The PLO invented international terrorism.
Yes, there were acts of terror around the world before the 1960s, but there wasn’t an international network of terrorists before the PLO came along. With the help of the Saudis and the Soviet Union, the PLO was able to connect the IRA, Baader-Meinhoff, Japanese Red Army, and a host of other two-bit terrorist organizations to create a clearing house for terrorist ‘goods and services’.
These terrorist organizations traded expertise, ‘services’ and good ol’ cash. That’s why you got the Japanese Red Army murdering civilians at Lod Airport on May 30, 1972.
There’s a lot more to this, but I want to get to my point.
The PLO invented international terrorism. They made it work. They made the IDEA of it work. (Would you believe that they weren’t even certain that it WOULD work?) And, because of the success of the PLO, Al Qaeda was able to use and extend the PLO model and become the most notorious terrorists of our generation.
What’s the lesson?
If we had stopped the PLO when they had started, we wouldn’t be in the mess that we are in today. If we had stopped Al Qaeda when they had started, we wouldn’t be in as much of a mess as we are in today. And, we are about to do it again.
We have an unholy alliance between Iran and Hamas. We could have stopped them a long time ago. We haven’t, and it’s going to be a mess. And, every day that we delay, just makes the job more expensive and more impossible.
So, my message to President Obama is this: Stop listening to the Kissingerites and support Israel completely, and then go stomp on Iran. Yesterday. Because if we don’t do something RIGHT NOW, we’re dead.
And, the only one left standing will be Israel.