A disturbing article in today’s New York Times (simple registration required) contains a more detailed story of the terrible illnes that has ravaged Ukrainian opposition leader and presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko. I had mentioned earlier that Ukrainian and Russian friends believe that he was poisoned by the successors to the KGB, which is plausible because it was an old KGB tactic, because the KGB had done a tremendous amount of research into otherwise unknown chemical and biological agents (witness the use of a previously unknown disabling gas by Russian forces during the 2002 theater siege), and because all other explanations, which posit that a completely mysterious and frightening illness would strike an opposition presidential candidate suddenly, devastatingly, and just as he seemed on the verge of victory, are extremely unlikely. I had linked to a much less detailed account from CNN some time ago, which led the crackpots at antiwar.com and lewrockwell.com to jump immediately into action, sending me hate filled emails denouncing Viktor Yushchenko (whom they term the “(losing) candidate, a neocon/CIA stooge“) and me for raising the questions of electoral fraud and of poisoning. Justin Raimondo of antiwar.com immediately posted a number of comments on my site under several different names (as he has done in the past, suggesting that I had had sexual relations with Albanian Kosovar terrorists, and the like) railing against me for raising the issue.
Anyone who gives funds to, writes for, or otherwise associates with Lew Rockwell, Tom DiLorenzo, or Justin Raimondo should read the New York Times article, and then read what our own domestic axis of evil [no doubt a better term could be used to describe the three of them–TGP] have written about Viktor Yushchenko. Here is Raimondo, mocking him for his suffering,
The prince becomes a toad — and, no, I seriously doubt that Yushie’s physical deterioration has anything to do with a nefarious plot by Putin’s KGB against his good looks. Instead, let me suggest an alternative theory, one not contradicted by expert medical testimony — and the account of a parliamentary inquiry, — and it is this: perhaps the Faustian deal that Yushchenko made with the U.S. government has taken its toll, and, as in the dramatic climax of Oscar Wilde’s famous tale, “The Portrait of Dorian Grey,” his sins are being visited on his once-handsome visage, ravaging it — and revealing his inner soul.
We know what Viktor Yushchenko looks like on the outside. You just have to look. To know what Justin Raimondo, Lew Rockwell, and Tom DiLorenzo look like on the inside, you just have to read what they write.
P.S. If you read the comments on this posting or others, don’t be surprised to find (before I delete the pornographic ones or the ones falsely posted under my name, Viktor Yushchenko’s name, etc.) additional postings from Justin Raimondo and a variety of puerile Lewrockwellites, under a variety of names (including my own) pointing out or suggesting that A) I must be having sex with Viktor Yushchenko, B) that I am a member of the Communist Party, C) that I am an agent of the CIA, D) that I am friendly to the “Chicago School” of economics, E) a variety of other claims and charges, some so revoltingly colorful that they cannot be imagined until a truly perverted mind suggests them. (In the past I have deleted examples of all of the above, except for D, which I have left up when they are appropriate to the discussion. I have left a few from Raimondo up, under such names as Antaeus, N. Gorovsky, and Akim Tamiroff.)