Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Yuschenko Poisoned - Confirmed

Doctors at the Rudolfinerhaus clinic that treated Viktor Yuschenko confirm there was a plot to kill him, according to the Times of London.
Yuschenko July 2004 - Yuschenko December 4, 2004

MEDICAL experts have confirmed that Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s opposition leader, was poisoned in an attempt on his life during election campaigning, the doctor who supervised his treatment at an Austrian clinic said yesterday.

Doctors at Vienna’s exclusive Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Mr Yushchenko’s face disfigured with cysts and lesions, Nikolai Korpan told The Times in a telephone interview.

Specialists in Britain, the United States and France had helped to establish that it was a biological agent, a chemical agent or, most likely, a rare poison that struck him down in the run-up to the presidential election, he said. Doctors needed to examine Mr Yushchenko again at the clinic in Vienna to confirm their diagnosis but were in no doubt that the substance was administered deliberately, he said.

“This is no longer a question for discussion,” Dr Korpan said. “We are now sure that we can confirm which substance caused this illness. He received this substance from other people who had a specific aim.”

Asked if the aim had been to kill him, Dr Korpan said: “Yes, of course.”

So much for the anti-Yuschenko propaganda that the disfigurement was due to "bad sushi" a virus, stress or the brilliant observations of CodeBlue who does some fancy footwork to 'prove' that Yuschenko is an alcoholic.

Con Coughlin of the Telegraph met with Yuschenko on Saturday and posted this:

The man who was once described as the Bill Clinton of eastern Europe for his charisma and good looks is now horribly disfigured by an attempt to poison him during the political battle for control of his country.

As he sat in the office of his wood-panelled dacha in the suburbs of Kiev on Saturday, Mr Yushchenko vowed to expose all the details of the plot that has left his face scarred with pock marks and a complexion the colour of dark blue bruising.

Though the disfigurement is still shocking, especially to those of us who know Viktor (who is, BTW, a tea with honey from his own beehives sort of guy) the primary concern is not his face but his health. And fortunately, that is most definitely on the mend.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may not be brilliant, but I know medicine, and I know statistics, and I know tripe when it is served.

If you believe the generally disconnected, uninformed nonsense that passes for medical news, without questionining the logic or likelihood of what is being proffered, you are going to miss a lot -- and miss out on a lot.

I could be completely wrong about Yushchenko, but anyone who takes the fragmented story of his poisoning as true -- until proof positive emerges -- is on the wrong side of the game of statistics.

I did not start out trying to slander Yushchenko with the charge of alcoholism, and I have no political position that puts me at odds with him or his party. I started with the one fact reported that, to me, clearly indicated a common and frequent medical illness: pancreatitis -- which is usually caused by alcohol.

As I concluded today in my post about the news article you cite:

Sure, there's a chance that the secret service invited Viktor to dinner and then sprinkled some rare poison or an apocalyptic chemical agent on his wienerschnitzel that failed to kill him and instead transformed his head into an oblate lava lamp...but, where I come from it makes much more sense to put the whole thing together with the most likely elements placed FIRST in the diagnostic list, and then proceed DOWNWARD to the more unlikely, rarer possible explanations for what you see. And the common chemical poison that jumps right out, in my mind, as the most likely agent in this tragic comedy comes in a snappy bottle and goes down like silky fire: Vodka.

Read the rest here:
http://codeblueblog.blogs.com/codeblueblog/2004/12/csi_medblogs_up.html

CodeBlueBlog MD

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

upcoming fashism in Ukraine means "communists return". We Ukraineans got
rid of bolsheviks 14 yeas ago and I was sure, it's forever. But I was
wrong. Yuschenkos are the worst kind of communists, they are
nazi-communists. Take a look at this http://unaunso.org Does it
resemble anithing? Yes it's UNA-UNSO site, something like KKK, the
best Yuschenko's supporters.
Fashism in Ukraine means total censorship in mass media. When I left
Ukraine in 1999 it was absolutelly democratic european country, much
more free than the USA. And what do I see today? I receive a letter
from the editor of the oposition's site, that they are terrorised by
governmet and forced to close. This means fashism. New president say
"russian language is the language of criminals" This means fashism. I
can know the truth from my country only when I call home. And this
truth is absolutelly different than I see at Ukrainean webnews. This
means fashism. When they start special radio-disturbance that does not let
you listen to foreign radio stations, when thy close TV-channels which disagree with
the regime, it's fashism also.

Yuri Shymanovsky

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! I forgot to say:

Ukraineans of the USA have created their small but neat web-leprosorium for Yuschenko
http://yuschenko.boom.ru
Enjoy!

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