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KGB 'try to poison man' in sushi bar
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | November 18, 2006

Posted on 11/18/2006 7:13:01 PM PST by HAL9000

Excerpt -

Scotland Yard is investigating the attempted murder of a top Russian defector poisoned by political enemies in London.

Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-KGB colonel who fled the current Russian regime to claim asylum in Britain, is under armed police guard in hospital.

Sources have confirmed that the Russian was taken suddenly and dangerously ill on November 1 while investigating the recent murder of dissident Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Mr Litvinenko was poisoned following a clandestine meeting with an associate at a sushi bar in London's Piccadilly.

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; coldwar; coldwar2; kgb; litvinenko; london; mi5; politkovskaya; putin; russia; scotlandyard; sovietunion; sushi; sushibar; thallium; ussr

1 posted on 11/18/2006 7:13:04 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
I had thought the sushi would be enough, those kgb guys do not mess around do they...
2 posted on 11/18/2006 7:16:48 PM PST by padre35 (We are surrounded, that simplifies our problem Chesty Puller)
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To: HAL9000

Another Clinton, er, Putin defector bites the dust....wow, just a Freudian slip, but just so similar.


3 posted on 11/18/2006 7:17:44 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: padre35

This is why taey say "Just cause your paranoid it doesn't mean the ba$tards aren't out to get you".


4 posted on 11/18/2006 7:18:56 PM PST by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: HAL9000

Hal that gay way get somebody whack LOL!

I am sorry


5 posted on 11/18/2006 7:20:10 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

6 posted on 11/18/2006 7:28:32 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: HAL9000

Sure hope our President did not consume any food during his stopover with Putin.


7 posted on 11/18/2006 7:28:55 PM PST by OldFriend (WEAKNESS IS A PROVOCATION, AN INVITATION TO OUR FOES TO CONFRONT US)
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To: monkapotamus

ROFL that too funny that so wrong too Monk ROFL


8 posted on 11/18/2006 7:32:09 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: OldFriend

NAAA Dubya must have cast iron stomach HELLO he is former drinker LOL! and dont' forget that Tex Mex food could burn hole in anybody stomach


9 posted on 11/18/2006 7:32:58 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: HAL9000

Fan-fugu-tastic!


10 posted on 11/18/2006 7:33:00 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: HAL9000

"He described a secret FSB department which specialised in locating and liquidating people considered a danger to the state."

"Thallium - an odourless, colourless poison - can be lethal even in doses of less than a gram. "


And yet he is still alive. Why?


11 posted on 11/18/2006 8:16:07 PM PST by james500
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To: HAL9000

I didn't the KGB existed anymore. Well, how silly of me...


12 posted on 11/18/2006 8:48:11 PM PST by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: HAL9000

The (Cold War) games people play...


13 posted on 11/18/2006 8:55:00 PM PST by endthematrix ("If it's not the Crusades, it's the cartoons.")
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To: HAL9000

This is so intriguingly 60's...so 'shagadelic'...


14 posted on 11/18/2006 9:25:21 PM PST by citizencon
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic

Old habits die hard. You cannot succeed in liberated Russia without some KGB guys on your team. Not a real breeder of the growth of actual wealth beyond oil.


15 posted on 11/18/2006 9:35:19 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: monkapotamus

OMGLMAO!


16 posted on 11/18/2006 9:39:33 PM PST by cmsgop ( Try Miracle Grow, with New and Improved Uterus Growing Power, endorsed by Cindy Sheehan)
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To: cmsgop

hehehe


17 posted on 11/18/2006 9:40:07 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: HAL9000

"Why can't you just die, like my other critics?!?!"

18 posted on 11/18/2006 10:03:12 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Beelzebubba
Tasty Fish!

19 posted on 11/18/2006 10:04:40 PM PST by Hoplite
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi; redgolum; HAL9000

They've killed before...

20 posted on 11/18/2006 10:09:44 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Indeed.

What did this guy do to make him so hated?


21 posted on 11/19/2006 6:28:45 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: HAL9000

I have always suspected that sushi was poison.


22 posted on 11/19/2006 6:35:20 AM PST by Ditter
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To: james500
And yet he is still alive. Why?

I don't know why he's still alive, however, Prussian blue is the antidote for thallium poisoning.

23 posted on 11/19/2006 6:43:08 AM PST by csvset (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil & inhumane)
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To: redgolum
In the old days SMERSH, the NKVD/KGB assassination unit would kill any KGB defector or traitor. This guy seems to have been asking too many questions about a high-profile political assassination and probably stumbled into agents posing as "sources." Or he or the sources were being shadowed.
24 posted on 11/19/2006 10:05:15 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: csvset

So the "secret FSB department which specialised in locating and liquidating people considered a danger to the state" is tasked to locate and liquidate a former KGB colonel who knows KGB poisons, as cited by the article. Their method of murdering him is thallium. I had to look it up - a slow acting poison (taking days and weeks to kill) with early onset of symptoms and a widely known antidote (Prussian Blue).

Thallium poisoning is obvious. It wouldn't be mistaken for food poisoning or a heart attack. If the killers weren't concerned about that then why not use one of the hundreds of poisons available to them that have NO antidote?

Maybe in deference to his ex KGB rank, they just gave him a "warning".


25 posted on 11/19/2006 12:16:45 PM PST by james500
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

George Smiley Alert

26 posted on 11/20/2006 7:23:07 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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