Obama Stands With Terrorists Against Terror Victims
“I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York, and I’m going to die.”
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
When Obama took office, his first phone call to a foreign leader was to the head of a terrorist group.
“This is my first phone call to a foreign leader,” Obama told the PLO’s Abbas. “And I’m making it only hours after I took office.”
Obama repeatedly bent, twisted and mutilated existing laws to keep the money flowing to the PLO’s Palestinian Authority. When Hamas and the PLO temporarily reconciled, Obama sent them money anyway. When Congress froze aid after the PLO defied the peace process by trying to join the UN, he signed a waiver claiming that aiding the terrorist network was “important to the security interests of the United States.” Earlier this year, when the PLO went after Israel at the International Criminal Court, Obama defied a Congressional law and bipartisan demands mandating a cutoff of aid.
If Abbas personally flew a plane into the new World Trade Center, Obama would find some excuse to keep the money coming to his terrorist group anyway. But now his determination to aid terrorists has hit a new low as he sides with terrorists against terror victims.
Eleven years ago, ten families who had suffered at the hands of the Muslim terror network filed a lawsuit against the PLO, Arafat and assorted PLO/PA officials. The American families suing the terrorists included Jamie Sokolow whose eye was damaged by shrapnel in the Jaffa Street bombing that injured 100 people and killed a 81-year-old amateur painter who had been out shopping for painting supplies.
“I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York, and I’m going to die,” she recollected in court thirteen years later.
Shayna Gould was a 19-year-old college student waiting at a Jerusalem bus stop in the rain when a PLO terrorist opened fire. She had no life signs when she arrived at the hospital.
Janis Coulter was killed when a PLO terrorist set off a bomb in the Frank Sinatra cafeteria at Hebrew University. Her family has been fighting for justice for a long time.
Dr. Alan Bauer was walking down the street with his 7-year-old son when a PLO terrorist set off a bomb in the French Hill bus station. “I couldn’t find my son. I then saw him face down. I picked him up and heard him moaning, so I knew he was alive,” he said.
A screw had torn through his son’s brain. “He was put in coma to let fluid drain out and was then left blind and paralyzed on his left side.”
Some of the killers were part of the “police force” armed and trained by the Clinton administration. They were dispatched by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, which is listed as a terrorist group even though it’s part of the PLO network whose regime in the West Bank is funded by the United States.
Finally the families won their case in court. A jury found the PLO/PA guilty and ordered the terrorist network to pay $218 million to the families. The Antiterrorism Act tripled that award. The PLO appealed, but the terror group was required to post a bond to show that it was willing to pay the judgment.
And that’s when Obama came to the rescue. The State Department stepped in to warn the judge that depriving the PLO of money would “severely compromise the P.A.’s ability to operate as a governmental authority”. This would not necessarily be a bad thing as the PLO/PA’s operations mainly involve giving money to terrorists, incitement against Israel and the United States, and assorted criminal enterprises.
The PLO doesn’t have an economy. It has the American taxpayer. It wouldn’t exist without the US, Japan, the EU and the UN shoving money into its giant gaping terror hole. The money immediately disappears into a bunch of foreign bank accounts and the PLO/PA declares that it’s facing another financial crisis and needs a few hundred million more to tide it over or it will collapse.
It’s currently in the middle of another one of those “financial crises” which somehow prevents it from posting a bond, but hasn’t stopped it from funding terrorism.
The Palestinian Authority is not a government. There are no more elections. Everything is run by Abbas and the PLO Central Council. Abbas’ Fatah dominates the PLO and funded the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade which just claimed responsibility for new terrorist attacks against Israelis. The Palestinian Authority is the PLO. The PLO is Fatah. When Obama sends more money to the PA, he is funding terrorism.
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