black September terrorists stormed the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum and grabbed U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel, Charge d’Affaires George Curtis Moore and others hostage. On March 2, 1973, after the terrorists’ demands for the release of Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, were rebuffed by President Nixon, Arafat was heard and recorded, once again, providing the code words for the execution of Noel, Moore and Belgian diplomat Guy Eid. They were machine-gunned to death.
Until last week, no American involved in this tragedy had spoken out on the details of that tragedy. But 28 years later, James Welsh, the Palestinian analyst for the NSA who issued the first alert on the incident, went public with charges of a cover-up of Arafat’s key role in the planning and execution of the attack.
Think about it. Yasser Arafat just visited the White House a few weeks ago. He has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He is heralded as a moderating force for compromise in the Middle East. Yet, the truth is, he is a cold-blooded murderer of innocent Americans.
“No one wants to touch this thing,” Welsh says. “It’s a hot potato. No one wants to be responsible for derailing the Mideast peace process.”
But Welsh thinks the American people, who are footing much of the bill for Arafat’s current activities, have a right to know about his personal responsibility for the murder of two Americans. And he is the first American involved directly in the affair to charge publicly what has long been rumored — that Arafat ordered the embassy takeover and the murders of the American diplomats.
“I have decided that my oaths of secrecy must give way to my sense of right and wrong,” he told WorldNetDaily.
While there is no statute of limitations on murder, one critical piece of evidence needed for an indictment is missing — the tape-recordings. They have never been produced by the NSA, the Central Intelligence Agency or the State Department.
“These tapes do exist,” claims Welsh. “I participated in their production. But no one has ever been willing to come forward and acknowledge their existence.”
Over the years, there have been reports that the Israelis also had tapes of Arafat ordering the executions of the U.S. diplomats and that Jerusalem provided copies to Nixon. Gen. Ariel Sharon said in 1995 that Israeli intelligence gave tapes proving Arafat’s culpability in the murders to the U.S. State Department and White House in March 1973.
“I know Yasser Arafat was a direct player in the murder of our diplomats and so has every U.S. administration since Richard Nixon’s,” says Welsh.
The next time you see Yasser Arafat talking politely to Ted Koppel on “Nightline,” I want you to remember that behind that phony smile is the conscience of a killer. He’s the premeditated murderer of U.S. diplomats.
The next time you hear about the need for a Palestinian state, I want you to remember that the leader for life of that nation will be Yasser Arafat.
Does that really sound like the foundation for a permanent peace?
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