Questions surround claims of drone assassination attempt on Venezuela’s Maduro

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Screen grab from video shows security detail shielding President Nicolas Maduro after what was reported by the Venezuelan government as a drone attack assassination attempt.

 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is likely to use what he said was an attempt on his life to purge his socialist government of disloyal officials and further restrict liberties, an analyst said.

Maduro’s government said the president survived an assassination attempt on Aug. 4, claiming explosions heard during a military event that was broadcast on live TV were drone attacks.

Three officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say the incident was actually a gas tank explosion inside a nearby apartment building, The Associated Press reported. Continue reading

Trump operative Roger Stone poisoned in attempted assassination

 

Trump adviser poisoned, almost killed

Long time political consultant and Trump adviser Roger Stone has revealed that he was almost killed after being poisoned with what doctors believe may have been Polonium.

“I became extremely ill, this manifested itself in over 14 days of high fevers, delirium, night sweats, I had lesions on my chest and my face. I had extreme diarrhea, I had vomiting that could not be stopped with medication. I became exceedingly dehydrated and ultimately had to be hydrated with IV and saline injections,” Stone shockingly revealed. Continue reading

Iranian assassination of pro-Israel German lawmaker thwarted

A plot by Iran’s intelligence agencies to assassinate the former head of the Germany-Israel friendship society on German soil has been foiled, German public broadcaster WDR reported Friday. The primary suspect, Pakistani citizen Syed Mustafa, has been arrested and indicted on charges of spying for Iran. Continue reading

Banker shot SIX times in London assassination attempt could help solve Russian murder

A RUSSIAN banker who survived being shot six times in an assassination attempt in London could help police solve the murder of a political leader in his home country.

German Gorbuntsov has been living under 24-hour armed guard in the UK since the shooting outside his apartment in Canary Wharf in 2012.

But now police in Moscow believe the 49-year-old businessman could help them solve the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a strong critic of President Vladimir Putin, who was killed in February.

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Ex-KGB spy killed in London ‘warned Italy about Russian terror plot’

Speaking in a London court on Monday, Italian newspaper editor and politician Paolo Guzzanti said he believed Litvinenko was murdered by the Kremlin because he was helping Italian authorities assess a series of Soviet and Russian intelligence operations in the country. Guzzanti was speaking as the former president of the so-called Mitrokhin Commission, a parliamentary board set up in 2002 to investigate past intelligence operations by the Soviet KGB in Italy. Most of the work of the Commission stemmed from the revelations in the Mitrokhin Archive, named after Vassili Mitrokhin, who for three decades was the archivist in the KGB’s First Chief Directorate. Mitrokhin defected to the Britain in 1992, taking with him a treasure trove of documents about Soviet intelligence activities that took place abroad during the Cold War. Continue reading