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U.S. finally admits Arafat murdered American officials.
WND ^ | December 27, 2006 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 12/27/2006 5:08:53 AM PST by IrishMike

WASHINGTON – After 33 years of secrecy, the U.S. State Department has finally declassified a document admitting it knew the late Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, plotted and supervised the murders of two U.S. diplomats in Sudan in 1973, a cover-up first exposed by WND in January 2001.

The document, released earlier this year, with no fanfare, makes it clear the Khartoum operation "was planned and carried out with the full knowledge and personal approval" of Arafat, a frequent visitor to the White House throughout the 1990s who died in 2004.

In the attack March 1, 1973, eight members of the Black September terrorist organization, part of Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO, stormed the Saudi embassy in Khartoum on Arafat's orders, taking U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel, diplomat Charge d'Affaires George Curtis Moore and others hostage, and one day later, killing Noel, Moore and Belgian diplomat Guy Eid.

The admission comes 33 years after James J. Welsh, then the National Security Agency's Palestinian analyst, saw a communication intercepted from Arafat to his terrorist commandos in Sudan.

Within minutes, Welsh told WND, the director of the NSA was notified and the decision was made to send a rare "FLASH" message – the highest priority – to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum via the State Department.

But the message didn't reach the embassy in time. Somewhere between the NSA and the State Department, someone decided the warning was too vague. The alert was downgraded in urgency.

The next day, eight members of Black September, part of Arafat's Fatah organization, stormed the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, took Noel, Moore and others hostage. A day later, on March 2, 1973, Noel, Moore and Eid were machine-gunned to death – all, Welsh had insisted for years, on the direct orders of Arafat.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arafat; arafatwasgay; coverup; gramsci; plo; terrorism; terrorists; transparency; whitewash
After the deadly attack in Khartoum, Arafat ordered the eight gunmen to surrender peacefully to the Sudanese authorities. Two were released for "lack of evidence." Later, in June 1973, the other six were found guilty of murdering the three diplomats. They were sentenced to life imprisonment and released 24 hours later to the PLO.
1 posted on 12/27/2006 5:08:56 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

Gee, this is such a surprise.

The real question I have is why the US was covering for a murderous thug like Arafathead? Were they (laughing up my sleeve) "hoping to reform him" into a decent human being!!??


2 posted on 12/27/2006 5:20:26 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: IrishMike

Very interesting article. Thanks for posting. BTTT!


3 posted on 12/27/2006 5:21:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: IrishMike
Somewhere between the NSA and the State Department, someone decided the warning was too vague

Henry K was SOS, who was head of NSA?............

4 posted on 12/27/2006 5:22:50 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: IrishMike
...six were found guilty of murdering the three diplomats.

Jimma Karter's dear friend.

Rather than eliminating this turd, Jimma gave him standing and set the Mideast on its present course.

5 posted on 12/27/2006 5:23:54 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Red Badger

Have to do a little research on that.


6 posted on 12/27/2006 5:24:19 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: ricks_place
Jimma Karter's dear friend.
Rather than eliminating this turd, Jimma gave him standing and set the Mideast on its present course.
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He had frequent flier privileges at the White House during the ClinTOON years.
7 posted on 12/27/2006 5:25:44 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike
These the guys?

Former Directors

8 posted on 12/27/2006 5:27:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: IrishMike

Another great article here by Scott W. Johnson (powerline blog)...
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=10855


9 posted on 12/27/2006 5:30:07 AM PST by PGalt
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To: mewzilla; Red Badger

See post #8,

Thanks mewzilla


10 posted on 12/27/2006 5:32:54 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

11 posted on 12/27/2006 5:40:29 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: IrishMike; mewzilla

Lt Gen Samuel C. Phillips, USAF......Served ONE year.....hmmmm.....and was canned............


12 posted on 12/27/2006 5:42:34 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Diogenesis

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.


13 posted on 12/27/2006 5:43:06 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Diogenesis

I have a Jewish friend who looks just like him..........


14 posted on 12/27/2006 5:43:14 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Red Badger
GENERAL SAMUEL C. PHILLIPS
15 posted on 12/27/2006 5:45:16 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Red Badger
Samuel C. Phillips A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress
16 posted on 12/27/2006 5:46:29 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: IrishMike; Enterprise
But the message didn't reach the embassy in time. Somewhere between the NSA and the State Department, someone decided the warning was too vague. The alert was downgraded in urgency.

Goes to show that the timeliest intel is usless when it gets passed thru the hands of leftocrats with agendas.....I'd vote for the State Department as the guilty party, not the NSA.
17 posted on 12/27/2006 5:47:19 AM PST by MelonFarmerJ (Proudly voting Republican/conservative in every election since 1964)
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To: IrishMike

Arafat plotted and supervised the murders of two U.S. diplomats in Sudan in 1973. It's a shame he's not still alive,I'm sure Time magazine would love to make him "Man of the Year" for this little action !!!


18 posted on 12/27/2006 5:49:21 AM PST by Obie Wan
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To: IrishMike
Jimmy Carter = Accesory to murder?

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19 posted on 12/27/2006 5:50:06 AM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: IrishMike
Rather than eliminating this turd, Jimma gave him standing and set the Mideast on its present course.

That just abut sizes it up.

20 posted on 12/27/2006 5:50:13 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: IrishMike
And this is the guy the left lauded as a 'statesman'.

Rest in hell, Yassir.
21 posted on 12/27/2006 5:52:21 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A liberal is a suicide bomber without the guts)
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To: IrishMike
Arafat, with America's reticence, showed the world that terrorism is a viable political tool. We are now paying the price for our failure to decisively respond to the early hijackings.
22 posted on 12/27/2006 5:52:34 AM PST by Spok (He who bites the hands that feeds him will lick the boot that kicks him.)
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To: IrishMike
It's always been my understanding that the US State Department tends to conduct itself as a "government apart" from the rest of the US.

I seem to recall hearing the State Department referred to as "the 4th coequal branch of government" (paraphrasing, of course) by some of the more moonybattery types during the Rice appointment hearings.

I am probably off by a wide margin but it's always seemed to me that if a body wanted to dig up treason and sedition among the upper levels of federal gov, the Dept of State or whatever it's official name is would be the best place to hit gold.
23 posted on 12/27/2006 5:56:27 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: DustyMoment

Wasn't this guy Sadr wanted for murder when we went into Iraq and then he was just given a pass? Now he is operating a militia inside of a sovereign nation.


24 posted on 12/27/2006 5:59:03 AM PST by carolinalivin
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To: carolinalivin; cardinal4

One of the murderers of Ambassador Noel, et al, was later serving as the PLO Charge D'Affaires at the PLO Representation in Harare, Zimabawe. Clearly, the murder of hostages of the PLO was a resume-enhancer.


25 posted on 12/27/2006 6:04:58 AM PST by Ax
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To: Diogenesis

Yep !
I see the table cloth in the background.


26 posted on 12/27/2006 6:09:28 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

That lousy SOB.


27 posted on 12/27/2006 6:26:10 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: DustyMoment
"The real question I have is why the US was covering for a murderous thug like Arafathead?"

The answer is that the US state department has never met a murderous thug it didn't love. They are pretty much all socialist $hitheads who, if there were justice in the world, should all be hanged for treason.
28 posted on 12/27/2006 6:32:16 AM PST by monday
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To: IrishMike
In 1995, Giuliani made national headlines by ordering PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat ejected from a Lincoln Center concert held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations after Arafat showed up to the event uninvited. "Maybe we should wake people up to the way this terrorist is being romanticized," Giuliani said, and noted that Arafat had been implicated in the murder of American civilians and diplomatic personnel.[22] A spokesman for the Clinton Administration stated Giuliani's actions were "an embarrassment to everyone associated with diplomacy."[23]

The Clinton administration's actions were not representative of America. Clinton supported groups that were listed as terrorist organizations such as the KLA.
In 1997, Osama bin Laden visited Albania to help establish the Kosovo Liberation Army. He provided between $500 million to $700 million and – according to an upcoming book by Paul L. Williams, "The Al Qaeda Connection" – 500 seasoned Arab Afghan troops to train KLA recruits at the al-Qaida headquarters in Albania and at another camp in Macedonia.

I wish I knew how to put up photos of Albright shaking hands with the KLA thug.
The truth will eventually catchup with all the lies that have been injected into the American public. Eventually, they will become sober. What in the hell does this have to do with the PLO? They all share the same Islamic cause.
29 posted on 12/27/2006 6:48:35 AM PST by SQUID
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To: SQUID
Great post.
I remember when Giuliani ejected Arafat from lincoln center. I was great when he went after the UN 'diplomats' for multi millions in un paid parking fines.

The (retreat dept) State dept was a little put off.
30 posted on 12/27/2006 6:59:00 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: MelonFarmerJ

But, but. but how can this be? Klintoon called Fatterass a "man of peace." And everyone knows that our intel agencies are the finest in the world! I'm shocked, just shocked!


31 posted on 12/27/2006 7:13:03 AM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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marker


32 posted on 12/27/2006 7:18:30 AM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: IrishMike
Hey Mike,
Didn't this (dead thank God) Terrorist PUKE SCUM win 1/3 of a Nobel peace prize?
33 posted on 12/27/2006 7:58:29 AM PST by PEACE ENFORCER (Liberals; People That are So Open minded Their Brains Have Fallen Out !)
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To: IrishMike

Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin: All won of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.


34 posted on 12/27/2006 8:06:07 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Rest in hell, Yassir.

Be tortured beyond endurance in Hell, Yassir!

35 posted on 12/27/2006 8:09:47 AM PST by Tolkien ("It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ---Voltaire)
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To: PEACE ENFORCER
I vaguely remember he shared with Perez of Israel ?????
36 posted on 12/27/2006 8:25:21 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: PEACE ENFORCER; sully777

See post #34


37 posted on 12/27/2006 8:26:49 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike
All won of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize

Something tells me I should have proof read before posting.
38 posted on 12/27/2006 8:31:54 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777

Something tells me I should have proof read before posting.
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I know what you ment Sully....
Proof reading and spell check my best friends,
WHEN I REMEMBER, which usually I don't.


39 posted on 12/27/2006 9:16:12 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: DustyMoment

1973. Nixon. Realpolitik at work.


40 posted on 12/27/2006 9:48:21 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: IrishMike
just an observation:
...kinda funny how FReepers are so selective as to when they choose to blast Joseph Farah / WDN and when not too....
apparently this article is "ok". LOL
41 posted on 12/27/2006 9:55:43 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death

just an observation, and an astute one.
I frequently post from WND , as some Freepers call it World Nut Diaries.
Like the site myself, Farah, Roy Moore, Norris.


42 posted on 12/27/2006 10:01:25 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: Delta 21
You forgot this picture:

Imagine what the murderer was thinking.

Wait, which one's the murderer? It's all so confusing...

43 posted on 12/27/2006 10:03:23 AM PST by Regulator
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To: DustyMoment

The game is to brainwash Israelis and Americans that the PALS et al are really interested in peace, a two-state solution and Israeli compromise. It has worked very well and both the USA and Israel are being overwhelmed by the Islamofascists in deals as well as military conflicts. It is time to let Israel be Israel, fire Olmert and put BIBI back in charge to defeat these Islamic thugs.


44 posted on 12/27/2006 10:54:34 AM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: SQUID
In 1995, Giuliani made national headlines by ordering PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat ejected from a Lincoln Center concert held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations after Arafat showed up to the event uninvited. "Maybe we should wake people up to the way this terrorist is being romanticized," Giuliani said, and noted that Arafat had been implicated in the murder of American civilians and diplomatic personnel.

OK so we give a point to Rudy for having balls...

L

45 posted on 12/27/2006 10:57:18 AM PST by Lurker (History's most dangerous force is government and the crime syndicates that grow with it.)
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To: Lurker

You left out an important fact, but I'm sure you knew that already.


46 posted on 12/27/2006 11:53:45 AM PST by SQUID
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To: sauropod

review


47 posted on 12/27/2006 11:57:10 AM PST by sauropod ("Come have some pie with me.")
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To: ricks_place

You are right. Perhaps Jimmy needs to be buried a long side this slimy pile of Arab swine.


48 posted on 12/27/2006 12:00:34 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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