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Litvinenko Poisoning and Parallel Intelligence Structures

Wayne Madsen
Monday, December 11, 2006

The more confusing the Litvinenko poisoning affair becomes, the more it appears to be yet another example of the dangerous neo-con global network of spies, weapons smugglers, far right-wing politicians, Russian-Israeli mafia businessmen, and Islamic mujaheddin false flag provocateurs. Litvinenko's death from polonium-210 radioactive isotope poisoning has actually helped to cast light on this international network, which has its fingerprints on the false intelligence that propelled the United States into an impending military defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan; the false flag operations of the 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington; and countless other operations, including political operations in Ukraine, Georgia, and Poland, among other nations.

Litvinenko, far from being some sympathetic figure battling the Kremlin, was a central player in a global crime, disinformation, and terrorism network. He had contacts with a right-wing British political party, the United Kingdom Independence Party (which advocates the UK leaving the European Union, abolition of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly, has links to the fascist British National Front, and wants a strong commitment to NATO); the mujaheddin movements of Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan, including the Georgia Pankisi Gorge-based "Al Qaeda" branch (Al Ansar) led by the Jordanian terrorist Faris Yusef Amirat, aka "Abu Hafs"; the Russian-Israeli criminal syndicate of wanted Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky and his accomplices; and other bad actors involved in a host of illegal and dubious activities around the world. Litvinenko defected to Britain through Turkey, a major hub for the Russian-Israeli Mafia. He has also been linked to Georgia-based Chechen operations in Turkey and Japan. Litvinenko was also reportedly close to the widow of Chechen President Dzhokar Dudayev, killed by an air-to-surface Russian missile attack in 1996. Litvinenko also had close links to exiled and wanted Russian oligarch Leonid Nevzlin, now exiled in Tel Aviv, and Erinsys, Ltd., a British mercenary firm with ties to Iraqi con man Ahmad Chalabi, whose nephew Salem is a business partner of Jerusalem-based Marc Zell, Douglas Feith's former law partner.

One of Litvinenko's associates, who at first claimed to also have been poisoned by polonium but has now been proven to be "Curveball"-grade prevaricator, is Mario Scaramella, a self-styled Italian spy who has charged that Italy's current Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, was a KGB spy. Scaramella has not only been dismissed as a neo-con tool by the Russian and Italian governments, but has been criticized as an insignificant "soap bubble" by Oleg Gordievski, the highest-ranking officer to have ever defected from the KGB. Italians, who witnessed Rome being used as a central location for the disinformation used to promote the invasion of Iraq -- including the infamous Niger "yellow cake" documents (involving another dubious Italian information broker named Rocco Martino), know Scaramella as a swindler and a braggart. Scaramella has also been under investigation by Italian authorities in Naples for weapons smuggling.

So who is Scaramella and what are his connections to the right-wing? Scaramella has been a longtime provocateur who has tried to link European progressive politicians and the Russian government with Cold War misdeeds. He is also linked to the Forza Italiana party of former (and indicted) Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a figure having his own ties to organized crime. Scaramella and Forza Italiana Senator Paolo Guzzanti, coordinated a political attack against Prodi aimed at proving the progressive leftist leader was a KGB spy. Prodi has threatened a lawsuit over the charge. Berlusconi, a major media tycoon, has, like his fellow right-wing media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, used his media holdings to advance a number of right-wing conspiracy theories about leftist and progressive political leaders in Italy and abroad.

Italy has been wracked by an investigation of a 2003 CIA kidnapping and rendition of Abu Omar, a Milan-based imam, via Germany to Egypt for torture. Arrest warrants have been issued for a number of CIA agents suspected of being involved in the kidnapping. Italian authorities are also investigating the assassination by U.S. or U.S.-controlled forces in Baghdad of General Nicola Calipari, the deputy chief of the Italian SISMI intelligence service. Although ruled an "accident" by US authorities, there is increasing evidence that Calipari was a threat to the neo-con network because of what he knew about the CIA kidnappings, the source of the yellowcake documents, and Scaramella's activities. Rather than CIA agents, informed sources now believe the Americans involved with Italian intelligence in secret operations were members of Pentagon intelligence chief Stephen Cambone's parallel intelligence and special operations network, a network that was set up by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to compete with the CIA.

Nicolo Pollari, Calipari's immediate boss, was fired last month as the head of SISMI. An Italian magistrate is now seeking indictments for 26 Americans and five senior Italian intelligence officials, including Pollari and his one-time deputy, Marco Mancini, for the kidnapping of Omar. Mancini was arrested by Italian authorities in the case. Informed Italian intelligence sources have linked Scaramella to the Pollari-Mancini network of neo-cons in SISMI.

Scaramella was a consultant for the Mitrokhin Committee, a body set up by the Italian right-wing-controlled Parliament in 2003 to investigate leftist Italian politicians for their links to the Soviets. The committee was a ruse designed to damage the reputations of Italian progressive leaders. Guzzanti was the committee chairman and another Scaramella friend, Senator Lucio Malan, also of Forza Italiana, served as a member. Italian sources report that Guzzanti told Scaramella that the "Capo," meaning Berlusconi, was going to be pleased with damaging information Litvinenko could pass on about Prodi. Scaramella also reportedly told Italian right-wing politicians of support from a top-level contact in or close to the U.S. government. That has been taken to mean the CIA, but our Italian sources believe it is likely someone associated with the neo-con network in either the Pentagon or National Security Council of the White House. Even more intriguing is a report from a confidential Italian source that Scaramella received funding from a French environmental group "front" activity, a possible link between the Italian agent of influence and a huge neo-con false flag operation involving French Interior Minister and presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy, himself, has been accused of receiving illegal funds through dubious bank accounts in Luxembourg and some of those funds have Russian-Israeli mafia fingerprints written all over them.

The Mitrokhin Committee neo-cons and neo-fascists attempted to link the Italian left to the kidnapping and murder of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978 and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981. We now know from history that Moro was kidnapped and assassinated by Red Brigades in the employment of the Italian fascists, particularly agents associated with the fascist P-2 secret Masonic lodge and the similarly fascist Opus Dei as retaliation for Moro's plans to bring the Communists into a grand coalition. We also now know that Mehmet Ali Agca, the would-be killer of the Pope, was a member of Turkey's far right Gray Wolves and the plot was carried out to lay blame on the Russian KGB and Bulgaria's secret intelligence service.

Sergei Stepashin, former Russian Prime Minister and chief of the Federal Security Service (FSB), said, "It is apparent that those who wanted to tarnish the current Russian authorities, and primarily the president, killed Litvinenko." Two Russian business associates of Litvinenko, Dmitri Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi (a former agent with the KGB's 9th Directorate, which protected Russian nuclear weapons caches), who met Litvinenko at the Pine Bar of the Millennium Hotel in London, have reportedly been affected by exposure to polonium-210 and seven bartenders who worked at the bar have tested positive for contamination with polonium-210. The Itsu sushi bar in :Picadilly where Litvinenko met Scaramella is now not assumed to be the location where Litvinenko was poisoned. Trace of polonium-210 were found at the restaurant but focus is on the Pine Bar at the Millenium as the scene of the poisoning.

Perhaps not surprisingly, FBI agents have been dispatched to London to investigate the Litvinenko death, even though the United States lacks jurisdiction in the case, since no Americans are involved. However, since even before 9/11, the FBI has covered for the international global mafia of terrorists and smugglers, and agents for this network who have been caught in the United States, including Israeli "art students," office and home furniture "movers," and "tourists" photographing sensitive U.S. installations have merely been deported by the FBI back to Israel. Many of the Israelis also possessed passports from Russia and Ukraine. The FBI's interest in the case may be to cover-up the United States as a source of the polonium-210.

What is now even more intriguing is where traces of polonium have also been detected in the case. The British embassy in Moscow and two British Airways Boeing 767a used on the Moscow-London route have tested positive for polonium-210. Kotvun and Lugovoi met the deputy British ambassador at the British embassy in Moscow prior to their trip to London and Lugovoi is claiming that someone, perhaps the British government, is now involved in trying to frame him. A car used by Kotvun in Hamburg on October 31, the night before he left for London, has also tested positive for polonium-210. However, traces of polonium-210 were also found on a Finnair plane that traveled to Moscow from Berlin via Helsinki.

If Britain's intelligence service is involved in the plot to set up Putin by using two unsuspecting Russian businessmen, it means that the Russian-Israeli global mafia has as many links and resources inside British intelligence as it does inside the FBI and U.S. intelligence. And that is a problem that would make James Bond tender his resignation.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has cleared Russia as the source of any illegal radioactive materials shipments. No shipments of polonium have been made by Russia to the UK since 2001.

WMR was the first to report on why polonium was possibly selected as the radioactive weapon of choice. Polonium was discovered by Marie Curie, a champion of Polish independence. The present neo-con government of Poland is a now a favorite base for the Russian-Israeli mafia. It is governed by two far right twins -- the Kaczynski brothers (Lech Kaczynski, the President, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Prime Minister -- and includes a noted neo-con, Radek Sikorksi, formerly of the American Enterprise Institute as Defense Minister. Sikorksi is a vitriolic critic of the Russian-Germany undersea Baltic gas pipeline who has made no secret of his dislike for Putin and Gazprom pipeline consortium chief Gerhard Schroeder, the former Social Democratic Chancellor of Germany who is enjoying a rise in popularity at the expense of Christian Democratic Chancellor Angela Merkel, his successor. Any attempt to smear Putin also affects Schroeder, a close friend.

[Note: It is always interesting how the neo-con Mafia reacts when someone gets close to their sordid actions. A web site that appears to be quite close to the fake progressive web site Democratic Underground had a fit with the exposure of the Litvinenko case}.

Poland's right-wing government, like Italy's under Berlusconi, is now engaged in a major program to "out" leading Polish politicians linked to Poland's Cold War-era Communist regime. The process, called "lustration," has also been used by Czech right-wingers to embarrass and ruin progressive political leaders. Poland's lustration law, pushed through by the Kacynskis, resulted in dirt being cast out on former Polish President Aleksandr Kwasniewski, whose attempt to replace Kofi Annan as UN Secretary General was cleverly derailed as a result of the accusations. South Korea's suspected Sun Myung Moon/Unification Church adherent, Ban Ki-moon, was elected with the strong support of US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, a close friend of Sikorski and his neocon Polish government colleagues, the Kaczynskis. However, one of the "incriminating" documents found on Kwasniewski was a Polish security service document that stated Kwasniewksi, while the Communist government's Sports Minister, was a head security agent on Poland's Olympic team that competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Kwasniewski would have reported on any attempts to get members of the team to defect by U.S. intelligence officers or agents of the host country, South Korea. At the time of the Olympics, Ban was First Secretary of the South Korean embassy in Washington and maintained close links to the Reagan-Bush intelligence infrastructure, an infrastructure that was promoting a revolt in Eastern Europe using emigre groups that included those affiliated with Sun Myung Moon's organization.

However, Poland's lustration process appears to be more of an attempt to change the subject amid a major political scandal involving one of the Polish right-wing coalition partners -- the League of Polish Families which has the Education Minister portfolio held by Roman Giertych. Photos of a League of Polish Families meeting have surfaced in the Polish press showing swastikas and members giving the "Seig Heil" salute. As with the UK Independence Party, the Italian neo-fascists, and French right-wing parties, the Russian-Israeli Mafia has no problem dealing with Nazis, fascists, or anyone else that can provide it influence. The Russian-Israeli Mafia has also shown itself adept at destroying its political enemies. Out Italian sources also report that Naples, where Scaramella maintained ties to the local Mafia's weapons smuggling operations, is a hotbed of activity for the Russian-Israeli Mafia. It is also a major center for the Mafia to recruit local Italian police and prison guards for various "services." The mysterious death of Litvinenko may yet expose the Mafia's true leadership and aims.

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