Thursday, June 15, 2006

Yassir Arafat: The Cover-up

...among the secret documents that the State Department recently released after 30 years is a document demonstrating that the US was aware from the outset of the key role Arafat played in murdering those American diplomats. "The Khartoum operation was planned and carried out with the full knowledge and personal approval of Yasser Arafat"

...despite the fact that the American administration was well aware of the truth, it placed official blame for the murders on the Black September.

This certainly strikes me as detestable: that the murderer of U.S. diplomats may be excused to further the careers of other U.S. diplomats, without - as thirty years of history have demonstrated - advancing the interests of the U.S. at all.

Exactly who made the decision to keep the secret, and maintain its secrecy for a full generation? And why, when its disclosure would make clear to the world, as did the KAL 007 tapes, just what sort of monsters it was dealing with?

Update, 6/19

My namesake also has something to say on this matter.

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