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Arafat's two-headed snake in action

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Dec 26, 2007 at 09:32

Yassir Arafat made it clear that his two-pronged strategy against Israel is to first increase terrorism, and then to ask for money to control terrorism. He would opine how he could not control the terrorists without external funding to increase his security forces.

Of course, it was all a lie. Arafat, himself, was pocketing $billions while orchestrating the terror attacks right uder the noses of the UN and the world. Abbas, as Arafat's successor, is doing likewise, giving the impression that he is a "moderate" against terrorism, that he doesn't have the resources to fight it. Plus, he has something that Arafat didn't have: the illusion of in-fighting between Fatah and Hamas.

He successfully duped the State Department into sending hundreds of thousands of advanced assault rifles and a million rounds his own terrorist group, the Al-Aksa Martyrs.

It's the same old stuff, and the people who give him money have no idea how it is used, and do not care, either!

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