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The Palestinians and Terrorism in Europe, Redux

With the murder of al-Jamal, Palestinians again use terror to get access to the public agenda.

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Abraham H. Miller

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January 8, 2014 - 12:18 am
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When a safe that allegedly had not been opened in thirty years blew up in the face of Jamal al Jamal, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic, along with the blast came a reminder about the role of the Palestinians in Europe’s nihilistic terrorism when the safe supposedly was last closed.

Some thirty years ago, nihilistic violence spread across Europe as so-called “fighting communists” sought to revive the original spirit of the young Marx — the Marx of the 1830s manuscripts and the Communist Manifesto. To the fighting Communists, the spirit of the young Marx had been extinguished by bourgeois Communists that were willing to compromise principle for access to the corridors of power.

Across Western Europe, nihilistic violence spread from country to country. Names like France’s Direct Action, the Italian Red Brigades, Germany’s Baader Meinhof Gang (also known as the “Red Army Faction”), and, to a lesser extent, Britain’s Angry Brigade became associated with seemingly indulgent violence that ironically Marx himself would have condemned as acts of egoism without a revolutionary base or purpose.

But within this seemingly purposeless violence, the Soviets saw opportunity. Their Simferopol military academy in the Crimea was heavily invested in training third-world terrorists, especially the Palestinians. For fear of a confrontation with the West, the Soviets could not directly sponsor the European nihilists; they were, however, quite capable of engaging their surrogates in the effort.

The Palestine Liberation Organization had maintained a crude plausible denial for its terrorism. It used fictitious action groups to shoot up airports, seize hostages, and conduct assassinations — often, like Saturn, devouring its own children in the latter process. Of these action groups, the most notorious was Black September.

Elements in the politburo, however, were not happy with the PLO. These Soviet leaders wanted a strong client state as a balance against the American dominance in the Middle East. They wanted back into Egypt and not to be the patrons of insignificant and uncontrollable terrorists.

But ultimately, it was the KGB that moved the regime to sponsor both the nihilists and the Palestinians. To the KGB, there was opportunity in chaos, and besides, the KGB wanted an action group that was in place behind the allied lines in Western Europe in case of war. The nihilists easily served this function. The nihilists needed resources and leadership; the Palestinians needed people who could blend in and retrieve intelligence for them.

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Initial reports from the Czech Republic (novinky.cz and idnes.cz)reported tha the explosion at the Palestinian Embassy (Mission) was due to improper handling of explosives. The Embassy personnel rebutted the PA's FM by saying the safe was used daily. It was not lying dormant somewhere from the PLO days in Czechoslovakia. PA also claimed the weapons arsenal (machine guns incl.)to be from the Black September days. More likely the PA Embassy was a way station storage depot for terrorists in EU and former USSR Republics. The results are not yet reported but one would like to know if there's a DNA match between the explosives in Czeck Republic and those in Volgograd. Shin Bet - the similaritiesbetween the bus bomb in Israel and the Boston Marathon bombs. The Munich Olympics were the debut for Black September (save haven in Libya) not forgetting the Dawson Field (Amman,Jordan)simultaneous blow-ups of 4 airliners on the tarmac. Abu Mazen was a real terrorist with the arch terrorist Yasser Arafat, who systematically got rid of anyone challenging him/his power.
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The Palestinians are simply a curse. Their goal is to drive the Jews into the sea & kill them all. The sad fact is that most nations, w/ the exception of some of the American people, hate Israel & the Jews. I've even heard Euros here talk about how sad it was that Hitler didn't finish the job & kill off ALL of the Jews! Such is the world today. Evil is rewarded & good is punished.
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Dr. Miller,

Was it a Palestinian who first smuggled dynamite into Russia?
I give your essay a C-.

-Your former student at UC,
Tim
39 weeks ago
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As long as "fighting communists" are useful they will exist and continue their "fights". Names and labels can be easily changed. You do not like words 'fighting communists"? Fine, how about "peoples fighters"? or "liberators", or... whatever name sounds good. Naming such groups is like goods' branding.
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Initial reports from the Czech Republic (novinky.cz and idnes.cz)reported tha the explosion at the Palestinian Embassy (Mission) was due to improper handling of explosives. The Embassy personnel rebutted the PA's FM by saying the safe was used daily. It was not lying dormant somewhere from the PLO days in Czechoslovakia. PA also claimed the weapons arsenal (machine guns incl.)to be from the Black September days. More likely the PA Embassy was a way station storage depot for terrorists in EU and former USSR Republics. The results are not yet reported but one would like to know if there's a DNA match between the explosives in Czeck Republic and those in Volgograd. Shin Bet - the similaritiesbetween the bus bomb in Israel and the Boston Marathon bombs. The Munich Olympics were the debut for Black September (save haven in Libya) not forgetting the Dawson Field (Amman,Jordan)simultaneous blow-ups of 4 airliners on the tarmac. Abu Mazen was a real terrorist with the arch terrorist Yasser Arafat, who systematically got rid of anyone challenging him/his power.
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I say damn the EU and damn Obama the EU has allowed the Muslim to Spawn deep in their countries and now they are at the mercy of the Muslim. Obama flat-out hates the state of Israel and was born a Muslim his father was a Muslim which makes him a Muslim he has never renounced his Islamic faith and there are no good works in him !! Build your fence Israel and stop releasing terrorists.
40 weeks ago
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No more "Safe European Home".
40 weeks ago
40 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Palestinians are simply a curse. Their goal is to drive the Jews into the sea & kill them all. The sad fact is that most nations, w/ the exception of some of the American people, hate Israel & the Jews. I've even heard Euros here talk about how sad it was that Hitler didn't finish the job & kill off ALL of the Jews! Such is the world today. Evil is rewarded & good is punished.
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