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Al-Jazeera: Tests suggest Arafat died of polonium poisoning
Al-Jazeera ^ | 7/3/12 | Gregg Carlstrom

Posted on 07/03/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT by KingOfVagabonds

Recent tests conducted on Yasser Arafat's personal belongings at the time of his unexpected death in 2004 suggest his body contained abnormal levels of radioactive polonium, the same poisonous substance that killed Russian spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Al-Jazeera TV reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: alexanderlitvinenko; arafat; assassination; israel; palestinians; russia

1 posted on 07/03/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: KingOfVagabonds

AIDS


2 posted on 07/03/2012 12:59:31 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

polonium causes aids?


3 posted on 07/03/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Ministry of truth! Rewrite in isle 4!


4 posted on 07/03/2012 1:02:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: KingOfVagabonds
Uh huh. And Rock Hudson died from polonium poisoning too.

A large pole of polonium.

5 posted on 07/03/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

it was aids. he and bill shared each others cigars.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 1:03:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

The guy was 75 and had a young wife.
Dunno what did him in, but he wasn’t a teenager.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 1:04:35 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: KingOfVagabonds

"I thought it was The AIDS."
8 posted on 07/03/2012 1:05:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: paddles

Uh, that would be poleinum.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

He was a sodomite and he died of AIDS. End of story.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 1:07:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: nascarnation
it was a teddy sandwich. teddy was the meat.
11 posted on 07/03/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Polonium, Bolognium.

Did Arafat die with the same symptoms as the ex-Russian spy?

And a French military hospital would not have found high level of radioactive poisoning in Arafat’s body while he’s dying, but have to wait years later for a Swiss Institute to test his personal belongings for trace amount of polonium?


12 posted on 07/03/2012 1:09:29 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He was a sodomite and he died of AIDS.

Ir xouls have been both AIDS and polonium.

13 posted on 07/03/2012 1:11:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Ir xouls It could have been both AIDS and polonium.
14 posted on 07/03/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Did the Ruskies whack him, too? Interesting.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 1:14:30 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
My sources tell me he died of a broken heart when Suha started cheating with Hillary.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 1:14:34 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: KingOfVagabonds

well he shouldnt have been sticking it up his ass then


17 posted on 07/03/2012 1:22:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (OBAMA MUST BE STOPPED ROMNEY/GINGRICH)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I only heard rumors that he was "gay" after he died,I would like confirmation on that,can you provide it (not confirmation of the rumors,but of the disease).?

Thanks in advance!!

18 posted on 07/03/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: Sir Napsalot
Maybe Putin's Neo-Soviet Russia wanted the insane weak irrelevant Arafat out of the way to to make way for Moscow-educated close Russian ally Mahmoud Abbas, aka “Abu Mazen.”
19 posted on 07/03/2012 1:26:36 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: saradippity
Confirmed: Arafat Died of AIDS
20 posted on 07/03/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Might Assad meet the same fate?


21 posted on 07/03/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT by wolfcreek (A closed eye mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

To me, whenever I’d look at Arafat, he just looked like he smelled...


22 posted on 07/03/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

French pathologists confirmed it as well.

“Confirmed: Arafat Died of AIDS
Arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat’s doctor has confirmed the long-circulating rumors that the PLO chairman had AIDS.
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By Ezra HaLevi
First Publish: 8/12/2007, 2:07 PM

Arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat’s doctor has confirmed the long-circulating rumors that the PLO chairman had AIDS – though the doctor insists Israel poisoned Arafat as well, causing his death.

Rumors have long circulated in both Israel and the Palestinian Authority that Arafat’s symptoms prior to his death were caused by AIDS. Within the PA, Israel has always been accused of poisoning the PLO chairman.

Now, Arafat’s private doctor has joined other PLO officials in acknowledging that Arafat had the HIV virus, but is holding on to the claim that Israel was responsible for his ultimate demise, in a French hospital.”


23 posted on 07/03/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I don’t care how he died. I’m just glad I don’t have to look at that ugly man’s face every time a story about the Middle East, Israel, or Palestine was in the news.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 1:43:55 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: UCANSEE2

“He was a sodomite and he died of AIDS.”

I thought he died in a car accident. Somebody told me he was rear ended. Another person told me he died of food poisoning... he ate a bad weenie.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:38 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The obvious reason for spreading this tale is that in order to produce polonium for an assassination like this you need a nuclear reactor. They want to blame it on Israel.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 1:45:50 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Yo Vlad? Can you slip some polonium into some politicians on this side of the Atlantic? I can give you a list if you need one. I figure you know which ones, though; they are just as much an enemy of yours as they are mine.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Vladimir Putin has been known to use Polonium 210 as an assassination tool. If Arafat had become a liability, this might have been a way to get a more competent leader, as well as letting other client states no the price for failure.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: forgotten man
I thought he died in a car accident. Somebody told me he was rear ended.
Another person told me he died of food poisoning... he ate a bad weenie.

It was botulism - bad meat in a can...

29 posted on 07/03/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: KingOfVagabonds
AIDS by any other name... feh
30 posted on 07/03/2012 3:04:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: going hot

pole in bum /lol


31 posted on 07/03/2012 3:07:36 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: KingOfVagabonds
Recent tests conducted on Yasser Arafat's personal belongings at the time of his unexpected death in 2004 suggest his body contained abnormal levels of radioactive polonium...

BS! Polonium is an alpha emitter and can be "shielded" by a piece of paper (your skin will stop alpha particles), once introduced into the body there would be no externally measurable trace radiation. It also has a half life of 138.4 days, after eight years there would be nothing left to detect ( 4.41 x 10-7 of the original amount, that's 0.000000441 or 4.41/10,000,000), if it was ever there in the first place. Occam's razor suggests AIDS as the cause of death.

Regards,
GtG

PS The decay product of 210Polonium is lead, a fitting end for a lifelong terrorist.

32 posted on 07/03/2012 6:24:28 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: USNBandit
...in order to produce polonium for an assassination like this you need a nuclear reactor...

Sorry, 210Polonium may be made through the alpha, proton, or deuteron bombardment of lead or bismuth in a cyclotron (may be found in a well equipped university physics lab), no reactor required.

Regards,
GtG

33 posted on 07/03/2012 6:36:59 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I don’t care how he died, just so long as it HURT!


34 posted on 07/03/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

And how much polonium would that college lab produce?


35 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:31 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: driftdiver
polonium causes aids?

No, usually cancer.

Regards,
GtG

36 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: USNBandit
And how much polonium would that college lab produce?

Enough to get the job done.

By mass, 210Po is around 250,000 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide the actual LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of those exposed) for 210Po is less than 1 microgram for an average adult compared with about 250 milligrams for hydrogen cyanide.

A lethal dose may be induced by ingesting about 50 nanograms, or inhaling about 10 ng. One gram of 210Po could thus in theory poison 20 million people of whom 10 million would die. The actual toxicity of 210Po is lower than these estimates, because radiation exposure that is spread out over several weeks (the biological half-life of polonium in humans is 30 to 50 days) is somewhat less damaging than an instantaneous dose. It has been estimated that a median lethal dose of 210Po is 0.089 micrograms, still an extremely small amount.

Thus it will become apparent that acquiring a lethal dose of 210Po does not require one to undertake elicit production as 210Po is widely used in industry, and readily available with little regulation or restriction. In the US, a tracking system run by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was implemented in 2007 to register purchases of more than 16 curies (590 GBq) of polonium-210 (enough to make up 5,000 lethal doses). The IAEA "is said to be considering tighter regulations... There is talk that it might tighten the polonium reporting requirement by a factor of 10, to 1.6 curie", leaving a purchaser free to obtain say, 500 LD50 for the manufacture of say, anti static brushes.

I mentioned a "university physics lab" because it is possible to produce 210Po at such a facility however producing radioisotopes in a college environment is risky business. It makes much more sense to divert material from commercial sources.

Regards,
GtG

37 posted on 07/03/2012 9:31:38 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Is that what they are calling AIDS these days. Maybe he should have gotten one of those HIV kits that just came out.


38 posted on 07/03/2012 10:33:34 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

Simple. God wanted an Arafat-free Middle East.


39 posted on 07/03/2012 10:40:03 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I thought he had bad meat in a can.


40 posted on 07/03/2012 10:41:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Sir Napsalot

“And a French military hospital would not have found high level of radioactive poisoning”

A hospital would not routinely look for polonium, nor would they necessarily have the tools to do so.

Polonium is an alpha emitter with little photon activity.

But it has a (roughly) six month half life, so every half a year, half the polonium is gone.


41 posted on 07/04/2012 9:47:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Putin’s fault. Thanks KingOfVagabonds.


42 posted on 07/05/2012 1:38:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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