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addie
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posted 27 October 2004 07:42 PM      Profile for addie        Edit/Delete Post
i just heard on the BBC that Arafat is "seriously" ill. They said that Israel will allow him to travel and that Jordanian doctors are seeing him now.

my question is who leads the Palestinians if Arafat died?

what happens next?


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 27 October 2004 10:01 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by addie:
i just heard on the BBC that Arafat is "seriously" ill. They said that Israel will allow him to travel and that Jordanian doctors are seeing him now.

my question is who leads the Palestinians if Arafat died?

what happens next?


One of his geriatric friends will take over and the corruption and mismanagement will continue.
I wish Mustafa Barghouti could have a shot at running the country.


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B.L. Zeebub LLD
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posted 27 October 2004 10:07 PM      Profile for B.L. Zeebub LLD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by CMOT Dibbler:

One of his geriatric friends will take over and the corruption and mismanagement will continue.
I wish Mustafa Barghouti could have a shot at running the country.


Sharon and his pals wouldn't let that happen. Heaven forbid a secular voice reappear on the scene in a big way. Not after they've spent so much time and energy deliberately stirring up the Hamas/Islamic Jihad hornets nest for the cameras.


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Cueball
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posted 28 October 2004 03:00 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Precisely, they would pick one of the Hamas guys, call him leader and then stick him in the late Arafat's Ramallah prison. Then they would go on and on about "no partner for peace, no partner for peace, no partner for peace."
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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 28 October 2004 12:37 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Who is likely to succeed Arafat? Who is his second in comand?
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kablunnanajuk
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posted 29 October 2004 12:27 PM      Profile for kablunnanajuk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Mahmoud Abbas, the former PM, is considered to be the most likely successor, I believe. He resigned that office when Arafat refused to give him any real power.
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Red Roughnsore
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posted 30 October 2004 04:34 AM      Profile for Red Roughnsore     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What's next? A long, nasty, protracted and drawn out blood bath among those who aspire to Arafat-head's mantle of power. Since Yasser-I-don't-mean-maybe doesn't exactly adhere to a democratic ideology, the chain-of-command is a tenuous one at best. His distrust of all who surround him, a common trait among despots and psychopaths, has led Ol' Side Arm Sam to avoid naming a successor to the PLA. Such incompetance/paranoia can only lead to a long, sloppy Corleone-Sollozo-Barzini type of feud. Of course, the Israelis will sit back and let the herd cull itself...before finishing off the job.

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Dondan
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posted 03 November 2004 12:34 PM      Profile for Dondan     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Red Roughnsore well pictures the chaos that will be more harshed and bloody than it is today. Hammas leaders will fight the Fatah/aL Aqsa and they will battle the Islamic Jihad...and so on. And all of them will fight Israel. I think that there is no immidiate solution for the problem, even not of third party intevension.
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Cueball
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posted 12 November 2004 04:51 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
They aren't all crzazed Barabarians you know. The reaction may be more focussed on Israel, not each other. That said I think Fatah will lose control of Gaza entirely.

Marawan Barghouti, calls for continued Intifada.


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