INTERNET — Famed whistleblower Edward Snowden was hospitalized on Wednesday after falling ill from acute Polonium 210 poisoning. Snowden is widely recognized as a hero and a traitor for leaking sensitive information on American spying programs at the NSA. His leaks sparked several wiretapping scandals which embarrassed the United States.
Other prominent victims of Polonium 210 include Yasser Arafat and Alexander Litvinenko. Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence whistleblower given asylum in the UK, was poisoned after accusing his superiors of ordering an assassination to secure political power. No one has ever been known to survive Polonium 210 poisoning. Because 97% of the world’s supply of the highly radioactive poison is produced in Russia, some experts pointed the finger at Moscow, blaming Vladimir Putin for ordering the death of Snowden.