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March 19, 2008
In terms of a public relations tactic, it resulted in a brilliant success by putting the blame on Russian stonewalling for the failure to solve the mystery. What it obscured is the elephant-in-the-room that haunts the case: the fact that a crucial component for building an early-stage nuke was smuggled into London in 2006. Was it brought in merely as a murder weapon or as part of a transaction on the international arms market?
The stakes are too high here to leave unresolved the mystery of the smuggled Polonium-210.
What brought about the death of Russia's former security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko in London in 2006? Was he really poisoned with radioactive polonium-210? American journalist Edward Jay Epstein is hunting for the truth and reveals his sensational findings in an exclusive interview to RT.
Originally posted By Bhadhidar.
By far the most worrisome bit of information I was able to gleen regarding Po-210 is that, due to its facility as a strong neutron source, Polonium-210 can be used as a trigger For Nuclear Weapons!
Here's my take on the matter:
Suppose you belonged to an organization that was assembling a nuclear device in an "enemy" country...
The US citizen Emanuel Zeltser, an attorney who was jailed in Minsk, was transported from the capital city to Mogilev colony No 15 and was immediately hospitalized, online paper Khartiya’97 reports.
His lawyers call Zeltser’s arrest in March by the Belarus KGB on a commercial espionage charge politically motivated, the Associated Press marks. Zeltser was sentenced to three years in prison in August and lost an appeal.
November 17, 2008
Based on his poor state of health, we continue to call upon the Belarusian authorities to release Mr. Zeltser on humanitarian grounds. The U.S. Embassy in Minsk and the Department of State will continue to provide full consular services to Emanuel Zeltser as long as he remains imprisoned in Belarus
Andrey Lugovoy, suspected by Scotland Yard of murdering former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, gives his version of the mysterious Polonium 210 poisoning in an exclusive interview with RT.