October 8, 2010

"My mother, when she called us from the boat, told us, 'Do your crying now. We have a lot of work when I come home.'"

"She didn't want our father's murder to be in vain."

Leon Klinghoffer, murdered 25 years ago today.

24 comments:

Hoosier Daddy said...

'Pirates', 'gunmen' 'crashed the party'.

Print is dead.

traditionalguy said...

Great post. This family sets the example of Klinging to their religion and their guns. No wonder Muslims are jealous of Jews. They have a real history of God leading them out of slavery and they seem unwilling to return to it.Thank God for the Jews.

YoungHegelian said...

I remember at the time that some wise-ass wrote that PLO stood for "Push Leon Over"

DADvocate said...

Islamic terrorists showed their true cowardice and haven't changed since. And, Obama hopes he can change this slime.

TMink said...

Wow. What strength. That is inspiring. And a little embarassing as I do not think I would pass that test.

Trey

Lisa said...

pirates? wow, that's just so shameful.

Pirates act for money. This was about hatred and terrorism.

c3 said...

I remember this well. What a potent symbol:

Disabled, wheelchair-bound Jew "stands up" to Palestinians terrorists and is shot in head

The righteousness of the Palestinian cause.

Hoosier Daddy said...

pirates? wow, that's just so shameful.

I was a bit taken aback by the 'crashed the party' line in the article. It wasn't like the Sahalis showed up unannounced.

ricpic said...

God gave burdens, also shoulders.

--Yiddish expression

MrBuddwing said...

And let us not forget how one of Yasser Arafat's lieutenants, Farouk Kaddoumi, publicly suggested it was Klinghoffer's widow who'd murdered her husband and dumped him overboard for the insurance money.

Never forget.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Leon Klinghoffer is an exemplar. We need to fight back whenever, wherever, at whatever risk. How I wish we would.

edutcher said...

We'll never know if Seal Team 6 could have boarded the ship and nailed those bastards, thanks to the bald creep from Vermont, Leaky Leahy.

Another pompous Democrat jackass who's been in the Senate forever, does no good, and should have been tossed out 40 years ago.

dbp said...

IIRC the murder was directly responsible for the eventual capture of the hijackers. It is doubtful Reagan would have ordered the USN to intercept the plane bringing the hijackers to a safe haven, if there had been no murder.

The daughters show the resolve of the civilized. The hijackers show the depravity of the barbarian--killing an old guy? A crippled old guy? Real brave.

Greg Hlatky said...

The hijackers show the depravity of the barbarian--killing an old guy? A crippled old guy?

They were just anti-Zionist, like any good European intellectual.

edutcher said...

dbp said...

IIRC the murder was directly responsible for the eventual capture of the hijackers. It is doubtful Reagan would have ordered the USN to intercept the plane bringing the hijackers to a safe haven, if there had been no murder.

Not the plane, the ship. The men were in the air on the way over there, but Leahy, on the Intel Committee at the time, ran to organize a press conference, blabbed all the details, and blew the op. The only retribution he received was removal of his security clearance and a switch from Inetlligence to Judiciary, where he participated in the "high-tech lynching of that uppity black", Clarence Thomas.

peprgirl said...

I thought it was only Bush and Iraq that caused terrorism?? Who did they blame 25 yeas ago?

Us horrible Americans causing trauma throughout the world needing to be destroyed one disable man at a time.

RIP Mr. Klinghoffer.

Alex said...

I'm sure Ritmo/AL/garage/C4 will find a way to justify the murder of a crippled old Jew.

Christopher said...

"I thought it was only Bush and Iraq that caused terrorism. Who did they blame 25 years ago?"

Jews.

Christopher said...

You beat me to it, Alex. I'm sure C4 will be by soon to call us Zionist ball-lickers for caring about this worthless old Jew bastard who provoked those poor, poor Paleoswinians into throwing him overboard (with tears in their eyes, no doubt - if only he wasn't such a stiff-necked Hebe!)

MadisonMan said...

I remember at the time that some wise-ass wrote that PLO stood for "Push Leon Over"

Overboard.

What's a Klinghoffer Cocktail? Two shots and a splash.

It doesn't seem like 25 years. Good for the daughters to now crusade against terrorism. I think their parents are very proud of them.

And I was also struck by the wording -- crashed the party. How about Terrorists intent on murder boarded the ship?

LarsPorsena said...

"..but Leahy, on the Intel Committee at the time, ran to organize a press conference, blabbed all the details.."

I'm glad someone else shares the same fond memories of the Pat Leahy of old, as I do. You have the bad taste to bring this up. How dare you!!

Roger J. said...

this is a remarkable post for me--last nite for some reason I know not, I thought of Mr Klinghoffer--pushed in his chair off the achille lauro. don't ask me why.

To paraphrase General Sheridan, the only good raghead is a dead raghead-- along with their entire families--men, women and children alike--that way the blood feuds die with the pig shit that is islam and you will never hear from them again.

Cedarford said...

Part of the problem of the Achille Lauro and earlier enemy attacks was the insistance it wasn't an ideological war at all, with US ME policies as constributors - but just the actions of misguided criminals, best left to the heroes of law enforcement and the magnificent criminal justice system to deal with.

Except "law enforcement heroes" and our "magnificent criminal justice system" - proved wholly inadequate to the task in the 30 years before 9/11. The mental meme "All armed resistors are criminals" though, permeated America deeply - just as in other countries where resistance was termed akin to common crime. Such as the Nazis labled all resistors civilian criminals, S Africa the ANC, the Soviets branded regime opponents criminals for the Gulag or mental asylums, or the Israelis anytime a Palestinian whose land was seized by Settlers shot back.

The only way most of the terrorists was "brought to justice" was by military and CIA assets. The warrants, the serving Marshalls, the mighty US court rulings, the FBI that Presidents from Carter to Clinton fielded to implement the "indictment, law enforcement" activity had laughable results.

Even after 9/11 you had idiots like Rudy running around declaring that the WTC was a giant pile of evidence that needed to be combed through to obtain the indictments that would result in convictions in US courts.

In the MidEast, war is not so clean and surgical. The Israeli invasion of Lebanon had the IDF out blowing up and cluster-bombing civilian areas with abandon. Israel armed proxies to carry out massacres. The Achille Lauro happened in context of other, ugly events the Palestinians did not precipitate.

We recoil at the Islamoid depredations, justly so, but the Israel over All "rah-rah" squad is relatively silent about the US banning Israel from getting more cluster bomb munitions from us. After they violated their agreement on their use with us and dumped over 800,000 bomblets on civilian Lebanese neighborhoods 3 years ago, killing 1100 civilians and maiming another 2500.

The present powers in the ME are not an assembly of black hats vs. the one perfect white hat. They all wear gray hats over there. All one can say is that of all those shitty little countries, Israel and it's land-grabbers are less shitty than any of it's neighbors.

Gary Rosen said...

More pathetic gibberish from C-fudd. Do you really think that last sentence is going to fool anyone with an IQ larger than yours (i. e. over 40) that you're not a raving, compulsively obsessed Jew-hater? G'wan back to your flophouse room, Fudd, and cram down your beefaroni dinner before you jerk yourself off to sleep.

But at least the next time Fudd goes into one of his sweaty antisemitic rants we can remind him that he has now asserted that Israel is the best country in the Middly East!