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Palestinians still dig Arafat

Palestinians still dig Arafat

Or at least they will be soon, via AP:

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.

As further reported by the Jerusalem Post:

Tests performed on former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s personal belongings have revealed that they contained abnormal levels of the radioactive substance polonium, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday….

According to the report, Russian spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 under suspicious circumstances, was found to have been poisoned with polonium slipped into his tea.

As pointed out at Israel Matzav, there are some, um, important voices suggesting the Israelis might be behind it.

Update:  More at Israelly Cool.


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While they’re going to the trouble of exhuming Araft’s body to test for polonium, I hope they don’t omit some of the other obvious test sites–for starters, they could test all the safety deposit boxes in Paris where Arafat’s beloved widow Suha withdrew the millions allocated to her late husband’s “Palestinian Authority.”

I was going to point out what the Romanian ex-spook had said bout this, but I see Israelly Cool was already on it.

American intelligence was also supposedly aware of Arafat’s HIV status, leaning on Israel to forgo bumping him off as allowing him to expire from his STD was seen as more advantageous.

More fun quotes here:

Unfortunately, a lot of people, and not just ones in the ME’s heady culture of pathological lying, will swallow this latest conspiracy theory whole.

Of course, it was my understanding that the reason the Russians used this particular isotope in the first place was because it broke down rapidly and left virtually no traces.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Squires. | July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I think his wife got some rogue Russian spook to whack him. Remember, these Russians were living in an economy that was so bad, nuclear scientists were making 80-bucks a week at the time. Also, Mrs. Arafat was rumored to like her husband’s income but necessarily anything else about him.

    Now, the Arabs and Paleo-stinkians will blame their perennial scapegoats, the Jooooooooooos! Of course, the skill and expertise of Mossad is what has made them the boogeyman that hides under every palace bed and follows every terrorist through the back streets of whatever rathole is his hiding place.

    What next, a radioactive Arafat Zombie? Can a new online vodeo game be far behind? I smell a new Photoshop opportunity! 😎

      Juba Doobai! in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | July 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Fer cryin’ out loud, man, spell the word right. It’s Juice, not Joooos, and that’s on good authority from the guy from that oxymoronically named group, Islamic Thinkers.

Awful, Prof. Simply aw—fulll…

Get thee to a punery.

Sources i’ve heard say Arafat tried to have unnatural relations with a camel. As he was known as a dog ,the knot swelled & he became “hung up.” The wife tried to hose down the pair ,the camel paniced & he was dragged to death. The wife naturally covered it up.

That may be, in part, do to their current selection of leaders.

Remember “the kiss”? Back when Hillary was FLOTUS, she kissed Suha Arafat right after Suha had “lied and said the IDF made ‘extensive use of poisonous gas… which has led to an increase in cancer cases among women and children.'”

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Kitty. | July 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    That’s part of why my answer to those who would claim Hillary would’ve been a better POTUS than Obama. They are the same. Alinskyite. Anti-Semitic.

Sounds like a pretext for Intifada #3 (or is it #30?).

Juba Doobai! | July 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Likely one of the young boys he was banging fed him the polonium. Nasty looking dude, that Arafat. Alive, he looked like a nasty contagious disease on two feet. Dead, he looks great. You can bet your bottom dollar that Israel is gonna get blamed and Arafat’s death from AIDS will be the reason for the nth intifada, which is another way of saying jihad against Jews.

DavidJackSmith | July 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I bet when they dig him up, he’s a ZOMBIE.

Or possibly a blood-sucking Vampire.

    Squires in reply to DavidJackSmith. | July 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    He was a blood-sucking vampire when they buried him. Suha got herself quite the inheritance – which is funny considering her husband never produced anything but lies of omission and lies outright confabulation, a carefully cultivated psychopathy amongst his followers and admirers, and countless maimed and murdered on both sides of the line.

    But he found eager buyers nonetheless, and so he sold, sold, sold, happily taking a tidy profit off the top.

Juba Doobai! | July 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

The questions Suha Arafat will not answer: 1) Why don’t you live in Ramallah? 2) Why did you not want an autopsy when your nasty looking man died? 3) When was the polonium placed on his clothing, toothbrush, and other personal items that should’ve been tossed eight years ago? 4) How did you know to hand these items over for testing eight years after Pig Arafat died? 5) Who is paying you to get the new intifada going, and how much?

    Squires in reply to Juba Doobai!. | July 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Don’t you know you aren’t supposed to critically question conspiracy theories? That’s just not cool, just not something a real free-thinker does, man.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Squires. | July 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Aw, shucks, thanks for reminding me. Um, I got one last wonder out loud: 6) Is the money Boy-Banging Arafat left you gone already? 7) How did you handle the clothing to turn it over? 7) Did you use HAZMAT equipment? 8) Do you have polonium poisoning, too? 9) Where did the clothing come from?

      This proves I can’t count.

Really? They’re going to have an autopsy of Arafat’s body in a society where Paranoid Conspiracy Theory is not just a hobby but a way of life, and they expect this to *reduce* the number of PCTs floating around?

Far more likely that they have discovered yet another way to milk the West for more cash by way of Faux Guilt.