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Russians close to carrying out 'perfect murder' when they poisoned Alexander Litvinenko
The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 05/07/2008 | Sean Rayment

Posted on 07/05/2008 8:58:04 PM PDT by george76

Russian agents came close to carrying out the perfect assassination on British soil when they killed Alexander Litvinenko...

Security sources have disclosed that the former Russian spy would have died within hours had the poisoned tea he was given been served hot.

Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who had become a critic of the government of Russia's then president, Vladimir Putin...

Security sources say that during the meeting Litvinenko took just a few sips of the tea but left the remainder of the cup because it was cold.

"If Litvinenko had drunk all the tea he would have been dead very quickly, we are talking a matter of hours. Instead, because it was cold he survived a lot longer. That was how close his murderers were close to pulling this off without being identified. I doubt anyone would have checked for a radioactive substance.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alexanderlitvinenko; andrelugovoi; britain; britishintelligence; kgb; litvinenko; lugovoi; poison; polonium210; putin; putonium; spy; vladimir; vladimirputin

1 posted on 07/05/2008 8:58:04 PM PDT by george76
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To: M. Espinola

Andre Lugovoi


2 posted on 07/05/2008 8:58:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Sad. I felt sorry for his wife.


3 posted on 07/05/2008 9:01:23 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: All
ARTICLE SNIPPET from the link at post no. 1:

"In May 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service ruled that Mr Lugovoi should be charged with murder, but attempts to extradite him to the United Kingdom have failed."

4 posted on 07/05/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: george76

Putin has global reach.


5 posted on 07/05/2008 9:03:30 PM PDT by dennisw (MY PREDICTION:)
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To: dennisw

Yes.


6 posted on 07/05/2008 9:05:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cedar

The Russkies were certainly successful as assassins. Remember the microscopic poison-filled dart inserted in the leg of one of their enemies in the UK?

Another favorite trick (used by many operatives) is a drug administered during sexual intercourse that causes a fatal heart attack and dissipates long before the body is autopsied. I often wonder if Nelson Rockefeller was done in this way. The shame of daddy/hubby screwing around with a stranger in a hotel room effectively keeps the family from making many inquiries. Brilliant. Evil.


7 posted on 07/05/2008 9:10:36 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: george76

they don’t call it “putonium” for nothing.


8 posted on 07/05/2008 9:12:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (maybe apes evolved from people.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

lol


9 posted on 07/05/2008 9:18:57 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: QBFimi

Guess they actually think their deeds will never be discovered. But God does see it all.


10 posted on 07/05/2008 9:20:22 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: george76

I think if the KGB had wanted to “get away with it” they could have. A killing in this style seems more like a message...


11 posted on 07/05/2008 9:21:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hypocrisy doesn’t apply to liberals according to the MSM - FreeperProud2BeRight)
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To: GOPJ

agreed


12 posted on 07/05/2008 9:26:38 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Don't Think a cop will help? Try calling a crack head next time......!! Thanks Thorin!)
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To: GOPJ

Nope the KGB screwed up this time


13 posted on 07/05/2008 9:44:10 PM PDT by dennisw (MY PREDICTION:)
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To: QBFimi
The Russkies were certainly successful as assassins. Remember the microscopic poison-filled dart inserted in the leg of one of their enemies in the UK?

Although the KGB probably ordered the hit, the actual doer was a Bulgarian. The Ruskies liked to subcontract out the wet stuff to the Bulgarians because it gave them a cutout if the doer got caught. Not that it fooled anyone.

14 posted on 07/05/2008 9:49:25 PM PDT by Ronin (Is there some rule that says that when an evil man gets sick, we must pretend he was saint?)
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To: GOPJ

Yup. So what if he would have kicked sooner? It would have been just as bizarre. Unless they were hoping the authorities would put out a fast and painless cover story for the public like heart attack or stroke that would be plausible in the planned-for short amount of time.

Freegards


15 posted on 07/05/2008 10:09:01 PM PDT by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed says Keep the Faith!)
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To: george76
Security sources say that during the meeting Litvinenko took just a few sips of the tea but left the remainder of the cup because it was cold.

Under what other circumstances would anyone ever be thankful for poor service at a restaurant? And just a bit of info;

Weight for weight polonium is about 2.5 x 1011 times as toxic as hydrocyanic acid (HCN).

An HCN concentration of 300 mg/m3 in air will kill a human within a few minutes. Hydrogen cyanide (under the brand name Zyklon B) was employed by the Nazi regime in mid-20th century

16 posted on 07/05/2008 10:41:51 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: dennisw; george76

Putin is reaching all the worst Islamic and leftist dictatorships, using them as proxies in the Kremlin’s ongoing war against U.S., Israel and the West in general.


17 posted on 07/05/2008 11:03:17 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: M. Espinola

I thought this guy was a muslim shill? propoganda released to discredit him? It’s been reported Lit was a converted muslim. We like to stick our noses in other people’s stuff and tell them how they should take care. Who knows what this guy was doing. Another rumor is he was helping the moos get radioactive materials. Maybe Putin was doing everyone a big favor.


18 posted on 07/06/2008 5:50:19 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: kinghorse

If he was trying to blackmarket plutonium, this would be the appropriate method for disposal. Sends a message to others. This stuff if really, really dangerous. See?


19 posted on 07/06/2008 6:06:10 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: kinghorse

Maybe Putin was doing everyone a big favor.


You got that one right. We should be thanking Putin ...


20 posted on 07/06/2008 7:41:50 AM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: george76

Litvinenko was a Radical Muslim convert. And the Brits need to take care of their own growing Muslim problems before pointing fingers at others.

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2007/02/alexander_litvi.html


21 posted on 07/06/2008 7:47:02 AM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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