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Special Reports Last Updated: Jan 4th, 2007 - 01:08:31

New wrinkle in Litvinenko's death
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Dec 5, 2006, 00:57

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(WMR) -- It has been reported from London and Chechen sources that ex-KGB and FSB Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was not only a convert to Islam but a supporter of the Chechen and Caucasus mujaheddin, a movement that has been linked to the so-called "Al Qaeda," an organization that is looking more and more like an contrivance by neoconservatives and their organized crime friends to bring about a state of constant war in the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and beyond to maximize political and financial gain.

Litvinenko's conversion to Islam has thrown a new wrinkle into Litvinenko's relationship with Boris Berezovsky and Alex Goldfarb, both Russian Jewish emigres.

The following dispatch came from the, a Chechen news web site, on November 24:

"The communication from London the day before at night arrived to us of the poisoning and passing away of Aleksandr Litvinenko. A. Litvinenko was poisoned on 1 November. Doctors struggled for the life of A. Litvinenko, however, it was impossible to save him. Meanwhile, a while back Litvinenko accepted Islam and all Moslem rites were carried out before his death. A specially invited mullah read over the dying Litvinenko the 'Sura Yasin' [key passage from the Koran]. Aleksandr Litvinenko will be buried in a Moslem cemetery, with the observance of all proper rituals. Nearing death, and understanding that his killers are Putin and his criminal clique, Aleksandr Litvinenko requested to transmit to the Mujahadeen of Chechnya and Caucasus that they understand him as their brother in the weapon [emphasis added] and he requested to the Most High Allah for themselves the future of martyr (insha Allah)."

The European media is now reporting that Litvinenko was involved in smuggling nuclear materials from Russia to Zurich in 2000 and that he may have continued his involvement in nuclear smuggling. Some reports, including recent comments to the BBC by Litvinenko's friend, Italian "security expert" Mario Scaramella, suggest that Litvinenko was involved in the smuggling of radioactive materials.

An accident involved in the smuggling of nuclear materials may have resulted in Litvinenko's poisoning from radioactive polonium-210. Litvinenko's involvement with the Chechen Mujaheddin, said to be allied with the so-called "Al Qaeda," his links to the same European organized crime smuggling networks that were the subject of surveillance by outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates covert CIA front company, and his links to Israel-based Russian gangsters all add to a mounting pile of evidence of "Al Qaeda" links to the Russian-Israeli Mafia.

The Chechen press release reference to "the weapon" may have been hinting at a project to build a radioactive "dirty bomb" by Litvinenko. London's Observer surmised as much in a December 3 report: "Among the theories that remain open is that the poisonings were an accident that happened while Litvinenko tried to assemble a dirty bomb for Chechen rebels. Those who know him believe he was crazy enough to attempt such a thing and, in the past week, some have implicated him in the smuggling of nuclear materials from Russia."

Also of interest is Litvinenko's visit to the London office of the British private military contractor Erinsys, Ltd., which has been linked to Iraqi National Congress neocon agent of influence Ahmad Chalabi. Erinsys has operations in Britain; Iraq; South Africa; the Nigerian Delta region, and Houston, Texas.

A recent report in the reveals that an Israeli Defense Force veteran overheard a three-way conversation in Hebrew at a Newark, New Jersey, Jewish cemetery in October 2000 in which it was stated that "the twins" would be attacked by planes the following September and then the Americans would "learn what it is to live with terrorists." The Israeli military veteran who conveyed his concerns to the FBI, was visited by Newark Field Office Special Agents Robyn Gritz and  Andrew Stengel, and provided supporting  documentation  to the above web site.

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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist.He is author of the forthcoming book, �Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates.�He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report.

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