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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:52 AM   #1

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Yasser Arafat: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?


Well ?
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM   #2

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ill save you the time on this one
maybe about 90% of pro Israelis going to say terrorist
and 90% of pro Palestinians going to say freedom fighter or something close to that

personally i think he worked for the cause of the Palestinians, wither you agree with it or not
he tried, he lived most his life running and hiding and fighting and for that i give him credit for putting his personal life aside and doing all that.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:44 AM   #3

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I think, He is Fighter of rights his nation, but his ideas are too a radical.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:57 AM   #4

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It's fully possible to be both simultaneously.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 10:14 AM   #5

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Well, the BBC says in 2002 the Poppy or Opium fields were in full swing production during the Palestinian Liberation Organizations reign through 1975-90.

BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Lebanon digs up opium poppy fields

"The area became notorious for its production of opium, the source of heroin, during the 1975-90 civil war but cultivation was largely eradicated by the government in the early 1990s. "

THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Local News :: Culture of heroin use threatens futures of many of Lebanon's youth

"“There are an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 drug addicts in Lebanon, and around 75 percent of them are heroin addicts,” says Nadya Mikdashi, director of Skoun, a Beirut-based addiction rehabilitation center. “However, there hasn’t been a comprehensive study, so the real number is unknown.” "



During the civil war, what better way to raise money for weapons than through the cultivation of the arguably the most addictive and harmful drug ever known.

Lebanese_Civil_War Lebanese_Civil_War


"The Lebanese Civil War (
Arabic_language Arabic_language
: الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية‎) was a multifaceted
Civil_war Civil_war
in
Lebanon Lebanon
. The war lasted from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated 150,000 to 230,000 civilian fatalities. Another one million people (a quarter of the population) were wounded, and today approximately 350,000 people remain displaced. There was also a mass
Emigration Emigration
of almost one million people from Lebanon. The Post-war occupation of the country by
Syria Syria
was particularly politically disadvantageous to the Christian population as most of their leadership was driven into
Exile Exile
, or had been
Assassinate Assassinate
or
Jail Jail
.[1]"



Of course, I wasn't there, and there is always the potential for the victor of a war to obscure the truth.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 11:33 AM   #6

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I saw a video where he welcomed peace with Israel but in the another video he was screaming "and jihad and jihad!!" Did he want peace or jihad with Israel?

He was a terrorist!
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 11:53 AM   #7

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a question of perspective. both.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 12:22 PM   #8

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Quote:
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ill save you the time on this one
maybe about 90% of pro Israelis going to say terrorist
and 90% of pro Palestinians going to say freedom fighter or something close to that

personally i think he worked for the cause of the Palestinians, wither you agree with it or not
he tried, he lived most his life running and hiding and fighting and for that i give him credit for putting his personal life aside and doing all that.
That's true... one guy's freedom fighter is another guy's terrorist.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 12:38 PM   #9

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a question of perspective. both.
Yep, agreed.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #10

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Controlling and destroying the lives of many in Lebanon (dawlat Fatah = the State of Fatah) and being a paid lap dog for Saddam does not make him a freedom fighter, a common thug is more appropriate.
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