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The late President Arafat was besieged by the criminal Israeli ground forces and tanks in his compound in Ramallah. During this siege, many jewish zionist groups visited him and even spent long time with him under the pretense of being “peace activists” offering themselves as human shield in his defence.
The toxic substance Polonium was detected in the clothes of Arafat after laboratory tests conducted by the prestigious Swiss Institute of Radiation Physics in Lausanne. Tests made included the clothing worn by Arafat before his death, among the items tested were his hat and his Kaffiyeh, according to Al-Jazeera. The tests were done on clothes of the late President which were given by Suha to the doctors. They did not show any signs of toxic heavy metals or conventional poisons, what led the interest of the doctors towards making tests for more exotic materials, including Polonium, a highly radioactive substance used to provide energy for the spacecraft and which is only produced in meaningful quantities in nuclear reactors.
“I can confirm to you that we measured an unexplained, elevated amount of unsupported polonium-210 in the belongings of Mr. Arafat that contained stains of biological fluids,” said Dr. Francois Bochud, the director of the Swiss institute. The press release states that Polonium got its fame in 2006 after it was revealed that Russian spy Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko was killed with Polonium in London.
Originally posted by crankyoldman
why polonuim, or any radioactive element? someone must handle this stuff, and that seems to be reason enough to avoid it. There has to be a better, easier way then adding some wild element like this to someone's life? Is there some sort of symbol associated with this type of killing? Is there some sort of "oh, see we did it this way" kind of thrill? I just don't get why the effort to use this, which has been done recently on others.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by Ilovecatbinlady
Do you really friggin care how Arafart died? My bet is you never shed a tear nor give a crap!
entertain the possiblities between the 2 sides
Results of tests conducted at a Swiss laboratory to probe into the cause of Arafat’s sudden death can confirm rumours that Mr. Arafat was poisoned. If that happens, his body will be exhumed so that further tests could be carried out.
Francois Bochud, head of the Institute of Radiation Physics at the Lausanne University, has claimed that tests revealed higher levels of polonium in Arafat’s belongings, provided by his widow.
He stressed however that it was necessary to exhume and analyze Arafat’s remains.
Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
reply to post by ZIPMATT
entertain the possiblities between the 2 sides
The are no two equal sides to entertain in equal measure. On is a victim and the other the victimiser.
By your logic you will walk up to a rape victim and ask to look at bother sides of the 'problem'.
The high levels of the radioactive poison polonium reportedly found on the belongings of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat indicate that the toxin was planted on them long after his death, a senior counterterrorism analyst told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.
Responding to an Al Jazeera report published Wednesday – which said that researchers at the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, discovered abnormally high levels of polonium on Arafat’s belongings – Karmon said that the half-life of the substance would make it impossible for polonium to have been discovered at such high levels if it had been used to kill Arafat eight years ago.
Karmon added that the Al Jazeera report raised additional unanswered questions. Referring to the fact that Arafat’s widow, Suha, provided the researchers with Arafat’s belongings, Karmon asked: “If Suha Arafat safeguarded these contaminated materials, why, after seven years, was she not poisoned too? She touched these things and Arafat in hospital.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat’s remains and is also pressing for an international investigation of his predecessor’s mysterious 2004 death, a top aide said Monday.
In an apparent flip-flop, Palestinian investigators looking into Yasser Arafat's death said Thursday they want to review reports from a Swiss lab before deciding whether to exhume the leader's remains. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
In an apparent reversal, members of a Palestinian committee set up to investigate Arafat's death suggested Thursday the final word has not been spoken on whether to dig up the remains. Arafat's remains are housed in a mausoleum in Abbas' walled government compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Justice Minister Ali Mohanna, a member of the committee, told a news conference Thursday that Palestinian officials first want to review the Swiss lab report. After such a review, "we will decide what testing we need to do," he said. Nasser al-Kidwa, an Arafat nephew and custodian of the late leader's legacy, has contacted the lab in hope of obtaining the full test records, said Mohanna.
He offered no explanation for the apparent U-turn. An autopsy could offend cultural sensibilities of conservative Palestinians, but at the same time the Palestinian leadership is under domestic pressure to do everything necessary to investigate the latest findings. Read more: www.foxnews.com...