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2013-10-25 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Swiss, Russian experts rule out Arafat killed by radioactive polonium
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Posted by Theting Glasing4448 2013-10-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6477 views ]  Top

#1 At the time, Palestinian officials hinted that Israel was behind the death of Arafat after it prevented him from leaving his Ramallah headquarters for two years.

Obviously he should have never left his headquarters. I blame French leeks and wild mushrooms.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-10-25 04:06||   2013-10-25 04:06|| Front Page Top

#2 "from an undisclosed or unknown condition"

Yeah right.

"that Arafat was intoxicated with a different poisonous material"

not necessarily by oral means
Posted by European Conservative 2013-10-25 07:36||   2013-10-25 07:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Hint: Find the dreaded Red Notebook™
Posted by Frank G 2013-10-25 07:53||   2013-10-25 07:53|| Front Page Top

#4 Arafat's been dead 9 years and Polonium has a half life of only a few months - how much would be left to detect? And could you distinguish the daughter products from Paleo remedies for AIDS?
Posted by Glenmore 2013-10-25 09:41||   2013-10-25 09:41|| Front Page Top

#5 I recollect a couple of weeks ago there was a report that polonium in body fluid stains had been found on his clothing and personal effects in trace amounts. They were next going to examine the corpse.

Yup, Wikipedia article on polonium has links. Peer reviewed article recently published by Lancet. Why the discrepancy?

People simply don't have significant amounts of polonium in their body fluids unless they have been working with radium or uranium. However, Arafat was a heavy smoker, as I recollect, so that may have contributed to the trace readings. 210Po is thought to be the cause behind lung cancer associated with smoking.
Posted by KBK 2013-10-25 14:17||   2013-10-25 14:17|| Front Page Top

#6 I think the Russians got him.

Discounting polonium means the swiss scientists and the Russian scientists got a visit and heart to heart talk from Boris and Igor late one night.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-10-25 17:34||   2013-10-25 17:34|| Front Page Top

#7 I thought it was Boris and Natasha...
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-10-25 17:48||   2013-10-25 17:48|| Front Page Top

#8 Igor was the guy that dug up the body of the Arafish.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-10-25 23:42||   2013-10-25 23:42|| Front Page Top

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