Theresa May Raises an Old and Discredited Canard
Wayne MADSEN | 31.07.2014 | OPINION

Theresa May Raises an Old and Discredited Canard

British Home Secretary Theresa May, who has found herself in the middle of a huge pedophilia cover-up scandal involving top leaders of her Conservative Party, has found time to raise an old canard: the death by radiation poisoning of international ne’er-do-well and former Soviet and Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Litvinenko, a former KGB officer, arrived in Britain in 2000 and immediately began associating himself with anti-Russian oligarchs based in London and Israel. In November 2006, Litvinenko died from polonium 210 poisoning. The Russian government generally and President Vladimir Putin particularly were immediately blamed for sending secret agents to London to kill Litvinenko. The story being proffered by Litvinenko’s criminal associates was not even worthy of a dime store spy novel. 

It is clear that May is conveniently using the downing of Malaysian Airlines 17 in eastern Ukraine to turn up pressure on Russia… The British government held an inquest into Litvinenko’s death and concluded there was insufficient evidence to tie it to Russia. The Crown Prosecution Service has stated there is no new evidence, even with May’s pressure, that would convince it that there were grounds to reopen the case. 

Litvinenko’s younger brother, Maxim Litvinenko, has charged that it was British intelligence agents who killed his brother in order to build up pressure on Putin. Maxim also said the Americans and Israelis could have been involved with the British in his brother’s murder. There is evidence to support Maxim’s contention. After Litvinenko’s death, there was increasing evidence that the radioactive poisoning was the result of a plot by anti-Vladimir Putin criminal syndicates based in Britain, Israel, Ukraine, and Poland to embarrass the Russian government. Suspicions about the role of the exiled Russian-Israeli criminal syndicates in the poisoning of Litvinenko, including that headed by Litvinenko's friend, wanted oligarch Boris Berezovsky, re-surfaced after former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar became violently ill after eating breakfast at a conference he was attending in Dublin, Ireland. Gaidar said he was poisoned by the same anti-Russian elements who poisoned Litvinenko. Gaidar died at the age of 53 of pulmonary edema.

Maxim said his brother was to return soon to Russia and his patron in Britain, Berezovsky and his Mafia associates, had every reason to prevent such an occurrence. In addition, Walter Litvinenko, Alexander’s father, has also stated that there was no reason for Putin to have wanted his son to die. Maxim and Walter Litvinenko ran afoul of Berezovsky after the oligarch provided them funds to open a restaurant in Rimini, Italy. Maxim works for a company that helps Russians take advantage of tax-free investments in the nearby Republic of San Marino. 

May has taken up the discredited cause of Litvinenko’s widow Marina and her friend Alexander Goldfarb, both of whom are part of the international pressure network against Putin and his government. That network has been bolstered by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, freed early from jail in Russia, and who is now using cash he stowed abroad from his firm Yukos, before it was nationalized, to finance anti-Putin activities in Britain, Ukraine, and other countries.

The Litvinenko story is one that exposes the deep ties of the Russian-Israeli mafia and its longstanding operations against Russia.

In June 2008, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it was willing to work with British law enforcement agencies after Britain withdrew "unfounded accusations" originally leveled against Moscow regarding its alleged role in the affair.

It is clear that by penetrating the inner sanctum of the Russian-Jewish oligarch network in Britain, Israel, and even Chechnya, Litvinenko knew too much about the anti-Russian network and the British, American, and Israeli intelligence agents who aided and abetted their operations, which included financing and carrying out terrorist attacks inside Russia.

Litvinenko spent a great deal of time in Turkey. It was no coincidence that Turkey was the home to a major support network for the Chechen guerrillas. One of their leaders, Ahmed Zakayev, was a close associate of Berezovsky and also had links to Litvinenko.

Litvinenko's dodgy association with leading Russian-Israeli mafia figures, most of whom were wanted by Russia for looting and misappropriating the assets of the Soviet Union, likely made him a convenient target for an exotic gangland-style hit. His reported role as a Russian-Israeli double agent, selling secrets to the highest bidders, also shortened his life expectancy. Litvinenko also was problematic for a number of criminal syndicate leaders especially considering the fact that his special operations task in the FSB was the targeting of foreign businessmen -- many of whom were leading figures in the global Russian-Israeli Mafia, some with direct links to the White House. Litvinenko, therefore, knew many of the secrets about the Russian-Israeli Mafia -- secrets that likely cost him his life, especially if, as maintained by his brother Maxim, that he was due to return to Russia before his assassination.

Litvinenko’s associates were dangerous because of the types of crimes in which they were involved. The involvement of Litvinenko with Israeli organized crime bosses was reported concurrent with The Washington Post reporting on the counterfeiting of U.S. $100 bills by a South Ossetia-based organized crime ring operated by Russian-Israeli mobsters based in the Republic of Georgia and Israel. 

Litvinenko was also linked to Italian Mafiosi figures who, in turn, were linked to the CIA. One of Litvinenko’s close Italian friends was Mario Scaremella, a self-styled «security» expert. Scaramella was linked to Joe Salvetti, a top U.S. intelligence official or CIA "pezzo da novanta" ("big gun"), said to be the one-time CIA station chief in Rome. Salvetti introduced Scaramella to former Italian Interior and Foreign Minister Vincenzo Scotti, who was accused of having contacts with the Naples-based Camorra crime syndicate during the 1980s and 90s, and Louis Palumbo, another CIA intelligence officer with "family" roots in the Campania Region and who possessed perfect CIA bona fides.

On October 27, 2004, a courier for the counterfeit ring, Hazki Hen, met with an undercover Secret Service agent at a hotel in Linthicum, Maryland near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Hen, who had just arrived from Tel Aviv, offered to exchange $230,000 in counterfeit Ben Franklin notes for $80,000 in real currency. Hen also agreed to supply an additional $1.5 million in counterfeit hundred dollar notes and discussed the potential of delivering as much as $100 million on counterfeit bills in the future. Hen and his associates were also reported to have been counterfeiting U.S. Postal money orders and American Express Traveler's Checks in Eastern Europe.

Hen was not charged by the Federal government until November 2005 and then, after he claimed he was too ill to stand trial, was permitted by federal prosecutors to return to Israel. Such a miscarriage of justice is par for the course in the United States and Britain, where Israeli gangsters have the necessary political and financial clout to both deter, and in the case of Theresa May’s recycling of old unsubstantiated charges, restore criminal cases.

On March 23, 2013, Berezovsky’s body was found hanging at his estate in Berkshire, England. After the Thames Valley police initially described the circumstances of Berezovsky’s death as «unexplained.» However, after a post mortem, it was quickly concluded that Berezovsky committed suicide by hanging himself. Many observers have their doubts. Berezovskty, like Litvinenko, had recently expressed a desire to return to Russia. In either case, Britain’s MI-6, the CIA, and the Israeli Mossad could permit people like Litvinenko and Berezovsky return to Moscow to debrief Russian officials on all the operations of the global «Kosher Nostra» and its links to the highest echelons of Number 10 Downing Street, the White House, and the Knesset.

Theresa May wants to raise the specter of Litvinenko’s death but in doing so she will bring unwanted focus on the seamier side of British, American, and Israeli intelligence activities.

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