Obama’s Terror Policy: See Something, Say Something — Unless Palestinians Involved
– One of the Obama administration’s least-known anti-terrorism programs was back in the news this week. After the capture of a fugitive Rwanda genocide suspect on Dec. 9, the news media noted that eight other Rwandan mass murderers are still on the run, and the State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” program is offering $5 million to anyone who provides information leading to their capture.
Paying tipsters may not be the single-most effective way to combat terrorism, but one should not dismiss the program’s contributions. Its website,www.RewardsForJustice.net, reports that more than 80 informers have received reward money. Nine “success stories” are described, including the capture of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind, Ramzi Yousef.
Nabbing killers like Yousef is important not only for the principle of justice, but because putting them behind bars keeps them from killing more people.
Yet if you take the time to look at www.RewardsForJustice.net, you notice something strange: one of the world’s most prolific group of terrorists is almost completely absent from the site.
There are plenty of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban terrorists featured on the site, alongside killers from their various offshoots and all sorts of terror gangs whose names are barely known to the wider world.
There are “most wanted” sections targeting various Saudis, Pakistanis, Qataris, Yemenis, Lebanese, Indians, Somalis, and practically every other national group under the sun.
Yet the group that invented international airplane hijacking in the 1970s, that pioneered suicide bombings in the 1990s, and is now leading the new wave of terrorism-by-kitchen-knives, is almost nowhere to be found. You almost need a magnifying glass to find any Palestinians on the State Department’s website.
Since the 1960s, Palestinian terrorists have murdered 138 American citizens, and wounded nearly 200 more, in 131 separate attacks. Many dozens of terrorists were involved in the attacks. Some are dead, some are in Israeli prisons. But many of them are alive and well — and some are serving in the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces, according to Israeli government reports.
Of all these attacks, just two are described on the site — a 2003 attack on US diplomats in Gaza, and the bombing of the Hebrew University cafeteria in 2002.
The many other Palestinian attacks on Americans
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