Saint Yasser 3

Who was Yasser Arafat? He was the grandfather of world-wide terrorism. Of his many crimes, his multitude of victims, we’ll mention in particular just one. His savages hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro and threw the wheelchair-bound Leon Klingoffer overboard to drown in 1985. But Reuters think Arafat was one of the great, good, noble heroes of the twentieth century:

 

Footnote: A topical reminder. Arafat was responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. The Olympic Games organizers refuse to commemorate them.

  • Ralph

    One of the functions of history is to explain the present. It is being rewritten to change the future.

    • Jillian Becker

      That’s an interesting observation, Ralph. And in the case of Reuters on Arafat, yes, I think hope of changing the future must be why they’re writing a  hagiography of so vile a man.  

      • Liz

        Ah, hope and change!