Thursday, November 07, 2002
ARAFAT: NOBODY CAN EXILE ME!
Today’s Al-Ayyam reports an emotional meeting between Arafat and the Latin Patriarch yesterday. According to the report, in response to questions about Netanyahu’s call to be rid of Arafat, he proclaimed:
“Nobody can exile me from my homeland – and they should remember that I am President Arafat!”.
I think it is Arafat who needs his memory refreshed.
(a) He was born in Egypt.
Of course, this is not the first time that Arafat has made such statements that imply that he suffers from delusions of grandeur. Remember when he screamed at that respected American TV journalist (her name, please, to Ribbityfrog@netscape.net) “You should be speaking more carefully when you are addressing General Arafat!!!” What is incredible is that the European Community continue to treat this man, who looks, dresses and acts like a third-world dictator, with any credibility whatsoever.
*Seth Thaler adds: Ribbity: Arafat has made those outlandish boasts on many occasions but I believe you are thinking of Christiane Anampour of CNN (who is a Christian born in Iran, by the way). One memorable and lengthy psychotic display was on the ABC Nightline with Ted Koppel, the transcript of which is at: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/nightline/DailyNews/arafat_transcript020501.html.
Thanks for the reference. I have since remembered that Arafat also told her to "shut up!".
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