Radiation in the skies

A new twist in the poisoned-spy case:

Passengers have been asked to come forward after radiation traces were found on two [British Airways] planes linked to the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

The BA 767 planes operate on routes within Europe and up to 800 passengers on four flights may have been affected.

And there’s a Brendansphere connection! Andrew Leyden, a.k.a. PenguinSix, writes: “Actually my buddies were on one of those flights. They are on the phone to BA right now.” (Andrew’s blog is here.)

Thankfully, “British Airways said they had been advised the risk to public health is low.”

6 Responses to “Radiation in the skies”

  1. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    “British Airways said they had been advised the risk to public health is low.�

    …Unless you are a former Russian spy.

  2. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    Colin Powell declares Iraq is in a civil war…


    …Once again Powell speaks truth to power about four years too late.

  3. Brett says:

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq’s violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.

    Hmmmmm… Don’t see where he “declares” anything. Looks like he’s playing both sides of the fence on this one.

  4. Everything is fine until an ear falls off that is I mean what was the BA rep supposed to say, “hope your life insurance is all paid up”

    damn, 33,000 people might have been exposed to deadly radiation!

  5. Angrier and Angrier says:

    “hope your life insurance is all paid up�

    Hmm. I imagine most Life Insurance companies would try to claim a terrorism exemption for something like this.

  6. Angrier and Angrier says:

    So it looks like another critic of Putin has been poisoned…


    …Imagine that.