Saturday, January 26, 2008

The BBC And Fatah Eulogize A Terrorist

George Habash, founder of the radical Popular Front For the Liberation Of Palestine ( PFLP)died today in Jordan at 81, and got a rave eulogy from the BBC that I wouldn't have believed if I hadn't read it myself.

Aside from erroneously referring to Habash as a `Christian' - in reality, he was a genocidal hardline marxist - the article saw fit to understate his record of violence against innocent people and to include a number of soppy quotes from his fellow terrorists in Fatah and elsewhere about what a `hero' he was.

As a matter of fact, Arafat II Mahmoud Abbas saw fit to order three days of public mourning for this murderous jackal, something that should clue you in on how serious the Palestinians are about living in peace next to Israel.

You can tell a lot about people from their heros.

Now here's who ol' George actually was.He was a genocidal maniac who was a pioneer in using domestic aircraft and innocent people as a tool in terrroist warfare, thus making him the spiritual grandfather of Mohammed Atta and the scum who attacked our country on 9/11. Every time you curse the huge lines and time consuming precautions that hold you up at the airport, George Habash is one of the people you have to thank.

He masterminded,among other things, a three-plane hijack to Jordan in 1970, the 1970 in flight bombing of Swissair flight SR330 that murdered 47 people, a 1972 massacre of passengers at Lod Airport in partnership with the Japanese Red Army that killed 26 people and the 1976 hijacking of an 1976 Air France flight from Tel Aviv in cooperation with the Baider-Meinhoff gang to Entebbe, Uganda... the one where those Israeli paratroops led by Yoni Netanyahu (z"l) mounted that famous raid and freed all but one of the hostages.

And those are just the more high profile operations. They leave out on ongoing legacy of terrorism and murder that reaches to our present day, including the assassination of Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi in Jerusalem back in 2002 while he was at breakfast with his wife..

I'm not surprised at the Palestinians memorializing this rabid dog in the least, but I am surprised that the BBC felt it necessary to give him a rousing eulogy. I don't think much of them, but I frankly wouldn't have expected it, even from the BBC. This is beyond the pale, and they ought to be ashamed of themselves, frankly.

According to the article,Habash is said to have died of a heart attack. Let's just say I have my doubts about that. He was entirely lacking in one of the necessary components.

However he died, I hope it was painful, at least as painful as the deaths inflicted on the many people he ordered murdered.

Roast in hell, cockroach.Good riddance.

hattip to Soccer Dad


Anonymous said...

I am surprised at your surprise at al-Beeb. For a long time now, everything left and pro-Arab has been good, and in particular anything pro-Israel has been doubleplus ungood.

There is nothing we can do about it. They have tax raising powers (the Television Licence) but only answer to government Ministers (who need every ally they can get at present!) not the taxed population. Do I not remember a "Tea Party" that had something to do with taxation and representation?

If the British haven't already learned to do so, we need to learn the news discernment skills of the old Communist states. Being aware of the bias, observing what is not said, always digging a little deeper, and generally not taking anything at face value.

Its awful, but necessary.

Freedom Fighter said...

You're right, Yokel...but I still would have expected better from the Beeb, naive idiot that I am.

Back when I was a kid and listened to international news over shortwave in the pre-internet days, the BBC was one of the most respected news sites in the world.Those days are obviously long gone.

I think the only way for your countrymen to really have a Boston style tea party over the Beeb is a coordinated and massive refusal to pay the licensing fees, even if it means foregoing TV for a while.

You could also try and vote in a new government while you're at it and send El Gordo and his minions packing. That is, unless you like being a province of the EU!