Examining a terrorists medical records:
The medical records of Yasir Arafat, which have been kept secret since his unexplained death last year at a French military hospital, show that he died from a stroke that resulted from a bleeding disorder caused by an unidentified infection.
The first independent review of the records, obtained by The New York Times, suggests that poisoning was highly unlikely and dispels a rumor that he may have died of AIDS. Nonetheless, the records show that despite extensive testing, his doctors could not determine the underlying infection.
Arafat seemed frail in his final months but not, by anyone’s account, at death’s door when he suddenly fell ill last October. After more than two weeks without improvement, he was airlifted to a French hospital, where he died on Nov. 11. The cause of death was never announced and speculation has remained rife.
The records indicate that Arafat did not receive antibiotics until Oct. 27, 15 days after the onset of his illness, which was originally diagnosed as “a flu.” That was only two days before he was transferred to the Percy Army Teaching Hospital in Clamart, outside Paris, and it was probably too late to save him, according to Israeli and American experts consulted by The Times, who agreed to review the records on condition they not be named.
He is dead, and that alone is cause for celebration and hope in the region.
Like everyone else, don’t care what killed him. Just glad the son of bitch is dead.
Arafat was the first time I said “good riddance” about someone’s passing with a clear conscience.
AIDS. Thats why he went to France, they discovered the virus.