November 06, 2004


Jacques Chirac shuns Iyad Allawi, but can spare an hour or so for brain-dead Yasser:

He will snub a meeting with Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi in Brussels today. It is a sleight aimed at Mr Bush and Tony Blair, who back Mr Allawi.

Chirac — who tried to stop the war to topple Saddam Hussein — will leave Brussels before the new Iraqi leader arrives.

Allawi should shoot him. Notice how Yasser’s health has gotten so much worse since he arrived in Paris? Temperature must be over 23º or something. Anyway, Chirac's visit cheered him up, in a non-cerebrally functioning kind of way:

Thursday afternoon, French President Jacques Chirac was allowed to briefly visit Arafat's room. He also spent about a half hour with Suha Arafat, the Palestinian leader's wife.

Shahid, who was in the room during Chirac's visit, told French radio that when the French leader held Arafat's hand, he opened his eyes and smiled although it was not clear if he recognized Chirac.

If he smiled, it’s pretty obvious that he didn’t.

(Via contributor Alan R. M. Jones)

Posted by Tim Blair at November 6, 2004 01:09 AM

Notice how Arafat's condition has worsened since Bush's victory. The AFR today briefly had the headline - 'Arafat "brain dead": official'. The same could be said for Chirac.

Posted by: Adam Indikt at November 6, 2004 at 01:22 AM

Has anyone actually checked lately to see which side Jacques Chirac is on?

I mean, the guy's now shunning the interin PM of liberated Iraq in favour of holding handsies with the Father of modern terrorism.

Although Bush seemed to be acting rather strange as well...unless his choice of words ("God bless his soul") for Arafat were meant to have been 'tongue in cheek'...?

Oh well, let's just all hope that Arafat's death is a long, painful process...

Posted by: Richard at November 6, 2004 at 01:27 AM

Jacques Chirac is a disgraceful man, and if I were French, I would be ashamed.

Posted by: Rebecca at November 6, 2004 at 01:31 AM

1) Why should we check which side Chirac's on when we know the answer? Answer: the other side

2) Not being a practicing Christian, but knowing many, I think you should take Bush's words in the same vein as the Judge who says "And may God have mercy on your soul." to the condemned man.

Posted by: AlanC at November 6, 2004 at 01:46 AM

...He also spent about a half hour with Suha Arafat, the Palestinian leader's wife.
(Hmmmm... She is quite the hotty...)

...when the French leader held Arafat's hand, he opened his eyes and smiled (well, it was more like a grimace, but why quibble?) although it was not clear if he recognized Chirac. (he more actually thought it was Mohammed coming to escort his goat-smelling ass straight to hell)

Posted by: Bob I at November 6, 2004 at 01:51 AM

Chirac had enough time to visit Arafat and comfort his billionaire soon-to-be widow, but when he was in the USA a few months ago he couldn't be bothered to attend Reagan's funeral.

Posted by: Brent at November 6, 2004 at 02:14 AM

Nice start to the second term, Jacques.

Sheesh, I thought the French were masters of diplomacy. Their strategy seems to be:

1) Piss off the world's only superpower;

2) Kiss Arab/Wahhabist/terrorist ass;

3) Piss off Arabs/Wahhabists/terrorists with headscarf ban.

I dunno, I guess that's nuance.

Personally, I think the French need to ask themselves why we hate them so.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 6, 2004 at 02:28 AM

I don't know if any of you saw the news footage I saw of Arafat with a beanie on, but he looked uncannily like a Papa Smurf figure.

If he dies and turns blue, he'll look even more... no, forget that.

Posted by: Scott Campbell at Blithering Bunny at November 6, 2004 at 02:37 AM

Jacques Chirac is a disgraceful man, and if I were French, I would be ashamed.

The French themselves are disgraceful, so Rebecca, were you French, you wouldn't be ashamed.


Posted by: Spiny Norman at November 6, 2004 at 02:45 AM

I can reconstruct that Chirac-Suha conversation:
Did he give you the codes?
No. Did he give you the codes?
Non. Listen- if he talks in his sleep, write down any numbers.

Posted by: Elroy Jetson at November 6, 2004 at 03:46 AM

A diplomat shocked me when he told me "Chirac is a pig"

Chirac murdered 2 members of greenpeace in New Zealand.

Chirac sold missiles to Saddam

Chirac blocked the UN while in the pay of Saddam.

French people are going round with their puny chests puffed out making a lot of noice. If you poke them they will wet themselves.

In 20 years, French will be building their own security barrier in France to seperate themselves from the majority Islamic population.

They have sold out any good will we had. You need feel no guilt at watching their fate.

Just enjoy the show.

Posted by: Briana at November 6, 2004 at 04:45 AM

Chirac was hoping to lift Yassir's bank book so he could swipe some of the stolen EU money for his retirement (now that Oil-for-Food has dried up, he's needs another revenue source). After all, a worm's gotta eat.

Posted by: tibor at November 6, 2004 at 05:47 AM

More on Chirac, Arafat and the stolen billions

Posted by: Yoo Hoo at November 6, 2004 at 06:59 AM

The French doctors walked in, saw the white bed sheets, and surrendered.
Thank you. Be sure to tip your waitresses.

Posted by: bc at November 6, 2004 at 07:44 AM


My name is Kofi Anan. I was responsible for monitoring the Oil for Food Program. It was to ensure that children got food and medical supplies.

Instead, I assigned my son who turned a blind eye to the theft of bollions for small donations. The result was that Iraqi children starved. But hey, so what? I have a beautiful house in South Sweden - far away from crappy africa with plenty of blond chicks.

Anyway, I really wanted to write about my friend Yasser Arafat. Yes, it is true, he is gay and he does have aids. What? You think 300 palestinian children caught aids by dirty toilet seats??

So as you know, Yasser spoke of peace in English while getting children to chant "we will become suicide bombers" in Arabic.

I gues thats all for now. As you can see, we are a right sorry bunch. But I would like to say a big thank you to the Socialists for trusting us and to Mr Chirac for being so reliable.

Posted by: KofiAnan at November 6, 2004 at 07:59 AM

Hey, let's be honest about the REAL reason for the visit. He was trying to find out where the billions are stashed--that's the only reason Suha is still keeping him on life support. Chirac needs to find some way to keep himself out of prison once he's out of office; & Suha desperately needs to get SOMETHING out of letting that disgusting little troll ever get near her long enough to spawn! Think Yassir was smiling because he's punked them both?

Posted by: Kittymama at November 6, 2004 at 08:38 AM

"Jacques Chirac shuns Iyad Allawi, but can spare an hour or so for brain-dead Yasser:"

Well, it is a meeting of the minds.

Posted by: Craig Mc at November 6, 2004 at 08:48 AM

France has its own nuclear weapons. It provides sanctuary for terrorists like Arafat. It has links with every shady Arab dictatorship under the sun. A neo-con case for a pre-emptive nuclear strike if i ever saw one.

On to the serious stuff. I'm a Scot. The Black-Watch are a Scottish regiment. Tony Blair was born and educated in Scotland. I was a lefty until 1992, but then I saw the light. I needed three defeats at the ballot box before I realized I had been wrong on every major issue ever.But I saw the light before I was 30, so i put it down to youthful stupidity. I celebrated Howards, and then Bush's re-election. And I really really want Tony Blair to whip The Tories ass at the next election. They really arn't behaving like a patriotic party of the right should. So stuff them. I want to know (I need reassurance) that those who celebrated Bush's and Howards re-election will be routing for Tony at the next election. Could some Aussie or American please provide some historical justification for this. (maybe like it was the Tories that tried to prevent American independance or beat up Australian pioneers or sumfink)

Posted by: donald at November 6, 2004 at 09:03 AM

Well if this was your wife wouldn't you just want to die.

Posted by: Ugly at November 6, 2004 at 09:04 AM

Great post on the BBC website

"The fact that France was willing to treat Arafat, and that the president even visited Arafat demonstrates that not all Western nations have forgotten what diplomacy is.

It is, for the time being, a great insurance against any terrorist attack."

Derrick, Cambridge, UK

Posted by: Laban Tall at November 6, 2004 at 09:43 AM


Historic justification of US support of PM Blair?



There's a certain symmetry there, what?

Posted by: JDB at November 6, 2004 at 10:09 AM

Oh, and Chirac=Petain

God bless and guard the Black Watch!

Posted by: JDB at November 6, 2004 at 10:11 AM

Suha a 'hotty' I think 4.5-6.5 billion US, telco companies, hotels and other assorted business world wide, courtesy of the appeasing EU and Clinton's administration is a 'real' turn on for old Jaques Shitrag otherwise she would be hoisting her skirt on the Rue de la fromage Visqueuse.
I believe also she was too smart to let Arafat into her bed- where do you think Michael Jackson got the idea of IVF? come on guys every girl has her limits!!

Posted by: Rose at November 6, 2004 at 10:16 AM

Many of us have long memories as well as many antecedents who left their blood and bones on French Soil, British, American and Australian- saving this ignoble race.
When in the not so far distant future Islam rises up and takes over France as it surely will -do NOT bleat and whine for us to come to support you - I for one, would to my last breath oppose such assistance.
Brigitte Bardot I once was jealous of you but I'll offer you refuge the only French'man' with'balls'

Posted by: Rose at November 6, 2004 at 10:29 AM

"Shahid, who was in the room during Chirac's visit, told French radio that when the French leader held Arafat's hand, he opened his eyes and smiled although it was not clear if he recognized Chirac."

His life was probably flashing before his eyes and he remembered that the best hummer he had ever gotten in his whole miserable life came during one romantic evening from Jaques Chirac.

Posted by: Harry in Atlanta at November 6, 2004 at 10:52 AM

"Shahid, who was in the room during Chirac's visit, told French radio that when the French leader held Arafat's hand, he opened his eyes and smiled although it was not clear if he recognized Chirac."

Yes - he thought, my first virgin has arrived.

Posted by: virgin at November 6, 2004 at 11:06 AM

With the firm resolve of we the 'coalition of the coerced and bribed'-'dontcha love that' Iraq will be a greater nation than France has ever been or ever will be- Iraq will be a great ally, a rich ally and a Democratic ally.
All the insurgents fleeing Falujah and Samara will soon have no where to go-Syria unsafe, Lebanon very risky- Jordan no way- Russia ditto IRAN?if you seek death soon-Germany?- still likes it's Aryan ideals. That leave France, Holland and Sweden- and may Allah protect you as you pay your jizaz and become someones 4th wife

Posted by: Rose at November 6, 2004 at 11:11 AM

Suha and shahid are at a loose end . Arafat refuses to divulge.
Suddenly a beautiful young male orderly passes in the corridor.
They convince him to go in.
Orderly walks in and a sign of life emerges from below the sheets.Arafat whispers in orderly's ears.
orderly storms out in disgust.
"what did the chairman tell you" Suha abd Shahid cry in unison"
"It was vile, something like BALLS RUBS, BALLS RUBS!"
orderly walks away.
" Don't you see" Suha exclaims " BAALE UBS !"

Posted by: davo at November 6, 2004 at 11:46 AM

Er, actually, I don't see.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 6, 2004 at 12:47 PM

French for Balls = BALLES
french for BASEL = BAAL
UBS = the bank that has taken over most of the small private banking banks in Switserland in the last twenty years..

Posted by: davo at November 6, 2004 at 12:56 PM

Ah, I see.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 6, 2004 at 01:04 PM

I hope Arafat fucking rots in hell, where he's going to come across hundreds of dickbrain suicide-bombers really pissed off with him because they don't see their 72 virgins anywhere.

Wrap the prick in pork fat, as well.

Posted by: steve at November 6, 2004 at 01:23 PM

The Palistinian delegate to Australia,Ali Kazak,is reported as claiming that the old bugger has been poisoned by those crafty Israelis.He says the French "doctors" are running tests to identify the poison,and knowing the French,I bet they find some even if they have to inject it first. Such a relief for all concerned to know he's not going to die from AIDS.

Posted by: Lew at November 6, 2004 at 01:52 PM

"Washington: The United States on Friday declined to join a row over the potential burial of ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat"

In Australia all AIDS victims must be cremated as the decomposed body ultimately ends up in the water table.

I suppose that Palestine being so dry does not have a water table to be concerned about.

Posted by: Ingrid at November 6, 2004 at 02:25 PM

Yes it was Yassir's passion for those hot salt beef on rye sandwiches with pickled greens on the side that did the trick.
Ah wish we could get them in Brisbane, they are worth dying for!

Posted by: davo at November 6, 2004 at 02:58 PM

Israel-let them bury Arafat on the sacred mount-first, he will have contaminated it with his unholy disease ridden carcass, this means that the mount must be cleansed with fire. So blow the bloody place up and help him onto his journey to the seven cities or whatever by express. then rebuild the Temple -sing Hallelujah
The PA are so faction ridden they won't care they are too worried about the money,

Posted by: Rose at November 6, 2004 at 03:35 PM

I married to an Arab girl. A wonderful person with beautiful green eyes. She had been abused as a child by her father who anally raped her.

Arafat has AIDS and 300 palestinian children have AIDS.

What gets me about the left is their hypocracy. The dont care about arab children suffering under paedophiles. They are ashamed of Arafat having AIDS. They are Ashamed of Arafat's homosexuality.

Posted by: GuardianReader at November 6, 2004 at 04:27 PM

ION paceba the former head of roumanian intelligence claims they filmed arafat covorting with his body guards back in 70s.
homosexuality is punishable by death under Islam.
Such revelations would explode his image amongst muslims.
How the BBC and El Guardian would spin these revelations would be a delight to witness.
Only in a french hospital could such information be kept subjuduce.
It is said that arafat's sexual activies are sadistic and paedophilic.
Anyone have any information ?

Posted by: davo at November 6, 2004 at 05:32 PM

"It is said that arafat's sexual activies are sadistic and paedophilic.

Anyone have any information ? "

Outing Arafat

Posted: September 22, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2003

A caller to my radio program suggested there might be a better way to dispose of Yasser Arafat than killing him.

She reminded me of something I had long known about the terrorist-killer-scum but have never put to use in print before.

She asked: "Wouldn't it be better to discredit Arafat than kill him?"

The question was at once terribly naive but strikingly brilliant.

There's the question of how one can discredit a monster who takes pride in his bloodlust, whose propensity for corruption and fraud and theft from his own people is legendary. I've attempted, over the years, to explain to Americans that Arafat is not only a killer of innocent Israeli citizens but more than 100 U.S. citizens as well – including diplomats assassinated in cold blood.

If that isn't enough to discredit Arafat, it's hard to imagine what could.

But then the old light bulb went on.

Arafat has maintained support from his "people" by playing tough all these years. What if they found out he was actually an old softie?

What do I mean? I mean Arafat is a homosexual. There are also persistent rumors that he is a pedophile. I mean, in his private life, he is everything the Islamic culture detests – a closet pervert.

Now, I don't pretend to believe with certainty that this column will be widely translated into Arabic and distributed throughout the Palestinian Authority. I also don't pretend to think that I know something about Arafat unknown to the oil sheikhs who support him financially. I don't pretend to believe the governments in Europe who treat him like a head of state are unaware of his predilections.

After all, one former European intelligence chief recorded his own observations of Arafat's sexual antics in a book, published 16 years ago.

I'm referring to "Red Horizons" by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former head of Romanian intelligence. He relates a conversation with Constantin Munteaunu, a general assigned to teach Arafat and the Palestinian Liberation Organization operations in deception and influence designed to fool the West into granting the organization recognition.

"I just called the microphone monitoring center to ask about the 'Fedayee,'" Arafat's code name, explained Munteaunu. "After the meeting with the Comrade, he went directly to the guest house and had dinner. At this very moment, the 'Fedayee' is in his bedroom making love to his bodyguard. The one I knew was his latest lover. He's playing tiger again. The officer monitoring his microphones connected me live with the bedroom, and the squawling almost broke my eardrums. Arafat was roaring like a tiger, and his lover yelping like a hyena."

Munteaunu continued: "I've never before seen so much cleverness, blood and filth all together in one man."

Munteaunu, wrote Pacepa, spent months pulling together secret reports from Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian intelligence agencies as well as Romanian files.

"I used to think I knew just about everything there was to know about Rahman al-Qudwa," Arafat's real name, "about the construction engineer who made a fortune in Kuwait, about the passionate collector of racing cars, about Abu Amman," Arafat's nom de guerre, "and about my friend Yasser, with all his hysterics," explained Munteaunu, handing Pacepa his final report on the PLO leader. "But I've got to admit that I didn't really know anything about him."

Wrote Pacepa: "The report was indeed an incredible account of fanaticism, of devotion to his cause, of tangled oriental political maneuvers, of lies, of embezzled PLO funds deposited in Swiss banks, and of homosexual relationships, beginning with his teacher when he was a teen-ager and ending with his current bodyguards. After reading the report, I felt a compulsion to take a shower whenever I had been kissed by Arafat, or even just shaken his hand."

Do you think that might do the trick?

Would anyone like to translate this for distribution in the West Bank and Gaza?

Posted by: research at November 6, 2004 at 06:24 PM



RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Super-macho Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat struts around in battle fatigues, sports a pistol on his hip and boasts of his glory days as a bomb-throwing Arab "freedom fighter" -- but a shocking new photograph proves that the flamboyant PLO bigwig is gay!

The eye-popping photo clearly shows Arafat locking lips with a mustachioed male many years his junior. It was taken by a CIA operative during the tense 34-day standoff earlier this year, when the PLO chairman was besieged by Israeli forces inside his Ramallah compound.

"We have identified the kissee as Arafat's longtime lover, a lieutenant named Habib Mahfoudh," said a CIA source who leaked the photo exclusively to Weekly World News.

"Arafat spent decades in the closet, but he was convinced he wasn't going to come out of that compound alive -- he was sure the Israelis would either starve him to death or see that he was 'accidentally' killed in the crossfire.

"When Arafat really thought he was at the end of the rope, he grabbed Habib and spontaneously planted a huge kiss on him -- much to the shock and disgust of all his other aides in the room.

"Of course, as we all know, he ended up surviving the stand-off and now he's got a lot of explaining to do."

Aides who saw Arafat dramatically reveal his true sexual orientation were sworn to secrecy, but a CIA mole within the Palestinian Authority snapped a picture of the big, sloppy, wet kiss with a hidden camera.

"President Bush and Secretary of State Powell are fed up with Arafat's leadership and his failure to stop the suicide bombings," the CIA source said. "They want him out and they plan to use this photo as a weapon.

"If he doesn't voluntarily step down as president of the Palestinian Authority and PLO chairman, the CIA will send it to every newspaper and mosque on the West Bank. He will face disgrace -- and possibly death."

Contacted by Weekly World News, PLO officials laughed off the photo as a fake or insisted there was an innocent explanation for the kiss.

"When the Chairman and his aides were cooped up in that building they whiled away the hours making various silly bets," contended one PLO source. "It's possible he made some kind of crazy bet and lost."

But Mideast experts say that Arafat, 72, really is a little light in his combat boots.

"Arafat's homosexuality goes back decades," says biographer Ali Nasser of Cairo, author of the upcoming book, The Private Life of Yassir Arafat.

"His real first name is Mohammed, but as a boy he earned the nickname Yassir -- meaning 'easy' in Arabic -- because he so willingly gave his body to male suitors."

During his heyday as a terrorist leader in the '70s and '80s, Arafat kept his movements secret and refused to divulge details about his private life.

"Ostensibly, this was to protect his loved ones," said Nasser.

"But in reality, it was the perfect way for him to keep his homosexuality under wraps."

Arafat has a wife named Suha Tawil, an outspoken PLO supporter.

"She has no idea that Arafat has been leading a double life," says Nasser.

"When she gets wind of this, I'm sure she'll go through the roof."

But if the photos receive widespread publicity in the Arab world, as threatened by the U.S., Arafat will have much bigger problems on his hand.

"Islamic law is very clear on the issue of homosexuality," notes Nasser. "There is only one penalty: Death."

See ALL the shocking photo's in the current (8/20/02) "Newsstand Issue" on sale now!

Published on: 08/12/2002

Posted by: Mike at November 6, 2004 at 06:31 PM

Allawi and arafat are both brain dead.
Unfortunately the americans haven't seen the light about allawi yet.

Posted by: marklatham at November 6, 2004 at 10:30 PM

All this rubbish historical propaganda about the piss weak french.
In WW1 the french took the most casualties-about 350,000 dead.The US only came into the war in 1917,after 3 years of procrastination.Same in WW2,it took pearl harbour for the bush family to stop doing business with the nazis(well it actually took a few months after that,but business is business).
Most of the french may have been collaberators but so were the british on the channel islands,they loved the nazis.Would the poms on the mainland have behaved any different from the french,I think not.
Anyone who believes the anti french propaganda is an ignorant dickhead.

Posted by: marklatham at November 6, 2004 at 10:52 PM

'Anyone who believes the anti french propaganda is an ignorant dickhead'
You touch on an important question here Mark. Who do you think are your allies?

Posted by: gubbaboy at November 6, 2004 at 11:05 PM

Only a few more days until marklatham's head explodes, at this rate of posting. Go mark!

Posted by: PW at November 7, 2004 at 12:37 AM

The US only came into the war in 1917,after 3 years of procrastination.

Not quite, markie. See, America was practicing isolationism. You know, minding our own business? Neutral? Well, we were trading with Britain, and the Germans didn't like that, so U-boats sunk American merchant ships. And then there was the Zimmerman telegram.

But the point is, WWI was the model you lefties love -- no pre-emptive strikes, just a measured response. Why are you complaining about America coming in late?

And actually, France suffered 1,357,800 dead. Germany, 1,773,700. Russia, 1,700,000. And so on. Check it out here.

So if you are going to whip out facts to impress us with your intelligence, do try a little research to get the right numbers.

How is the blood pressure?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 7, 2004 at 01:16 AM

PS to marklatham:

I suggest that you read this. Just a helpful suggestion. Wouldn't want that blood pressure to get too high, now, would we? :-)

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 7, 2004 at 01:19 AM

I love troll feeding time!

Posted by: JEM at November 7, 2004 at 01:33 AM

By the way, people, can we dump the references to Arafat's sexuality? Not only are the postings of "research" and "Mike" getting borderline homophobic ("Let's all giggle over the the grossness of Arafat's gayness and then disgust everybody with it!") the last thing I want to be thinking about is that grotesque old murderer naked and engaging in relations with any other being. So drop it or be banned. I'm serious.

And no, I don't think it's "funny" that Arafat may be dying of AIDs. I don't care what he's dying of, so long as he dies.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 7, 2004 at 01:37 AM

[The shiteating little FUCK who posted here using MY name has had its comment removed and their ip address -- -- banned. The Management.]

Posted by: chickenshit at November 7, 2004 at 07:34 AM

In WW1 the french took the most casualties-about 350,000 dead.

No they didn't take the most casualties.

Read a few reputable history books.

The Russians had 1.7 million military casualties and 3,000,000 civilian casualties.

In terms of proportionally weighted to population, New Zealand and Australia had the highest rate of military casualties.

Same in WW2,it took pearl harbour for the bush family to stop doing business with the nazis(well it actually took a few months after that,but business is business).

Incorrect. The Bush family was never doing business with the Nazis. Prescott Bush had one share in a bank that had German ties. This was seized under the "Trading with the Enemy" act in 1941.

George H W Bush was a fighter pilot in WWII. I guess you "forgot" that.

Most of the french may have been collaberators but so were the british on the channel islands,they loved the nazis.Would the poms on the mainland have behaved any different from the french,I think not.

The French collaborated far more readily in the deportation of Jews than even the Italians did.
The Vichy French declared war on the Allies, even going further than Fascist Spain.

Anyone who believes the anti french propaganda is an ignorant dickhead.

Hmm, based on some of things you believe, I'm not surprised you voted for Latham.


Posted by: Quentin George at November 7, 2004 at 07:41 AM

I do not believe that any of the posts are homophobic. The fact that he is gay was published in the late 1970’s. Rather it is a reflection that the father of modern terrorism has been deceiving his own people about the sort of person he is.

This man has pillaged his country and amass a personal multi billion dollar fortune at the expense and the suffering of his own people. He could have, if he chose to, be a great builder and healer from the start . In the Gulf states there have been leaders who chose to enrich the lives of their citizens and not breed hatred.

You only have to look at the moral crusaders who have recently been outed for their hypocrisy. One classic case was before the last Australian election. And recently one USA Governor. Its what they hide which is the worry and they should be judged accordingly.

Arafat exploited the poor and the ignorant. It is the internet and blogs such as this which expose the corrupt and lying politicians and dictators such as Arafat. The blog is the greatest threat to corruption and dictators.

Thank you Tim.

Posted by: Trutg at November 7, 2004 at 09:12 AM

Joseph Kennedy father of TEDDY was much despised in Britain and by Churchill for his dealings with the Nazis-

Posted by: Rose at November 7, 2004 at 10:35 AM

An extract From Infoplease on Joseph Kennedy:

Kennedy, Joseph Patrick, 1888–1969, U.S. ambassador to Great Britain (1937–40)...father of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy...In London he supported the overtures of the Chamberlain government to Hitler and was generally noninterventionist. He resigned as ambassador in Nov., 1940.

Good point, Rose. I'd forgotten about this bit of history.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 7, 2004 at 12:27 PM

Found this interesting site on the web.

[The rest of this post, a blatant copyright violation, has been removed. The Management.]

Posted by: Yoo Hoo at November 7, 2004 at 03:49 PM

I hate to defend the French, but they did not kill two Greenpiece activists in NZ. When French operatives attached a limpet mine to the Rainbow Warrior while it was moored in Auckland Harbour, all the crew escaped unscathed. Senior Greenpiece activists then convinced one crew memeber to go back on board and commit suicide by staying in his cabin which was one of the parts below the waterline. That turned what would have been an unfortunate incident into a public relations triumph for Greenpiece.

Then again, Greenpiece and France rather deserve each other.

Posted by: Ed Snack at November 8, 2004 at 06:35 AM

Sorry, Yoo Hoo, but I don't allow people to post entire articles from another website here. If you have something to say (besides "this is interesting") then say it. If you want to turn our attention to an article on another website, post the url, a short excerpt of the article only, and say something you think about the article if you have any thoughts of your own at all.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 8, 2004 at 12:55 PM

Sorry Andrea but I tried several times to have a link. The link just would not work when I previewed it . I have no intererest in reproducing the whole article of other peoples work.

Sometimes links do work and sometimes they do not. It has something to do with the html code and how many lines they are on. Anyhow I will try to work it out on other posts.

No offence meant that is why I put the web address.

Posted by: Yoo Hoo at November 8, 2004 at 08:36 PM

Yoo-hoo, it is no more difficult to put a link on this site than it is on any other website. If you are having a problem it is either because 1) you can't follow simple instructions (unlikely -- if you figured out how to copy and paste an entire article you can surely do that with url), or b) the site you are copying from has dynamic links to its articles (they change all the time as new articles are added, which means that your link will not work properly) or they have the website set up in such a way that you cannot direct-link to any article, you must go through the main site. If that happens to be the case, I STILL don't allow copying of entire articles that you happen to find fascinating into this website. This isn't a free archive site. You can point people to the main site and tell them to search for it, if you really think it's that urgent.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 9, 2004 at 10:35 AM