posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:26 AM
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?
SMOKING can raise polonium levels ...
Cancer Research UK
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
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 yes ... Arafat was a heavy smoker.
Excellent article on all this ...
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
Poisoning of Arafat? Maybe.
Polonium-210 naturally in the cigarettes he smoked? YES.
Did he live a sick lifestyle? Absolutely.
The reason you don't hear about polonium 210 coming up with all the dead smokers in the world are because they aren't tested for it like Arafat was.
If they had been, they too would have come up positive for trace amounts of polonium 210.
I still think the dude died of natural causes of his own making. He was old. He was sick. He lived a disgusting lifestyle. He ate poorly. He
lived poorly. There is evidence to suggest he was a pedophile rapist of boys and of his body guards. He could have died of aids or old age or just
about anything. The possible trace amounts of polonium 210 could have been planted on him/his clothing by those with an agenda ... or it could have
been there because he was a heavy smoker as were those around him.
If it turns out that he really was poisoned .. no big loss. Arafat was a mass murdering mega-thief (check his Swiss bank accounts). He screwed the
Palestinian people ... both literally and financially.