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(MSNBC)-WASHINGTON - FBI agents say they are assisting police in suburban Washington who are investigating the shooting of a Russian expert — a man who spoke out on "Dateline NBC" last weekend and strongly suggested that remnants of the KGB were responsible for the bizarre poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko.
The Russian expert, Paul Joyal, was shot Thursday night as he got out of his car in front of his house in Adelphi, Md. Investigators in Prince Georges County say a witness claims to have seen two men running away after the shooting. Joyal remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the midsection. Authorities have not said whether they've been able to talk to him.
On last weekend's "Dateline," he said of Litvenenko's death: "A message has been communicated to anyone who wants to speak out against the Kremlin: 'If you do, no matter who you are, where you are, we will find you and we will silence you — in the most horrible way possible.'"
In an odd twist, another person who appeared on the "Dateline" broadcast died of a heart attack last month. Reporter Daniel McGrory of the Times of London, who has written about the Litvinenko case, died Feb. 20, before the "Dateline" segment was broadcast. He was 54.
If Russia wanted this guy gone, it would have thought of something better than a gunshot in the street with "two men running away" in plain sight.
Originally posted by maloy
I believe that DC has a very high murder rate- one of the highest in the US. Also what are the chances that a politician/reporter in DC or US is anti-Putin? I'd say fairly high.
So now if any of them happen to die from unnatural causes, it is only too convenient to blame Putin.
Putin is just a common denominator,
and so far one that has no proven involvement of any sort in any of the cases.
At least find one tie to FSB or Putin,
I am sure CIA and the Brits have adequate intelligence to find ties- if there are any.
it is mostly established by independent sources that she was likely killed by the current pro-Russian Chechen leadership.
I can think of a lot of ways to eliminate someone besides obtaining and handling a highly toxic/radioactive substance with traceability.