Right then, Rasputin. More than likely killed by MI6.
The facts surrounding his death are all very sketchy really but what is known is that he was stabbed, poisoned with cyanide, shot 4 times and beaten.
Now this would have seen off most adversaries but not Rasputin and so it is rumoured that he was then tied up wrapped in a carpet and thrown into an icy river where he still managed to escape his bonds but did eventually drown.
Now then the order of these afflictions may be a little off.
You see after several autopsies and different people delving into the evidence it came to light that the killing blow was a single shot to the head. Yes all the other injuries were present but not even Rasputin is going to continue after being shot in the head.
The bullet that caused the instant death of Rasputin came from a large lead non jacketed round. At the time, the majority of weapons used hard metal-jacketed bullets with Britain been almost exclusive users of non jacketed lead rounds which they used in the Webley revolver.
Witnesses stated that at the scene of the murder, the only man present with a Webley revolver was Lieutenant Oswald Raynor a British officer attached to the SIS station in St. Petersburg.
Now why would Britain want Rasputin dead? Well he was a big supporter of withdrawing from the war and his influence carried much weight.
Should Russia withdraw from the war it would mean that all the troops fighting the Russians on the eastern front would be free to move to engage the enemy on the Western front which could well have decided the final outcome of the war and we may all have ended up been Lederhosen wearing schnitzel munching sauerkrauts.
And so interweb, after a very convoluted blog post spread over two days we finally arrive at the drivel portion of the post,
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man and remember this, words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
As a leaving point today I would like to wish Rob (Grubby) and Angie all the best for their future together and to also remind Grubby that he is on point next time.