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   Zombie Yasser Arafat rises for inquiry into whether or not he was murdered from poisoning with polonium-210

27 Nov 2012 07:24 AM   |   2154 clicks   |   BBC
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
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Bon Appetite!

27 Nov 2012 07:27 AM
Nemo's Brother     
I heard it was AIDS

27 Nov 2012 07:27 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
Israel has strongly denied any involvement in Arafat's death.

I've never known them to lie.

27 Nov 2012 07:34 AM
voodoohotdog     
Why do I get the feeling that those who don't believe will never believe he died of something entirely plausible, and reasonable for a person to have died from given his advanced age and compromised medical condition.

Hell, we can't even get some people to believe Elvis is dead.

That big fat goof, is dead, dead, dead.

27 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
BalugaJoe    [TotalFark]  
Who is paying for this? How much stolen money does his wife have? What about the suffering of the Palastinians that they are so concerned about?

27 Nov 2012 07:39 AM
liam76     
So 2960 days later, and a half life of 138 days.

If my math is right there will be only 3.6*10-7 left of the original amount.

Anybody know how much is required for them to detect? With such a short half life it seems like he woudl have to had a ton around him, hence poisoning others around him, and him displaying the actual symptoms.


/probably aids.

27 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
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27 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
rubi_con_man     
Come on, we all know he died of AIDS

27 Nov 2012 07:49 AM
poorjon     

liam76: Anybody know how much is required for them to detect?


They may not need any around as long as the radioactive decay products are well enough characterized. Just look for the right isotopes in the right abundance and you can claim with very good certainty that polonium was there.

Which leads me to wondering why the hell anyone would kill someone with a toxic element. They can't be metabolized away, and they're very easy to detect. Seems like a terrible choice.

27 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
liam76     

poorjon: liam76: Anybody know how much is required for them to detect?

They may not need any around as long as the radioactive decay products are well enough characterized. Just look for the right isotopes in the right abundance and you can claim with very good certainty that polonium was there.


Didn't even think what it decays to.


poorjon: Which leads me to wondering why the hell anyone would kill someone with a toxic element. They can't be metabolized away, and they're very easy to detect. Seems like a terrible choice.


Unless you are sending a message.

27 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
KrispyKritter     
very rare you hear of polonium. maybe 1 episode of Law & Order, one episode of DaVinci's Inquest.

/Canada has some awesome TV shows

27 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
LewDux     
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: Yasser, I can boogie

27 Nov 2012 08:14 AM
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  
AIDS? Huh. I thought he was raped and murdered by Glenn Beck.

27 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
DECMATH     

liam76: Didn't even think what it decays to.


Lead-206 (stable, but indistinguishable from the lead in everyone's environment) and He-4 (also stable but floats away). I think they'll need to focus on other kinds of evidence.

27 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
21-7-b    [TotalFark]  
My reading of a number of Glenn Beck chalkboards leads me to ask whether Glenn Beck was working for the Russians and poisoned Arafat (with Arafat's consent) to frame the Israelis

27 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
bingo the psych-o     

OregonVet: AIDS? Huh. I thought he was raped and murdered by Glenn Beck.


He was, that's how he got AIDS.

27 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
GeeksAreMyPeeps    [TotalFark]  
Wouldn't it be funny if they found out that his tomb was empty?

27 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Kuroboom    [TotalFark]  
The average life expectancy for a male in the Palestinian territories is 71.8 years according Wikipedia. He was 75 years old, so surely he was assassinated via radioactive poisoning.

27 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
HotWingConspiracy     

Kuroboom: The average life expectancy for a male in the Palestinian territories is 71.8 years according Wikipedia. He was 75 years old, so surely he was assassinated via radioactive poisoning.


Yeah, old people can't be murdered because they're old.

27 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
zedster    [TotalFark]  

Kuroboom: The average life expectancy for a male in the Palestinian territories is 71.8 years according Wikipedia. He was 75 years old, so surely he was assassinated via radioactive poisoning.


this is his wife on a witch hunt to try to get back into the inter-circle after squandering her stolen funds and getting kicked out of Tunisia for having an affair with the king's brother

27 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Satanic_Hamster     

poorjon: They may not need any around as long as the radioactive decay products are well enough characterized. Just look for the right isotopes in the right abundance and you can claim with very good certainty that polonium was there.

Which leads me to wondering why the hell anyone would kill someone with a toxic element. They can't be metabolized away, and they're very easy to detect. Seems like a terrible choice.


To escape and leave doubt on who did it. Kill someone with a gun and everyone knows about it immediately. Poison someone like this and you might escape detection or at least delay it for weeks or more. More doubt as to who killed him.

Thing is, has Israel ever killed anyone this way, ever? They've always been more fans of shaped charges, guns, missiles, etc. It's mainly been the Russians who whack people like this.

27 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
RoyBatty     
Okay, sorry to be dumb, but what would Israel's motive have been eight, nine years ago to want Arafat dead?

A) Were there more likely peace partners in his successors?
B) Was it looking like he would live another 5, 10, 20 years?

27 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
hasty ambush     
We are wondering if a terrorists was murdered?

27 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
liam76     

HotWingConspiracy: Kuroboom: The average life expectancy for a male in the Palestinian territories is 71.8 years according Wikipedia. He was 75 years old, so surely he was assassinated via radioactive poisoning.

Yeah, old people can't be murdered because they're old.


Look how stupid you are.

27 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
Loren     

liam76: So 2960 days later, and a half life of 138 days.

If my math is right there will be only 3.6*10-7 left of the original amount.

Anybody know how much is required for them to detect? With such a short half life it seems like he woudl have to had a ton around him, hence poisoning others around him, and him displaying the actual symptoms.


Don't bother. This is an obvious sham in some fashion--the reported levels before translate into a dose that was *FAR* too high. I rather suspect a plant.

/probably aids.

I think that's likely.

27 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
HotWingConspiracy     

liam76: HotWingConspiracy: Kuroboom: The average life expectancy for a male in the Palestinian territories is 71.8 years according Wikipedia. He was 75 years old, so surely he was assassinated via radioactive poisoning.

Yeah, old people can't be murdered because they're old.

Look how stupid you are.


fark off, whiner

27 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Twilight Farkle    [TotalFark]  

voodoohotdog: Why do I get the feeling that those who don't believe will never believe he died of something entirely plausible, and reasonable for a person to have died from given his advanced age and compromised medical condition.

Hell, we can't even get some people to believe Elvis is dead.

That big fat goof, is dead, dead, dead.


Well, it's not like they want to blame it on his mother,
His friends, this century, his sister and his brother.

27 Nov 2012 01:00 PM
Brick-House     
On the plus side, Im sure he smells better now.

27 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
Brick-House     

hasty ambush: We are wondering if a terrorists was murdered?


If he was murdered, does it mean there will be 6 more weeks of winter?

27 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Hallby81     
Frankly, I hope it was AIDS that killed him. He deserved every bit of suffering he went through for what he did to his "people". He stole from them, lied to them, and used them as pawns in his own vendetta against Israel. Not to mention all the innocent people killed by his organization who weren't Israeli.

27 Nov 2012 11:13 PM
AlwaysRightBoy    [TotalFark]  

Hallby81: Frankly, I hope it was AIDS that killed him. He deserved every bit of suffering he went through for what he did to his "people". He stole from them, lied to them, and used them as pawns in his own vendetta against Israel. Not to mention all the innocent people killed by his organization who weren't Israeli.


in my day, we called him the terrorist

28 Nov 2012 01:15 AM
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