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Originally posted by skitzspiricy
There is a barrier/wall between the traffic and the incident, that's possible why most didn't notice at first. It was also said that the attacker beat the victim before flopping and dragging him around and under the bridge further. It's quite possible that he knocked him out cold, before the more gruesome attack took place.
Also, deranged and psychotic people can move just as methodically and controlled as a sane person can. It's their minds that arn't working right not their bodies.
Originally posted by JustJoe
the video is pieced together from a series of clips taken during the entire attack...which went on for over 20 minutes...I do not think the video you all are using is a continuous take of the attack...
Agents of the Bulgarian secret police, Darzhavna Sigurnost (Bulgarian: Държавна сигурност, abbreviated ДС), assisted by the KGB, had previously made two failed attempts to kill Markov before a third attempt succeeded. On September 7th, 1978 (the birthday of Todor Zhivkov), Markov walked across Waterloo Bridge spanning the River Thames, and waited at a bus stop to take a bus to his job at the BBC. He felt a slight sharp pain, as a bug bite or sting, on the back of his right thigh. He looked behind him and saw a man picking up an umbrella off the ground. The man hurriedly crossed to the other side of the street and got in a taxi which then drove away. The event is recalled as the "Umbrella Murder" with the assassin claimed to be Francesco Gullino, codenamed "Piccadilly".
When he arrived at work at the BBC World Service offices he noticed a small red pimple had formed at the site of the sting he'd felt earlier and the pain had not lessened or stopped. He told at least one of his colleagues at the BBC about this incident. That evening he developed a fever and was admitted to a hospital where he died three days later, on September 11th, 1978, at the age of 49. The cause of death was poisoning from a ricin-filled pellet.
Wiki - Georgi Markov
One Of The Most Infamous Murder Weapons In History
Georgi Markov told colleagues he remembered someone pricking him in the leg, while waiting at the bus stop on the Waterloo Bridge, to work that day. When he turned to see who it was. He said he noticed a stranger picking up an umbrella from the ground. That was the beginning of the legend of the "Bulgarian umbrella." The unlikely tool of death that was used as a murder weapon. The story of Georgi Markov's assassination spread throughout Europe.
It is widely believed that the assassin used the umbrella's tip to inject the ricin pellet into Markov's body. Some believe that the assassin used the umbrella not as weapon, but as a distraction, and the real weapon was a pen-like injection device. Yet, still there are those who would tell you that this whole Markov murder, was a bit of Cold War propaganda produced to put Communism in a negative light. Anyway you look at it....Georgi Markov's voice was silenced.
Originally posted by blackmetalmist
I re-read the article again and the girlfriend said something that caught my attention. She said
"I dont know what they injected him with"
Is it possible that she knows something more that she is saying ? Perhaps he was being subjected to some kind of experiment and it went all wrong !
Originally posted by MentorsRiddle
"Personally I fiddle with the idea that this was a controlled experiment by "someone" to see a reaction."" [/quote
MentorsRiddle, I tend to think the same way you do about it, although no one will probably ever find any real "proof". I have always wondered if some of the major crimes we see today may have also been fostered by something mysterious (perhaps mind control?). I have read many news stories where family and friends say the person who committed the crime seemed fine and acted normal in the days and hours up to the crime, and that they couldn't understand how something like that could have even happened - as if the bizarre behavior came out of nowhere.
I think that people who live on the streets or are alone alot would be an easy target for experimenting, if that's what is happening.
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by uSNUUZuLUUz
Weed does give you the munchies......
I prefer potato chips though, but who knows about some?
Reports of cannibalism were also recorded during the First Crusade, as Crusaders were alleged to have fed on the bodies of their dead opponents following the Siege of Ma'arrat al-Numan. Amin Maalouf also alleges further cannibalism incidents on the march to Jerusalem, and to the efforts made to delete mention of these from western history. During Europe's Great Famine of 1315–1317 there were many reports of cannibalism among the starving populations. In North Africa, as in Europe, there are references to cannibalism as a last resort in times of famine.