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Saturday, December 02, 2006
It is just coincidence, is it not, that as I near the end of Foucault's Pendulum, I read in an Indian paper's take on the Litvinenko investigation that Mario Scaramella, who allegedly delivered sensitive documents to Litvinenko on the day of the poisoning, and who himself shows "significant" but not immediately dangerous levels of polonium-210, is "a mysterious Italian posing as an 'academic' with claimed links to an Indian university"?

There are coincidences, aren't there?