Yes Sir...Yasser Arafat may be dead!

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    This on Shawn Hannithy....

    One of the biggest stumbling blocks to any progress in the Mid East peace process, Yasser Arafat may have died or is close to death.
     
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    Really I haven't heard anything of the sort, where's your source.
     
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    Well he's not dead, he might even be feeling better. I don't quite understand why he's all that important. Has he really made any progress? I mean he's signed alot of treaty's and such but they didn't seem to do much. Hope he recovers, but if not I don't see it as a loss to the peace effort.
     
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    I saw where Chirac was sending a helicopter to pick the bastard up and take him to France for medical attention. What a nice guy. :alco:
     
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    Arafat is one of the last of the Arab securalists from the Nasser era. He, and his colleagues (most of whom have died, already) believed in a Pan Arabic state or region and sought to bring the Arabs back to power in the region through a "coalition" of nationalism.

    Arafat's goals were pre-empted by the Islamists who sought a religiosity based form of government, that was counter to the secularists goals. He represented and idea, but did not leave a legacy of true believers who will take up the aims he pursued. The Palestinians can thank Arafat for bringing their issues to the table, but they were hijacked by the likes of Hamas, and Arafats organization never brought together any decisive governemtal form that could live beyond his years on earth.

    The passing of Arafat is the end of an era, and now that he is going to be out of the picture, the calming effect he had over Hamas will certainly give way to his real legacy which will be civil unrest, in my opinion.
     
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    Even with this news i cant rejoice that such an evil man might be dead. just feel pity that he could have had a more positive influence in life and maybe accomplished something and turned his life into a waste of air.
     
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    Yes if I agree avatar he has a daughter and wife who probly won't miss him anymore then they do now, but still to wish death on anyone whos hasn''t done you wrong is just that wrong.
     
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    bring out your dead.................


    but i am not dead yet...................


    i am feeling better..................


    :firing:
     
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    Brit Hume said the photo op of him today looked like "Weekend at Bernie's"
     

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