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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:37 PM
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Arafat has suffered heart attack, admits aide
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 08:39 PM by Kanzeon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1058298,0...

Yasser Arafat has suffered a mild heart attack but the Palestinian leadership has sought to keep his health problems secret for fear it will "create panic".
The 74-year-old Palestinian president, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease, disappeared from public view last week and re-emerged at the weekend looking extremely ill. His face was pale and pinched, he had lost weight and he was almost inaudible. He had trouble standing for more than a few minutes at a time.

The Palestinian press said he was suffering from flu. But Palestinian officials told the Guardian that Mr Arafat had suffered a heart attack last week. "Although he has had a slight heart attack, the doctors say he will make a full recovery. He is in full control. There is nothing to worry about," said a close aide to Mr Arafat, who did not wish to be named.



Geez, the world could be blowing up, but it's AH-NOLD 24-7 in the US.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:39 PM
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1. There is No Slight Heart Attack! Arafat's health is poor
:bounce:
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:50 PM
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9. yes there is
a heart attack that you survive is more slight than one that kills you.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:39 PM
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2. This is bad news for him as a human, but what does it mean for Palestine?
When Arafat passes away, what will happen to the Palestinian people? Will they be better off or worse off?
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:41 PM
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3. The same. The same.
It's not going to be pretty what happens in Palestine.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:41 PM
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4. The same. The same.
It's not going to be pretty what happens in Palestine.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:41 PM
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5. The same. The same.
It's not going to be pretty what happens in Palestine.
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durutti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:27 PM
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13. Who Knows?
There are just too many variables for anyone to have a good idea now. It could pave the way for a power-grab by Islamists or the same by moderate Palestinians.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:42 PM
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6. Its embarrassing isn't it?
Economic collapse.
Voter fraud potential.
Chechnya
The ENTIRE Middle East
WMD (OOoooEEEeee! WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRUCTION! COME OUT! COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE!)
Rush's boil.
Tweety's spleen
Iraq
Iran
Etc. Etc. Etc.

AND I have to paint my deck before it rains. SHEESH!

Sometimes I KNOW our species wasn't meant to make it. No Star Trek.
No transporters. No nothin'.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:43 PM
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7. Yeah. No wonder foreigners think Americans are stupid.
Just look at the media.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:45 PM
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8. This isn't important news.
Now if something happened to Kobe Bryant or Scott Petersen, THAT'S NEWS!!!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:01 PM
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12. Sharks are big big news
....and out of control tigers will divert attention, 'eh?
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MinnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:51 PM
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10. If he dies I sure hope they immediately bring out evidence...
...incontrovertible evidence that it was natural causes...if there is a hint of assassination ....oh, shit I don't even want to think of it.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:57 PM
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11. Crashcart Cheney's had 4 "slight" heart attacks
and he's fit as a fiddle.
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Unknown Known Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:30 PM
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14. I thought he was already dead!!!!
:evilgrin:
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Blitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:32 PM
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15. Well, that explains this recent picture

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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 08:57 AM
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17. HE LOOKS AS BAD AS BILL O'REILLY!
they must be in a no-spin zone together.
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:34 PM
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16. It was obvious
I had just said to my husband a couple of days ago when they showed a clip of him on t.v how bad he looked. Guess now we know why. Don't be surprised if he dies soon.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:29 AM
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18. Now they deny he had a heart attack
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