"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wow ! folks are spending money ..... and remembering the good old days when BBC employees were killed by ricin ... maybe

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Perhaps, sunny weather, low cost clothing made by the paeons of Asia, the fact that very many people are not yet struggling to meet their financial commitments, sunny weather, petrol and energy prices have soared, sunny weather.

Probably the oddest news is that Scotland Yard have re-opened, after 30 years , the only case in in the history of medical science,of murder by (it is said) ricin poisoning - although it was more likely a shellfish toxin - KGB agents had by then (accoding to the CIA) used poison darts and poison spray to assassinate two Ukrainian liberation leaders in West Germany. Markov was not killled by an umbrella. He was injected with a metal pellet in a modified hypodermic syringe of a very rare and inert metal bolus, containing a highly refined slow release dose of a toxin. See BBC ONline report Bulgaria closes Markov investigation

So we all need to worry about brown men with beards making these things in their bathrooms, who will be powdering our Kellog's , sprinkling it in our tea ...

Turn up the fear factor Gordon, the ordure is hitting the air conditioning let's divert attention from years of neglect to the nation's energy resources, food resources .....the appalling state of the National Health Service, a generation of illiterate and innumerate schooleavers .... the collapsing morale of troops, ill equipped, overstretched, underpaid ...

PS : It was reported on March 21st last year that the Initiative Committee of Plovdiv was lobbying for monument of Georgie Markov - he had no connection whatever with the town.


Watching Them, Watching Us said...

"although it was more likely a shellfish toxin"

What makes you doubt that it was ricin ?

Are you happy with the laser drilled platinum/iridium alloy sphere which was delivery mechanism ?

Strangely, this was one of the things which I looked up in the free trial of newly launched The Times newspaper archives between September and December 1978

Anonymous said...

Cryptome has this on Mi6 involvement in the Markov case.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish