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Forgotten Atrocious Acts

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Submitted by Thomas (United States), Sep 22, 2002 at 20:31

Comments to this article dated September 17 refer to the widely circulated photograph that we all remember of a Palestinian Arab proudly displaying his blood soaked palms to an appreciative mob. That photograph reminded me of the news from November 1971, when the PLO assassinated the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Wasfi-at-Tal, in Cairo. That murderer bragged that he DRANK the blood of the man he had just killed! The futility of searching for details about this inhuman forgotten atrocious act is instructive. By the way, it was mentioned in either Newsweek or Time, not both, when it happened.

While I'm on the subject of forgotten atrocious acts, wasn't it at the Al Aksa Mosque (known to most as the name of a terrorist group) that the King of Jordan, the grandfather of the current king was murdered while PRAYING?.

Two conveniently forgotten atrocious acts from history, each of which can be used to make many analytic points, if they can be brought to public memory.

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