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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THS UTHBRIDGE HEKAlD April 11, iv. This is a bicycle v race? There's more than, one way to get to the top of a tough hill In a cycle race such as hoofing it. Compe- titors In the World Cyclo- Championships of 1973 huff and puff in Lon- don with Belgium's Robert Vermiere (12) eventually coming in the winner. DO THEIR FOOD-SHOPPI! YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 PHONE 328-5742 FOR FREE CITY DELIVERY ON LARGE ORDERS. WE RESIRVE THE RIGHT TO IIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES EFFECTIVE APRIL 12th, 13th, 14tK SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS We sell only the highest quality goods at the lowest possible prices. POTATO CHIPS Old Dutch Tri Pack Orange Crystals Sungo'd Twin Pack..... for A I Sunrype, Orange Urange Juice cot neocr, Qnd Apple Juice B.L (mix or fl. oz. for Peas Morden Manor Standard 14 fl. oz. for Kidney Beans Hz. Red with Sauce........14 fl. oz. 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WITH lOc COUPON IN EACH PACKAGE ROBIN HOOD FLOUR Meiyfarr Foods Dairy FrdzBrt Product? Cheer Whiz KroB 2 Ib net wt. Cheese Slices Margarine Orange Juice UCT ,..b pl9V f.69 5( 1.00 for Voc Hash Browns STORE HOURS- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Salurdoy 9 o m. 1i.'l 6pm, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to p.m. THE WORST IS YET TO COME9 BEIRUT, Lebanon It has become the psychopathic mani- festation of the Middle East's bad dream. Periodically, from cities barely pronounceable, terrorists strike without warn- ing or discrimination. Helpless pecp.e A d'plomat, a business- man, a planeload of tourists- become hostages and victims of a parochial struggle with which they have no association. And while the drama routinely unfolds before the TV cameras of all nations an outraged world again wonders why. Why? Desperation is one ex- planation. Where once the third party of the Middle East arena j the Palestine was content to let world opin- ions or world law fight their cause, it has now embraced reality and, therefore, frustrat- ed desperation. The Palestinians feel they have been forgotten by world sympathies, that their cause has By Tiede, Newspaper Enterprise Association been politely relegated to poli- tical limbo. Still they continue to believe they are right, and in this conviction, as one com- mando says: "We would do any. thng, kill anybody don't you see, we won't allow the world to have a single day of peace." The sentiment is of course un- acceptable on a planet aching for solutions to the quarter- century-old Arab-Israeli crisis. Even those who agree that the .Palestinians were historically wronged, disagree with the tac- tics now used to correct old errors. Indeed, Palestine friends believe terrorism has been counterproductive. If the world was unaware of Pales- tinian misery before, asks one nonmilitant Arab refugee, "Is it better now that the world is well aware of Palestinians as heartless Yet nothing, it seems, will immediately sway the Arab guerrillas from the atrocities they view as "our only chance to force justice." And actually, most commando leaders seem convinced that the good of such crimes (like the brutal murder of three foreign envoys in the Sudan) outweighs the bad. "Who remembers us when we were merely pleading to the world for says a Fe- dayeen lieutenant. "When we started hijacking airliners, when we killed the Jew athletes at Munich then people started paying attention. They found out we were a movement that had to be considered." For this reason, the belief that the world is now paying attention, Palestinian comman- dos say their assaults will con- tinue and even increase. "The U.S. has not suffered says Ba'hish, a spokesman for t Al Saika stcrm troOT> organiza- tion. "But that will change soon." Balhish says that outright assassinations of world leaders is "always a possibility." And sods v.-ith even more ominous portent: "Germ warfare is something el.ce we've consider-. rd. Why rot? Owr plan is to force the world to give us back our homeland. Wha1 be'ler way than the threat of spreading Farfetched though the perm threat may sound. Middle East observers do not dismiss it one longtime Un'led Ka'imr; refuges offi- cial. "I have alum's expected them 1o hnack an atom bomb why not a bug canister, Born of a quarter century of frustrated desperation, Arab terrorism spills out of the Middle East to seize a shocked world's attention. And Khartoum and Munich are not the end. The behef here is that s become the guerrilla's most patent wrapnn. fid fhr nature ff OTrti ladies demand'; each slriko be more STWdaailar or 1 outlandish than the "We made hijackings almost row- says a member of Al Fatah at 6.0M members, commando cram "We curt isfce owr em- bassies whenever we want, but i who cares about that? We must find bigger ways to press our demands." To be sure, the Al fatah re- presentative is correct on at least one count. The Palestine movement is forever in' need of new vistas. Their history has been one of inaction spliced to- gether with moments of bom- bastics. Like Sisyphus, the my- thical figure of antiquity whose curse it was to roll a giant rock up a hill. Palestinians like- wise find it always rolls back. Frequently, the movement is pronounced all but dead. Often, there are reports of guerilla leaders on the verge of going legitimate. And always, for the exiles, world interest has been a fickle and flseting thing. Initially, the hapless Palestin- ians did not worry about such things as public relations. Fol- lowing the 1948 Arab Israeli wa--, Arab refugees believed the collective world con- science would restore their homeland. Even after the sec- ond war in 1957, all but a few Palestinians continued to sup- port a legal but passive battle. Then in 1967, after the third and by that time almost ex- pected Arab defeat, younger refugees, most of whom had never lived in Palestine, de- cided to get tough. Today there are roughly 1.5-million Palestine exiles, about 20.000 of whom are organized into an unknown num- ber of variously effective guer- rilla army movements. Their aim, of course: the death of the Israeli state. Increasingly, the guerrilla aim has been mostly off tar- get. Where once the comman- dos confined their war to ac- tual combat on the Israeli bor- ders, the ploy in recent years has become less and less possi- ble, thus less and less effec- tive. Fearing reprisals from Israel, most Arab nations have refus- ed to allow commando corri- dors into Jewish territory. Cai- ro, for one, booted tie comman- dos out of Egypt altogether. Jordan crushed guerrilla acti- vity through civil war. Lebanon now allows the commando headquarter facilities in Beirut, but seals its own borders with its own troops. Only Syria cur- rently permits guerrilla intru- sions Into the Golan but only on recept of a written, documented request. So, unable to get easily at Israel proper, commandos have taken their bold forays to the worried world at large. Where's the fairness? Few commandos care. Instead, asks "storm trooper" Hanna Bathish, "when has the world ever been fair to Bathish, 31, Is fairly typical of the fierce militancy which has taken grip wthin the Pal- estine movement. His fam'ly, he says, was driven from Pal- estine when he was sis. "We walked 50 m'les to safetv in His father, well-to- do in Pa'estine. then became a camp refugee, literally a beg- gar, Bathish, however, savs he at- tended the American University in Beirut, graduating as a oua'- ified architect. "But when I went to get a job here." he says now, "it was no good. Ko- body wan'ed to hire a Pales- tinian. Who are we anywsy? We have ro money, no coun- try, no future Bathish the cusrrilla movement in J9S9, folknring a tour in Uie Syrian army. Short, stocky, dressed in a hirtte neck, he row is an influential cap- tein in the A! Saika group. The captain's office on the third floor of a dewy old build- ing on the edge of "Beirut. His armed guards, one old and one young, carry Russian Bathirh sits at a desk in a room jwlcrer! witti aty memorabilia tb" rfirrinc; portraits of Lenin and Che Guevara. In the cornea' of the room there JS a jwrtvin of an Jsrae5i Jank track, a bit of an acli plsme wine, rWtod han- of Israeli arnmunflJon Bathish savs he has been on many missicms. And will go cm many more. He says he would gladly die for the cause. DesucraitJon. "I have liver! as a refugee for 25 years I hne watched my parents grow old away from their bonne. I myself am ri-j ready going toward middle agft. I think I am obliged to do any- thing necessary to change this. Palestine was Palestine since before Christ. Now, because the have money, it is suppos- ed to be something else. "I do not accept that, and anybody who does accept that is my enemy. You ask why in- nocent people have to die for my cause and I say that inno- cent Palestinians have been dy- ing for 25 years now. No, I don't worry about 'innocent' people. Nobody is innocent. No- body will be innocent until we are back in Palestine. Look here at this The capatin picks up a revol- ver and points it at a visitor. Click! Unloaded. You are my guest." he continues, "but if I thought your death would get me one inch closer to Pal- estine I would shoot you." Click. Click. "You are not inno- cent either." Bathish. like most comman- dos today, is perhaps overly melodramatic. Raised on a ro- mantic idea, educated in read- ing, writing, and revolution, he imagines himself a figure in one of the posters on ha wall abstractly leading right against But he is no fool. And in this sense he again typifies his movement peers. Logic argues against the guerrilla tactics but as in- formed Eyptian editor Moham- med Haanein Heikal insists, the Palestinians "have more man- power, are better armed and better trained than ever be- fore." Ergo, says the Feday- een, "we must be doing some- thing right." Therefore, the terrorism will doubtless continue. Perhaps ex- ploding next in America. One Fatah member says he would give his life to get hold of "U.S. Jew" he mentions a popular U.S. senator. Others ramble about the number of Fedayeen trained American youth waiting in the states for their orders. What will happen and when? No spe- cifics. Only generalities with psychological impact "You'll says a Saika commando without a trace of either glee or regret, "you'll see coon enough." Commando Bathish rate e his gun again. Click! he says quietly, "is yet to come." 50 years behind the times. GOT IT? GOOD FOR YOU PRLM Palm OafriM Limited ;