Sunday, October 25, 2009


Via Mark Steyn comes this report of mysterious deaths among UN employees in Vienna. Funnily enough, they are working for the team investigating Iran's nuclear program: Unnamed British Nuclear Expert Plunges To His Death Down 120 ft Stairwell

A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations office in Vienna. The 47-year-old man died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell. He has not been named.

He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests.

A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death.

Police said no other person was believed to have been involved. No suicide note has been found.

Four months ago another UN worker also believed to be British fell from a similar height in the same building, it has been reported.

Do the reporters and diplomats discussing these slapstick mishaps honestly believe these guys "fell" to their deaths? Or are they just following the diplomatic niceties? I, for one, long for the days when you could be dispatched by a poison tipped umbrella, rather than this sort of thuggish tossing.

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