Skip to comments.How a Poisoning in Bulgaria Exposed Russian Assassins in Europe
Posted on 12/22/2019 7:07:49 AM PST by karpov
SOFIA, Bulgaria The Russian assassin used an alias, Sergei Fedotov, and slipped into Bulgaria unnoticed, checking into a hotel in Sofia near the office of a local arms manufacturer who had been selling ammunition to Ukraine.
He led a team of three men.
Within days, one man sneaked into a locked parking garage, smeared poison on the handle of the arms manufacturers car, then left, undetected, except for blurry images captured by surveillance video.
Shortly after, the arms manufacturer, Emilian Gebrev, was meeting with business partners at a rooftop restaurant when he began to hallucinate and vomit.
The poisoning left Mr. Gebrev, now 65, hospitalized for a month. His son was poisoned, and so was another top executive at his company. When Mr. Gebrev was discharged, the assassins poisoned him and his son again, at their summer home on the Black Sea. They all survived, though Mr. Gebrevs business has yet to recover fully.
The assassination attempts in 2015 were remarkable not only for their brazenness and persistence, but also because security and intelligence officials in the West initially did not notice. Bulgarian prosecutors looked at the case, failed to unearth any evidence and closed it.
Now Western security and intelligence officials say the Bulgaria poisonings were a critical clue that helped expose a campaign by the Kremlin and its sprawling web of intelligence operatives to eliminate Russias enemies abroad and destabilize the West.
With Bulgaria, there was an aha moment, said one European security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified intelligence matters. We looked at it and thought, damn, everything aligned.
Entering his third decade in power, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is pushing hard to re-establish Russia as a world power.
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Wow they poisoned them twice and they both lived.
Amateurs. They should ask Hillary for some pro-tips.
Also Epstein did not kill himself.
Yes. Hillary and Soros are far more vicious.
A team of 3 professional assassins failed twice. Wonder if Pooty-Poot had them killed?
The NYTs has so poisoned its credibility, I have serious doubts about even this reporting.
I really doubt if it ever took place.
I’m a little long in the tooth, but I remember years ago the Russians did the same thing to our Embassy in East Germany they poisoned the door knobs.
Poison on our embassy door knobs? It sure makes you wonder who is really behind the aural “poisoning” of our diplomats in Havana.
Well if the intelligence agencies say this is what happened, I guess that’s it. I mean, after all they found wmds all over Iraq, they figured out the Syrian gas attacks oh, and they figured out Trump was a Russian spy. Nobody else would have a motive to kill an east European arms merchant.
The same article claims again the Russians used nerve gas on skirpal, that Russian who worked for Steele. It was Fentanyl, and the guy who was poisoned alongside his daughter just happened to be a longtime associate of Steele and do a little too much about the dossier.
Just remember, the New York Times told us they were not an objective news source. They literally admitted that they were a political paper, on a mission the destroy Trump.
Hillary and Soros are white trash with money... what some people call 'elites'... garbage elites is more like it.
Back in the height of the Cold War the Russians used the Bulgarians as there Murder, Inc.
Was that poison, or “merely” a radioactive substance intended to track people?
How much you want to bet its just part of hyping the Russia narrative.
“Also Epstein did not kill himself.”
Take it up with the fat bag piper.
I wonder what Jeffrey Epstein thinks of this plot?
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