Monday, November 27, 2006
The Bungler Hypothesis
News reports now state that the British police have found traces on polonium 210 at six locations where Litvinenko had been in the hours or days before his death. Does this evidence suggest, not that L committed suicide, but that he himself was wittingly carrying polonium 210 for some reason and somehow mishandled this substance and thereby unwittingly killed himself? If traces of polonium 210 were left by L's movements over a period of days rather than hours, this may strengthen the hypothesis that L was a witting rather than an unwitting carrier of the substance.