July 6, 2007, - 1:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As I wrote earlier today and repeatedly since 9/11, President Bush said, “You’re either on our side or the terrorists’ side.” And he’s shown us in spades on whose side he is. Bush and his Secretary of State Condi Clueless have repeatedly pressured Israel to free convicted mass-murderer terrorist, Marwan Barghouti a/k/a “fighter brother Abu al Kassam,” responsible in murder of almost 40 innocent civilians, including a Greek Orthodox Monk. And it appears they have succeeded. Maybe Israel should pressure America to free Zacarias Moussaoui. After all, what’s good for the goose . . . .
From today’s Wall Street Journal:
SPECULATION RISES that Israel may release Fatah leader Barghouti as Rice prepares for Middle East trip. Some Israeli and U.S. officials believe the move could help strengthen the hand of the embattled Fatah government on the West Bank against the rising popularity of Hamas. New Mideast envoy Tony Blair will join Rice in mid-July amid mounting skepticism about U.S. strategy to isolate Hamas in its Gaza power base.
Here are some brief details about Marwan Barghouti, the man Bush and Condoleeza Rice are championing and the the man whom the Palestinian people consider their leader:
A Tel Aviv judge convicted former Fatah-Tanzim militia commander Marwan Barghouti, 43, on May 20, 2004, of murder for his involvement three terrorist attacks in Israel that killed five people. He was acquitted for 33 other murders due to lack of evidence of his direct involvement in those crimes.
Barghouti was also convicted of a charge of attempted murder, membership in a terror organization and conspiring to commit a crime. The prosecution was seeking to sentence him to five consecutive life terms. The court said in its verdict that “Barghouti was responsible for providing the field units with money and arms . . . .” The judges said that the attacks were sometimes “based on instructions” from Yasser Arafat.
The court found Barghouti responsible for a June 2001 attack in Maale Adumim, in which a Greek monk was murdered, a January 2002 terror attack on a gas station in Givat Zeev, a March 2002 attack at Tel Aviv’s Seafood Market restaurant, in which three people were murdered, and a car bomb attack in Jerusalem. . . .
On June 6, 2004, Barghouti was sentenced to five consecutive life terms and 40 years.
More on Barghouti:
The Al Aqsa Brigades [Islamic terrorist group], headed by Arafat, was put under the direct authority of Marwan Barghouti, who had no compunction in using women and even children to execute terrorist activity, which killed hundreds of Israelis.
Arafat and his men used the funds donated to them by other countries, including the European Union, to finance terrorist activity. . . .
Of significance in this connection are the words of a senior Fatah/Tanzim activist from Jenin refugee camp, Abd Al Karim Aweis, who directed mass murder attacks inside Israel and was arrested by the IDF on 30 March, that as a General Intelligence Apparatus activist in the PA, he felt a need to act and encourage others to act in the “spirit of the words” of Arafat and Marwan Barghouti.
Here is the text of one of the many notes Marwan Barghouti sent to of Arafat to orchestrate the funding of “martyr” terrorists, all of whom perpetrated lethal attacks (other notes of his were on behalf of Arafat to the Palestinian treasury, asking for payments to specifically-named “martyrs”):
To Brother President Abu Amar [DS: Arafat's Nom de Guerre (war name)], may the Lord protect him,
I request of you to order the allocation of a thousand dollars for each of the fighter brethren.
Marwan Al Barghouti
Often Barghouti signed:
The Supreme Movement Committee
The brother Marwan Barghouti
One of several notes written to Barghouti by terrorist factions:
In the Name of the All-merciful Allah
“Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades”
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement “Fatah”
To The fighting brother Marwan Barghouti, secretary of the Fatah movement
We, in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Southern Area, request of you to cooperate with the brother carrying this letter, since we have requested him to establish a communications channel between us and yourself, so that we can handle several complicated problems that arose in our sector of the struggle, at this stage of our national struggle.
Together on the path towards an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
In the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – Southern Area
(a stamp of “the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah” and “Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades”)
And, yet, this is the man Bush and Rice want Israel to release as a sign of goodwill to the “good terrorists” in Fatah on the “West Bank” in preparation for Condi Clueless’ and Tony Blair’s visit. GUH-REAT.
And you wonder why we are losing the war to the terrorists, all over the world.
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