Arafat did not die of poisoning, French tests conclude

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All this is so suspicious “no autopsy was done” (WHY) but the french concluded no poisoning. Swiss claims initially it was Polonium poisoning, the story keeps changing ever so often and more strange right out of a spy thriller.

Dec 03, 2013 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kevin5069 wrote:

Swiss forensic experts said last month that results from their tests of samples taken from Arafat’s body were consistent with polonium poisoning but were not absolute proof of the cause of death

So yes he had polonium on him and is his system, but no, it may not have killed him. He could have just been playing in a nuclear reactor core prior to his unexplained death.

Dec 03, 2013 12:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tegerian wrote:

If it wasn’t polonium poisoning what was it and does the French report address the polonium levels found in previous tests?

Dec 03, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Bush’s fault.

Dec 03, 2013 1:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lavrentii wrote:

The objectivity and agenda of the French are becoming more and more suspect in this part of the world.

Dec 03, 2013 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

Who cares what “the frogs” think? All of a sudden they’ve become the go-to country when there’s a problem to be solved? Let them take care of Syria’s chemocal WMD’s and I’d become more of a fan.

Dec 03, 2013 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

“Measurements of Polonium 210 and other radioactive substances taken from biological samples of the body are consistent with a natural environmental origin.”

That was not what the French report said as reported in these in these pages about a week ago.

Dec 03, 2013 3:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
0okm9ijn wrote:

Again, science has become, and as Mark Twain wrote, “get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

Dec 03, 2013 3:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KyleDexter wrote:

The french are covering up his cause of death, probably for Isreal. Why did the Swiss report conclude something else?

Dec 03, 2013 3:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chekovmerlin wrote:

Do we go for two out of three? Or three out of four?

Dec 03, 2013 3:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Here we go again. Never fails. Blame Israel (correct spelling is a before e, incidentally). Blame the Jews. Ho hum. Out of the woodwork they crawl. So predictable.

Dec 03, 2013 4:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
seymourfrogs wrote:

The thing about Arafats death was the reported data and his physical signs at the time. He had all the hall-marks of an overdose of a bone-marrow poison, like a massive dose of chemo-therapy. (Loss of hair, low platelets, severe anemia).
Since he had not had a massive dose of chemo-therapy, we are left with the obvious alternative, namely, radiation sickness.

You don’t need the French a decade later to say it was something simple. And it wasn’t “being ill after a meal”. He was ill for weks before going to France where the experts could not work out what was wrong – at first – just like the Timoshenko poisoning in London.

I agree the French are trying to prevent trouble. Well, we hear endlessly about injustices in other quarters. Lets listen to the Swiss.

Dec 03, 2013 5:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
seymourfrogs wrote:

Dr Steve. Think about it. Yes, I blame Israel for this. Hiding behind the usual blanket is so-o-o-o boring.

Dec 03, 2013 5:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Could it be he died from the French wine? Look under the label to see the original label – “Imported from Chernobyl”

Seriously though – poisoning heads of states is very common. He had no one to test his food while in France – so this was the most opportune time to do him in.

Dec 03, 2013 6:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Burns0011 wrote:

The French are trying to save face and make nice to Israel. Unless Arafat was somehow buried in polonium-rich ground, there’s no way that those levels are ‘environmental’.

Dec 03, 2013 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CDN_Rebel wrote:

The only bigger conspiracy nutters than Americans are West-Asian arabs…

Dec 03, 2013 6:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tegerian wrote:

If the Polonium numbers were anything approaching of 5 – 6 picograms it is unlikely to have come from natural sources. While Polonium does occur naturally if it amassed in those levels we would all be dead.

Dec 03, 2013 7:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Why are the french forensic scientists not named in this report ? The professional qualifications and political ties of both the french and swiss scientists need to made public.

Dec 03, 2013 7:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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