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Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London
The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/06 | Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter and James Glover

Posted on 11/18/2006 5:20:28 PM PST by bruinbirdman

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To: AmeriBrit
I dunno....cause the Clinton's "friends" just kill themselves...by jumping off buildings, crashing their planes, wrecking their cars, eating their guns, having strokes & heart attacks etc..etc.....

Funny thing is their cat's kill themselves...too so it's probably something in the H20.

Not really the same....

51 posted on 11/19/2006 7:34:48 AM PST by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: AdmSmith

No.
This is the first time I see anything about this.


52 posted on 11/19/2006 7:40:54 AM PST by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: SevenofNine
>Does Vlady look like young David McCallum back in da day<

My thoughts exactly. They could be brothers.

53 posted on 11/19/2006 7:40:56 AM PST by Darnright
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To: lizol

Maybe it is worth some recycled electrons for the ping list?


54 posted on 11/19/2006 10:19:36 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: lizol; Dog; struwwelpeter; Coop
Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian security agent fighting for his life in a UK hospital after allegedly being poisoned, has been a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin since before he became president in 2000.

Mr Litvinenko is thought to have been close to journalist Anna Politkovskaya, another opponent of the Kremlin who was shot dead last month, and said recently he was investigating her murder.

It was after being handed documents apparently relating to the case that he was taken ill more than two weeks ago.

But he is perhaps best known for a book in which he alleges that agents co-ordinated the 1999 apartment block bombings in Russia that killed more than 300 people.

He now appears to have fallen victim to the kind of plots which he wrote about.

Arrest

Mr Litvinenko, 43, first became a security agent under the Soviet-era KGB, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in its later incarnations.

He is reported to have fallen out with Vladimir Putin, then head of the security service, in the late 1990s, after failing in attempts to crack down on corruption within the organisation.

In 1998, he first came to prominence by exposing an alleged plot to assassinate the then powerful tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who himself now lives in self-imposed exile in the UK.

He was subsequently arrested on charges of abusing his office and spent nine months in a remand centre before being acquitted.

In 1999 he wrote Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, in which he accused the current Russian security service, the FSB, of carrying out several apartment house bombings in 1999 that killed more than 300 people.

The attacks, which Moscow blamed on Chechen rebels, helped swing public opinion behind Russia's second war in the breakaway republic.


Petrol bombs

Complaining of persecution, in 2000 Mr Litvinenko fled to the UK where he sought, and was granted, asylum.

But after settling in an unnamed London suburb, the former spy continued to behave as if on the run, constantly changing his contact details.

The Times newspaper reported that over the summer someone tried to push a pram loaded with petrol bombs at his front door.

Appearing alongside high-profile opponents of President Putin, he has continued to make allegations about his former bosses.

Perhaps most notably, he alleged that al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri was trained by the FSB in Dagestan in the years before 9/11.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6163502.stm
55 posted on 11/19/2006 10:23:11 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: bruinbirdman

Clinton's reign was marked by similar occurances. There used to be a list on the net with names of dozens of people who were opposed to the Clinton policies and who committed "suicide." If I remember correctly, one even cut his own head off and placed it in a separate garbage container than the one he left his body in.
We certainly live in interesting times.


56 posted on 11/19/2006 10:33:33 AM PST by oldfart (The most dangerous man is the one who has nothing left to lose.)
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To: quesney; Brad's Gramma; OriginalChristian; Huber; Think free or die; 4Freedom; norton; ...
Eastern European ping list


FRmail me to be added or removed from this Eastern European ping list

57 posted on 11/19/2006 1:15:41 PM PST by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol; Lukasz; strategofr; GSlob; spanalot; Thunder90; Tailgunner Joe; propertius; REactor; ...
Russia/Soviet/Coldwar2 PING!!!

to be added or removed from this list, please FReepmail me!!!

58 posted on 11/19/2006 2:19:29 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: mutley; Enterprise

Phooey. I do my best work with a stogie and a big beer. Have to post with one hand, though, makes for plenty typosofw^f4f492fj#&^00.........


59 posted on 11/19/2006 3:13:17 PM PST by MelonFarmerJ (Proudly voting Republican/conservative in every election since 1964)
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To: MelonFarmerJ

LOL - Nothing like a cigar and a beer to sharpen up the intellect.


60 posted on 11/19/2006 3:55:14 PM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Number 15

(Fifteenth journalist killed during Putin's term in office...)


61 posted on 11/19/2006 4:56:03 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: bruinbirdman

I had no idea that people were still defecting from Russia. Thought that ended when the Berlin Wall came down.


62 posted on 11/19/2006 6:49:04 PM PST by Ciexyz (Satisfied owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.)
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To: Thunder90

Bump.


63 posted on 11/19/2006 7:08:22 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Time for the world to wake up and face the fact that there is a war going on, it is world wide!)
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To: cardinal4; Thunder90

Bulgaria and Russia are still working together???


64 posted on 11/19/2006 8:45:08 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: Ciexyz

Mostly oligarchs who flee Russia with stolen money. Mr Litvinenko belongs to the retinue of one of such oligarchs - Boris Berezovsky.


65 posted on 11/20/2006 8:34:09 AM PST by asd145
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To: G8 Diplomat

Who is a journalist?


66 posted on 11/20/2006 8:35:45 AM PST by asd145
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To: asd145

Hmm, fleeing Old Mother Russia with stolen money. No wonder the assassins have their claws out.


67 posted on 11/20/2006 9:45:07 AM PST by Ciexyz (Satisfied owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.)
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To: Thunder90

This stuff just keeps getting more incredible by the week.


68 posted on 11/20/2006 9:02:14 PM PST by MarMema
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