Sunday, December 19, 2004

"The Man Who Wanted Too Much"

I blogged several times last month about the disastrous life and legacy of Yasser Arafat. For anyone who's still interested, here's one more excellent article on the father of modern terrorism, from Dr. Harvey Sicherman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute:

Yasser Arafat was the man who wanted too much. He equipped his people with a sense of victimhood, a rhetoric of hate, and a cult of violence that ultimately put his objectives beyond reach. Often a master of maneuver to international acclaim, Arafat’s doing, and his undoing, proved to be his penchant for terrorism. Embattled to the end, he had hoped to duplicate Saladin’s triumphal recovery of Jerusalem. But Allah had other plans and he died in the bosom of the French.

Arafat, the Man Who Wanted Too Much


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