Earlier today Russian News service Interfax earlier quoted FMBA (Russia's Federal Medical-Biological Agency) head Vladimir Uiba as saying he did not believe the report published in British Medical Journal, The Lancet over the weekend saying that Swiss radiation experts had found traces of polonium on Arafat's clothing.
"He could not have been poisoned by polonium," Uiba told the Russian news agency.Apparently he was not authorized to released the results yet as the FMBA quickly denied that Uiba had ever issued such a statement to Interfax.
"The Russian experts who conducted the investigation did not find traces of this substance."
"We have not publicized any official results of our forensic review," a spokesman for the agency told Agence France Presse by telephone, reading from an official statement.The Russian Foreign Ministry declined immediate comment, but state-run news agency RIA cited a source in the ministry as saying it was up to the Palestinian authorities to release any information about the tests.
"Neither have we publicly confirmed nor denied media reports about there being or not being polonium in Arafat's remains.
Even without the FMBA fact is The Lancet report of polonium on Arafat’s “tighty whiteys” is an elaborate hoax. Polonium has a half-life of 138 days, which means every four-and-a-half months (give or take a day or two) only half of the radioactive substance would remains. The amount suppossedly found on Arafat’s gown and boxers, eight years after his death translates to levels that would have also infected his doctors and wife during his last days. In other words the polonium was added more recently than eight years ago.
The months before he died news reports showed Arafat looking frail and sickly. The rumors at the time ranged from Colitis to Cancer. His immediate cause of death was a massive brain hemorrhage according to the French doctors. After his death the rumors were that he died of AIDS. We don't know because Suha Arafat and the Palestinian Government have suppressed the actual medical reports.
Now that they reached into the gates of hell to dig up Arafat and found there was no Polonium in his tissue we can reveal the real reason the PA exhumed his body.