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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Spy, In the Bathtub, With a Sports Bag

Historical fiction is probably my favorite genre of reading material, especially since I've gone through most of the pulps of the 30s and 40s. I just finished a book detailing how the Prime Minister of Iran tried to sacrifice his country in order to unite the Muslims against the Great Satan...and get all those virgins for himself in the process? Nope, he was going to be hiding deep underground in a nuclear bomb-proof bunker.
As far-fetched as this sounds, it pales in comparison to what the British government just came up with three years after the death of one of its M-16 agents. Gareth Williams was basically an eavesdropper for the sleuthing agency analogous, I think, to the CIA. At any rate, in August of 2010, his naked body was found at his the bathtub...stuffed inside a locked sports bag. Recently, after reviewing all the evidence, it has been put forward that Williams died accidentally...having locked himself inside his own sports bag.
By the time he was missed by his associate spooks, he had been dead a week. Still, there was none of his DNA found on the padlock, and no handprints were in evidence on the rim of the tub. Forensics experts estimate that he would have suffocated inside the bag within three minutes after e zipped it shut and placed the padlock on to secure the closure. For the record, there was no photo of the bag...I just presumed there was a zipper. There WAS, however, a padlock to secure the closure.
an accident. sure. I cannot wait for the movie to come out!


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