Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by NATO AIR, Nov 11, 2004.
interesting note from the NYT on Arafat's fortune
the buzzards are already circling----------
Sounds like organized crime on the national level. Why would anyone expect someone who is skimming millions if not billions from his people to give that up for peace ?! Where's the personla profit to Arafat from peace ?! In my view, the greatest condemnation of Arafat is his personal greed. He put his own interests above the good of his nation .. even if those choices would have been a bitter pill to swallow.
Next scam letter:
Dear Mr. Johnson
I am a former lieutenant of the dearly departed martyr of Islam, the most exalted Yasser Arafat. As you know, he was a very careful man with money and hid the assets of the PLO in such a manner that we cannot access the accounts.
We have decided to cease bombing the Israelis in the fervent hope that the Jews will see that we are truly interested in peace. But we are in desperate need of getting the money so that we can provide for our people and develop infrastructure and a business community within Palestine.
To that end, I need your assistance. We must find repositories for the huge amounts of cash hidden by dear departed brother Arafat. If you would open a savings account in both your name and the name of our finance minister, brother Fuqh Amal. Once the account is open, brother Amal can funnel our assets into banking channels and thereby save the poor Palestinian people from starvation and horrible diseases.
You will not only receive a 9.11 percent dividend of all monies which pass through the account, but you will also be given the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the amazing business opportunities which will abound once the fighting ends. We already have plans for a sand purification plant, a turban cleaning service and we have in place a franchising scheme for restaurants to be located at every oasis in our deserts. The franchise is being developed in concert with an American chicken emporium. We will call it Mecca Fried Goats.
Please hurry. Because we are poor and cannot afford the cost of postage and handling, if could you send $100 with your first reply we would be most grateful.
May Allah bless you with motherless virgins
Your's most respectfully,
K'rahm Uhr Rictouhm
Interum Provisional President
Hey Merlin ... LOL
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