We are shocked - shocked! - to learn about the rude treatment Germany's world-class Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer received during the Arafat burial ceremonies in Cairo.Shocking! Joschka Fischer Jostled and Pushed!!
First he had to fly in circles waiting to land like many other guests. Then he was jostled and pushed.
What a cruel fate for a former street fighter and friend of some of Germany's deadliest terrorists!
At the very least, the Egyptian security forces should have had the decency to let Fischer exchange some pleasant memories with old buddies of Palestinian terror groups attending the ceremony...
As is often the case in the modern information age, just about everything in his life is known and almost nothing in his proffered legend is true. The man airbrushed in Thursday-morning encomiums from Kofi Annan and Jacques Chirac (among others) as the courageous symbol of Palestinian nationalism was not really named Yasser Arafat, was not a native Palestinian, and tended to sit out warfare with Israel whenever conventional fighting was involved.Read it all, we need to remember who Arafat really was. The Father of Modern Terrorism
The Russian military will cut its deployment in Chechnya by about 1,000 troops and stop using conscripts in the war against separatist rebels next year, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday.
The 2000 presidential election was decided--as all elections should be--by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaning across the breakfast table and shoving half a grapefruit in the face of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor while screaming that she would vote with the boys or end up gutted in a ditch with her intestines wrapped around her throat and her heart mounted on a stick.
Unlike that one, the 2004 campaign has been a tad testy.