I was veryÂ saddened to hear of the death ofÂ exiledÂ Russian agentÂ Alexander Litvinenko. My two recent postings about him resulted in much anger from a Russian blogger when I pointed the finger at President Putin and the way he runs his country.
I do not believe thatÂ Alexander’s killers will be found and charged with murder, the poison used was obviously meant to avoid detection and defy medical knowledge. His killers are far too clever for our coppers.
His last words were defiant, he knew his life was ebbing away, that he may not win his struggle against the lethal chemicals destroying his vital organs, but he said the campaign for truth would go on with or without him.
â€œThe bastards got me, but they wonâ€™t get everybody.”
An espionageÂ expert spoke about this case on Newsnight on Monday evening, she said there had been 10Â similar murders in the UKÂ in the last 10 years, none of them had been solved.
Meanwhile, Alexander’s friends clearly believe Putin may have sanctioned his assassination, his death will not make big headline news in Russia where he is most probablyÂ portrayed as a traitor. So who could have hated him so much if it wasn’t Putin?