The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
U.S. vetoes Arafat vote in U.N.:
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have demanded Israel halt threats to expel Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.
Eleven of the 15 Security Council members voted for the resolution on Tuesday and three members abstained -- Britain, Bulgaria and Germany. The U.S. veto killed the resolution.
In the Middle East, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said: 'This is a sad day for the United Nations. I hope the U.S. veto will not be interpreted by Israel as a license to kill Yasser Arafat.' "
I hope the opposite....
How many times are we going to kiss this frog, hoping he will become a prince? His fingerprints are all over the arms smuggling, and when you translate his speeches into English, it is clear that he will never accept the mere existence of the state of Israel.
His corruption is well documented, and he is in knee deep with the terrorists. He claims he can ramp up terrorist attacks to achieve political outcomes that he finds favorable. The world ignores this, and allows him to use those ties to advance his cause. There is no chance that he will change his stripes no matter what incentives are offerred him. The act of offering him anything tells him that terrorism works.
The message of US foreign policy should be very simple: if you try to make political points by blowing up busses full of schoolchildren, you will lose. Badly.
Kill him, Israel. Just do it.