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  •  Not curious at all that (0+ / 0-)
    ..the JP2 contingent focused on 'poisoning' as a possible means of murder...
    There are a few poisons out there that can induce heart failure in trace amounts easily slipped into medication. Ricin comes to mind--& in fact had been used by the KGB to murder Bulgarian expat broadcaster Georgi Markov in 1978 via the infamous "BB in a bumbershoot" delivery method, & was only fingered afterwards when another intended victim survived because part of the dose was trapped in the pellet, which was found, extracted & analyzed.

    Not to defend Wojtyla--whose papacy IMHO was the biggest disaster for Catholicism since the Borgias if not the Babylonian Captivity--but as the highly visible rockstarry anti-Communist leader of a worldwide institution a billion strong, his people had ample justification for caution. As Henry the K said in reference to Tricky Dick, "Even paranoids have real enemies."

    snarcolepsy, n: a condition in which the sufferer responds to any comment with a smartass comeback.

    by Uncle Cosmo on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 08:05:51 AM PDT

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