Arafat to be exhumed on Tuesday over poisoning claim The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is to be exhumed on Tuesday, Palestinian officials say. (11-24-12) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20475737 Select quotes: Here we go again. People here probably don't know this but, a few years ago the "Gipper", the real one, was dug up, to verify claims of kinship from a woman (none found). He's buried nearby, and it caused a ruckus up here...most of us don't like that chit, no matter the person, as we tend to believe in letting the dead rest. And old age, of course. He was 75 at the time of his death...not ancient, but old enough that even minor health issues can become life-threatening...and his health issues were anything but 'minor'. Sheesh! What a hell-of-a Pandora's Box that (atomic discoveries) turned out to be...a nasty way to die too. Where was Putin back then? Just sayin'... Russia, huh...Ironic lol ...I can see them now: "Yes, we can trace the signature by it's unique properties to the facility that created it. (and, after concluding it's one of their's)..."We cannot find any link to any of our facilities. Leave. Now." Unusual circumstances. It's not typically allowed under Islamic Law. As I said earlier, we protested like crazy up here against such disturbances when "The Gipper" was set to be exhumed...which were understood, but overruled. Makes sense, right? They had the motive, opportunity, and most importantly: will, to do such a thing. Very Putin-esque though. Very cruel. A bullet? Yes. A bomb? Sure. Polonium-220 poisoning? Really?, you wanna go there? You don't understand the ramifications? If true, the Palestinians have every reason, and right, to respond in kind. Idiotic in the extreme, if true. "...an unknown infection." Yeah, radiation poisoning can do that, and easily. Again, and as a sufferer of chronic infections myself, very very cruel. BS. These "experts" Israeli, or sympathetic to Israeli causes, perchance? That would be one place to add it, but hardly the only one. It's essentially undetectable (who checks EVERYTHING they own/eat for excessive radiation?) and, after such a long period of time, even more so. The case in England (a former Russian spy was murdered) was traced using every possible tool at the authorities disposal, and was only successful because of the promptness and thoroughness of their search. These types of elements typically break down in stages, becoming less harmful (and I believe more difficult to trace as a result), some parts after a few minutes, some after a few weeks, some after a few years, etc., and the time to successfully search is usually the first few weeks to few months. In any case, use of radioactive elements... (forgive my misspeak if incorrect on the correct terms, as I'm just a dude in the country with limited knowledge on it, and I don't give a @#$% what the correct terms are enough to seek them out) ...the use of such things is beyond reasonable, as the consequences of it (similar retaliatory usage) are extremely serious. IMO, of course.