KGB critic shot outside Washington

Now, I am by no means a conspiracy theorist. In fact, I’m probably the anti-conspiracy theorist. But come on!!! A street crime? Four days after he’s on “Dateline” he gets shot. I’m not buying it.

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) — A critic of the Russia’s KGB secret service and the Kremlin was shot outside his suburban-Washington home.
Police sources in Prince George’s County, Md., told the New York Times they suspect the shooting of Paul M. Joyal was a street crime unrelated to his criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Joyal, 53, was recovering from gunshot wounds in the hospital.
Joyal’s friend, former KGB agent Oleg Kalugin, said the Thursday shooting didn’t appear to have had Russian ties.
“My suspicion is that it’s not linked to anything international,” Kalugin told The Times.
“If it had been me, that would be absolutely more understandable,” Kalugin, who was convicted of treason 2002, told The Times.
Joyal’s shooting on occurred four days after he appeared on the TV news program “Dateline NBC,” warning a “message has been communicated to anyone who wants to speak out against the Kremlin: ‘If you do, no matter who you are, where you are, we will find you and we will silence you in the most horrible way possible.”
Joyal was referring to the poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London last year.

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  1. […] by Chin on March 5th, 2007 So first the guy gets shot outside of DC, a story we covered here. Now this poor sap “falls” out of his window. Yeah, that’s how it happens. […]


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