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Obituaries Arafat Palestinian Leader 2004

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#1 FeFe_Roissy

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:05 PM

Finally.
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You're acting kinda shady....
and calling me baby.......

#2 CJ AEGIS

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:26 PM

If one believes in a afterlife...  Well Stalin and Hitler just got a new roommate.
Edit: If he doesn't return to life 30 mins from now again....

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:45 PM

ding dong the bastard is dead.  let him stay in hell with Hitler and Stalin and Hussein's sons.

now the Israelis should have a little peace....the Palestinians will spend more time killing each other to take Arafat's place and less time targeting innocents....and dead terrorists are no loss to the world.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:14 AM

Cheile, on Nov 10 2004, 11:45 PM, said:

ding dong the bastard is dead.  let him stay in hell with Hitler and Stalin and Hussein's sons.

now the Israelis should have a little peace....the Palestinians will spend more time killing each other to take Arafat's place and less time targeting innocents....and dead terrorists are no loss to the world.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:32 AM

:rolleyes:

People still miss the point that it is not the entire Palestinian population that wants the Israelis dead (and vice versa).

But we just can't have it both ways now can we? :rolleyes:

May the guy rot in hell for all I care, but let's hope some peace comes afterwards.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:48 AM

Why all the secrecy about what killed Arafat?

The French doctors, according to what I read at Yahoo, refuse to disclose what did him in.

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#7 Cheile

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:52 AM

Digital Man, on Nov 10 2004, 10:48 PM, said:

Why all the secrecy about what killed Arafat?

The French doctors, according to what I read at Yahoo, refuse to disclose what did him in.

:suspect:

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probably being threatened by Arafat's thugs :snort:  his little wife is already bitching that his top aides are trying to take over.  seems to me that what i predicted will likely happen.

Chipper, yea i'm aware that not all on both sides hate each other.  but the way i see it is....there will be less attacks for awhile b/c it's likely the Palestinians will spend awhile killing each other to replace Arafat.

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#8 Lord Ravensburg

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:20 AM

Digital Man, on Nov 11 2004, 05:48 AM, said:

Why all the secrecy about what killed Arafat?

The French doctors, according to what I read at Yahoo, refuse to disclose what did him in.

From what little I know this may have more to do with French laws on medical disclosure than anything else.  

As for Arafat himself, you won't see me dancing a jig over his death but I can't help but feel that with him gone there just may be a real chance for peace, eventually.  After 1993 it quickly became clear to me that things would never change as long as he remained in charge.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:49 AM

I agree with you, this man founded the PLO, the organization that made terrorist a household word back in the early 1970s and began the tide of such organizations that the world has to deal with today. I would have considered it a kind of miracle for someone who had been leading this sort of organization for decades to be able to make the transition to manager of a functioning nation from a purely psychological perspective not to mention everything else that has happened to damage the area.
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#10 Julianus

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:40 AM

Then there's the money.
Y'a think the PLO will continue to maintain Suha in the style to which she has become accustomed, or will some digs in a fashionable Paris neighborhood soon become available?

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:08 AM

Digital Man, on Nov 11 2004, 05:48 AM, said:

Why all the secrecy about what killed Arafat?

The French doctors, according to what I read at Yahoo, refuse to disclose what did him in.

:suspect:

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dollars will get you doughnuts that someone will claim that the Israelis poisoned him, and something like that will catch fire among the radical elements.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:32 AM

*yawn*

I can't say I'm  sad about this news.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 05:06 AM

Why do I think that Arafat is going to turn into the next Elvis....
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:42 AM

Good riddance. Arafat was a success at terror, a failure at peacemaking. Things may or may not improve, but at least he's gone. Even better, he didn't die a martyr's death. He died an addled old man, without his headscarf, in the decadent West. The images of his last days--complete with images of his wife ensconced in luxury while his people barely scratch a living out of the dust--may hurt his legacy among the Palestinians.
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#15 emsparks

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:40 AM

Yasser Arafatís death what does it mean?

Ask me that question ten years from now. For now Iíll just pray that ensuing upheaval in the Palestinian territories and Israel wonít be too bad. Nothing in the Middle East is easy.
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 09:54 AM

Unfortunately I think things may get bloodier before they get better.  Arafat played the 1984 game, using anger directed at Isreal to keep himself in power, but in recent years most of the killing from the Palestinian side has been done by other groups like Hamas.  Arafat and his cronies were making cash selling concrete to the Isreali government for them to build the wall while using the wal to keep themselves in power.

If someone who wasn't like that got into power; someone who actually believes, and is going to use the billions stashed away to actually do some real damage instread of living comfortably, there could be a whole lot more blood on the sand before this is over.

We may hope for a moderate instead, but I'm feeling pessimistic right now.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:49 AM

Good riddance.

The man had millions if not a billion of financial aid that should have gone to building the Palestinian infrastructure and teaching new generations of doctors, engineers, and innovators. Instead Yasser fostored a culture of death and led countless young men and women to their early deaths.

The Palestinians have been turned into animals who have no respect for life or civilization, because their leaders chose that path for them. It may take the natural (or unnatural) demise of other leaders like Yasser before the Palestinian people can begin embracing life instead of embracing death as their motto.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:10 PM

I've heard that there's the rumor that Yasser Arafat had an identical twin brother named "Nosir Araskinny" as in "No Sir" "Ara skinny" ;)

Sad joke, but it's the play on words... :)

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:50 PM

D'Monix, on Nov 11 2004, 04:08 AM, said:

Digital Man, on Nov 11 2004, 05:48 AM, said:

Why all the secrecy about what killed Arafat?

The French doctors, according to what I read at Yahoo, refuse to disclose what did him in.

:suspect:

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dollars will get you doughnuts that someone will claim that the Israelis poisoned him, and something like that will catch fire among the radical elements.

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Someone already made this claim (at least the the Israelis killed him) to a reporter. It was shown earlier this evening on CBS news.

Edited by Anastashia, 11 November 2004 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:56 PM

I apologize if this is a dumb question (because whoever says there is no such thing as a dumb question obviously hasn't heard me speak in class).  Don't the Israelis want to do away with the Palestinians as much as the Palestinians want to do away with the Israelis?  I'm not overly familiar with Israeli/Palestinian politics because it makes my head spin, but from what I understand, Palestinians were firmly ensconsed in that area before the Israelis came in.  When did the Israelis lose control of their homeland anyway?  Way back in the era of the Roman empires?

Will someone please educate me?
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