Palestinian officials plan to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday to identify the cause of his death.
The experts who will be performing Tuesday’s operation under Palestinian command originate from Switzerland and Russia. They will accompany three French criminal investigators who will also be taking samples back home to Paris.
Just a guess, but I suspect two out of three countries are not going to find anything. Leading to more conspiracy theories, except for the one where he was (According to Romanian intelligence*) a homosexual with AIDS.
How in the world can they find an isotope that decays in less than a half year- eight years later? I guess that because polonium 210 creates heat to 500 degrees C they could check the meat and see if it’s done. Maybe when he was interred they put a popper under his armpit like a Thanksgiving turkey or something.
*Arafat’s sexual proclivities have been an open secret for years. The former head of Romanian intelligence, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, disclosed in his book “Red Horizons,” that one of his officers reported, “the ‘Fedayee’ [Arafat’s code name] is in his bedroom making love to his bodyguard. The one I knew was his latest lover. He’s playing tiger again. The officer monitoring his microphones connected me live with the bedroom, and the squawling almost broke my eardrums. Arafat was roaring like a tiger, and his lover yelping like a hyena.”
The fact is the polonium on Arafat’s “tighty whiteys” is an elaborate hoax. Polonium has a half-life of 138 days, which means every four-and-a-half months (give or take a day or two) only half of the radioactive substance would remains. The amount found on Arafat’s gown and boxers, eight years after his death translates to levels that would have infected his doctors and wife during his last days. In other words the polonium was added more recently than eight years ago.
I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say his doctors and wife would be infected, according to Argonne National Lab, the epidermis would prevent the infection of others.
But 21 half-lifes down the road (138 days)- 8 years X 365 (days) + 18 days, would leave 0.000000476837158203125 of the amount used to poison the dead terrorist.
So, as you can see, any finding of polonium in another half-life (They claim it will take 3 months for the tests.) would put the amount in Arafat’s cadaver into the normal range. So, yeah, this is all a set-up to incriminate the Evil Juice. Whatever.
The guy was a terrorist, he should have been hanged.
One more thing:
According to Wiki:
Sounds to me like
G6PDH is the most common human enzyme defect, being present in more than 400 million people worldwide. African, Middle Eastern and South Asian people are affected the most along with those who are mixed with any of the above. A side effect of this disease is that it confers protection against malaria,
Dr James E. Bowman first discovered this working in Iran.
Favism fit with Bowman’s lifelong focus on inherited blood diseases and led to a series of important discoveries about the genetics of these diseases and the populations they affect, especially in the Middle East, Africa and America. It enabled him to travel all over the world collecting blood samples for DNA testing. It also led to frequent contacts and collaborations with University of Chicago researchers, who had first described the enzyme deficiency (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, or G6PD) and its connection with antimalarial medications.
Who is he, you ask? That would be Valerie Jarret’s father.