Venezuela has become the largest buyer on earth for Russian weaponry in recent years. Guess the Russians were feeling the pressure to show show some results for all that cash, just the other week:
“A russian “anti-sniper” system, a gift given to the Venezuelan President, helped his security team to detect a sniper at 800 meters, while (Chavez) was near the border with Colombia. The potential aggressor escaped by crossing the border.”
Conveniently enough, the perp “escaped by crossing the border” so – ta da! – no need for evidence.
(Extra fun: here’s a video of the “anti-sniper” system – it’s actually designed to detect optical telegraphic sights. And here’s an uncomfirmable list of reported “magnicidios” up to 2010.)