- This is a part two of the last article on Alexander Litvinenko.
- Part one is at this link:
- Many are pointing out that they are not buying the Alexander
Litvinenko drama on TV. If someone wanted to get rid of him, they
could disappear him and just be done with it. This has every appearance
of being a PR and propaganda program embedded in a soap opera.
- When I see an issue brewing on the television and it
is an international incident, the first question I ask myself is who benefits?
- What sort of dynamics are going on between competing
factions and one side is losing badly? Right now I can assertively state
that the US, UK and Israel agenda is sliding backwards and it is they who
are most highly motivated to try to slow down Russia and Vladimir Putin
in any manner they can. They cannot with their current game plan and this
will not change the dynamics. They are going to have to learn to work
with those dynamics and they absolutely refuse to do so.
- The last email update exposed the DEBKAfile and it pointed
out that Yukos Oil Jewish fugitive from Russian authorities Leonid Nevzlin
had an opinion about what happened to former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
The first thing that popped out at me from that news flash was a wanted
Russian Jewish fugitive was the chairman of the Diaspora Museum in Israel.
DEBKAfile has long been rumored to have Zionist ties as a misinformation
- November 25, 2006, 9:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
- Leonid Nevzlin, former CEO of the oil giant and current
chairman of the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, says the former Russian spy
came to Israel with classified documents on Yukos which may be damaging
to Russian leaders.
- Guess what folks, those documents probably named Leonid
Nevzlin and many others.
- This is the same Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv that holds
a Marc Rich seminar each year. Did you put that dot on your radar screen?
That is the same Marc Rich that Bill Clinton pardoned for crimes in the
United States and outstanding warrants against him.
- Evidently the best way to get high in Israel is be a
Jewish criminal fleeing from justice and you get promoted right to the
top quick inIsrael. They probably have a special elevator just for that
- I am not a Russian expert having never been there but
I do watch people very closely. I have been known to sit in a sidewalk
café for hours drinking coffee, enjoying a glass of wine and just
watch the people going by to see what I can detect about the place I am
in. You can learn a lot by slowing down every now and then and just watching
and paying close attention to details.
- When the following information was sent to me I read
it, considered the details, and then asked some Russians what they thought
about the articles. They read, they thought and then what they had to
say sort of floored me.
- One of them used to work at one of the top restaurants
in Moscow, a 5-star affair where the power elite hung out during the Yeltsin
days and the plundering of Russia. He left Russia because he was thoroughly
disgusted with how some inside of Russia in the Yeltsin regime had sold
out to the Russian mob and to Western predators that will do business with
anyone for a buck, or a shekel as the case may be. He directly overheard
some of the conversations in that restaurant and saw bad things happening
to Russia and certain insiders aiding and abetting that to happen. That
was back during the days of Clinton and Yeltsin, or scumbag west and scumbag
- Every one of the Russians that read the following had
one name jump off the pages as one of the sleaziest Russians ever. They
all advised that Russia rejoiced when Putin came to power and Russian Jew
Boris Beresovsky fled to the UK. They literally threw a party to see the
back side of him. I hear Putin's numbers and esteem soared when Beresovsky
ran from justice and when he came down hard on Mikhail Khodorkovsky and
sent Leonid Nevzlin fleeing too.
- Evidently these Jewish Russian robber barons did not
like it that there was a new sheriff in town.
- What was angering the Russians is the opulence these
robber barons were casting about and it was not earned money, it was payoff
money to aid and abet the predators from the outside that wanted to plunder
- Several of the Russians indicated that most in Russia
that followed who was doing the plundering were a gang and included the
likes of Khodorkovsky (in prison), Nevzlin (in Israel avoiding prosecution
and prison) and Beresovsky (in the UK avoiding prosecution and prison).
I would call that a pattern that is worth looking closely at. When
two of the fingers pointing at Putin are both fugitives from the law, I
would call that a pattern too.
- I have been watching this Litvinenko matter unravel on
TV and several things are coming up that, if confirmed, will shed much
light on the matter.
- First, this alleged friend of Litvinenko that was on
Sky News [Rupert Murdoch owned] several times a day giving us all of the
gory details, Alex Goldfarb, is according to reports coming out of the
UK and other European points a Jew and the right hand man of Jewish Russian
oligarch Boris Beresovsky. Another person in London and in exile from
Russian authorities and Russia wants the UKauthorities to extradite him
back to Russia for trial.
- That is one of those "ah ha" matters that everyone
needs to pay attention to.
- I watched the announcements and press conferences outside
the hospital as I worked and it was more like a soap opera than a progression
of facts. It was not the hospital or investigators doing the talking,
it was this purported close friend. It was almost like watching Wolf Blitzer
play out the drama on an election night in the US. Too contrived and the
only real emotions displayed was Litvinenko's father after his son had
died. That was certainly understandable for no parent likes to have their
children die before them.
- I have watched this "close friend" Alex Goldfarb
closely and he did not display anything other than which way to point the
finger and lay out the facts of which way to point the finger. Instead
of Alexander Litvinenko talking, it was Alex Goldfarb telling us all which
way to look and which way to point the finger. With both Leonid Nevzlin
and Boris Beresovsky being in the chorus of pointing the finger the matter
of "clean hands" comes up.
- The Bank Menatep flap that involved Mikhail Khodorkovsky,
Yukos and Bank Menatep, and Leonid Nevzlin, the new chairman of the Diaspora
Museum in Israel, was routed through the Bank of New York, which according
to several articles had laundered in the neighborhood of $7 billion dollars.
- The issue of money laundering in the US as part of the
aims of certain parties in Russia and the UK and US is not a secret. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01120.pdf
It is just a subject that is not discussed by those in the US that mouth
the words rule of law and then do not stand up for it all. Money laundering
trails naming both Bank of New York and Republic National Bank of NY are
named in that GAO report.
- Other articles have come out over the years. http://www.heritage.org/Research/RussiaandEurasia/BG1323.cfm
- This money laundering in the US was directly related
to the plundering of Russia assets and flight of capital out of Russia.
The bank was being robbed and the Russian people being plundered
by people like Beresovsky, Nevzlin, Khodorkovsky and others. These Russian
insiders were being aided and abetted by US and UK interests that were
after those Russian assets.
- Many of these Russian robber barons fled to the UK and
Israel where their politics and objectives were more in line with them
than they are with Putin and Russia.
- Beresovsky made his fortune selling out to UK and US
interests and helping to privatize Russian assets into the hands of the
Wealthy Elite predators. He lives in London in exile because he is wanted
for what are apparently criminal acts in Russia. It seems a little too
convenient to me that Alex Goldfarb is both close friend to Litvinenko,
death bed spokesman and reportedly a right hand man of Boris Beresovsky,
one of the most hated Russian Jews in the history of Russia.
- My "stuff" detector says Beresovsky is a Zionist
Jew aligned with Zionists in the UK, US and Israel and they all have a
grudge against Putin for pushing the money changers out of Russia and putting
an end to them plundering the assets of the Russian people. That is one
pissing match that is going on behind the scenes. The fact that Leonid
Nevzlin fled prosecution, fled to Israel and is now the chairman of the
Diaspora Museum clearly identifies him as a Zionist Jew.
- This is starting to smell to me as a hit on Litvinenko
to discredit Putin on multiple fronts because the GWOT dreamed up by Bush,
Blair and others is failing on every front that I am aware of and there
are many fronts that never get a line of print in US news or even 15 seconds
on the TV.
- You do not hear about it in Western Media, but the strategically
placed Dagestan has been involved in the Chechnya mess and it is one possible
route for pipelines from Kazakhstan to get to Georgia and from there to
the Black Sea, and from there to Europe. http://www.fragilecologies.com/jan04_00.html
It is as simple as look at a map.
- I am curious as to how the Polonium 210 got into the
personal residence of Alexander Litvinenko. The Millennium Hotel and Itsu
sushi bar are easy enough to pull off but who contaminated his personal
residence? That suggests someone close to him and that is why I have been
watching this develop and asking cui bono?
- Once the USSR collapsed the vultures rushed in to pick
the bones of Russia and Putin clamped down and put a stop to most of it.
That is one of the primary reasons he is so popular in Russia and so unpopular
with the predators because he shut them down and stopped the plundering
- With Russia now the number one oil producer in the world
and providing vast amounts of natural gas to Europe, the Bush Blair agenda
is sliding backwards because they cannot provide what Europe has to have
to drive their economies, heat their homes and put gasoline in their vehicles.
- Note in one of the articles below that it was Beresovsky's
job during the Yeltsin era to maintain relations with the former Soviet
States, the same states that US and UK interests conspired since 1979 to
take over to get at the oil and gas of the Caspian Basin. There is the
common point as to why he is in London and not welcome in Russia. He was
a probable player in The Grand Chessboard that now has every appearance
of being one of the dumbest schemes every devised by the US and UK planners.
- If you follow all of the threads on Georgia, Chechnya,
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, etc, and US and UK aims to take over
those areas for almost the past 30 years, the picture is getting clearer
to see. It is coming into focus as stuck-on-stupid in Biblical proportions.
Hell, they cannot even read a map or pay attention to history. They are
just blinded by their greed.
- These idiots in the US and UK just did "an oil deal
too far" and rushed in, completely lied and fabricated a justification
for war, and have yet to accomplish anything in five years to get the oil
to the US, to Europe or anywhere else.
- If that sounds familiar to you like Iraq, it should.
Hurricane Katrina is a perfect example of the lack of attention to detail,
follow up or follow through of George W. Bush.
- First we have Rupert Murdoch owned Sky News leading the
way in the UK with the Litvinenko story and playing the drama to the hilt.
- Second, stories are surfacing to lay out the relationships
and their backgrounds and there is plenty of fishy smell and unclean hands.
- Third, many factions are trying to block the growing
influence of Russia on the oil and gas front and how that is creating influence
for Russia even in NATO nations because they have to have the oil and gas.
Bush and Blair have not been able to deliver out of theCaspian Basin or
out of Iraq. Their really grand adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq are
a quagmire and their little red wagon wheels have fallen off. People need
oil and gas and Russia has been there to deliver and Bush and Blair are
still kicking the same dead rocking horse and wondering why they have to
drag the little red wagon instead of ride in it.
- Read for yourself and you decide. I am not making comment
or opinion beyond this point. You decide based on what you read below.
I think we have a group of people trying to play the world for suckers
and I think they hail from the UK, US and Israel. That is my assessment
until I see hard concrete facts to say otherwise. This has the smell of
a massive PR and propaganda push by some people that I already know are
desperate because they have failed to achieve any objective since 9-11.
- According to the feed back I am receiving the public
is not buying it in the US or elsewhere.
- In the five years they have been mucking up the world
much has changed and the world is walking off and leaving the US and UK
behind. Change is happening and many are desperate to stop it.
- Russians point finger At Berezovsky Over Ex-Spy's Death
- Poisoned former spy Alexander Litvinenko's deathbed message
accused Russian President Vladimir Putin, but pro-Kremlin MPs and state-controlled
television networks today pointed the finger of blame at a prominent Putin
enemy in Britain - tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
- The MPs seconded a top Putin aide's suggestion that Litvinenko's
death in a London hospital last night was part of a plot againstRussia
and claimed that Berezovsky, a major critic whose asylum in Britain has
enraged the Kremlin, was involved in the killing.
- "The death of Litvinenko for Russia, for the
security services means nothing," Valery Dyatlenko said on state-run
Channel One television, contending that neither the Kremlin nor Russia's
intelligence agencies would have reason to kill him. "I think this
is another game of some kind by Berezovsky."
- Berezovsky amassed a fortune in dubious privatisation
deals after the 1991 Soviet collapse and became an influential Kremlin
insider under President Boris Yeltsin, but fell out of favour with Putin
and fled to Britain in 2000 to avoid a money laundering probe which he
said was politically motivated.
- He has been a thorn in Putin's side for years, assailing
him for backtracking on democracy and accusing Russian security services
of organising the 1999 apartment block bombings that helped stoke support
for the Chechen war.
- That claim can be seen as aimed personally against Putin,
a former Federal Security Service chief who ascended to the presidency
in part on the strength of the popularity of his hardline stance on Chechnya
as Prime Minister at the time.
- Berezovsky provided financing for a book Litvinenko co-authored
detailing the alleged bombing conspiracy, but their names had been linked
since 1998, when Litvinenko publicly accused his superiors at the Federal
Security Service, known by its Russian acronym FSB, of ordering him to
- Both men lived in Britain and Berezovsky, who spent time
by Litvinenko's hospital bedside, has said he suspected Russia's intelligence
services were behind the alleged assassination attempt.
- But in Russia today, pro-Kremlin lawmakers suggested
Berezovsky was behind the poisoning.
- "Possibly there was a conflict," Nikolai Kovalyov,
an MP and former FSB director, said on Channel One television. "In
untying this knot called the relationship between Berezovsky and Litvinenko,
it was necessary to receive the maximum benefit and the benefit here
for Boris Abramovich (Berezovsky) is ... the accusation of Russia's involvement
in the killing."
- Litvinenko had close ties with "certain oligarchs,
including Mr Berezovsky, who in recent years have been deprived of the
chance to buy corrupt power with stolen money and apparently cannot accept
this", said Konstanin Kosachev, head of the foreign affairs committee
in the State Duma, the lower House of Parliament.
- "It's clear we may be talking about a targeted action
aimed against modern Russia," Kosachev, a member of the dominant Kremlin-controlled
United Russia party, whose comments often reflect the governments' stance.
said on Channel One.
- The remarks echoed Sergei Yastrzhembsky, Putin's chief
envoy to the European Union, who named no names but suggested to reporters
in Helsinki that someone was killing government critics to discredit the
Kremlin. "I am far from being a champion of conspiracy theory. But
it looks like we are facing a well-orchestrated campaign or a plan to consistently
discredit Russia and its leader," he said.
- Putin and other top Russian officials have repeatedly
made hints of forces in the West that are out to undermine Russia.
- After the murder last month of Russian journalist Anna
Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the war in Chechnya, Putin said that
"people who are hiding from Russian law enforcement have been hatching
plans to sacrifice someone and create an anti-Russian wave in the world"
a possible reference to Berezovsky.
- Russian prosecutors said earlier this year that they
had filed a new request for Berezovsky's extradition from Britain after
charging him with planning a violent seizure of power.
- Boris Berezovsky: The First Oligarch
- A film based on his adventurous life drew gasps from
Russian audiences for the opulence showed
- By Mary Dejevsky
- Published: 25 November 2006
- As Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy, lay
dying in a London hospital, regular bulletins on his condition were supplied
not by his family and only rarely by the hospital. The head messenger was
the energetic and voluble Alex Goldfarb, who described himself as a close
friend of the stricken agent. He could also have been described, no less
accurately, as the right-hand man of Boris Berezovsky, the fugitive oligarch
exiled in Britain who heads the list of Russia's "most wanted".
- Wherever and whenever Alex Goldfarb turns up, you can
be pretty certain that Berezovsky is pulling the strings. And in this case,
the Berezovsky link was more transparent than it often is: the oligarch
enjoyed a uniquely symbiotic relationship with Litvinenko, which began
when the spy saved his life. Litvinenko, so the story goes, refused orders
from his then employer, Russia's internal security service (FSB), to have
Berezovsky murdered. Berezovsky returned the favour by assisting Litvinenko
to defect to Britain when he was charged by the Russian authorities with
- This was six years ago. Berezovsky's subsequent role
in Litvinenko's life - as Litvinenko's in his - is shrouded in the mystery
that obscures so many exiled Russian plutocrats. But there is evidence
that they kept up at very least what might be called a business relationship.
Berezovsky sponsored a book that Litvinenko published in 2003, supposedly
lifting the lid on the murkier doings of the FSB. If, as has been said,
Litvinenko was investigating the contract-killing of the Russian journalist
Anna Politkovskaya at the time he fell ill, this is likely to have been
at Berezovsky's instigation, too. Berezovsky is reliably reported to have
been at Litvinenko's bedside on the day the media were first made aware
of his illness.
- While a personal friendship may have grown up between
the two men, Litvinenko had contacts and information that could have been
of great help to Berezovsky. As an agent through the years of Vladimir
Putin's rise to the Russian presidency, he claimed to know where many bodies
were buried. And anything that besmirched Putin was grist to the mill of
Berezovsky, who aspired to lead an organised opposition to Putin from abroad.
- The origins of Berezovsky's venom against Putin go back
a decade. Then in their 40s, the two men were highly competitive Kremlin
wannabes, vying for influence at President Boris Yeltsin's court. Berezovsky
had a head start, ingratiating himself into Yeltsin's inner circle - the
so-called "family" - by dint of his money and connections. Seen
as the original oligarch, he was already the richest and most influential
of Russia's new tycoons, a compulsive networker with fingers in many pies.
- His influence was at its most valuable to Yeltsin in
1996. Six months before the scheduled presidential election, Yeltsin's
popularity ratings stood at a catastrophic 30 per cent. His chief rival
was the far-right nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who was well placed
to beat him. Berezovsky deployed his money and influence lavishly, forming
a group of oligarchs, the "Big Seven", to underwrite Yeltsin's
campaign. The media outlets they then owned were dedicated to a schedule
of "all Yeltsin all the time".
- The voters gave their President another four years. The
West breathed a sigh of relief, and Berezovsky reaped his reward. Initially
it was the mostly honorific post of deputy secretary of the National Security
Council, then secretary of a Kremlin group co-ordinating the so-called
Commonwealth of Independent States - the body trying to maintain economic
and political links between the states of the former Soviet Union.
- As Berezovsky tells it, it was during this time that
he conducted peace negotiations - often secretly - with rebellious Chechnya.
His first-hand dealings with Chechen leaders left him with an enduring
sympathy for this mountain people and their seemingly doomed quest for
autonomy. Until recently, he claimed still to be involved in efforts to
forge a settlement.
- By 1998, Berezovsky's star at the Kremlin was fading,
just as Vladimir Putin's started to shine bright. With Yeltsin not standing
for election again, Berezovsky's services as media Svengali and chief financier
were less in demand. The currency crash of that year prompted public questions
about the oligarchs' fortunes. Berezovsky left Yeltsin's entourage the
- He decided to try his luck as a front-line politician,
and was duly elected the member of parliament for Karachayevo-Cherkessiya,
a region not only close to Chechnya, but also one where money talks. An
additional advantage of this move was the immunity from prosecution a Duma
seat afforded. He may have calculated that for four years he would be safe.
- At the same time, Berezovsky had to watch as the ailing
Yeltsin relied more and more on Putin. Berezovsky had become seriously
disenchanted with Putin, a man with whom five years before he had been
on skiing terms. He now saw Putin as a sporty little upstart from St Petersburg
who was applying his second-rate secret agent's brain to keeping the precarious
Russian government functioning.
- At the end of 1999, it was Putin who was anointed by
Yeltsin as his successor. Berezovsky was cast aside. All his hard work
trying to solve the Chechen problem had been negated by a war he believed
Putin had begun as an election ploy. Threatened with prosecution for fraud
in connection with his holdings in the state airline Aeroflot and the privatised
state car company, Logovaz, he made one of his many visits to London permanent.
- That this stubborn and scheming tycoon chose exile was
perhaps a less unlikely outcome than the fact that he had come so close
to power at all. A congenital outsider, Berezovsky was able to turn to
his benefit the brief period of extreme social and political mobility that
followed the break-up of the Soviet Union. Born in Moscow into a modest
Jewish family, he was academically ambitious, but thwarted in his first
choice of study - space science - by the restrictions on the numbers of
Jewish students in certain faculties. After a series of junior research
positions, he finally obtained a doctorate in computer science at the age
- He was 40 when Mikhail Gorbachev came to power and the
political landscape began to change. In 1989 - ahead of most - he sensed
the way the wind was blowing and made the leap into business. And questionable
business some of it was, too. As he tells it, he built his fortune on a
couple of second-hand Mercedes cars he bought in what was then East Germany,
which he resold at a large profit inRussia.
- But the myth that has grown up around him is replete
with hair-raising stories of hijacked trains, nocturnal visits to car assembly
lines in southern Russia, secret cash deals, all liberally spiced with
armed thugs and unexplained disappearances. A risk-taker par excellence,
Berezovsky thrived in the volatility of those years, amassing a fortune
that took him from cars into oil, aluminium and property and - as his weapon
in what he anticipated would be the battles ahead - into television and
- His lifestyle - with its fast cars, servants, a palatial
residence outside Moscow and vicious guard dogs - was the stuff of legend.
His renown was such that a Russian director made a film, Oligarch, apparently
based on his adventurous life. It was released in 2002, and drew gasps
from Russian audiences for the private opulence it showed.
- Before leaving Moscow for what he hoped in 2000 would
be temporary exile, Berezovsky formed an opposition party, Liberal Russia,
intended to unite leading businessmen and other devotees of a free market
who felt that their interests were threatened by Putin. The party was plagued
with splits and petered out. But politics - or more correctly, perhaps,
politicking - remains Berezovsky's passion. He may be sustained financially
in London by his extensive property portfolio and his oil interests, but
it is opposition politics that is his true lifeblood.
- He works out of an office in Mayfair that is imbued with
a faint air of menace. A slight man, with features somewhat reminiscent
- ironically - of Lenin, he employs large, surly bodyguards, a fleet of
black-glassed 4x4s, reputedly armour plated, and commutes into town from
his country estate in Surrey. He claims that the Russian authorities have
tried to kill him at least three times and he is careful about public appearances.
He travels mostly in convoy, altering his route and his drivers and speeding
with apparent impunity.
- He has been progressively shorn of his media interests
in Russia. He sold his controlling stake in the Kommersant newspaper earlier
this year, prompting speculation that he might need the money. His official
political vehicle in Britain is a group curiously called the Civil Rights
Foundation, which he seems to do little publicly to promote, but may channel
money to opposition groups in the former USSR. Berezovsky boasted that
he had funded Ukraine's Orange revolution.
- If his attempts to foment revolution in and around Russia
have so far failed, however, Berezovsky was hugely successful in insinuating
himself into the clubs and salons of London. Suave and charming, he was
lionised as a successful and wealthy opponent of the present regime in
Russia. Always ready with flashy quotes, always game to appear on platforms
to denounce his arch-foe, Vladimir Putin, he has proved almost as masterly
an image-maker in his adopted country as he was in Russia. A Channel 4
documentary this year suggested he was singlehandedly responsible for the
negative image of Putin's Russia that prevails among Britain's chattering
- There are signs, though, that his power is waning. His
ability to mesmerise the great and good went into decline after the Chechen
attack on Beslan. He is not confident enough in English to dominate a platform
alone. And earlier this year, the then foreign secretary Jack Straw took
the unusual step of warning him publicly that he must cease to advocate
the violent overthrow of Putin or risk forfeiting his refugee status.
- Russia would dearly love to get its hands on Berezovsky.
Even after six years away, in Russia his name is still synonymous to many
with the great privatisation swindle of the 1990s. And Putin would surely
see his downfall as a personal triumph. Berezovsky, though, for all his
scheming is a shrewd and cautious survivor. He keeps at arm's length from
the action - a puppeteer invisibly pulling fewer and fewer strings.
- A Life in Brief
- BORN 23 January 1946, in Moscow.
- FAMILY Six children by four marriages.
- EDUCATION 1968: graduated from Moscow forestry engineering
institute; 1983: doctorate in computer science, Moscow StateUniversity.
- CAREER 1969-87: research fellow, Russian Academy of Sciences;
1989: used car business; 1992: buys into oil company Sibneft; 1995: buys
into ORT; 1996: joins Yeltsin's re-election campaign; 1999: elected to
Duma; 2000: sets up Liberal Russia party but, facing charges of embezzlement,
flees to London; 2003: granted political asylum in Britain.
- HE SAYS "I am very bad at understanding people.
I don't know who is a traitor, who is good, who is bad. But I'm good at
- THEY SAY "He is not an easy person to work with
because of his impulsive character and short attention span... But he is
a phenomenon." - Alex Goldfarb
- What a web they weave. It would be funny to see them
stuck in it but for the tragic things that have happened because of these
greedy twits. I have no use in my life for liars and I am sure as Hell
not going to follow one.
- Best regards,