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reply to post by buster2010
Right, and it's not like Israel and the U.S. aren't friends or anything, is it?
reply to post by daaskapital
Is this surprising? Either way he was taken out by the U.S. in order to forward their own interests, the means aren't important, the reasons why are.
America didn't kill Arafat this hit was done by the Mossad.
There was another thread on this, I'll ask the same question: Why would Israel do it, and do it that way?They have had far better reasons, times and ways to Kill Arafat. If they wanted to kill him, I think they would have done it in a very direct way a loooong time ago.
Not saying Israel wouldn't want him dead, just that they have had much better reasons and opportunities to do so and passed on them.
My Money would be on Hamas or some splinter PLO group that had an axe to grind and could have moles inside Arafat's Circle.
Everyone in the world would automatically suspect Israel, real easy for someone else to do it and they would never be blamed.
Somebody wanted to tie up a loose end.........
I read on the BBC that Israel claimed he has Aids or Cancer.
If he had Cancer and received Chemo would that raise polonium levels?
Cigarette smoke has been called many things – smelly, dangerous and cancer-causing for a start. But radioactive? Yes, that too. Tobacco smoke contains a radioactive chemical element called polonium-210. It’s the same substance that poisoned the Russian Alexander Litvinenko in London two years ago.
Now, a new study reported in the Independent and to be published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that tobacco companies have known about the danger of polonium in cigarette smoke for over 40 years. Monique Muggli, who led the review, examined over 1,500 internal documents from tobacco companies. Most of these have never been published and were made available through legal action.
Muggli wrote, “Internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the companies suppressed publication of their own internal research to avoid heightening the public’s awareness of radioactivity in cigarettes.”
And risk is definitely the right word here. For a heavy smoker — say one smoking a pack-and-a-half of cigarettes a day — some studies estimate that the radiation exposure is equivalent to 300 chest X-rays a year. There are also scientists who believe that polonium-210 is the primary risk factor for lung cancer in smokers — not to mention low-level radiation sickness. It’s thus not surprising that after the poison was discovered on Arafat’s clothes, questions were raised about whether this could be just be evidence of cigarette exposure. After all, the Palestinian leader and many of his colleagues were known to be smokers.
The tobacco theory serves as reminder that sorting out the precise source of polonium-210, eight years after Arafat’s death, is likely to be a complicated task. Does it undermine the deliberate poisoning theory? It should at least remind us that there are alternative explanations. But there’s one other rather complicating point regarding the tobacco effect. The Israelis had a history of withholding cigarettes from Arafat as a form of punishment, as indicated, at least, in this 2002 story. If they’d maintained that, during his last days in their control, it seems unlikely that he would have been blanketed with radioactive smoke
Are "they" ever going to fix the counts or are you, sadly, stuck with the milky way's worth of stars for good?)
I'm surprised no one's suggested Suha Arafat as the culprit yet. She certainly hasn't kept quiet about what a miserable mistake of a marriage it was to him. If it was really god-awful, and there were connections to people, I don't think it would have been too far-reaching to suspect she could have had him killed, even if she got nothing out of it (she does claim to not have much money, though I doubt she's without well-hidden accounts somewhere) The ultimate F you to him would be to play the distraught, angry widow.
It's a theory without any real evidence, but what if?