Here's to hoping he dies

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by -Cp, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. -Cp
    Offline

    -Cp Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,911
    Thanks Received:
    360
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +363
    http://breaking.tcm.ie/2004/10/26/story172964.html


    Arafat has 'more than flu'
    26/10/2004 - 19:35:21

    Fears for Yasser Arafat’s health grew today after a hospital admitted his illness was more than just flu and Israeli officials speculated he has cancer.

    The 75-year-old Palestinian leader, already suspected of suffering from Parkinson’s disease, has a large gallstone, a Palestinian hospital official said.

    He insisted the condition is not life-threatening and can be easily treated.

    But the illness forced the weakened Arafat to break his Ramadan fast and he underwent more medical tests at the urging of his doctors.

    Earlier, Palestinian officials insisted Arafat was simply recovering from a lengthy bout of the flu.

    However, Palestinian medical sources said he has been inexplicably exhausted in recent weeks.

    Teams of Egyptian and Tunisian doctors have examined him in recent days.

    Hospital sources said they took X-ray and ultrasound machines to Arafat’s compound two days ago to perform tests on his chest and stomach. The X-ray turned up clean, but the ultrasound uncovered a one centimetre long gallstone.

    Doctors recommended Arafat undergo minor surgery to remove the stone, but he has not yet responded, the source said.

    Arafat suffered from gallstones last year, and his aides denied rumours he had stomach cancer. In recent years, Arafat has developed a tremor in his lips and hands, considered a possible symptom of Parkinson’s disease.

    Doctors have urged Arafat to rest and break the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast, saying he needs liquids and must take his medication at regular intervals. For the first 11 days of Ramadan, Arafat refused, but today he broke the fast for the first time, said a confidant, Sakher Habash, who visited the Palestinian leader.

    Arafat – who has complained of stomach pain – was to undergo more tests today, including blood tests, an official close to the Palestinian leader said.

    Amos Gilad, a senior Israeli Defence Ministry official, said Israel is closely monitoring Arafat. “

    Obviously, we are very interested in the chairman, from all the angles,” he said

    Israeli intelligence officials, who are keeping Arafat under close surveillance, speculated Arafat might be suffering from cancer.

    Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, who visited Arafat at his compound in Ramallah today, said Arafat is feeling better “He needs some time to recover completely, but it’s nothing dangerous,” Qureia said.

    Arafat has not left his compound since 2002 for fear of being snatched by Israeli troops.

    Israel has agreed to allow Arafat to leave the compound to undergo tests at a Ramallah hospital. It was not clear whether Arafat would be sent for further testing outside his compound, known as the Mukataa. The compound is equipped with a small clinic.
     
  2. dmp
    Offline

    dmp Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    13,088
    Thanks Received:
    741
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +741
    Here's to hoping he finds Christ, THEN dies.

    :p:
     
  3. -Cp
    Offline

    -Cp Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,911
    Thanks Received:
    360
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +363

    Nah - just dying would be good enough... he and "ol sparky" have a date together.. .:p
     
  4. drowe
    Offline

    drowe Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    219
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    79119
    Ratings:
    +35
    Compromise: Hope he finds Christ; Dies a Horrid Miserable Death and spends then one day in Heaven and then about half of eternity in Purgatory.
     
  5. -Cp
    Offline

    -Cp Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,911
    Thanks Received:
    360
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +363
    Where's Purgatory?
     
  6. Merlin1047
    Offline

    Merlin1047 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AL
    Ratings:
    +450
    It's a suburb on the south side of Los Angeles.

    Trust me. I never lie.
     
  7. UsaPride
    Offline

    UsaPride Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,939
    Thanks Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    NC
    Ratings:
    +198
    LMAO!! Not trying to be a "post whore", but couldn't rep you again yet. LOL!
     
  8. Jimmyeatworld
    Offline

    Jimmyeatworld Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,239
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    America
    Ratings:
    +223
    First, Castro does a Ric Flair and busts his face, now Arafat is sickly. Now, if Chirac gets booted and the Presidential election goes the right way, there might be hope for the world yet.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. Trinity
    Offline

    Trinity VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,286
    Thanks Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +79
    Just heard on Fox New's he's having trouble breathing now!
     
  10. fubar
    Offline

    fubar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2004
    Messages:
    162
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +11
    Watched some of CBS news for comedic relief tonight, but it wasn't really very funny, They said a "war" of succession could follow his death, as his leiutenants vie for take-over...

    here's to hoping all the possible replacements fight really hard and mean.
     

Share This Page