Wednesday, March 15, 2006

How Milosevic was done to death

Rifampicin, which was found in Milosevic's dead body is a tasteless, odourless drug which can be administered in food.
All the drugs which Milosevic took in jail were taken under supervision. There is no way he could have obtained and taken the Rifampcin himself. There is no other explanation, except that Rifampicin was administered to him without his knowledge.
We are dealing here with murder.

A cunning way to kill a man that needs no expertise
The Times (London) - March 14, 2006, Tuesday
By: Dr. Thomas Stuttaford

We have known for years that Milosevic had a bad heart, with hypertensive heart disease associated with coronary heart disease and myocardial ischemia. As a result, the blood supply to his heart was inadequate and I'm surprised that he lived as long as he did.He should have been considered for a coronary bypass or angioplasty (unblocking of the arteries). The problem here is that if someone suffers from severe heart disease, their heart may no longer be strong enough to take a better arterial blood supply. I have not heard of rifampicin being used to mask the effects of another drug, but the mechanism by which drugs can interfere with one another is known as the "grapefruit effect", because grapefruit interferes with the metabolic pathways of many drugs. Imagine the route that a drug takes into the body as a series of alleyways. When one drug is taken to interfere with another, it is like sending a lorry down a narrow highway, preventing other traffic from reaching its destination.In this case, rifampicin was apparently used to block the pathway for heart medication. This would have built up behind, like traffic building up on a congested road. With the drugs unable to reach the liver, they would go round and round in the blood supply -building up to dangerous levels and potentially causing terrific damage -but with their effects entirely negated.You don't have to be terribly skilled to establish which drugs interfere with others. They are listed in a reference book called Martindale's and any would be poisoner could have looked up the pharmacology of the drugs that Milosevic was being prescribed and discovered those that used the same pathways.The interaction of drugs is a constant worry in medicine. I never heard of anyone deliberately using this to poison a patient, but it is unquestionably a cunning way of doing it.


Gablodian said...

If Rifampicin is a tasteless, odourless drug which can be administered in food it would certainly provide an ideal means of poisoning someone without their realizing it.

However according to an article in the Guardian Heart failure blamed but former Serb leader said doctors were killing him, Milosevic wrote to the Russians just hefore his deasth, saying "Persons that are giving me the drug for the treatment of leprosy surely cannot be treating me." It would be very odd for someone trying to poison someone to let them know what the drug was that was being used, and openly administering a drug for leprosy to a patient with heart problems would surely arouse suspicions.

(FWIW, the fact that Rifampicin is a tasteless, odourless drug which can be administered in food seems hardly relevant if people were openly treating Mislosevic with it, as he seems to have been claiming.)

If this letter to the Russians is genuine something doesn't add up.

Neil Clark said...

Hopefully, my latest post answers your questions.

1defender said...

Whatever they conclude they killed him. Whether it was by poison or neglect, he is dead. They are guilty as hell and so are trying to squirm out of the situation. The only good thing that has come out of this is that the other inmates are revolting, all of them, and the "court" is probably in terminal decline. Hopefully it will be shut down asap.

Anonymous said...

Gablodian said:
"It would be very odd for someone trying to poison someone to let them know what the drug was that was being used, and openly administering a drug for leprosy to a patient with heart problems would surely arouse suspicions."

Dear Gablodian,

Mr Milosevic was asking to see his medical documentation. His motion to visit REGULAR hospital and have a surgery was rejected several times. Let me just remind you that Mr Milosevic was no savage man, nor he came from a wild tribe; he was former president of Serbia, several times, and then of Yugoslavia. He was labeled "Peacemaker in the Balkans" and "Guarantee of peace in the Balkans" by the USA president in 1995-6. He was also the only president of Yugoslav republics who confronted forceful break-up of Yugoslavia, chauvinism, and nationalism, and the only one who wanted Yugoslavia to stay in one peace.

Mr Milosevic was denied the right to receive adequate medical treatment. In addition, he was not given results of his blood tests, even though the court was obliged to allow Mr Milosevic ti see results.

To conclude, the drug was not administered openly, the results were hidden from Mr Milosevic and he Mr Milosevic found out about him being poisoned only 4 days prior his death. Perhaps if those hiding Mr Milosevic's medical results could have hidden them for 4 days more - we would have never found out about this at all.

Finally, here is a link where you can find Mr Milosevic's letter, written less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to his death, and a letter his son sent to UN and to ICTY:

And here is, I think, what may answer your question, from Mr Milosevic's letter to Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sergey Lavrov:

(The text of a handwritten letter dated March 8, 2006, written by Slobodan Milosevic to Russia asking for its help. Milosevic was found dead in his cell on March 11, 2006, less than 72 hours after writing this letter.)

"I think that the persistence, with which the medical treatment in Russia was denied, in the first place is motivated by the fear that through careful examination it would be discovered, that there were active, willful steps taken, to destroy my health, throughout the proceedings of the trial, which could not be hidden from Russian specialists.

In order to verify my allegations, I'm presenting you a simple example which you can find in the attachment. This document, which I received on March 7, shows that on January 12th (i.e. two months ago), an extremely strong drug was found in my blood, which is used, as they themselves say, for the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy, although I never used any kind of antibiotic during this 5 years that I'm in their prison."

I hope this answers your dilemma.