According to Rubin, Stinky was killed by his own ineptness and that of his doctors, but I still hold to the view that Arafat was a homosexual who contracted the AIDS virus through his many romps with male bodyguards and others.

Heh heh………

Light in the sandal?

Yasir Arafat Is Still Dead and We Know Who Really Did Him In

By Barry Rubin

Yasir Arafat is still dead. True, he was once alive. I sat across from him in his Gaza office, for example. And he even had a copy of my history of the PLO on his book shelf so he must have been of sound mind at the time.  It’s not my fault. I told him to start jogging and cut down on sweets.But he didn’t listen. On November 4, 2004, he died, a fate he previously delivered to thousands of far more innocent people.

The effort now by various Palestinian factions to imply Israel killed him is the funniest thing in the Middle East since the CIA director’s congressional briefing when he said the Muslim Brotherhood was a secular democratic organization. What’s dismaying is how much play Western media are giving this charge as if it should be taken seriously. When the West behaves in this way it signals at the least a dangerously naive credulousness and amnesia; at worst, it signals a profound anti-Jewish and anti-Israel complex on their part.

But there’s something else in this story, something very chilling indeed. Revolutionary Islamists especially, but many Muslims otherwise, believe that Jews tried to murder Muhammad, the founder of Islam, and even if they failed that the poison shortened his life. The accusation that Jews are the murderer of prophets–with Muslims throwing in the founder of Christianity also–is a phrase that derives from this story. It is frequently heard from Hamas and others. This is a blood libel, an alleged crime that then leads to the view that Jews are absolutely evil and should be wiped out. In short, it is a rationale for genocide. When Iran, Hamas, Hizballah, and the Muslim Brotherhood say that Israel should be wiped off the map and Jews generally should be murdered that incitement is the inevitable consequence of this line of thinking.

That Western observers are unaware of all of this history, and repeated every day in inciteful sermons found often in Middle East mosques, is quite evident. Such a lack of knowledge leads them to believe that the conflicts they say are easily resolvable, quickly settled by more Israeli concessions or still continuing because of Israeli actions when the causes are much deeper and the solutions far more remote. Western societies today are obsessed with searching everywhere for racism and hate speech. Well, the idea that the Jews murdered Arafat (rather than that Arafat spent most of his career murdering Jews) falls into that category.

As for the specific claims in the Arafat case, they are easily disposed of:

First of all, anyone who saw Arafat during the last year of his life knew he was seriously ill and steadily worsening. His lips trembled, he looked disoriented, and he wasn’t as articulate as usual.  Even on television you couldn’t possibly miss his distress.

His doctors obviously knew that he was in bad shape. But, and this is what’s most important, they didn’t do anything about it. The prospect of Arafat’s death was so traumatic for the movement—which had known no other leader during 43 years for Fatah, 46 years for the PLO, and its entire ten year life for the Palestinian Authority. By not taking serious action and giving him better treatment, the key to the mystery is this: His own doctors and movement killed Arafat. So if Israel killed Arafat then his own doctors and the entire PLO, Fatah, and PA leadership were in on the conspiracy. Indeed, Arafat himself, by not more actively seeking medical help or speaking about his problems was also in on the conspiracy. This is unlikely.

Read it all here.

9 Responses

  1. Makes me think of the fact that this Mediterranean tendency of men to kiss each other on the cheeks by way of greeting acquaintances has taken root in Europe, also. A decade ago, this seemed to be something that was confined to teenagers primarily (who sort of introduced it) and later on people in their twens but now, just about anyone else does it too in my neck of the woods. (and if someone doesn’t join in, they are considered “square”) I suppose this has something to do with me having English ancestry or just being too plain reserved to take over the habit.

    Yuck !

    1. Are people also doing this in the Nordic countries, I start wondering ?

      1. Oh ya, Its like an epidemic. It even extend to people that you only have known for a few hours.

        I think it relate to the notion “that we are sooooo inclusive”.

    2. Anushirvan, I’m with you.

      A firm handshake is what any male I meet in a social context gets from me.

      I even back off if my body space is invaded.

      As for the kiss kiss syndrome, it just doesn’t happen in Australia, and as far as I know, neither does it go on in other English speaking countries.

      As for the Arafat kising episode I just viewed, it makes me feel very uncomfortable – very queasy.

      I don’t know, maybe it’s just a cultural thing?

      But count me out!!

  2. No wonder jean genet got all hot and bothered when he contemplated the ‘palestinians’…

  3. Let them exhume his body. The kissie kissie did not give him AIDS. Cheek kissing is international. Probably some uncle, a bodyguard, or male prostitute gave him AIDS. But no one says his Christian wife did it, so it would have been after his child was born. Karma for all those deaths he caused.

    1. That’s basically how brown-nosing (or ass-kissing if you prefer) can get you into trouble.

      Highly un-recommended, I say !

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