jamesag96
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Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:59 am

As we all know Arafat died this week and was laid to rest today.

One of the things that I thought was interesting was the way his people were scrambling to find the money that he had socked away over the years...upwards of Billions in Swiss bank accounts that apparently only he and his wife knew how to tap into.

Few questions:

How did he exactly come about obtaining these funds? Why was this money sitting in a personal account rather than assisting the Palestinian People as I would assume it was intended to do? Why was his wife receiving so much money per year as a stipend, and why will she continue to receive 22 Million dollars a year in the wake of Yasser's death? Why aren't the Palestinians who all but live in squallor more upset about this? Why isn't the Arab world more upset about this?

Seems dishonest to me.

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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:03 am

Why aren't the Palestinians who all but live in squallor more upset about this? Why isn't the Arab world more upset about this?
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Israel forced him to keep the money for himself, or America wouldn't allow the money to go the Palestinian people.

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jamesag96
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:10 am

Artsy is alive...he's alive. Hit me an email when you have a minute.

"America wouldn't allow the money to go the Palestinian people."

Well from I have read the money did find a way to some Palestinian people...family members of Homicide bombers.



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jaysit
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:13 am

A lot of the money came from wealthy Arab donors, money that was apparently dedicated to Arafat's organization, the PLO, rather than the State of Palestine. An analogy would be political donations given to the DNC or the GOP, but not to the USA.

In any case, Arafat was more interested in keeping the PLO financially viable than doing anything tangible for his people (schools, hospitals, etc.).

A lot of Arafat's money supply dried up after he supported Saddam's 1991 foray into Iraq, although I'm sure his goons were running around the Arab world asking for money. There is a lot of money in the Gulf, and I'm sure many gave him money so he could go away and stop being a nuisance in their own backyard.
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:16 am

Israel forced him to keep the money for himself, or America wouldn't allow the money to go the Palestinian people.

You're kidding right? First post and your blaming Israel. God I hope you're kidding, please...
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:40 am

upwards of Billions in Swiss bank accounts that apparently only he and his wife knew how to tap into.

Source?

How did he exactly come about obtaining these funds? Why was this money sitting in a personal account rather than assisting the Palestinian People as I would assume it was intended to do?

Same question I was asking myself about the rest of his money.

was his wife receiving so much money per year as a stipend, and why will she continue to receive 22 Million dollars a year in the wake of Yasser's death?

His wife is probably the most hated Palestinian woman ever - she is hunting for nothing but his money, and any sympathy for her in the Arab world dissapeared after all the bullshit she said after her husbands death.

Why aren't the Palestinians who all but live in squallor more upset about this? Why isn't the Arab world more upset about this?

I think theres more to it than him taking money and hiding it, but I will ask my dad, he would know more than me. If it was that simple, he would definatley be hated.

Jamesag96,
Well from I have read the money did find a way to some Palestinian people...family members of Homicide bombers.

Propoganda bullshit. The potentials were being arrested by his security forces anyway.

Jaysit,
In any case, Arafat was more interested in keeping the PLO financially viable than doing anything tangible for his people (schools, hospitals, etc.).

In the few years between the first and second intifada the money was used for good uses, the cities were improved, but obviously they could not do much due to the occupation.
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jamesag96
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:29 am

Just did some Googling for Arafat and Swiss Accounts...several come up but here is one:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1393668,00.html

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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:39 am

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt!!!

Arafat and his wife socked away a billion dollars (FOX,CNN, NBC).

She get's 22 mil a year, who the F*&ck is she anyway, to live in Paris?

Won't have her child in Gaza, because the conditions are too primative. Well, maybe if they used some of that money to build an hospital or two, or maybe educate "their" people, we could move on.

But, nooooo. Let me guess, shoping sprees in New York and London!!!


What a load of BS.

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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:43 am

Typical of Arab leaders.... squandor (sp?) the population of their money so they can go shopping in New York and London. Of course, when the shit hits the fan, its the evil imperialist pigs known as Americans.  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:45 am

Hey, thats bumping uglies with good ol' Yassir gets you.

Not too shabby for a night's work !
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jaysit
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:45 am

Hey, thats what bumping uglies with good ol' Yassir gets you.

Not too shabby for a night's work !
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:59 am

"Hey, thats what bumping uglies with good ol' Yassir gets you.
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That would require a LOT of Febreeze and Purell, just to make the experience semi-foul. Then you'd have to autoclave yourself after the fact...
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:34 am

There is an EU investigation going on against the Arafat clan due to EU development aid money sent to the Palaestinian authority that disappeared.
Since Arafat was ruling the Palaestine authority as a authoritarian leader and kept a lot of secrecy, apparently he managed to keep personal control over the PLO and Palaestinian funds and used them to buy followers as well as to enrich himself. Acc. to German radio news I listened to about a year ago, at least ten percent of the money sent to the Palaestinians went directly into his own pockets.

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jaysit
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:38 am

"at least ten percent of the money sent to the Palaestinians went directly into his own pockets."

Thats all?
He must have been slipping.
Or else he flunked Robbing 101 at the "Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos School for Third World Dictators."
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jamesag96
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:58 am

And yet thousands flocked to honor him and he was held in such high regard by so many governments.

Sad really.
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:59 am

reports that I heard suggested that all his personal money was in the name of the palestinian people and the his wife wanted to get her hands on it. Personally since she hasn't been anywhere near palestine she shouldnt be entitled to any of it.
 
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RE: Arafat And His Wife...just So I Am Clear.

Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:38 am

I'm happy Arafat is dead. He ones said: "I invented the hijacking of airliners"
European taxpayers money have supported Palestinian corruption and terrorism.
Arafat=Terrorism and Corruption.

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