Thursday, October 29, 2009

What, Where When, Who, How?:The political posioning of truth

Controversy and doubt remain over Yushchenko's alleged poisoning with question being asked Was he in fact poisoned and if so who and by how still unresolved.  The evidence Yushchenko's claims he has to back up the allegation of poisoning has never been presented in a court of law or even the subject of a judicial inquiry.  It is all just hear say.

The death of JFK, Princess Dianna and other notable assignation attempts and conspiracy theories,  including 9/11 have all been subjected to a an open inquiry with the evidence subjected to cross examination.
President Yushchenko has been in office for nearly  five years and still the evidence has not been tested.
Why?  Was he even poisoned? 

A few months back  Yushchenko's allegations were brought into question with one of Ukraine's senior officers investigating the veracity of Yushchenko's allegations raising concern that the blood samples sent to Europe for analysis were sent via the USA and may have been tampered with as part of a political conspiracy.  The officer concerned has been "moved on" by forces close to the president.

Source: Kyiv Post

Andrew Wilson, author of “Virtual Politics, Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World,” said the poisoning case is important “because we know less today than we did five years ago.” He referred to the case as “Ukraine’s mysteriously uninvestigated poisoning.” Volodymyr Fesenko, chairman of Penta Center for Applied Political Studies, said prosecutors have not even established motive for committing the crime. “By pointing the finger at Russia now, the incumbent appears to be looking for sympathy abroad and for support in the upcoming election,” Fesenko said. “It’s always easier to blame someone else for your own failure.”

“Victor Yushchenko has not delivered on most of the promises he made five years ago. He is now hanging out the prospect of solving Ukraine’s most resonant crimes as a last-ditch attempt by him to save face,” said Taras Berezovets, a political analyst at the Kyiv-based Polittech think tank. “It will not work.”