Arafat: It ain't the flu
PA security forces are on high alert. You don't mobilize thousands of armed men over the flu.
Also, "Arafat's wife, Suha, who has been living in Paris for the past four years, is expected to arrive in Ramallah on Thursday." She would not leave her plush and expensive Parisian apartment to tend to her "husband" just because he had the flu.
The man is dying. It's only a matter of time now. The question is how long will it take? And will they tell us when he is dead? Remember that Brezhnev was dead for a considerable time before the Soviet functionaries let the public know. They even wheeled out the corpse for a few public appearances on the Kremlin balcony until the succession.
Update: Debkafile says that crowds are gathering in front of the Ramallah compound. An anonymous PA minister told the Jerusalem Post, "President Arafat is dying." A source from Fatah claims he is in a coma.