Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Oh Yeah? You and What Army?

I'll let the story introduce itself:

The Palestinian Authority demanded the release of veteran Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Abbas on Wednesday, saying his detention in Iraq by U.S. forces violated an interim Middle East peace deal.

"We demand the United States release Abu Abbas. It has no right to imprison him," Palestinian cabinet minister Saeb Erekat told Reuters.

"The Palestinian-Israeli interim agreement signed on September 28, 1995 stated that members of the Palestine Liberation Organization must not be detained or tried for matters they committed before the Oslo peace accord of September 13, 1993," he said.

"This interim agreement was signed on the U.S. side by President Clinton and his secretary of state, Warren Christopher," Erekat added. There was no immediate Israeli comment on Abbas' arrest by U.S. special forces.

Abbas masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in the Mediterranean.
The appropriate response, I think follows:



Let me rephrase that:

If Yasser Arafat's little club of terrorists, despots, thugs, and mafioso (and that may be an insult to the original mafia) really wants Abbas, I propose a way to settle this:

We'll have a duel, winner take all. As we're the challenged, I suggest we choose armored divisions as our weapons of choice. I'd say carrier battle groups, but that wouldn't be fair.

Quick question: Why didn't Reuters mention that the S.O.B. killed an elderly Jewish man, just for being Jewish?

Just wondering.

Hat Tip: Travelling Shoes.

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