The Soviets not only armed and trained Palestinian terrorists but also used them to arm and train other professional terrorists by the thousands.
By 1973, Arafat was a Soviet puppet (and would remain such until the fall of the USSR). His adjutants, including Mahmoud Abbas, were being trained by the KGB in guerrilla warfare, espionage, and demolition; and his ideologues had gone to North Vietnam to learn the propaganda Tao of Ho Chi Minh.Arafat was particularly struck by Ho’s success in mobilizing left-wing sympathizers in Europe and the United States, where activists on American campuses, enthusiastically following the line of North Vietnamese operatives, had succeeded in reframing the Vietnam War from a Communist assault on the south to a struggle for national liberation. Ho’s chief strategist, General Giap, made it clear to Arafat and his lieutenants that in order to succeed, they too needed to redefine the terms of theirstruggle.Giap’s counsel was simple but profound: the PLO needed to work in a way that concealed its real goals, permitted strategic deception, and gave the appearance of moderation: “Stop talking about annihilating Israel and instead turn your terror war into a struggle for human rights. Then you will have the American people eating out of your hand.”
Cultural Marxists, Multi-Culturalists, Radical Environmentalists, Transnational Progressivists, Collectivists, Post-Modernists, all the ex-Communists and sympathizers and fellow-travelers, quacking like hungry ducks for the anti-Western corn in al Qaeda’s/Hezbollah’s/Hamas’/Fatah’s/Iran’s hand. They’re all in it together.