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2003-10-07 Middle East
Yasser on his deathbed?
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Posted by Mike 2003-10-07 12:43:05 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [918 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Jpost has a similar article caught via LGF:

Four ambulances that were seen entering Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah on Monday afternoon triggered off rumors that he was seriously ill.

Within minutes, senior officials in the compound were bombarded with phone calls from curious journalists. Arafat's spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, dismissed reports that Arafat had been taken to a local hospital. He said Arafat suffered from exhaustion and was recovering.

But another senior official said Arafat's health has rapidly deteriorated over the past two weeks. "I don't think it's the flu as some people say," he said. "The president hasn't been feeling well for some time and his health seems to be worsening."

He said it was possible that Arafat, 74, has caught a number of viruses as a result of shaking hands and exchanging kisses on the cheek with thousands of people who came to see him over the past few weeks following Israel's decision to "remove" him.

On Sunday, a pale and fragile-looking Arafat met in his office with the new PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei. Palestinians said they have never before seen Arafat in such a condition.

"You can see that he's very ill," said someone who attended the meeting. "He can hardly speak. Something bad is happening to him."
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-7 12:46:28 PM||   2003-10-7 12:46:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Think they'll use the artificial gill on 'em?

Like Alaska Paul says... "The bubbler is off"
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-7 12:52:46 PM||   2003-10-7 12:52:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Four ambulances? Must be one from each of his "security" services...the EMT's are prolly all brawling in the foyer...
Posted by Seafarious  2003-10-7 12:56:40 PM||   2003-10-7 12:56:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Excellent, when rumors keep spreading that the king is dying, the other players will begin to think about being first in line to succeed him. This leads to making sure your rivals don't beat you to it, by giving him a little "push" when you think you are ready.

Now, where's my popcorn?
Posted by Steve  2003-10-7 1:05:17 PM||   2003-10-7 1:05:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 And lawn chairs, Steve. Definitely lawn chairs.
Posted by Seafarious  2003-10-7 1:07:08 PM||   2003-10-7 1:07:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Set the TIVO too, so you can review it over and over
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-7 1:11:15 PM||   2003-10-7 1:11:15 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 And your favorite adult beverage.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-7 1:43:16 PM||   2003-10-7 1:43:16 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Don't forget the beer hats.
Posted by Charles  2003-10-7 1:47:10 PM||   2003-10-7 1:47:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 I'll cheerfully spit on Yasser's grave along with everyone else, but the Israelis should not kid themselves that Palestinian nationalism will go away just because it's perennial poster boy has gone to the great party congress in the sky. Nations are built on blood and iron and the Israelis have made sure that the Palestinians have gotten a steady diet of that.
Posted by Hiryu 2003-10-7 1:50:27 PM||   2003-10-7 1:50:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Relax. Palestinian ambulances are only used to carry ammunition. Nothing to see here...
Posted by john  2003-10-7 3:12:13 PM||   2003-10-7 3:12:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 I bet his "72 Virgins" will enjoy his quivering lip!
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2003-10-7 3:27:52 PM||   2003-10-7 3:27:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 There are pictures of a healthy looking Yassir on the Haaratz site today (10/7) embracing the new lapdog PM. Of course, the picture could be staged.
Posted by mhw 2003-10-7 3:47:28 PM||   2003-10-7 3:47:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 "You can see that he's very ill," said someone who attended the meeting. "He can hardly speak. Something bad is happening to him."

Maybe it's the realization that his luck is running out. Increasing tension will have a detrimental effect on old farts...
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-7 3:50:38 PM||   2003-10-7 3:50:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 "It's possible that he doesn't want to leave a vacuum behind," said one PA official.

Fine. Let him take the vacuum with him if he wants. We saw how far the Pharaohs got with their possessions in the afterlife. Also Hades is wired for 480 volts for the big zap, and not 240 VAC. Heh heh.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-7 3:52:44 PM||   2003-10-7 3:52:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 Damn straight. He should take his blender, too.
Posted by Fred  2003-10-7 4:10:37 PM||   2003-10-7 4:10:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 And his lampshade! Dont forget his lampshade!

/Shades of 'The Jerk'....
Posted by CrazyFool 2003-10-7 5:30:11 PM||   2003-10-7 5:30:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 It's all starting to seem faintly like a Monty Python skit:

Dead collector: Bring out your dead!
Palestinian Authority Cabinet Minister: Here's one.
Arafat: I'm not dead!
Collector: What?
Cabinet Minister: Nothing.
Arafat: I'm not dead!
Collector: Here. He says he's not dead.
Cabinet Minister: Yes he is.
Arafat: No I'm not!
Collector: He isn't?
Cabinet Minister: Well he will be soon. He's very ill.
Arafat: I'm getting better!
Cabinet Minister: No you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.
Collector: Look, we can't start the Palestinian civil war with him like that. It's against regulations.
Arafat: I don't want to go in the ambulance!
Cabinet Minister: Oh don't be such a baby. here's your baby wipes.
Collector: I can't take him.
Arafat: I feel fine!
Cabinet Minister: Oh, do us a favor?
Collector: I can't.
Cabinet Minister: Well can you make it around in a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
Collector: No... I've got a suicide bombing to go to tonight.
Arafat: I think I'll go for a walk.
Cabinet Minister: You're not foolin' anyone, you know. Look. Isn't there something you can do?
Arafat: I feel happy! I feel happy!
(Sound of Arafat being fried by an Israeli-built death ray.)
Cabinet Minister: Oh, thanks very much.
Collector: Not at all. See you at the Intifada.
Cabinet Minister: Right.
Posted by Mike  2003-10-7 5:43:08 PM||   2003-10-7 5:43:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 I doubt that Arafat's death will have a noticable effect on the WOT but it will have a small effect on my life. ... I'll get a new flavor of Nigerian e-mail. From Suha with love.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-7 5:54:44 PM||   2003-10-7 5:54:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Mike M - excelllleennnttt

but you've got too much time on your hands lol
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-7 6:10:52 PM||   2003-10-7 6:10:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#20 And his lampshade! Dont forget his lampshade!
Above all, don't forget his baby wipes!
(Yeh, I read LGF too much...)

(Mike, you owe me windex for my monitor...)
Posted by Kathy K  2003-10-7 6:55:46 PM|| [site-essential.com/]  2003-10-7 6:55:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#21 Looks like the IDF has The Death Ray working overtime...
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-7 8:33:02 PM||   2003-10-7 8:33:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#22 No one mentioned the dreaded and horrible [insert drum roll here] red binder? All Lizardoids know the red binder contains, uh, er, um, some really important stuff. That's why he always tries to hide it, but it's there - you can feel it...
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=7295
Posted by .com 2003-10-7 9:08:28 PM||   2003-10-7 9:08:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#23 So whose going to start the dead pool?? I'll take this Friday, 1100-1200 EST. It would be down right un-American for someone not to make a buck off this asshole's demise.
Posted by Jarhead 2003-10-7 10:24:27 PM||   2003-10-7 10:24:27 PM|| Front Page Top

07:45 Jarhead
05:37 Ed
04:43 Bulldog
01:42 Jeff
01:19 Tresho
00:18 Anonymous
00:11 Bomb-a-rama
23:34 Not Mike Moore
23:30 Not Mike Moore
23:22 Not Mike Moore
23:18 Mercutio
23:17 tu3031
23:10 Not Mike Moore
23:05 tu3031
23:05 Super Hose
22:58 Not Mike Moore
22:55 Frank G
22:50 snellenr
22:50 Super Hose
22:37 Frank G
22:34 Tibor
22:32 Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter)
22:26 Frank G
22:24 Jarhead

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