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Old 11-10-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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Arafat Dead

What happens now? It's anybody's guess...
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Oh good, he finally kicked the bucket. Hopefully now something can be done in the way of peace in Israel.

CNN has this big sappy tribute to him...

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I am sickened at that Hallmark style tribute to a mass murdering terrorist.

As I said before, the terrorist is dead so lets drink.

P.S. there is a diference between celebrating when innocent people are murdered and when murderers die.
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I am sickened at that Hallmark style tribute to a mass murdering terrorist.

As I said before, the terrorist is dead so lets drink.

P.S. there is a diference between celebrating when innocent people are murdered and when murderers die.
Harsh but true. I too raise my glass.
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Have any actual names come up when mentioning his replacement? I have been out of it for a while so forgive me if I missed something.
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Apparently Qureia is next in line to take over.

CNN says he will be interim leader for at most the next 60 days, and an election must take place within those 60 days.
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Oh good, he finally kicked the bucket. Hopefully now something can be done in the way of peace in Israel.

...unfortunately, i fear, not until Sharon has passed on either. His history is very bloody, violent and intransigent. And some of the Hamas membership, or more violent elements in Palestine make Arafat look like Mother Teresa.
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Well you see that is the point, Ariel Sharon is a democratically elected leader, he does not have to die for there to be a change in leadership. When there is a more agreeable PLO Arab leadership then the old war horse will be put out to pasture.

Dictator / Democratic Leader
Yasser Arafat / Ariel Sharon

With Hamas working to erradicating the PLO etc. it will save a lot of money on missles.

Muhammad Abd al-Rahman ar-Rauf al-Qudwah al-Husayni is following in the footsteps of former Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husayni (picture below), I am sure that if there is an afterlife they are in the same place.



A little bit more
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Regardless of your opinions of Arafat, don't you find it just a little bit tacky to be celebrating his death? For all his faults (and I know he had many) he was able to unite the Palestinian people and did fight hard for their survival. I say, let them have their moment of grief without trivializing and demonizing the man.
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Your right the man had a dream, a dream of a Palestinian state from the Medditeranian to Jordan, a state where Christian and Muslim could live in peace and harmony, a single Arab state where the Jews were removed from the equation - I for one am glad that that he never saw it and I hope that I don't have too,

Arafat is Dead, Am Yisrael Chai
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Regardless of your opinions of Arafat, don't you find it just a little bit tacky to be celebrating his death? For all his faults (and I know he had many) he was able to unite the Palestinian people and did fight hard for their survival. I say, let them have their moment of grief without trivializing and demonizing the man.
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I don't really celebrate anyone' s death either. Yasser Arafat was a deeply flawed man, with ideas too old-fashioned to be constructive. But there's nothing to "celebrate" in my book.
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There's nothing here anywhere near as bad as people said about Reagan when he died
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I agree with sula. Regardless of what you think about Arafat's beliefs and actions, celebrating someone's death is distasteful and unnecessary.
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