Roger L. Simon

Mr. Arafat, he dead?

Well, Israeli TV is reporting him as ‘brain dead’ according to an electroencephologram. This AP report calls it an ‘irreversible coma’ and Haaretz Flash News has SKy News calling his condition ‘complex,’ probably a euphemism for ‘brain dead’ and ‘irreversible coma’.

What next? The following events are certainly underway: 1. The succession fight. 2. The money fight (who gets the stolen aid millions or is it billions?) and 3. the battle royal over where he will be buried. The Israelis have already drawn the line at the Temple Mount.