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Old 11-09-2004, 10:14 AM   #46
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Arafat Dead, Say Palestinian Sources Amid Confusion

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But a spokesman for French medical services insisted Arafat was still alive, saying: "Mr. Arafat is not dead."
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:19 AM   #47
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I heard he only has hours to live
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:26 AM   #48
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What is the France bashing? He is in a hospital run by the French government. All I stated was that the French government would have no reason to keep his death a secret. How is that France bashing???????

If anything, France stepped up with a humanitarian gesture towards a person many would like to see dead.
Sorry I thought you were being sarcastic.

Speaking of sarcastic, Arafat has risen from the dead more than Jesus. Get it over with already.
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Well, if the guy isn't already dead he will be soon. The Palestinians need progressive leadership. This "suicide bomber" mentality of theirs has got to go. It's incredibly reactionary and counterproductive. That about describes too much of the leadership of that part of the world, unfortunately. They're living under the illusion of a golden age that never existed. The seventh century era of the "pure Islam" of the Wahhabists was no golden age. Until they can break that illusion, they're fd.
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CNN's site is reporting that Arafat is having a brain hemorrhage. This apparently started last night, French time. The site doesn't say anything about him being dead.
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This Arafat is dead, not dead, in a coma, dead, not dead, thing is eerily reminiscent of the circumstances surrounding Franco's death which resulted in the hilarious SNL skit where Chevy Chase, doing the news, for months would say, "This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."
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Maybe they should have a color code system like the Office of Homeland Security for Arafat's eventual death (or life or whatever he's going through).... Seriously, I think he was supposed to be dead like a week ago right?
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I'm not going to believe that he's dead unless I get a "breaking news" report from CNN by e-mail. Until then I'll just consider it a rumor. It does look like he isn't long for this world.
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I think he's been dead for days, and they just don't want to say yet in fear of an uprising or a power struggle that might set off violence. That would explain the conflicting reports. This could be their way of testing what the response is going to be before they make it official.

On the same note as the SNL 'still dead' jokes, anybody remember Monty Python's "The Rutles: All You Need is Cash"? they said if you play a certain song backwards it says "Stig has been dead for ages, honestly" (of course a parody of The Beatles and the McCartney death clues)
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This Arafat is dead, not dead, in a coma, dead, not dead, thing is eerily reminiscent of the circumstances surrounding Franco's death which resulted in the hilarious SNL skit where Chevy Chase, doing the news, for months would say, "This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."




too bad the younger members of the board won't remember those skits.
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too bad the younger members of the board won't remember those skits.
I was counting on you and deep to validate my humor.
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Once Arafat is dead, should they bury him or pack his body with C-4?
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too bad the younger members of the board won't remember those skits.
Hey, I don't even remember Chevy Chase (or at least, I try not to remember Chevy Chase)!
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