Even by the Daily Mail's lofty standards, this is a classic, and I'm indebted to John Rentoul for bringing it to my attention. As is his wont he concludes that the answer is - as tends to be case with any headline that ends in a question mark - 'No'. But surely this shows a sad lack of imagination upon his part?
Then again, I'm also pleased to see that Mr Malone was able to find just the right kind of expert who could sum up the whole strange tale perfectly:
As one expert said: 'Even if Gottlieb wasn't involved, he'd wish he had been.
'The chance to drive a whole bunch of Frenchman crazy with drugs would have been a dream for him. He was a classic evil genius. He'll be laughing about it - in Hell.'