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Powell Blames Arafat for Mideast Crisis

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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 01:44 PM
Sunday, Secretary of State Colin Powell on visit in the region openly laid blame on Yasser Arafat for blocking efforts to strengthen Palistinian security forces as a means of ending terrorist attacks on Israel.

Through the many years of conflict in Israel between Palistinians and Israelis Yasser Arafat emerged as a leader for the Palistinians and as terrorist to the Israelis... Now we finally have someone in the U.S. Government laying the blame for this crisis on him.

Arafat, Leader or Terrorist?

Powell also criticized Arafat for a statement the Palestinian leader made Saturday to his people urging them to "find whatever strength you have to terrorize your enemy."

"Mr. Arafat continues to take actions and make statements to make it exceptionally difficult to move forward" on peacemaking, Powell said at a news conference before returning to Washington from the World Economic Forum.

There are many in Israel who call for outright assination of Yasser Arafat... But with my understanding of the Palistinians that would only make him greater, yet as long has he lives and speaks, and through his actions, enactions and whole hatred for the Jewish population of Israel demands conflict and war, and even calls for acts of terrorism on Israel... This man is a terrorist nothing more. The the only thing Israel can do is wait for a natural death to come to him.

Yasser Arafat has been seen as a diplomat, leader, and has even made many visits to the UN and has had dinner with one President of the United States of America.

Yet his hidden record as a terrorist would fill Osama Bin Laden with envy!


[Edited on 16-5-2004 by UM_Gazz]


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