Justin Raimondo has penned a very good commentary on what Wikileaks reveals about the canard about the Russian secret service killing Litvinenko with some Polonium 210. But I cannot publish it here lest the pretend-libertarians at Antiwar.com try to sue me for doing so. Still, Raimondo makes so many good points that I will break my self-imposed rule and actually just point to the URL of the original article: here or here. I always knew that the very idea of the FSB or SVR using Polonium to kill Litvinenko was absolute nonsense (ditto for the ‘poisoning’ of Yushchenko), but it nice quite gratifying to see that its the Brits themselves who SNAFUed it all.
On a personal note, I have just begun a new job, and an extremely stressful one at that. I hope that things will get better with time, but right now I am either working or sitting a a near-catatonic state of exhausted stupor. So I ask you to please forgive me if I post fewer articles or if I do not reply to your comments. Unlike the folks are Antiwar.com, I am not a ‘professional revolutionary’ (to use Lenin’s expression), and I don’t make a single cent from this blog. That does not mean that I don’t needs these cents, however, so I need to find them elsewhere. As I said, things should settle down in a couple of weeks or so, but until them I ask for your patience and understanding.
Well, I hope things improve and the job gets less stressfull and tiring.
I’ve read that cable on Litvinenko’s death. I also never could believe the official Western narrative on his murder. But, if you have time, I’d like to know what you think on Litvinenko’s death. Was he killed by the British secret services? Or by Berezovsky? Was he trying to smuggle radioactive substances to Chechnya to build a dirty bomb, and contaminated himself with it by mistake?
Of interest … looks like a MMW system found near Beiruit
hey VS.. congrats on your job. Hopefully it is what you like.. :-)
The alleged Wikileaks Insurance file links have been posted on this website.
Now I don’t know if it is genuine as I have not downloaded it yet or if it contain a virus or not so I suggest you run I virus scan on the files before extracting.
Wayne Masden wrote some interesting pieces on the whole Litvinenko affair with connections to former KGB agents in the west working for crime boss Berezovsky and criminal operations was briefly covered in the Italian media.
I think it is pretty clear that the guy was smuggling Plutonium working for MI6 which he obtained through western intelligence and their contacts to Chechen/organised crime in Russia given all the revelations since his death which the official British narrative has been officially debunked.
We don’t even have a coherent narrative of where and how he was poisoned.
I think it probably had to do with Iran’s nuclear program, get material from one of Russia’s nuclear facilities use that to contaminate equipment used in Iran’s nuclear program to implicate to the IAEA that Iran with help from Russia are cheating on their nuclear facility.
When the operation went bad and Litvinenko poisoned himself I think MI6 and Berezovskly saw an opportunity to cover it up create a narrative to implicate Russia and Putin in a KGB assassination plot.
Funny that it took the 25 days to contact authorities from when he was initially hospitalised given the fact that they/he claimed he was targeted for assassination by the Kremlin.
Jack, what you wrote is interesting, but wasn’t Litvinenko poisoned with Polonium instead of Plutonium? That is why it was said that he perhaps was going to smuggle this substance to Chechnya, to build a dirty bomb, and accidentaly contaminated himself.
Extracted the Wikileaks Insurance file but do not have a clue as to how to open it or what program to use.
Yes you are right although I think it is used Nuclear power plants. Not sure though
Another great and even better article about Wikileaks posted on the Global Research website.
I am actually surprised that antiwar.com did not take a more cautious and sceptical approach to Wikileaks given the mass media exposure it has gotten.
Anyway the cables are irrelevant as covert US lead operations are done through intelligence linked NGO’s.