The death of George Habash, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the second largest faction in the PLO behind Fatah, should be celebrated; that this Marxist terrorist, murderer of children, women, and other innocents alike, did not live to see his bloody dream come even remotely close to coming true—the destruction of Israel. May he eternally burn in hell.
Nevertheless, like many bloodthirsty thugs, Habash has his admirers, mostly in the kooky extreme left. This letter in Dawn is typical of the fawning treatment Habash slavishly receives from his many fans, who are more than willing to overlook Habash’s penchant for violence. A choice quote:
I believe that future events in Palestine will vindicate Habash’s turn after 1967 to armed struggle and confirm him as one of the great revolutionaries of the 20th century in the lineage of Fidel Castro, Ahmed Ben Bella, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong.I’m sorry but George Habash’s star does not shine as bright as those of Castro, Bella, Minh, or Zedong (a veritable rogue’s gallery of thugs, murderers and despots), who created nations and ruthlessly ruled them. In fact, George Habash is not even in the same galaxy. For one thing, Habash completely failed in accomplishing any of his objectives: Israel still stands and there is no Palestinian state. Too late now, I suppose