Jan 12 2007
Update: I am really wondering about the reporting on this article, which was repeated in many news outlets. The earlier reporting had Shvets claiming Litvinenko told Shvets about the incident (making Tempester’s comment below correct):
“Litvinenko told me he met Lugovoy and other Russians and they offered him tea that wasn’t made in front of him, said Shvets.
Now this version clearly sounds like Shvets is being told after the fact by Litvinenko. So what to make of it? In the light of day, not in a hurry to get off the computer, I would say we need to have some supporting evidence before buying into this one. – end update
Why is it we are just learning now that Yuri Shvets left the US to meet Litvinenko in London on November 1st:
An associate of Litvinenko, Yuri Shvets, told the BBC last month that he had drunk tea with two Russians on November 1 at the Pine Bar of the Millennium Hotel, where British tests show eight staff and two guests received doses above six mSv.
This is completely unacceptable. I live in Virginia where Shvets is located. And to find out now he was at the Millenium hotel witjh Lugovoi and Kovtun and Litvinenko and around the Po-210 trail is just disturbing. Why is it the news media cannot report that someone linked to Po-210 was present at the site of the deadliest Po-210 poisoning ever recorded in history? Who is the media trying to protect? I reported here that the Po-210 trail might lead to the US – and now it does! But no news. I reported here where the US was the country with the most P0-210 lost and stolen – and still the media ignores it. Is Po-210 in America? It would seem so. Why is this not news? Since when did someone in the US being directly tied to the smuggling of nuclear material in the UK which killed someone and poisoned 120+ people not make headlines?