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Vizzini poisoning

2018-04-13 23:48:49.526134+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The level of propaganda war we're in the middle of is truly astounding. Is Russia Today expecting that people will take this claim of Sky News behavior (with a still, not a video) at face value, or will they see the name behind it and assume propaganda, or... This is the Princess Bride's poisoning of Vizzini scene played out IRL: https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/984875902294282240

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#Comment Re: Vizzini poisoning made: 2018-04-14 17:32:18.277578+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Also, why would Russia use a chemical warfare agent to poison an ex-spy when a simple knife or handgun would do?

#Comment Re: Vizzini poisoning made: 2018-04-16 13:53:23.698613+00 by: Larry Burton

Knives and handguns are regulated in Great Britain.

#Comment Re: Vizzini poisoning made: 2018-04-16 19:59:19.596616+00 by: spc476

A knife or a gun could mean anyone, even a lowly criminal, did the deed. An exotic chemical poison sends a message to others that might betray Dobby.

#Comment Re: Vizzini poisoning made: 2018-04-17 15:36:12.602942+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Yup, and just because they're regulated doesn't mean they're not available.

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