Although the mystery of Arafat's sudden strange demise has been mulled over in this site (see here and here and here) and in others (See RangelMD especially); the burgeoning interest of the world in the strange, illogical, and obfuscated circumstances of the Palestinian leader's death warrants continued and further evaluation, especially since the French are clearly covering up.
Lies continue to surround the Arafat illness and death -- and spokesmen take the world for fools with reports like this from Mr. Shaath:
The doctors by and large favour the explanation that his age, his difficult life, the last 3-1/2 years incarcerated in a very small office which had very little oxygen and a very bad sanitary situation, under siege by the Israeli army, contributed to a variety of digestive tract ailments
I want to meet these doctors. Doctors of what, tomfoolery?
Very little oxygen? Were there no windows or doors? Or was someone squeezing Arafat's throat?
Very bad sanitary situation? What is a sanitary situation? Sounds more like an insanitary confabulation. As is this release from those ubiquitous aides of Arafat (he really did die from AIDES I'm beginning to think):
The aides eventually said Arafat had gone into a coma, suffered a brain haemorrhage and lost the use of his vital organs one by one, but did not say what illness caused this.
Gone into a coma...makes it sound like a song; maybe the Eagles could write the melody line. Of course, by now we are all familiar with the medical "terminator" adduced by the French docs and Palestinian spokesmen -- their deus ex machina --the Periclean cerebral hemorrhage that Arafat suffered; and, which we are to believe is why he died.
Except that the hemorrhage happened two days before his purported death and was more like the last expiring candle on a 75 year old's birthday cake than the inciting event, which remains a mystery yet.
As for Arafat's vital organ's dropping off one by one...I don't think so. Are we talking leprosy now?
So CodeBlueBlog will keep reporting, as the news squeezes out through the obdurate walls of French secrecy; because, even though I thought this subject was DEAD...as a famous YANKEE once said: "It ain't over till it's over."