November 27, 2006 -- The poisoning death of former Russian KGB and Federal Security Service (FSB) colonel Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, is being blamed on the Russian-Israeli Mafia by a number of Russian officials. The Russian officials point out that Litvinenko, described as a Russian-Israeli "double agent," was the perfect choice to set up for a false flag assassination just as Putin was attending a Russia-European Union summit in Helsinki.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya of the liberal newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a fierce critic of Putin was assassinated a few days before Putin was due to make an important visit to Germany. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who is a shareholder of Novaya Gazeta along with billionaire Alexander Lebedev, wrote an editorial in the paper in which he correctly noted that, "those who killed Anna Poltikovskaya wanted to hit Putin."
One Russian official told The Sunday Times of London, "If you ask the question who had the most to gain from all this, the answer can only be Berezovsky, a man who by his own admission is out on a campaign to discredit Putin and the Kremlin."
Litvinenko's assassination from poisoning with Polonium 210, a radioactive isotope, was quickly blamed on Putin by Russian-Israeli mafia figure Boris Abramovich Berezovsky. Litvinenko claimed he was sent by Moscow to London to assassinate Berezovsky but refused to carry out his orders. Litvinenko defected to Britain via Turkey, the latter a major trans-shipment nexus for radioactive materials -- including cesium-137, radium, iridium, strontium-90, uranium, thorium, and plutonium-239 -- sold by the Russian-Israeli Mafia to the highest bidders.
It is also no coincidence that Turkey is the home to a major support network for the Chechen guerrillas and that one of their leaders, Ahmed Zakayev, is a close associate of Berezovsky and was also linked to Litvinenko.
Litvinenko reportedly passed classified information damaging to Russian leaders to Russian-Israeli businessman Leonid Nevzlin, the former chief executive officer of Yukos Oil who is the subject of a Russian government arrest warrant for murder, embezzlement, and tax evasion. Nevzlin, a former head of the Russian Jewish Congress, is currently living in Tel Aviv under the protection of the Israeli government. Nevzlin's exiled Russian-Israeli comrades include Vladimir Dubov, a major Yukos shareholder and wanted oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky. The wanted ex-Yukos officials have also been linked to wealthy British businessman Jacob Rothschild.
Nevzlin's former boss at Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is in a Russian prison for tax evasion. The assassination of Litvinenko to embarrass Putin is similar to the false flag assassinations carried out by Russian-Israeli Mafia figures of Lebanese politicians in order to lay blame on Syria (as previously reported by WMR).
Litvinenko's dodgy association with leading Russian-Israeli mafia figures, most of whom are wanted by Russia for looting and misappropriating the 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 are leading figures in the global Russian-Israeli Mafia and some with direct links to the White House. Litvinenko, therefore, knew many of the secrets about the Russian-Israeli Mafia -- secrets that may have cost him his life.
"Sasha" Litvinenko kept a number of dodgy friends and associates tied to the Russian-Israeli mob and Chechen guerrillas.
Britain is under tremendous financial pressure from the Kremlin to extradite Berezovsky to Moscow to stand trial. The assassination of Litvinenko and the blame placed by the neo-con media on Russia as the culprit buys Berezovsky some British sympathy and a little time.
The involvement of Litvinenko with Israeli organized crime bosses was reported at the same time the Washington Post reported on the counterfeiting of U.S. $100 bills by a South Ossetia-based organized crime ring operating with Russian-Israeli mobsters based in the Republic of Georgia and Israel.
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 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.
Russian-Israeli mobsters are also reported to be counterfeiting U.S. Postal money orders and American Express Traveler's Checks in Eastern Europe.
The Hen case is yet another example of the U.S. government failing to fully prosecute Israeli criminals, spies, and other threats to U.S. national security. The same scenario has played out with "Al Qaeda" financier Yehuda Abraham, a New York U.S-Israeli diamond dealer who was laundering money for the Russian-Israeli mob and a Malaysian linked to Al Qaeda affiliate Jemaah Islamiya; Asher Karni, a South African-Israeli who was shipping nuclear triggers from the United States to the A. Q. Khan network in Pakistan; and various Israeli spies caught around sensitive U.S. facilities posing as art students, movers, and tourists.
Note: The screenwriters of the new James Bond film, Casino Royale, are on to the real life mobsters. Not only is a Montenegro-based mob ring (Montenegro is one of the centers for the Russian-Israeli syndicate) featured as engaging in international terrorism in order to manipulate the stock market, but there is a reference by "M" (Judi Dench) that a similar mob ring engaged in stock "put" options before the 9/11 attacks in order to make tons of money on the world markets. It would seem that fictional spies know more about the threat from international mobsters than do their real life counterparts.
"M" (left) gets the threat, FBI's Robert Mueller (right) does not.
November 23-26, 2006 -- The notorious "muscle" for the global neocons, the Russian Viktor Bout, who has provided air logistics services and weapons for the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Israeli diamond smugglers, and various African and Middle Eastern despots, was a very busy man in the years prior to the 911 attacks. According to aviation records obtained by WMR, Bout's charter companies were flying a number of suspicious flights from Ras al Khaimah and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
From 1998 to 2000, while Bout was supplying air services for the Taliban and Al Qaeda, including supplying Ariana Afghan Airlines and the Taliban Air Force with parts and training, he was busy ferrying cargo and passengers throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa. Bout's Air Cess (Equatorial Guinea) Ilyushin 18s, registered in Swaziland, flew between Sharjah and Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan; Aktau, Kazakhstan; Astana, Kazakhstan; Karaganda, Kazakhstan; Shimkent, Kazakhstan; Atyrau, Kazakhstan; and Uralsk, Kazakhstan. The flights to Kazakhstan are odd considering the fact that the Kazakh government of Nursultan Nazarbayev was, at the time, strongly opposed to the Taliban regime and, along with Russia, Iran, and France, were aiding the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. Bout had previously flown weapons for the Northern Alliance before switching sides to the Taliban.
During the same 1998-2000 time period, Bout's Air Cess (Swaziland, Liberia, Central African Republic), Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation (Uzbekistan), Qeshm Air (Iran), Centrafrican Airlines (CAR), Ariana Afghan Airlines (Afghanistan), Yuzmashavia (Ukraine), Caravan Air (Mauritania), TPR flight 5004 from Ras al Khaima to Bishkek (oddly, TPR is the registration for Taxis Aereos De Parra of Mexico) flew to and from Ras al Khaima. Air Cess' stops included the Civil Airport in Khartoum, Sudan; Harare, Zimbabwe; Polokwane, South Africa; Lanseria, South Africa; Luanda, Angola; Shimkent, Kazakhstan; Salalah, Oman; Mukalla, Yemen; Usiminas, Brazil; Bourgas, Bulgaria; Bangui, Central African Republic; Dubai, UAE; Indira Gandhi International, New Delhi; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Sofia, Bulgaria; Gheshm, Iran; Istanbul, Turkey (October 4, 2000); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (October 7, 2000), Nikolaev, Ukraine; Sharjah, UAE; Mikkeli, Finland (MIK) (stated destination for ACS Flight 202 [3D-RTD] Antonov 32 from Ras al Khaima, 2 crew, no declared cargo or passengers, 11:25 departure time from RAK, July 9, 1998); Sana'a, Yemen; Ekaterinburg, Russia; Kigali, Rwanda; Aden, Yemen; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Entebbe, Uganda; and Athens, Greece.
What was the chief airline for the Taliban and Al Qaeda doing at airports like Athens (above) prior to 911? Did the 911 Commission ever bother to ask? Why does the Bush administration continue to protect Viktor Bout?
The fact that Bout's aircraft were landing in major international airports at the same time his firms were supporting the Taliban and Al Qaeda casts a new light on international airport security prior to 911.
November 28, 2006 -- Ecuador's newly-elected President Rafael Correra is already facing U.S. and international banking syndicate Psyops designed to weaken his administration. Correa, an avowed opponent of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and other global financial elite contrivances, is already being blamed by such "news" organizations as Bloomberg for driving down Ecuador's bond prices.
Other dubious global media outlets tied to the financial elites, particularly the Washington Post and the Associated Press, are claiming that Correa will not be able to govern Ecuador since the Ecuadorian Congress is in the hands of his political opposition.
Usual suspects wasting no time in attacking and undermining Ecuador's President-elect Correa.
And in the most obvious Psyops strategy, Correa is being linked by various neo-con "think tank" and private intelligence operations in the United States to the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), the guerrilla group that has been battling the Colombian oligarchy for decades. The U.S. right has attempted to link both Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Evo Morlaes of Bolivia to the FARC.
Correa's threat to close the U.S. "drug interdiction" airbase at Manta, Ecuador has also resulted in the U.S. right accusing him of links to drug dealers. In fact, Manta is a US Special Operations "forward operating location" used to provide military assistance to oligarchies in Colombia and Peru to fight populist insurgents and right-wing paramilitaries in Bolivia and Venezuela to topple progressive governments.
November 28, 2006 -- In addition to Russian-Israeli Mafia, Litvinenko radiation poisoning now linked to Iraqi oil business and military occupation. British police have discovered traces of polonium 210, the radioactive substance sued to kill former Russian FSB and KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, in the office of wanted Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky. London sources confirmed that traces of the radioactive substance were found at 7 Down Street in London's Mayfair district, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper.
An Internet search shows that the Interpark House office building at 7 Down Street also houses the headquarters of the coal, oil, and energy hedge fund firm Starsupply Tullett Energy; offices of Metro International, the global media firm; Nichiei, Ltd., a Japanese consulting firm; and Capital Corporation plc, which owns three London casinos, Crockfords and the Colony Club in Mayfair and the Cromwell Mint in Kensington.
The Litvinenko murder grows murkier with ties discovered to Ahmad Chalabi-connected security firm.
Although British police were on guard at Berezovsky's office, the Russian-Israeli businessman who is wanted for a variety of crimes in Russia, told the Guardian, "I don't know anything about police at my office," and refused any further comment on the case. Berezovsky was a colleague of Litvinenko and were working jointly to topple the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian President has made it a hallmark of his administration to crack down on the Russian mobsters and oligarchs who looted the Soviet and Russian treasuries, consorted with Chechen terrorists and engaged in "true flag" bombings involving Chechens in Moscow and other Russian cities, and then fled to Israel.
One tycoon who did not escape Putin is former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was jailed for tax evasion.
Scotland Yard has also found traces of polonium at an office building in London's West End that houses the business intelligence firm, Titon International Ltd., and Erinsys UK Ltd., a private military contractor that is operating in Iraq. ABC News reported that an Erinsys spokesman confirmed that Litvinenko vicited the Erinsys office on a "matter totally unrelated" to the poisoning but declined to provide any details.
WMR previously reported on Erinsys' ties to the Iraqi agent of influence Ahmad Chalabi:
October 16, 2006 -- With the Iraqi bloodbath against civilians and policemen continuing, it is interesting to note the comments made by the the Iraqi Interior Minister about the parties that he claims are principally responsible for the massacres. Jawad al-Bolani, in a Friday press conference in Baghdad, rejected neo-con Bush administration claims that most of the deaths in Iraq are caused by insurgents who infiltrated the military and police. al-Bolani laid responsibility for the deaths, including gruesome beheadings of civilians, at the feet of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)-inspired Facilities Protection Service (FPS), an unregulated force of 150,000 foreign and Iraqi private security contractors. 14,000 of the Iraqi security personnel are from the Iraqi Free Forces, a militia loyal to neocon Iraqi shill Ahmad Chalabi. The remainder are drawn from paramilitary forces with some of the worst human rights records in the world: South Africa's apartheid regime security forces; Colombian, Salvadoran, and Chilean anti-guerrilla paramilitaries; and other special forces from the United Kingdom, United States, Israel, Nepal, Fiji, and the Philippines. Beheadings, such as those seen in Iraq, are a hallmark of the Nepalese Gurkhas, some of whom are working as private contractors in Iraq.
The chief private contractor involved in the FPS is Erinsys Ltd., which received a sole source contract from the CPA to provide security for the "oil infrastructure" in Iraq. Only in Bush's Iraq, is the oil infrastructure deserving of greater importance than the protection of human life. Erinsys is connected to Chalabi through its partnership with northern Virginia-based Nour USA Ltd., incorporated in May 2003 by Aboul Huda Farouki, a Jordanian-American who has been the recipient of a number of Department of Defense contracts. Darouki's seed money for his business, HAIFinance, originated in the 1980s from Petra International Banking Corporation, a Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) Jordanian affiliate, which was managed by Mohammed Chalabi, a nephew of Ahmad Chalabi. Erinsys Iraq's counsel is Salam Chalabi, another nephew of Ahmad Chalabi, and a business partner of Douglas Feith's Jerusalem-based law partner, Marc Zell (Feith & Zell [FANZ]).
A full circle indeed: Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Litvinenko, Ahmad Chalabi, Aboul Huda Farouki, Mohammed Chalabi, Salam Chalabi, Marc Zell, and Douglas Feith. While in exile, Ahmad Chalabi was a high-flying London resident and known as the "Savile Row Shi'ite." We can begin to see who the real perpetrators of America's disastrous decision to invade and occupy Iraq. And now the neo-cons are trying to distance themselves from their heinous actions and policies.