Originally posted by Matrix Rising
How many I hate Israel threads to people have to make on ATS? When North Korea bombed the South Korean ship, the I hate Israel crowd wanted to wait
and see and they wanted everyone to calm down because that Kim Jong-Il is great like Che and Chairman Mao. When it comes to Ahmadinejad in Iran, the I
hate Israel crowd wants us to slow down and talk reason to the religious zealot.
When it comes to Israel, there's this irrational and twisted hate for them.
The I hate Israel crowd never blames Hamas who wants to bring weapons into Gaza to kill Jews.
The I hate Israel crowd never complains about the billions given in Aid to Palestine that falls into a black hole and is spent by those who are in
charge in Palestine. When Arafat died he was worth a billion dollars and his wife was taking shopping trips in France. Did Arafat own a Google or an
Yasser Arafat diverted nearly $1 billion in public funds to insure his political survival, but a lot more is unaccounted for.
Jim Prince and a team of American accountants - hired by Arafat's own finance ministry - are combing through Arafat's books. Given what they've
already uncovered, Arafat may be rethinking the decision. Lesley Stahl reports.
"What is Mr. Arafat and the Palestinian Authority worth today?" asks accountant Jim Prince. "Who is controlling that money? Where is that money?
How do we get it back?"
So far, Prince's team has determined that part of the Palestinian leader's wealth was in a secret portfolio worth close to $1 billion -- with
investments in companies like a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Ramallah, a Tunisian cell phone company and venture capital funds in the U.S. and the
Although the money for the portfolio came from public funds like Palestinian taxes, virtually none of it was used for the Palestinian people; it was
all controlled by Arafat. And, Prince says, none of these dealings were made public.
Ross says, "Arafat used to say to me, 'Where's my money? You need to go to the Saudis and get my money.' It was never the Palestinians'
This is why Arafat didn't want peace with Israel. It makes no sense to make peace. The I hate Israel crowd from around the world will send them
billions and they will spend it among themselves. They will then blame Israel for everything and the Palestinian people get nothing but dead sons and
Israel isn't perfect, but this irrational, I hate Israel or let's blame Israel for everything crowd is truly what I call Hitler sick.
The I hate Israel crowd never blames the crooks who run Palestine, all they can see is Israel.
This is dangerous because it's so irrational.
[edit on 2-6-2010 by Matrix Rising]
Wow. So much fallacy, where to begin?
Your thread is about 'hate' (the usual bumper sticker term) yet you fill it with straw men about Yasser Arafat?????????
Yasser Arafat died 6 years ago and was sick 2 years previously. Yes, he was corrupt, but you're SIX YEARS too late.
Did you stop or care to think of the many policy changes since then The NUMEROUS acts of Genocide SINCE THEN?
The open detention camp lives they lead? What about the fact that industry has never even been able to grow there because they lack even basic
materials to start a real industry?
What about the fact they really on Israel for every thing given to them? They are an imprisoned welfare state under maximum security confinement.
What about the fact that Gaza's unemployment rate is over 40%, and it's poverty rate is much higher? And that it hung around higher percentages for
Are you aware of the items that are NOT ALLOWED into Gaza?
What about the constant taking over of land and homes, sanctioned by Israel and CONDEMNED by nearly the whole world?
What about collective punishment by cutting off water to major districts or control of energy usage?
Blockades? What about that?
And you're talking about one man and his alleged wealth of 1 Billion, which was in Investment WORTH and not even a real number of money he
stole....compared to the Billions in yearly GDP since his time?
No man, YOU'RE the irrational one here. You have basically laid blame on ONE man as a point, and then IGNORE the atrocities Israel has caused just to
further your ideology. There is no excuse for that.
And then you say this:
Israel isn't perfect, but this irrational, I hate Israel or let's blame Israel for everything crowd is truly what I call Hitler
You mentioned "Hitler". The usual M.O. huh? THAT lost you all credibility.