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Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing
http://www.arabnews.com ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP

Posted on 10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT by Garvin

Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned.

In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings.

Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request.

His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and samples taken, partly to investigate whether he had been poisoned -- a suspicion that grew after the assassination of Russian ex-spy and Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.

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


TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aids; arafat; denial; hiv; israel; poisoning; polonium; russia; waronterror
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Polonium, Poisoned by the Russians?
1 posted on 10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT by Garvin
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To: Garvin

Uh, 3 words: “chain of custody”. CSI 101. How on Earth can clothing from Arafat’s dresser, held by God knows who for 9 YEARS, be considered as legitimate “evidence”?


2 posted on 10/14/2013 3:16:27 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Garvin

He was poisonous all right....


3 posted on 10/14/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Garvin

Whether true or not, there’s a problem?


4 posted on 10/14/2013 3:18:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Exactly. The only problem is that this scumbag, murderous, terrorist, islamic-jihad thug wasn’t taken out sooner.

Saving hundreds and thousands of lives by the victims he created. And more thousands maimed.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 3:21:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Garvin

Maybe that’s why his beard fell out.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 3:22:23 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hey Barry...close this!)
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To: Garvin
Arafat died in France on November 11 2004

Off topic (sort of) but when Arafat finally warmed up and assumed room temp, I thought of the old joke about Arafat dying on a Jewish holiday (whatever day he died would be a Jewish holiday). How providential, then, that Arafat croaked in the month of Cheshvan, also known as Marcheshvan (bitter Cheshvan) for its lack of any Jewish holidays.

"Yeah, well history's gonna change!"

7 posted on 10/14/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: F15Eagle

Amen to that.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 3:23:25 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Given the half-life of polonium-210, and lead in the environment, this call is very iffy. It would have been more telling to do this several years ago.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 3:24:34 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Garvin
... but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death.

but paid off doctors were unable...to admit that it was complications from HIV...

10 posted on 10/14/2013 3:25:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Garvin
Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request.

That would be the widow who walked a way with a large (really, really large) check from the PLO, I mean Palestinian Authority to stay in France and keep quiet.

11 posted on 10/14/2013 3:26:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Garvin

Somebody cares?


12 posted on 10/14/2013 3:26:53 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Garvin
Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned.

9 years ago, half-life of 138 days, for the most widely available isotope (the dangerous one).

There'd be about one 4-millionth the original amount left.

He died of AIDS, not Israeli nuclear assassination.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 3:27:21 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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paid off doctors were unable...to admit that it was complications from HIV...

You mean?....Yassir was....

A PACKER!

14 posted on 10/14/2013 3:28:16 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Garvin

I heard that Arafat died from food poisoning. He ate a bad weenie.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Garvin

I can think of another Muzzie closer to home that this could be used on.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 3:31:04 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Garvin

17 posted on 10/14/2013 3:32:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Garvin

Polonium? He deserved plutonium.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: JoeProBono

Why anyone would make a wax statue of that ugly murderous pig is beyond me.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 3:34:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: The Antiyuppie

Arafat poisoned the whole world with PLOnium.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 3:35:31 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: The Antiyuppie
The total world-wide annual refinement of polonium isn't all that much, around a pound, iirc.

Don't know of any modern industrial uses. At one time, textile mills used it in reducing static charge.

21 posted on 10/14/2013 3:37:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Pan_Yan

22 posted on 10/14/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Garvin
OK, He's Done
23 posted on 10/14/2013 3:40:37 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: JoeProBono

Good golly .... I believe I see a resemblance to Helen Thomas!


24 posted on 10/14/2013 3:45:46 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Garvin

Ban checkered tablecloths!


25 posted on 10/14/2013 3:46:00 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yeah, he died from bad meat in the can.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT by 30 Govt.
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To: Calvin Locke

It’s still used in laboratories, to reduce static.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 3:48:06 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: Calvin Locke

I don’t think it was HIV, but some goat to human disease.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: MissMagnolia

29 posted on 10/14/2013 3:50:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Garvin

Arafat died of terminal ugliness.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yer Evil.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 3:51:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: 30 Govt.

I heard he was full of Bolonium!


32 posted on 10/14/2013 3:52:05 PM PDT by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: Garvin

Nothing will change the fact that he was gag and died due to complications of full blow AIDS. The French hospital in which spent the last days of his life had made public a report that validated his death as that of being AIDS-related.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Pan_Yan

;-lol


34 posted on 10/14/2013 3:59:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: lbryce

Correction:Nothing will change the fact that he was gay and died due to complications of full blow AIDS.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 3:59:47 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
not Israeli nuclear assassination

Has Mossad ever used polonium as a weapon?

However, I can think of another nuclear power which has for sure used it.

36 posted on 10/14/2013 3:59:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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However, I can think of another nuclear power which has for sure used it.

Did they use it on a 75 year old guy with AIDS?

37 posted on 10/14/2013 4:01:13 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Garvin

I thought he got botulism from eating bad meat from a can.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 4:01:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

It was the will of Allah.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Calvin Locke

The question really comes down to was it Kosher Polonium
or Halal?


40 posted on 10/14/2013 4:03:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JoeProBono

What an ugly sonofabitch.....


41 posted on 10/14/2013 4:06:30 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: dfwgator

I thought he died from a car accident. He was rear ended.


42 posted on 10/14/2013 4:07:16 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Yeah, definitely AIDS.

Sad that he probably took untold young slave boys with him.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 4:09:18 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Garvin

Maybe the Russians got tired of him. They’ve been implicated in polonium poisoning — look up the death of Alexander Litvinenko.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 4:12:51 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Bump!


45 posted on 10/14/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Garvin

I still can’t believe he was only 75. He looked like he was at least 80 for the last 30 years of his life.


46 posted on 10/14/2013 4:20:20 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: lbryce

Yep, many rumors at the time that he died of Aids!

He liked little boys who where passed around for ‘candy’


47 posted on 10/14/2013 4:23:44 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Grab a Sword (or Gun) and Sequester!)
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To: Garvin

To quote Hillary...what difference does it make now?


48 posted on 10/14/2013 4:50:42 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Garvin
***the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. ***

Well good riddance to him!

49 posted on 10/14/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
He kept tissues and lotions next to his bed.

The missus lived most of her time living in France, Paris I believe.

Missus = Beard.

Or, what I read at the time of his demise.

50 posted on 10/14/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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