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  • Poisoned, shot and beaten: why cyanide alone may have failed to kill Rasputin

    06/21/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/13/2017
    Theories around the death of Grigori Rasputin still abound 100 years after the event. We examine the scientific credibility of some of the claims. The end of December 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Rasputin, the “mad monk of Russia”, or “lover of the Russian queen” if you believe the Boney M song, though you probably shouldn’t. While the song is undoubtedly a floor-filler, unsurprisingly it is not exactly a reliable historical account of Rasputin’s life. Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, a mystic and spiritual healer born in Pokrovskoe in Siberia, wielded huge influence over the Russian royal family,...
  • Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb'

    03/18/2017 5:56:03 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 61 replies
    Yahoo news, via Drudge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Reuters
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A "cyanide bomb" planted by U.S. predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday. Canyon Mansfield, 14, was playing with his yellow Labrador retriever, Casey, on Thursday afternoon near his home east of Pocatello when he saw what he thought was a sprinkler head on the ground and touched the device, causing it to detonate. The explosion sprayed the boy and his 3-year-old, 90-pound (40 kg) pet with toxic cyanide gas, according to the...
  • Al-Qaeda 'sleeper agent' in Marion federal prison

    11/15/2009 2:56:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,410+ views
    KFVS12.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Posted: Nov 13, 2009 3:14 PM Updated: Nov 13, 2009 3:15 PM MARION, IL (KFVS) - SNIPPET: "Ali Al-Marri, 43, is serving an eight year sentence for being a so called "sleeper agent." He has admitted to training in Al-Qaeda camps and having contact with the alleged planner of the September 11th attacks."
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • China: Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned'

    04/25/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/24/12 | Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore
    Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned' Bo Xilai's's wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood, confessed to police that she was in the room when he was poisoned, according to an account given to American diplomats. By Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore in Beijing 9:00PM BST 24 Apr 2012 Wang Lijun, the former chief of police in Chongqing, told US officials that Gu Kailai had confessed that she was responsible for the killing with the words: "I did it." Mr Wang gave his account of her alleged confession to diplomats at...
  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • Exclusive: Briton killed after threat to expose Chinese leader's wife

    04/17/2012 4:12:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central figure and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
  • N.Y. Rep. Peter King: I’ll take cyanide if Cruz gets the nomination

    04/19/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    New York Republican Rep. Peter King had harsh words for Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, as his home state votes on presidential candidates. “In case anybody gets confused, I’m not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I’ll take cyanide if he got the nomination,” King told MSNBC. King previously slammed Cruz for his criticism of “New York values,” calling for any New Yorkers who vote for him to have their head examined. “I think you’re going to see Donald Trump scoring a big victory tonight,” he said....
  • Rep. Pete King: ‘I think I’ll take cyanide’ if Ted Cruz is the nominee

    04/19/2016 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    'I hate Ted Cruz' If Ted Cruz and Rand Paul had a congressional arch enemy, you can bet that it would be ruddy-faced New York Representative Pete King (R). King has been a consistent “wacko-bird hater” for a few years now, and (unlike others) his anger has only grown as time passes. We’re sure King was relieved when Rand Paul dropped out of the 2016 race, but as the field winnowed he was still faced with a pesky Ted Cruz problem. Just in case you were laboring under the delusion that he would fall in line should Cruz become the...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • Cyanide Thunderstorms Feared As Mystery Deepens Around $1.5 Billion Tianjin Explosion

    08/18/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    The story behind the chemical explosion that rocked China’s Tianjin port last Wednesday continues to evolve amid fears that the public could be at risk from the hundreds of tonnes of sodium cyanide stored at the facility. More specifically, Monday’s heightened concerns were related to the possibility that rain could interact with the water soluble chemical, releasing deadly hydrogen cyanide gas into the air. "First rain expected today or tonight. Avoid ALL contact with skin," a text message purported to have originated at the US Embassy in Beijing read. The Embassy would later deny the message’s authenticity, perhaps at the...
  • Tianjin Blasts: Rains Could Turn Sodium Cyanide into Deadly Hydrogen Cyanide Gas

    08/17/2015 6:23:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    ibtimes ^ | August 17, 2015 | Mugdha Variyar
    Tianjin Blasts: Rains Could Turn Sodium Cyanide into Deadly Hydrogen Cyanide Gas By Mugdha Variyar | Updated: August 17, 2015 10:58 IST The woes for residents in China's Tianjin port city are far from over following the deadly explosion last week as the exposed sodium cyanide has the potential to release the lethal hydrogen cyanide if it rains in the region. Sodium cyanide, which is in a solid state in a powder form, releases the deadly hydrogen cyanide when it comes in contact with water, and environmental experts have raised an alarm of this happening as storms approaching the region...
  • Chemical warfare teams race to clear deadly sodium cyanide (truncated)

    08/16/2015 6:42:09 PM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC.NET.AU ^ | 8/16/2015
    Tianjin: Chemical warfare teams race to clear deadly sodium cyanide amid fears rain could generate new toxic gas cloud Tianjin: Chemical warfare teams race to clear deadly sodium cyanide amid fears rain could generate new toxic gas cloud Chinese soldiers including chemical warfare specialists are racing to clear hazardous materials at the Tianjin blast site ahead of forecast rain which could generate new clouds of toxic ... most of them fire fighters, state … ABC Online · 7 minutes ago
  • Tianjin explosions: police order mass evacuations amid further blasts

    08/14/2015 10:58:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 August 2015 | Fergus Ryan
    Tianjin blasts: police order mass evacuations amid further explosions Everyone within three kilometres of blast site in China urged to get out as death toll rises to 85 and firefighters battle blazes for a third day Fergus Ryan in Tianjin Saturday 15 August 2015 06.29 BST Armed police are evacuating everyone within 3km of the Tianjin blast site as seven to eight explosions raised fears of yet more casualties on Saturday, Beijing News has reported. Hundreds of evacuees housed at a temporary shelter in a nearby primary school for the homeless were also being moved away, Beijing News reported. Fires...
  • Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site

    08/13/2015 6:59:54 PM PDT · by proust · 76 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/13/15 | unknown
    More than 200 nuclear and biochemical experts from the Chinese military have been sent to the port city of Tianjin after two huge explosions killed at least 50 people. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency's Beijing environmental emergency response centre has also gone to the area.
  • Live: Sodium Cyanide from Tianjin Warehouse Has Leaked into Underground Drain Wate

    08/13/2015 9:17:52 AM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 13, 2015 | Johnlee Varghese
    An elite team of military personnel, who entered the warehouse in Tianjin to remove 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide, have found that the toxic chemical has leaked into underground drain water. Sodium cyanide has now also been detected in the sewage water, personnel from the Environment Protection Bureau told The Beijing News.
  • BREAKING: Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide

    03/17/2015 5:58:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A letter sent to the White House has tested positive for cyanide. The Secret Service, to make certain, has sent the letter out again to confirm that it indeed has come in contact with the deadly poison. The letter was received Monday at the White House Mail Screening Center and chemical testing today showed that it contained cyanide. This is a breaking news story and we'll update as more information becomes available.
  • Former al Qaeda operative freed, sent home to Qatar

    01/21/2015 2:34:43 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 20, 2015 | By David Weinberg
    Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, an admitted former al Qaeda operative, has been released from a American jail and permitted to return home to Qatar. No formal statement has been released yet by either government, but it is being reported that al Marri's release was the result of a bilateral agreement between the Qatari and American governments. According to the US Bureau of Prisons, a prisoner with the same name and estimated age (ID number 12194-026) was freed on Friday. Additionally, a source from al Marri's family told the Qatari press he was recently released and arrived in Doha Saturday....
  • BREAKING: 70 Drums of sodium cyanide found dumped in central Mexico

    05/29/2002 11:51:59 AM PDT · by The Energizer · 101 replies · 668+ views
    AP | May 29, 2002 | AP
    APNewsAlert MEXICO CITY Seventy drums of sodium cyanide found dumped in central Mexico, officials say.
  • Trio faces sentencing for chemical weapons cache

    01/07/2004 2:02:18 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 5 replies · 118+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2004
    TYLER - Three people face sentencing as early as next month for their involvement in the stockpiling of chemical weapons in East Texas, which some authorities believe may have been part of a domestic terrorism plot. William Krar, 62, of Noonday, pleaded guilty in November to one count of possessing a dangerous chemical weapon after investigators discovered the components needed to make lethal cyanide gas at a storage facility he rented with his common-law wife, Judith Bruey. Bruey, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess illegal weapons. Edward Feltus, 56, of New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting...