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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:33 PM
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Egypt tells Arafat: Reform or be removed - report
Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman has reportedly warned Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to relax his grip on the reins of Palestinian power or face the possibility that Egypt and the US will cease to block Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from carrying out his threat to "remove" the chairman.

According to a report Monday in the pan-Arab Al-Quds-al-Arabi, Suleiman handed Arafat three demands:

First, to unite all the Palestinian security forces under one command authority, and into three components. These include the police, the Preventative Security Service (equivalent of Israel's General Security Service), and the Palestinian foreign security service (equivalent of Israel's Mossad).

Secondly, give PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei complete authority to conduct negotiations with Israel over Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan.

Thirdly, stand aside and accept a symbolic position and let others lead the Palestinian Authority.

If these demands are not met, the Egyptian-American shield saving Arafat's life may be removed, Al-Quds-al-Arabi reported.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/J...
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 08:43 PM
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1. I don't advocate bumping him off, but he sincerely has been a pain in
the ass. But no more than Sharon. They are two old warriors (terrorists) who just won't let go of the past and they don't care how many generations have to die because of their hatred. I say, tell them both to straighten up and fly right or both of their tickets will be cancelled.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 10:02 PM
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2. If Israel wanted him gone, they would have...
removed him a long time ago.

They clearly don't. The question is why.
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 12:38 AM
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3. One word..
scapegoat
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 05:52 AM
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4. One more word.....
World's oldest non-jailed terrorist.
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 05:44 PM
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5. One word, perhaps...
for the mathmatically challenged...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 07:24 PM
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6. LMFAO
how many words is that again?

Ever see the movie Midnight Run? "I've got two words to say to you...shut the fuck up!"

I'm dying here.... :D
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 07:39 PM
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7. OK....Fair enough...
Worldsoldestnonjailedterrorist.


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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-02-04 12:08 AM
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9. or...
grammatically challenged...
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-01-04 07:53 PM
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8. If Arafat is assasinated, all bets are off
Edited on Tue Jun-01-04 07:53 PM by Vladimir
killing Arafat is tantamount to putting Hamas in complete political control in Palestine. I cannot see how anyone, whatever you think of Arafat, can see this as a good move tactically.
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