Tut Tut ! Russians playing with Chemistry Sets! Again!

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by rickshaw-major, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. It seems that Karina Moskalenko, the lawyer representing the family of murdered Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya, will not be able to attend today's preliminary hearing in Moscow

    She is not very well 8)


    Really the Russians should be more careful where they store chemicals - someone could get injured.
  2. careful with that umbrella Georgi.
  3. That would be Chechens, rickshaw-major. Chechens, not Russians. And not any Chechens, but Chechen freedom fighters that got a touch too angry with Anna Politkovskaya. :)

    As for "Echo of Moscow", they need as many scandals as they can afford to draw at least some attention abroad since their popularity within Russia is hovering just above "0".
  4. Don't you hate conincidences :D
  5. Don't you get the impression someone is playing Russian SF Cluedo...?

    First we had:

    ... broadcaster, on the bridge, with the Ricin.


    ... the journalist, in the coffee shop, with the Polonium..

    now we have:

    -- the lawyer, in the car, with the mercury.

    who/where/how is next...?

    Broon, in the bath, with the icepick...? (naah - too traditional)

    We can but hope...
  6. HE 117 - you really are a very suspicious type. How very dare you.
  7. Fair's fair, that was the Bulgarians. And apparently the Russians were livid that the Bulgarians had compromised their wonderful secret assassination weapon for the sake of a target of little importance (other than to Todor Zhivkov's vanity)...
  8. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Colonel Red?
  9. Now that you mentioned it... Litvinenko was on Berezovsky team; Politkovskaya was on Berezovsky team... Both were much more useful to him in death in whipping up anti-Putin sentiment in the West than they were in life...

    Coincidences? Don't you just hate them?! :wink:
  10. Bulgarians

    Litvinenko was an ex-KGB officer closely connected to Berezovsky and other “Russian businessmen”.

    From The Guardian: “Russia's leading human rights lawyer is at the centre of an investigation by French police after claiming she had been poisoned by a suspicious substance found hidden in her car.
    "No offence has yet been proven. At this stage we are staying very cautious about whether this is a criminal matter or whether it has come from her concerns, which are understandable, about the circumstances of her activities," he told the newspaper Libération.”
    Scandal is a form of publicity after all…
    Well… If one can persuade Berezovsky to befriend Broon… Nothing is impossible…
  11. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    I always thought it was Mother Russia that supplied all the know how, logistics, equipment, motivation and generally 'pulled the strings' of their puppets and staunch Communist allies. Having read Kalugin's biography and the same details from others sources, it would appear to be the case.

    At the end of the day, when you have most of the formerly emasculated and now resurgent KGB/FSB/NKVD/GRU running the show in Russia, this sort of tactic is par for the course.

    Remember the public syringing of the crying Mother (Nadezdha Tylik) at the Kursk inquest?

    Guess that also applies to poisoning or knocking off dissidents, reporters, legal representatives and pretty much anyone else who gets in your way or pisses you off.

    Like they gave a shoite what the rest of the World thinks of them. A point most recently made to the rather pathetic Mr. Milliband recently.
  12. Whatever your opinion is on the rest of "conspiracy theories", try to understand that certain practices are not part of them no matter how strange they appear to you. My grandma was "syringed" (as you put it) at her husband's funeral, and it was not an uncommon sight at the funerals for mothers to be "syringed" during USSR/Afg. war.
  13. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer


    -- the lawyer, in the car, with the mercury.

    Iwas never in a car with the lawyer..

    (She screamed and ran away when I asked her if she wanted to see some puppies)

  14. I'm confused, Domovoy.

    The very first paragraph says:

    The article doesn't say anything about Chechens.
  15. I was referring to the murder of Politkovskaya. She was helping Berezovsky and Zakhaev in smuggling Chechen "freedom fighters" abroad and was murdered by Chechens.

    The key word for me was "AGAIN" which implied that benign charitable organisation KGB/FSB somehow set its foot wrong in the past! :D