The widow of the terrorist and so-called Palestinian leader, the late Yasser Arafat, wants his body exhumed. Arafat died in 2004. The cause of death was inconclusive but now there are reports plutonium was found on some of the last clothes he wore. There has even been speculation he died of AIDS.
When Arafat died, the conspiracy types blamed Israel and the Jews, as they do for everything but earthquakes. You can bet that whatever is discovered, or even if nothing is discovered, the Palestinian-Arab-Muslim side will claim it was all a Jewish conspiracy.
The real conspiracy is the one by Arafat and his minions that led to the deaths of thousands of Israelis, including schoolchildren, over the years. Arafat had more than blood on his hands. He was drowning in blood. He and his defenders always said they were fighting a liberation movement from Jews occupying Palestinian land.
Other terrorists have replaced Arafat, but raising his body from the grave won't bring him back. He's dead and in a place where he belongs.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: July 9, 2012