posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 06:35 PM
Cyanide is a pretty bloody nasty chemical, but as a poison, it is perhaps not the most effective way of killing someone covertly. For a start, the
physical traces left on a body are now well documented, and any comprehensive examination of the body, the blood, the organs, will show a sign of it.
Particular amongst the simple tests, is a strong smell when the viscera is bisected at autopsy.
Of course there are more in depth methods of testing for the chemical. One of the things that prevents it being used as a murder weapon more often is
that in most places, it is a pretty carefully restricted compound, so only those who work around such chemicals are able to aquire it with ease.
If this was a politically motivated killing, then it is very odd that the perpetrator was even named, let alone arrested. I cannot see how this could
be a deeply routed assasination. The circumstances say to me, that if it were, it would have been a slicker job, would have involved a much better
chemical, one that does not have any obvious pathological markers for the pathologists to find. Such things exist, and I have no doubt that the
political establishment of China has access to these, not to mention to people who are expert in their use in sensitive situations.
I think this was a personal killing, though Christ alone knows why or what connection the murderer had to the deceased.