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2003-10-08 Middle East
Arafat suffered a heart attack
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Posted by Steve White 2003-10-08 12:57:12 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [433 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 You can't kill scum.
Posted by Stickman 2003-10-8 1:55:45 AM||   2003-10-8 1:55:45 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Does anyone have Arafat's e-mail address. I would like to forward a link to a Chicago Sun Times article on health care that might make feel a little more rosey. It is entitled: Partisan doctors scare Uganda's leader

I know that this information would confort him.

Does anyone know whether there is an international version of hospice care that can visit Ramallah to change his bed pan and stuff?
Posted by Superhose  2003-10-8 8:50:39 AM||   2003-10-8 8:50:39 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 A senior member of the Palestinian cabinet has rejected media reports that Yasser Arafat recently suffered a mild heart attack. The 74-year-old Palestinian leader looked pale and tired during the ceremony to swear in an emergency cabinet on Tuesday and some reports say he needed prompting from his aides. But Palestinian Cabinet minister Saeb Erekat told the Associated Press news agency that Mr Arafat had not suffered a heart attack, but was battling a stomach virus.

Denying he had a heart attack, right up to the point the first shovel of dirt lands on him.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-8 9:48:04 AM||   2003-10-8 9:48:04 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 I wonder whose heart attacked him? God knows that son-of-a-bitch has no heart of his own.
Posted by Dar  2003-10-8 10:23:15 AM||   2003-10-8 10:23:15 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 Where or Who is the guy who thinks he's taking Arafat's place after he kicks ? Where is all the jockeying for position and the grandstanding ?
Posted by eyeyeye 2003-10-8 11:22:24 AM||   2003-10-8 11:22:24 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 Thought the old bastard's lips were lookin rather cyanotic. Good. Hurry up and die, Yasser.
Posted by mojo  2003-10-8 11:37:54 AM||   2003-10-8 11:37:54 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 Arafat---

"Now where are my nitroglycerin pills? No Ahmed, not the dynamite sticks, you fool---My bloody pills!!!"
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-8 11:54:59 AM||   2003-10-8 11:54:59 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 So what do you guys think...

Pal. civil war after he drops dead?

How will the israelis respond? (besides dancing in the street)
Posted by ----------<<<<- 2003-10-8 12:49:02 PM||   2003-10-8 12:49:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 The IDF should have some fun with him and turn The Death Ray off and on at various times of the day.
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-8 12:51:49 PM||   2003-10-8 12:51:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Eeesh. That picture isn't very flattering, to say the least.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-8 2:14:48 PM||   2003-10-8 2:14:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 Anybody ever seen a picture of him without that dishrag on his head?
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-8 2:25:21 PM||   2003-10-8 2:25:21 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 He should really go without it more. He has lovely corn rows...
Posted by Fred  2003-10-8 3:00:59 PM||   2003-10-8 3:00:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 Actually, Fred and tu3031, Arafat has less hair that even I do. (And that ain't much.) Years ago a photographer for Life caught him changing from a fatigue hat to a kefiyah (or whatever it's called). No word on whether the photographer lived after the photos were published.
Posted by MW 2003-10-8 3:06:17 PM||   2003-10-8 3:06:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 You mean the corn rows are a wig? I am so-o-o-o disappointed!
Posted by Fred  2003-10-8 3:56:41 PM||   2003-10-8 3:56:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 "Where or Who is the guy who thinks he's taking Arafat's place after he kicks ? Where is all the jockeying for position and the grandstanding ?"

AP Sept 30:

"Outgoing Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan told The Associated Press on Monday the Palestinians were better off before the uprising erupted. But in a conflicting statement, jailed uprising leader Marwan Barghouti said he was "proud" of the resistance, and would rather die than live under Israeli occupation"

That would be last 9 days ago - Guardian doesnt tell us when last week Arafat had his alleged heart attack. Dahlan and Bargouti would seem to be likely candidates for jockeying - guys like Abbas and Qureira are good figureheads for and or buffers against Arafat, but when Yasser is gone theyre no longer needed, the tough guys will come out on their own.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-10-8 4:00:43 PM||   2003-10-8 4:00:43 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 LGF posts that guysen.com/news.php, a French-language Israel news source, has UNCONFIRMED report(s) that Arafat is dead.
Posted by growler 2003-10-8 4:17:12 PM||   2003-10-8 4:17:12 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 maybe he just smells that way, Growler?
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-8 4:44:26 PM||   2003-10-8 4:44:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 Night of the Living Dead, Paleo Style. That picture gives me the creeps. Zombies wandering around Ramallah at night, glazed look, dragging their feet toward IDF checkpoints.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-8 4:51:25 PM||   2003-10-8 4:51:25 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Nous n'avons plus d'information sur l'état de ''santé'' d'Arafat. La nouvelle de son décès n'est toujours pas confirmée.

I've been looking on every other site we have access to - nothin'. I sure hope they know something we don't know...
Posted by Fred  2003-10-8 5:48:08 PM||   2003-10-8 5:48:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#20 BTW, Meryl's maintaining an Arafat Death Watch. Hopefully not for very long...
Posted by Fred  2003-10-8 5:50:28 PM||   2003-10-8 5:50:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#21 Don't tease me like this!
Posted by Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter)  2003-10-8 6:13:28 PM||   2003-10-8 6:13:28 PM|| Front Page Top

#22 That's a report I'd much like to see confirmed. But so was the initial (wrong) report of Idi Amin's death.
I'll just hope if this one is not true (and I suspect it's not) that he lasts no longer than Amin did from the time of that first report.
Posted by Kathy K  2003-10-8 6:57:49 PM|| [site-essential.com/]  2003-10-8 6:57:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#23 Anybody ever seen a picture of him without that dishrag on his head?

When he was playing musical chairs in exile offices, he used to switch back and forth between his washcloth and a hat reminiscent of a French Foreign Legion hat, or something like that (kinda shaped like the old Pittsburgh Pirates stovepipe hat).
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-8 7:05:26 PM||   2003-10-8 7:05:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#24 My good friend D.J. Wu reminded me of when Comrade Stalin/Brezhnev/Andropov/Etceterov had a bout with the flu... a mild heart attack... died... no he didn't... yes, he did...
Posted by Fred  2003-10-8 8:31:10 PM||   2003-10-8 8:31:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#25 When he was playing musical chairs in exile offices, he used to switch back and forth between his washcloth and a hat reminiscent of a French Foreign Legion hat, or something like that

That's known as a kepi, Bomb. I knew a few FFL'ers in my time. Disciplined buggers for the most part. Only decent troops that France has, really.

Ed.
Posted by Ed Becerra 2003-10-8 10:30:02 PM||   2003-10-8 10:30:02 PM|| Front Page Top

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