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Monday, February 10, 2014

Palestinians Planning New Airport

It's really a bit much... the people who refined airborne terror to an art-form, are planning an international airport.  I mean, let's face it, back in the 1960s and 1970s few people bothered to use the cumbersome terms 'Palestinian Hijacker' or 'Palestinian Terrorist' because of the obvious redundancy.

But you have to admire the overreaching ambition of the Palestinian Authority in planning an airport which will presumably be named for their founding father; Yassir Arafat.

The Yassir Arafat International Airport.  Kind of trips off the tongue, doesn't it?  For short it will be called YAIA (sort of like the last sound passengers might make as they tumble through the debris of their exploded aircraft).  I can hear the reservation agents asking departing passengers:  "Will that be hijacking or non-hijacking?".  

The grisly irony is almost too much... kind of like Jeffrey Dahmer (if he were still alive), opening a chain of fast food restaurants.

Then again, this plan isn't all that surprising or ironic... if you take into account that the same entity that sent terrorists to slaughter the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics has been welcomed with open arms into the family of Olympic nations.

The upside of all this is that the European powers will be forced to show if they are really pro-Palestinian or simply anti-Israel.  The proof will be in how many (if any) of their national carriers commit to booking regular air service to and from YAIA.

Let's see how far this actually goes... and if the donated funds for the project actually make it to the ground, or are diverted to PA officials' Swiss bank accounts.  I'm betting on the latter.

Posted by David Bogner on February 10, 2014 | Permalink


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Will that be smoking gun or non-smoking gun sir?
Separate sitting or mixed?
Shiite, Sunni or no preference?
Yes sir, the seats automatically swivel during flights to face Mecca, not Jerusalem.
For the safety of your fellow passengers please do not light your underwear bombs until we are well over Israeli airspace.

Posted by: Garnel Ironheart | Feb 10, 2014 11:04:01 PM

For all the whining they do about checkpoints, it's worth remembering that everyone who's gone through an airport security check in the last 40+ years has the palestinians to thank for it.

And I wouldn't be surprised to see the filthy Europeans offer the pals guidance systems for their rockets to protect European planes.

Posted by: mrzee | Feb 11, 2014 1:02:16 AM

"sort of like the last sound passengers might make as they tumble through the debris of their exploded aircraft"

omg, I so didn't want to laugh at that, but I did. Yes, yes, I did.

Posted by: Alissa | Feb 11, 2014 1:46:55 PM

Even more "amusing", they are planning this airport in Area C over which they do not have any control. Not on the ground and not in the airspace. Very Palestinian. They even hijack the airport. So what happened to not taking any action that might prejudice the outcome of negotiations?

Posted by: Yehudit | Feb 11, 2014 3:47:53 PM

I assume they will be hiring TSA agents for security, this way only non-Muslims will be screened.

Posted by: Max Power | Feb 12, 2014 11:50:57 AM

This old world always ceases to amaze me.

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Mar 8, 2014 9:02:23 AM

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