July 12, 2005
It's Probably the Only Thing That'd Kill Him

The fact that the guy was over seventy, never ate well in his life, and was under enormous pressure over things he could not control had nothing to do with his death. Nope, Arafat was poisoned, and of course it was the Joooooos!!!:

Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was fatally poisoned by Israel, the head of the dominant Palestinian movement Fatah claimed on Monday.

"I can categorically confirm that Abu Ammar (Arafat's nom de guerre) was poisoned," exiled Fatah chairman Faruq Qaddumi told reporters.

Which begs the question, if Israeli agents were actually able to poison him, why'd they take such a damned long time to get around to it? Such bungling and delay is far more characteristic of the Palis. Hmm....

He was an old man, people. Old men die. It's what they do. Of course, expecting the "Pali on the street" to be rational, mature, or discerning is rather like expecting a rabid ferret to understand differential calculus.

Posted by scott at July 12, 2005 10:52 AM

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I thought it was simple AIDS...?

Posted by: Patti on July 12, 2005 11:41 AM

Rumored but never confirmed. Though it would explain why the French are suddenly "famous" for their fantastiically tight security regarding hospital medical records...

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on July 12, 2005 01:08 PM
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