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RIP Ariel Sharon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    CNN is reporting the former Israeli PM is dead -- after EIGHT YEARS in a coma.

    Was this common knowledge? I had no idea.


    (CNN) -- Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader in Israel was marked with victories and controversies, died Saturday after eight years in a coma, Israeli Army Radio reported. Sharon was 85.
    Sharon died at Sheba Medical Center in the Tel Aviv suburb of Tel Hashomer.
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's a long time to be in a coma.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    You're "RIP"-ing Ariel Sharon, but think Bob Grant was a piece of shit? Interesting.

    A lot more people are hating on Sharon, and they're the same people that would have hated Bob Grant.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Myths, realities, etc.

  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Will be remembered as a ruthless iconoclast who eventually shifted gears and vacated Gaza.
  6. Paynendearse

    Paynendearse Member

    Anyone know why Biden went to the funeral and not the Commander in Chief? It sure seems that when he has a chance to show favor to the country, he fumbles it. Or is Biden jewish?
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Clip they showed on the news of Biden speaking at the funeral showed him wearing a skullcap, so that would lead me to believe that he is.
  8. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Biden's Catholic
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Headgear is worn out of respect, regardless of membership in the faith.
    Fart's been to enough ethnic weddings by now to know.
  10. printit

    printit Member

    VP's routinely go to funerals. Sitting President goes to funeral equals about a million times more security then they otherwise need, and no one really wants to deal with that at a funeral.
  11. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I honestly didn't know.
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