Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Litvinenko’

Iran, McAfee, Litvinenko in the news; and don’t overdo the Gangnam

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Today’s unrelated news items:

Iran and Cuba are kissing over nuclear weapons: Cuba backs Iran’s nuclear program, vows to defy sanctions

The Cuban foreign minister has reaffirmed Havana’s determination to support Tehran’s nuclear energy program and strengthen mutual cooperation to counter Western embargos.

What could possibly go wrong?


A day after his deportation to Miami from Guatemala John McAfee went shopping in Miami Beach.

He used the photo op to show off some of his tats, and

McAfee also said he had nothing to do with the murder of his American neighbor in Belize — the incident that sent him on the run last month to Guatemala, where he was jailed.

How do you spell g-r-o-s-s?


Remember Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian guy who died of polonium-210 poisoning in London in 2006?
Lawyer Suggests Russia Orchestrated Agent’s Death

British prosecutors have charged Andrei Lugovoi, a career Russian security officer who met Mr. Litvinenko at the hotel that day, with the murder and asked for his extradition. The Russian government has declined to extradite Mr. Lugovoi.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Lugovoi said he won’t be commenting until after more hearings take place in London. Mr. Lugovoi was elected to the Russian Duma in 2007.

I estimate the odds of Putin agreeing to extradite Lugovoi at close to zero.


‘Gangnam Style’ death prompts warning to middle-aged men not to attempt the vigorous dance.

“Let the lady dance around you,” advises Prof Bernard Keavney, consultant cardiologist at Newcastle University. Certainly that’s what the old milongueros do.

Consider yourself warned:

OTOH, I expect more men will heed that advice than men who pay attention to the “Ask your healthcare provider if your heart is healthy enough for you to have sexual activity” warning.

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