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Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? Palestinians ready to exhume body
Contra Costa Times ^ | 07/05/2012

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; antisemite; arafat; arafattruthers; conspiracytheory; denialaintariver; hiv; lavendermafia; napl; palestine; polonium; terrorist; yaserarafat
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1 posted on 07/05/2012 11:41:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is Kabuki Theater muslim style.

They have already decided what they are going to find.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 11:43:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: SeekAndFind


Experts found higher quantities of polonium in, for example, a urine stain on underwear worn by Arafat and a blood stain on hospital clothing than on belongings he hadn't used, such as new and unworn socks stored in the same bag.

Polonium is best known for causing the death of Alexander Litvinenko, a one-time KGB agent turned critic of the Russian government, in London in 2006. Litvinenko ingested tea laced with the substance.

Yasser Arafat's body may be exhumed to allow for more testing of the causes of his death, the Palestinian president said Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
3 posted on 07/05/2012 11:43:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course he was!

Some Semitic arsenekoyt introduced him to HIV.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A salad with polonium-210 dressing on the side, please...............


5 posted on 07/05/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SeekAndFind

His mind certainly was.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

Polonium is a gay porn star


7 posted on 07/05/2012 11:46:14 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m certain he was killed by an Israeli AIDS Rocket.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


10 posted on 07/05/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: SeekAndFind
well we already know what the Palestinian findings will be....THE JEWS KILLED HIM!

Now the question in my mind is why do this now?
I find the timing interesting.

11 posted on 07/05/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by Reily
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if his dead person is as ugly as his live one was.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: SeekAndFind

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...


13 posted on 07/05/2012 11:50:45 AM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he died when he was in a wheelchair and got pushed off a cruise boat by a terrorist.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: twister881

bingo !

Give that man a cigar!


15 posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:48 AM PDT by Reily
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably but I want to know what took them so long.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:52 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rewriting the Arafat story

Op-ed: Latest Arafat conspiracy theory merely an effort to arrange a more dignified death

Fatah’s old guard, and especially Arafat’s 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, Arafat’s wife, Suha, openly accused the PLO’s top brass of killing him. On top of it, she extorted huge sums of hush money from them.

There is no doubt that it’s much more dignified to arrange a heroic “martyr’s 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 leader’s famous fur hat and other items around him.

The truth about Arafat’s 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 widow’s 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 Arafat’s death. However, none of these committees ever published any conclusions and did not report receiving the leader’s 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 Israel’s 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 leader’s body. It should also be noted that on the eve of his death, Arafat was perceived by Israel’s 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.

17 posted on 07/05/2012 11:53:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He died of AIDS.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 11:55:23 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Iron Munro

Yup, he was poisoned before he wasn’t.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 11:57:07 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Red Badger

I’d say he drank some Palestinian tap water by mistake ,but who cares main point he’s dead


20 posted on 07/05/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 12:00:01 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Red Badger

massive brain hemorrhage

he wouldn’t eat the mushrooms


22 posted on 07/05/2012 12:00:40 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

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.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 12:03:04 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: molson209

Perhaps he did eat the ‘shrooms............


24 posted on 07/05/2012 12:12:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whatever findings the autospy reveals, I would only believe it if it was conducted by pathologists Drs.Cohen, Schwartz, and Rubin..(g)


25 posted on 07/05/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

he was teh ghey


26 posted on 07/05/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: DBrow

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.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 12:48:16 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

He just looks like he smells....


28 posted on 07/05/2012 12:59:22 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: SeekAndFind

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.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, with AIDS!


30 posted on 07/05/2012 1:02:43 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: ZULU
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.
they could start with the turd in the whitehouse punch bowl
31 posted on 07/05/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT by jrg
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 1:10:31 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: SeekAndFind

Why all the concern over how a terrorist who lived 30 years too long, finally died?


33 posted on 07/05/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He was “injected” with AIDS, in a manner commonly known by homosexual men.


34 posted on 07/05/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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Was Arafat Poisoned? We Certainly Hope So!

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FRmail me to get off my infrequent ping list (and it's not always to this blog) .

35 posted on 07/05/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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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.


36 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:56 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: SeekAndFind; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I volunteer to guard the grave. Don't worry about providing a port-a-potty; I've made...arrangements.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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“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.


38 posted on 07/05/2012 3:57:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

All the sane people know this, which leaves the Palis out.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And the UN, and the EU.


40 posted on 07/05/2012 4:07:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Yehuda

Some say he died of AIDS.

Would not surprise me if so.


41 posted on 07/05/2012 4:14:29 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Darksheare

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.


42 posted on 07/05/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad the turd didn’t meet his maker, sooner.


43 posted on 07/05/2012 4:32:41 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: SeekAndFind
As “Butt-Ugly” and dirty as he was alive, can you imagine how bad he stinks now?
44 posted on 07/05/2012 4:47:35 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they take pictures!


45 posted on 07/05/2012 6:36:16 PM PDT by arizonarick
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To: SeekAndFind

He had the AIDS.


46 posted on 07/05/2012 8:18:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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47 posted on 07/05/2012 8:28:03 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Morgana

You’ve visited the grave?


48 posted on 07/05/2012 8:38:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Yehuda

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 07/05/2012 8:55:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ancesthntr

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!


50 posted on 07/06/2012 12:09:00 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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