America’s unsettled score with Yasser Arafat

On March 2, 1973, the United States Ambassador to Sudan and his deputy were murdered in Khartoum on the direct order of Yasser Arafat. Jim Welsh was the National Security Agency’s Palestinian analyst in Washington who issued an urgent warning intended for the embassy in Khartoum based on electronic intercepts inculpating Arafat and the PLO in the planning for the operation that turned out to be the murder of the ambassador and his deputy. We tell the story in the Arafat column link under our publications on the left; Welsh called us to talk about his role in the events after the column was published last summer.
Thirty years later, Welsh is still trying to publicize the story and bring the murderers to justice. Joseph Alexander Norland of Israpundit has posted an interview of Welsh on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the murder of the ambassador and his deputy: “An interview with former NSA analyst James J. Welsh.” (Thanks to Mr. Norland for bringing the interview to our attention.)


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