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Alexander Litvinenko.

Postby Plavt » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 6:15 am

No doubt many of you will have seen the news in the UK and as always all sorts of stories and theories emerge but what do you think?

Latest news in relation to the above (22.00 GMT);


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6157707.stm

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Postby Global Citizen » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 8:50 am

I have little doubt in my mind that he was indeed poisoned by the Russians. Seems like a standard mode of operation over there. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has suffered a similar fate except that he's still alive but badly disfigured.

The KGB has a long history of attempted assassinations aimed at political figures and critics of the government.
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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:50 pm

Seems like an awful lot of hassle to go to bump somebody off. And it's now so easy to trace for the police and it traces right back to the Russians.
Wonder why ???

Would have been much easier to shoot him and make it look like a car theft crime or similar. Could have just mugged and stabbed him on the street and again make it look like everyday crime.

Why the James Bond ....spy approach???

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Postby ksl » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 1:00 pm

bigfilsing wrote:Seems like an awful lot of hassle to go to bump somebody off. And it's now so easy to trace for the police and it traces right back to the Russians.
Wonder why ???

Would have been much easier to shoot him and make it look like a car theft crime or similar. Could have just mugged and stabbed him on the street and again make it look like everyday crime.

Why the James Bond ....spy approach???
Why the James Bond ....spy approach???


Once a spy always a spy, it's in the blood, just like any other profession, but yes i agree, it was kind of unprofessional, although there can also be many motives involved, especially if someone want's to put the blame on the president, political motivation for example.


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