Murder invited to the White House by Clinton
There is more.
The State Department has finally admitted (document has just been declassified) that Arafat was behind the 1973 murder of two Americans in Sudan by the Black September terrorist group. They stormed the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, taking American hostages and eventually killing them.
The declassified document (pdf) reads:The Khartoum operation was planned and carried out with the full knowledge and personal approval of Yassir Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the head of Fatah. Fatah representatives based in Khartoum participated in the attack, using a Fatah vehicle to transport the terrorists to the Saudi Arabian embassy.(We reprint the entire document below the jump.)
Finally the State Department admits what many have been claiming all along. The Sunday Times (UK), for example, reported on February 16, 1986:And we see who won that fight. Instead Arafat went on to kill many more innocent people and was hailed for a long time as a peacemaker. An apology from the State Department to the victims families?
Nearly half the members of the United States and one of Washington's most powerful Jewish lobbying organisations are pressing the Reagan administration to file murder charges against Yasser Arafat, the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The American attorney general, Edwin Meese, has acknowledged that Arafat is under active investigation.
A group of 44 senators sent a letter last week to Meese urging the American government to charge the PLO chief with plotting the murders of two American diplomats in 1973. According to the letter, the American authorities have evidence that Arafat may have ordered the killings of Cleo Noel, the American ambassador to the Sudan, his deputy, George Moore, and a Belgian diplomat, Guy Eid, during a terrorist takeover of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum ...
State Department diplomats, worried that murder charges against Arafat would anger the United States' friends in the Arab world, are urging the Justice Department to drop the investigation. But other officials think the indictment of Arafat could demonstrate American determination to combat international terrorism.
This is the guy that Clinton invited to the White House on numerous occasions in his vain search for peace in the Middle East. I disagree who those who excuse the Reagan Administration for not brining murder charges. I don't think murder charges would have been a distraction from dealing with the Soviet Union.
Clinton made the same mistake with the Khobar Towers murders by letting the Iranians off the hook to continue his vain pursuit of a peace deal with this murderer.
For too long this country has ignored the murder of its citizens by the operatives of the religious bigots in Tehran and by another bigot named Arafat. Ignoring the murders did not lead to peace, but it did lead to an attitude by people like bin Laden that they could get away with mass murder.