I do not wish harm to come to anyone. I don’t want my enemies to get hit by a car, or to come down with some horrible disease, or any such thing. Yes, I hope they get their just desserts, but I don’t wish tragedy upon them. It’s just the wrong thing to do.
However, in the case of Yasser Arafat, I tempted to make an exception. And now that I think about it, maybe I’ll make exceptions for a few other people, notably O/Usama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Abu Musab Zarqawi. These four are, if not the most horrible people on Earth, four of the worst.
Arafat is said to be, depending upon which report you believe, dead, in an irreversible coma, in a plain old coma, near death, etc. Frankly, in his case, the sooner he is dead, the better off the world is.
His organization, the Palestine Liberation Organization, is responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of innocent Israeli men, women and children in indiscriminate attacks aimed at innocents. Arafat may never have killed or hurt anyone personally, but he has led one of the most insidious terrorist organizations in history.
Now I don’t pretend to understand the finer points of the argument between the Palestinians and the Israelis, but in order to condemn the acts of Arafat and the PLO, all you need to understand is that they murder innocent people.
If the Palestinians feel the need to go to war with Israel, then form military organizations and attack the Israeli military organizations. To do other than that is not just cowardly, but is symptomatic of an evil people who will use any tactic to achieve their purposes.
And that is what Arafat is: a cowardly, ruthless murderer who has drawn breath for far too long already, and whose place in Hell is warm and ready for him.
It is hard to imagine a replacement for Arafat that would not be better than Arafat. The younger generation is said to be more open to finding a peaceful solution to the problems of the Palestinians, and some say even the hardliners are more amenable to a peaceful solution than was Arafat.Yasser Arafat: Good Riddance!