Death of a Murderer
Yasser Arafat is dead. As a result, the world is a better place. While it may seem in poor taste to celebrate the death of another, few mourned the death of Adolf Hitler. Arafat, however the MSM and the left may want to cast him, was a murderer of innocent people, including and often especially women and children. This was a man who worked death to achieve political goals. Powerline has an excellent synopsis and links to lists of Arafat's "accomplishments." Suffice it to say, the guy's legacy is in innocent people's blood.
Of course, the suggestion that Arafat died of AIDS as a result of leading a wildly homosexual life is a novel and questionable one, but when you catch accounts like this, it makes you wonder.
But more to the point is how the man changed the world. He was the first major terrorist leader, and as such legitimized the use of global terror against innocents to achieve political goals. In his footsteps, people such as Khomeini, Abu Nidal, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and yes, Osama bin Laden.
And the Nobel Committee helped out with the image that terror is legitimate by giving Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize. Funny thing though, when he had the opportunity to once and for all set up that Palestinian State cost-free to the Palestinians, he refused. He was unconditionally offered almost everything he requested at Camp David by a rather naive Ehud Barak. But as abysmally stupid as the offer was, it showed that Arafat's goal was the elimination of Israel, and not necessarily a Palestinian State.
Of course, this Nobel Prize winner dragged his people across the Levant for five decades as nomads, and finally settled them in disgraceful refugee camps to augment the impression that his people were the victims of the displacement created by Israel. He directed people with bombs strapped around their bodies to blow themselves up in public places so as to maximize death among women and children. He single-handedly kept an unremitting state of war existing between the Palestinians and the civilians of Israel.
And his life has come to a rather grim end because of a mystery illness. And it is no great loss. This was a man who was evil to the core, and who created two generations of misery for millions of people for his own political gain. Unfortunate for him. An opportunity for peace for the rest of us.