Skip to comments.Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? Palestinians ready to exhume body
Posted on 07/05/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian president cleared the way Wednesday for a possible autopsy on Yasser Arafat's remains, following a request from his widow after a Swiss lab said it found elevated levels of a lethal radioactive isotope on the longtime Palestinian leader's belongings.
The developments have reignited a storm of speculation over what killed Arafat, who died on Nov. 11, 2004 at the age of 75 at a military hospital outside Paris after decades of fighting with Israel.
Arafat's widow, Suha, who rejected an autopsy at the time of his death, said she wanted one done now in the wake of the lab's findings, first reported by the Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera. In an interview with the station, she did not explain why she waited nearly eight years to have the belongings, including a toothbrush and a fur hat, tested.
French doctors said at the time that Arafat died of a massive brain hemorrhage - weeks after he fell violently ill at his West Bank compound.
Arafat had suffered intestinal inflammation, jaundice and a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC, according to French medical records. But the records were inconclusive about what brought about DIC, which has numerous causes including infections, colitis and liver disease. Outside experts who reviewed the records on behalf of The Associated Press were also unable to pinpoint the underlying cause.
The uncertainty prompted many in the Arab world to allege he was killed by Israel, which viewed him as an obstacle to a peace treaty. Israeli officials have vociferously denied any foul play.
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This is Kabuki Theater muslim style.
They have already decided what they are going to find.
Of course he was!
Some Semitic arsenekoyt introduced him to HIV.
A salad with polonium-210 dressing on the side, please...............
His mind certainly was.
Polonium is a gay porn star
Yes, I think they should dig up the body. Then, on every anniversary of the reburial, they should dig him up again. The A-hole deserves no “RIP.”
Muslims have a morbid fascination with corpses. Remember when, in Iran, Ayatolla Khomenei croaked? They paraded the corpse around a huge gathering over their heads, mosh-pit style.
I’m certain he was killed by an Israeli AIDS Rocket.
Hell yeah! I mean look, he would still be around today, sodomizing young boys and heaping more misery on the poor dolts who thought he was a god. It’s obviously all Bush/Israel’s fault, right?
Now the question in my mind is why do this now?
I find the timing interesting.
I wonder if his dead person is as ugly as his live one was.
This is all being done as a phony pretext by the Muslim B’hood now running Egypt to break the peace treaty w/ Israel. Watch...
I thought he died when he was in a wheelchair and got pushed off a cruise boat by a terrorist.
Give that man a cigar!
Probably but I want to know what took them so long.
Op-ed: Latest Arafat conspiracy theory merely an effort to arrange a more dignified death
Fatahs old guard, and especially Arafats family, has a great task: Arranging a dignified death for the father of the Palestinian nation.
The fact that Arafat left the stage while afflicted with a disease that one does not speak about openly, far away from his people, at a French hospital, is incommensurate with the national ethos.
Moreover, immediately after his death, Arafats wife, Suha, openly accused the PLOs top brass of killing him. On top of it, she extorted huge sums of hush money from them.
There is no doubt that its much more dignified to arrange a heroic martyrs death for the father of the nation, preferably at the hands of Mossad or Shin Bet. Indeed, every year we see yet another theory about an Israeli conspiracy against Arafat. This time we are being told about a lethal, radioactive toxin implanted by Mossad agents on the supreme leaders famous fur hat and other items around him.
The truth about Arafats death is still found in the medical file possessed by his widow, Suha, who refuses to publish it to this very day. The French hospital is also refraining from publishing the file, as result of the widows objection. Suha Arafat knows the truth, and is apparently not quite comfortable with this truth.
The Palestinian Authority, PLO and Fatah announced over the years the formation of at least three commissions of inquiry tasked with looking into the circumstances of Arafats death. However, none of these committees ever published any conclusions and did not report receiving the leaders medical file from his widow.
On the other hand, Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Popular Front and an Arafat rival, said that top PLO officials told him that Arafat died of AIDS. In Israel as well, intelligence officials estimated that he died of AIDS or of another infection that prompted his bodily systems to collapse.
Israeli officials in fact liked the version whereby Israels long intelligence arms are omnipotent and killed Arafat, and thereby made do with winks and smiles, as if they really knew what was going on in the Palestinian leaders body. It should also be noted that on the eve of his death, Arafat was perceived by Israels defense establishment as a first-rate public relations asset: He was unstable, confused, isolated in his headquarters and not functioning well.
At that point, Israel had no interest in assassinating him.
And now, al-Jazeera comes out with an investigative report about a radioactive substance that killed Arafat. The report does not explain where exactly all these articles of clothing, tainted with this radioactive substance, were being held for the past seven years, ever since they were taken from their owner.
Perhaps once the investigative reporters manage to pinpoint the journey these tainted items made until they reached the lab in Switzerland, this radioactive mystery will be resolved.
He died of AIDS.
Yup, he was poisoned before he wasn’t.
I’d say he drank some Palestinian tap water by mistake ,but who cares main point he’s dead
Let me get out my slide rule...if Yasser got doses one month before he died, there would be .0000007 of the original dose of polonium left.
Or, if the count rate were 200 back then on an alpha meter, the count rate today would be one count per 7000 seconds or one polonium count per 5 days. background counts will be much higher.
Po210 half life is 138.376 days, if you want to go get your own slide rule.
massive brain hemorrhage
he wouldn’t eat the mushrooms
If the Israelis killed him, I wish they would finish the job and take out all the other Nutjobs in the middle east.
They could START with Accccccccccch-Mad-In-a-Jab.
Perhaps he did eat the ‘shrooms............
Whatever findings the autospy reveals, I would only believe it if it was conducted by pathologists Drs.Cohen, Schwartz, and Rubin..(g)
he was teh ghey
It would be tough to figure out whether they started with Po210 from the lead isotope ratios, at least using third-world equipment. They should ask Israel, Russia, or the United States to do the analysis for them; probably Russia since they have the most experience using Po to solve problems like Arafat.
I love the idea of exhuming Arafat. You know how you get used to the heat, go into an air conditioned building for a moment, and the heat jolts you again as soon as you go back outside? I can imagine the mass murderer’s host gleefully allowing him to enjoy the cooler temperatures up here, just for a moment, so the return to his eternal destiny will be a fresh jolt.
He just looks like he smells....
In the article, they mention finding one spot that was 100 mBq, so that would have been 142,000 Bq when the deposit was made.
With that much polonium around and on surfaces, the health care providers would be poisoned, too, most likely.
The article also says that lethal amounts of po210 are hard to come by, which is not true. It’s common in industry, used as ion generators for air nozzles, for one use.
Yes, with AIDS!
Given that I don’t think much embalming goes on in the Middle East, after all this time is there enough of anything to test for.
Why all the concern over how a terrorist who lived 30 years too long, finally died?
He was “injected” with AIDS, in a manner commonly known by homosexual men.
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I hope that he wasn’t poisoned, that he instead died from AIDS. Of course, no such information will ever be admitted by his whore-widow or his fellow mass murderers in the Paleoswinian organizations, but old Yassir was a flamer, a puffter, a dick-smoker, etc. I’d like to see how the Moslems deal with that.
“Was Yasser poisoned?”
Only if enlarged lymph nodes, open skin lesions, compromised immune system, and other symptoms endemic to a certain viral infection are poison, which he did to himself.
All the sane people know this, which leaves the Palis out.
And the UN, and the EU.
Some say he died of AIDS.
Would not surprise me if so.
I’ve been told to never to attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity. In the case of the UN and the EU I’m willing to make an exception.
Too bad the turd didn’t meet his maker, sooner.
I hope they take pictures!
He had the AIDS.
You’ve visited the grave?
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He was steeped in Islamic Grabassticism, and was given the “honor” of being buried face down in Ramallah(from where no good thing comes), so his fiends could drop and get “a quick, cold one” Allahu fubar!