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Ex-KGB agent is poisioned in Britain by thallium.

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posted on Nov, 19 2006 @ 04:25 PM
Whats going on here i heard about all the recent assassinations.

Mr Litvinenko had been investigating the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a harsh critic of Mr Putin and Russian policy in Chechnya, who was killed in Moscow last month.

I've never heard of this posion.

"It is tasteless, colourless, odourless. It takes about a gram - you know, a large pinch of salt like in your food - to kill you."

Very cold war style?

Apparently not that easy to get hold of?

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who also lives in Britain, said thallium was a "special" poison, that "you couldn't just get over the counter".

"You could say it is only available to secret services," he said.

There has been no comment from the Kremlin and the Russian media is reportedly keeping quiet on the incident.

Maybe what he implied got the better of him?

In a book, Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, Mr Litvinenko alleged that agents from KGB successor FSB co-ordinated the 1999 apartment block bombings in Russia that killed more than 300 people.

Russian officials blamed the explosions on Chechen separatists and in that year the Kremlin launched a new military offensive on Chechnya.

Not a good chance he will live.

Mr Litvinenko's friend Alex Goldfarb, who has been visiting him in hospital, said doctors told him he had a 50/50 chance of surviving the next three or four weeks.


[edit on 19-11-2006 by Denied]

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 12:07 PM
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