Saturday, June 28, 2014

Abu Hasan Salamah and Black September

All accounts of Abu Hasan Salamah's role in Black September (including the new "The Good Spy" by Kai Bird) suffer from: 1) that Abu Hasan was a braggart and often took credit for deeds and acts that he had nothing to do with.  2) all those Western accounts did not use the definitive account by Abu Dawud in his book which the Zionists refused to allow to be translated into English.  Abu Dawud answers that question in details.  3) Because Abu Hasan was competing with the apparatus of Abu Iyad, he had to present to his constituency his role in larger terms.