Ariel Sharon has died after a years-long period of being in a coma.
I have noticed that in speaking of him, world leaders have taken care to limit the praise to such things as "loved his country" and "a leader of his people" while avoiding placing him outside of Israel in the company of any recognized world leaders such as those who are speaking of him. They don't want his company, not surprisingly, since his record is one of destruction and suffering for many. History indicts him and only the sway of powerful money brings even the faint praise he has received.
The best obituary comes from Max Blumenthal, author of the fact-filled book, Goliath. Please read it for the truth about Ariel Sharon.