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MDS_Geist
04-19-2004, 07:30 PM
BY JAMES TARANTO
Monday, April 19, 2004 2:07 p.m. EDT

William Hamas Harrison
"We will all die one day," Abdel Aziz Rantissi said last month. "Nothing will change. If by Apache or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache." He was referring to Israeli air force helicopters, and Saturday he got his wish. "Missiles fired from IAF helicopters slammed into his car not far from his home in central Gaza City on Saturday night," the Jerusalem Post reports.

Rantisi became leader of Hamas, the most vicious of the Palestinian Arab terrorist groups, after his predecessor, Ahmed Yassin, bit the dust last month. Like William Henry Harrison, Rantisi took office in March and died the following month, though Harrison actually was in office for a full month.

Rantisi was a pediatrician who practiced an innovative variety of physician-assisted suicide: sending bomb-laden young Arabs to blow themselves up, killing many Israelis in the process. An obituary in the Guardian, a left-wing British paper, describes him as "the man who loved the Palestinian children so much that he admitted openly that he was prepared to slaughter Israeli infants to guarantee the future of their Palestinian counterparts."

Israel may or may not love Palestinian children, but it does a better job than the Palestinian "leaders" of looking out for their welfare. "Israeli government sources said they had struck at the first available opportunity, but had to wait for weeks because Rantisi had surrounded himself with children," notes the Associated Press.

"Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that they have elected a successor to Abdel Aziz Rantisi, but declined to reveal his identity for "security considerations,' " reports the Jerusalem Post. "However, various sources in the Gaza Strip identified the new leader as Mahmoud Zahar, a veteran Hamas official." Now that word is out, we guess Zahar will have to start wearing a bag over his head to avoid detection.

You'd think everybody would be celebrating Rantisi's demise, seeing as how he wanted to die and Israel wanted him to stop murdering people. But no, the usual bed wetters issued their stock condemnations: "The British government has made it repeatedly clear that so-called 'targeted assassinations' of this kind are unlawful, unjustified and counter-productive," the Associated Press quotes Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as saying. Another AP dispatch quotes Javier Solana, the European Union's "foreign policy chief," as saying, "Israel has a right to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, but actions of this type are not only unlawful, they are not conducive to lowering tension." Oh no, they're unlawful! Someone call the cops!

The Israel Defense Forces has a list of Hamas attacks since September 2000. There have been 425 of them, which killed 377 Israelis and wounded 2,076--the equivalent, if you adjust for population, to roughly 17,100 Americans killed and 94,000 injured. The death toll is the equivalent of nearly six Sept. 11s.

Independent Media Review Analysis has a useful backgrounder on Rantisi, which includes this quote, from April 9:

We say to the Muslim people of Iraqi, we are with you in you're struggle against the American terror and destruction, we are with you in your war in defense of Islam. We say to the fighter and commander Moqtada al-Sadr: Hamas stands by your side and blesses your Jihad (holy war) and wishes you with the help of God, that you will win and be victorious.

Since Rantisi was on the side of our enemy in Iraq, all Americans should celebrate this murderer's demise.

The Road to Damascus
"Khaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas political bureau, lashed out Sunday at the Arab countries for failing to support his movement, saying the entire Arab nation is at war with Israel and the US," the Jerusalem Post reports.

Hmmm, this guy is based in Damascus, which means Syria is harboring a terrorist organization whose leader asserts that Syria--which is part of "the entire Arab nation"--is at war with the U.S. Shouldn't we do something about this? Being moderate about such things, we're not suggesting the time is ripe for all-out regime change, but a missile delivered to Hamas headquarters would perhaps send a helpful message.

The Right to command is bought with Duty, the Privilege of rank is Service.

MDS_Geist
04-19-2004, 07:30 PM
BY JAMES TARANTO
Monday, April 19, 2004 2:07 p.m. EDT

William Hamas Harrison
"We will all die one day," Abdel Aziz Rantissi said last month. "Nothing will change. If by Apache or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache." He was referring to Israeli air force helicopters, and Saturday he got his wish. "Missiles fired from IAF helicopters slammed into his car not far from his home in central Gaza City on Saturday night," the Jerusalem Post reports.

Rantisi became leader of Hamas, the most vicious of the Palestinian Arab terrorist groups, after his predecessor, Ahmed Yassin, bit the dust last month. Like William Henry Harrison, Rantisi took office in March and died the following month, though Harrison actually was in office for a full month.

Rantisi was a pediatrician who practiced an innovative variety of physician-assisted suicide: sending bomb-laden young Arabs to blow themselves up, killing many Israelis in the process. An obituary in the Guardian, a left-wing British paper, describes him as "the man who loved the Palestinian children so much that he admitted openly that he was prepared to slaughter Israeli infants to guarantee the future of their Palestinian counterparts."

Israel may or may not love Palestinian children, but it does a better job than the Palestinian "leaders" of looking out for their welfare. "Israeli government sources said they had struck at the first available opportunity, but had to wait for weeks because Rantisi had surrounded himself with children," notes the Associated Press.

"Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that they have elected a successor to Abdel Aziz Rantisi, but declined to reveal his identity for "security considerations,' " reports the Jerusalem Post. "However, various sources in the Gaza Strip identified the new leader as Mahmoud Zahar, a veteran Hamas official." Now that word is out, we guess Zahar will have to start wearing a bag over his head to avoid detection.

You'd think everybody would be celebrating Rantisi's demise, seeing as how he wanted to die and Israel wanted him to stop murdering people. But no, the usual bed wetters issued their stock condemnations: "The British government has made it repeatedly clear that so-called 'targeted assassinations' of this kind are unlawful, unjustified and counter-productive," the Associated Press quotes Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as saying. Another AP dispatch quotes Javier Solana, the European Union's "foreign policy chief," as saying, "Israel has a right to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, but actions of this type are not only unlawful, they are not conducive to lowering tension." Oh no, they're unlawful! Someone call the cops!

The Israel Defense Forces has a list of Hamas attacks since September 2000. There have been 425 of them, which killed 377 Israelis and wounded 2,076--the equivalent, if you adjust for population, to roughly 17,100 Americans killed and 94,000 injured. The death toll is the equivalent of nearly six Sept. 11s.

Independent Media Review Analysis has a useful backgrounder on Rantisi, which includes this quote, from April 9:

We say to the Muslim people of Iraqi, we are with you in you're struggle against the American terror and destruction, we are with you in your war in defense of Islam. We say to the fighter and commander Moqtada al-Sadr: Hamas stands by your side and blesses your Jihad (holy war) and wishes you with the help of God, that you will win and be victorious.

Since Rantisi was on the side of our enemy in Iraq, all Americans should celebrate this murderer's demise.

The Road to Damascus
"Khaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas political bureau, lashed out Sunday at the Arab countries for failing to support his movement, saying the entire Arab nation is at war with Israel and the US," the Jerusalem Post reports.

Hmmm, this guy is based in Damascus, which means Syria is harboring a terrorist organization whose leader asserts that Syria--which is part of "the entire Arab nation"--is at war with the U.S. Shouldn't we do something about this? Being moderate about such things, we're not suggesting the time is ripe for all-out regime change, but a missile delivered to Hamas headquarters would perhaps send a helpful message.

The Right to command is bought with Duty, the Privilege of rank is Service.

Demon_Mustang
04-19-2004, 08:33 PM
""Nothing will change. If by Apache or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache." He was referring to Israeli air force helicopters"

Damn, Israeli helicopter? And I was looking forward to seeing him get speared by an American Indian in full headgear. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Hey, if they keep this up, nobody will ever want to be the leader of HAMAS and they will eventually break up and lose coordination. Well, at least we would hope...

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