Skip to comments.KGB 'try to poison man' in sushi bar
Posted on 11/18/2006 7:13:01 PM PST by HAL9000
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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What did this guy do to make him so hated?
I have always suspected that sushi was poison.
I don't know why he's still alive, however, Prussian blue is the antidote for thallium poisoning.
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".
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