Kind of stuff reminiscent of early Cold War era. Timing very interesting that a Russian journalist is killed, now her friend a spy poisoned and dead ............ only to be followed by an announcement that Russia is supplying Iran with missiles ..... which President Bush was unhappy about.
Putin, former KGB may not have changed his spots after all.
Oh, and let us not forget Victor Yushchenko a couple of years back.
"Who Poisoned Yushchenko? (Ukraine's President)http://www.worldpress.org/Europe/1995.cfm
"Spy's death-bed Putin accusation
Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of involvement in his death, in a statement dictated before he died.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, who died in a London hospital on Thursday evening and is thought to have been poisoned, said his killer was "barbaric and ruthless".
Protest from around the world "will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life," he said."............." 'Barbaric and ruthless'
In the statement, read out by his friend Alex Goldfarb outside University College Hospital, London, Mr Litvinenko said he had a "message to the person responsible for my present condition".
"You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed."
"The howl of protest from around the world will reverberate Mr Putin in your ears for the rest of your life," the statement added.
The statement was dictated on 21 November, when Mr Litvinenko realised he could die. "......
........"Mr Litvinenko had recently been investigating the murder of his friend, Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, another critic of the Putin government.
Russian dissident Oleg Gordievsky, a former KGB colonel and friend of Mr Litvinenko, maintained that the poisoning had been the work of the Russians.
The Russian security service had "sent a man with a poisonous pill to Britain", put a pill into Mr Litvinenko's tea and killed him, he told BBC News. " ..........
"Poisoned spy defiant in final interview before his death
"The poisoned Russian spy breathed defiance at the Kremlin as the effects of a mystery tail pushed him towards his death last night.
“We discussed the likelihood of another killing. Sasha warned me not to go back to Russia because it was too dangerous,” Mr Nekrasov said. “Very sadly he turned out to be the next victim, attacked in the perceived safety of Central London.” ...
"Russian rocket deliveries to Iran started
Russia has begun deliveries of the Tor-M1 air defence rocket system to Iran, Russian news agencies quoted military industry sources as saying, in the latest sign of a Russian-US rift over Iran."
"Russian Nuclear Cheif to Visit Iran