Tuesday, March 23, 2004
On Sheik Ahmed Yassin’s assumption of room temperature (parts of him anyway):
Yes, I’m late in posting on this issue. Sue me. I took yesterday off. First, a little background.
Sheik Ahmed Yassin is/was the spiritual leader and founder of the Palestinian terrorist organization popularly known as Hamas. This group is directly responsible for the murders of scores of Israeli citizens over the past few decades. He did his best to push Israel into the sea – even to the point of disputing Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish nation.
Yesterday, Israeli forces liquidated him as he left a mosque in Gaza City.
Today there are denouncements coming from every corner of the globe, inclusive of the White House and Great Britain. Israel, as you might know by now, cares little what the world says about what it should do with respect to terrorists in its own back yard. Yassin was a terrorist. His actions were directly responsible for the deaths of Israeli citizens. Why anyone should be shocked when he dies in a violent manner is beyond me.
Oh, and by the way, Yassir Arafat declared three days of mourning. Guess it takes a terrorist to mourn one.
I, on the other hand, have very little to say about this man, or parts of him anyway, assuming room temperature. My comments are directed at those who pulled the trigger or pressed the button resulting in Yassin’s death.
Good shooting, boys.
Here endeth the lesson.