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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 09:35 AM
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Radioactive thallium linked to 'Sushi spy'
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 09:35 AM by seemslikeadream
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=...

Former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with "radioactive thallium", the toxicologist treating him disclosed today.

John Henry said the damage to Mr Litvinenko's bone marrow and his blood cells suggested a radioactive element to the poisoning.

Speaking outside University College Hospital in London, where the former security agent is receiving treatment in intensive care, Professor Henry said it was possible that "radioactive thallium" had been used.

"The thallium is the least of it - the radioactivity seems more important," he said. "He may need a bone marrow transplant to get him better."



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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 09:38 AM
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1. My God He Looks 70!
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 09:41 AM by Binka
I understand he has a 50% chance of making in through the next four weeks.

on edit: I hope he has the finest body guards money can buy because somebody at the very top wants him dead.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 09:56 AM
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2. Nora O'Donnel says this is an AMAZING story!
who knew?

:shrug:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:05 AM
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3. I wonder if Nora will report this other story Litvinenko wrote?
http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:vA38XOLDXnYJ:www.ch... ;ct=clnk&cd=2/

By Alexander Litvinenko

A few days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin walked from the Big Kremlin Palace to his Residence. At one of the Kremlin squares, the president stopped to chat with the tourists. Among them was a boy aged 4 or 5.

'What is your name?' Putin asked.

'Nikita,' the boy replied.

Putin kneed, lifted the boy's T-shirt and kissed his stomach.

The world public is shocked. Nobody can understand why the Russian president did such a strange thing as kissing the stomach of an unfamiliar small boy.

The explanation may be found if we look carefully at the so-called "blank spots" in Putin's biography.

After graduating from the Andropov Institute, which prepares officers for the KGB intelligence service, Putin was not accepted into the foreign intelligence. Instead, he was sent to a junior position in KGB Leningrad Directorate. This was a very unusual twist for a career of an Andropov Institute's graduate with fluent German. Why did that happen with Putin?
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:09 AM
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5. Pedophilia?
I wonder if Vladimir P. hangs out with Foley & Co.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:13 AM
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6. Whoa! The evidence pointing to a motive for Putin to poison
that reporter is, shall we say, mounting.

Don't forget that other guy, too--remember the candidate in Ukraine, the one who went up against Putin's chosen candidate? That guy was poisoned, too.

It makes me wonder how Junior feels when he sits down to dinner with Putin. Um... DOES Junior ever actually eat dinner with Putin? If so, I bet he's scared shitless the whole time.

Not that I'm suggesting that, IF Putin had anything to do with these poisonings, that he would've personally done it. No, no, no.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:25 AM
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7. I'm hoping Junior will look into Putie's eyes and
eat a big helping of whatever he is serving, have some seconds, and wash it down with KoolAid.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:40 AM
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9. Yes.... AFTER Pooty-poot, er, molests him or something...
seems to me that if Pooty-poot likes children, Junior would be his ideal companion! I mean, the bonus is, he's actually of legal age--he just ACTS like a child.

"I'm George W. Bush. I'm not a real child, but I play one on TV."
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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:05 AM
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4. Oh dear
All these journos trained in Cold War times and feeling the new James Bond has made them relevant again trying to revive the world they feel comfortable in.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:39 AM
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8. You notice that too...
The other interesting thing about this type of so-called journalism, is that the most extreme speculation without even basic proof is touted as the likely scenario, whereas when this same type of 'journalism' is comfortably at home reporting on domestic hi-jinx...everything is a conspiracy and the benefit of a doubt goes overwhelmingly to the same elites who deny even the most basic appearance of corruption.

Can you imagine these type of stories being written about the killing of David Kelly? or even Pat Tillman? or 9/11? It really undermines the MSM even more when they don't even try to look consistent anymore...

Former spies usually have a lot of enemies...
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