Another Putin critic poisoned?

Hot on the heels of Alexander Litvinenko‘s death by radiation poisoning, former Russian prime minister Yegor Gaidar, described as “one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s softer critics,” has apparently been poisoned, too:

“This was an unnatural poisoning. The doctors can’t say what the substance is yet. We are expecting an official diagnosis at the beginning of next week,” [Gaidar’s spokesman] Valery Natarov said. …

[Gaidar’s daughter] told the Kommersant daily that, based on her conversations with doctors, she expected the diagnosis to point to “a poison unknown to civilian medicine.” …

President Vladimir Putin telephoned Gaidar on Thursday and expressed his concern for his health, Natarov said.

I’m just sure.

8 Responses to “Another Putin critic poisoned?”

  1. Angrier and Angrier says:

    What, no Hat Tip?

    As for Putin’s “concern for his health,” I’m sure Putin is concerned Gaidar still has it.

  2. Andrew says:

    This is getting to be nuts.

  3. Angrier and Angrier says:

    Ivan the Terrible
    Peter the Great
    Vlad the Poisoner

  4. dcl says:

    I thought it was Vlad the impaler…

  5. Casey says:

    C’mon, you guys are reading too much into this. I’m sure that both guys just ate at the same sushi bar that happened to be serving radioactive polonium.

  6. A Nun Mouse says:

    But how can this be? George Bush even said he “LOOKED INTO HIS SOUL!!”

    Well, if Bush looked into Putin’s soul, why didn’t he say Putin was a murderous thug?

    I blame Bush.

  7. Brett says:

    Well, if Bush looked into Putin’s soul, why didn’t he say Putin was a murderous thug?

    I blame Bush.

    I’m not surprised you blame Bush. Good thing you have all the facts on this one as well. Isn’t there a pot-farm calling your name or something??

  8. A Nun Mouse says:

    Brett,

    yes, and it’s right next to the pedophile’s rest home your side of the political spectrum is busily constructing. ;-)