Alexander Litvinenko: The real version of events is a bit different from the official British version. At the time of his death, Alexander Litvinenko was working for British Intelligence. Despite constant requests made by his wife, the British establishment has repeatedly denied that he was working for them.
But Alexander Litvinenko was a bit of a problem given his sympathies with Muslim Chechen rebels linked to AlQaeda and Taliban when Britain and USA were actively engaged in the fight in Afghanistan. As a lieutenant of Boris Berezovsky that the Russian Federation wanted back on charges of embezzlement of public funds, Alexander Litvinenko was the weaker link, somebody who could become a major source of embarrassment for then Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Boris Berezovky has been a useful pawn working for the CIA and mobilising his network of contacts to facilitate easier military access to land locked Afghanistan. It was well-known that Alexander Litvinenko could be tempted with a clean-bill of health and a safe conduct that could allow him and members of his family to return to the Russian Federation in exchange for incriminating evidence against Boris Berezovky that could have force the British government to deport Boris Berezovsky back to the Russian Federation. Andrei Lugovoi was sent to London to negotiate with Alexander Litvinenko to persuade to make the exchange.
It was no coincidence then that Mario Scaramella, with clear links with the CIA met Alexander Litvinenko, whom he had met before in Italy. Despite the fact that Boris Berezovsky's contacts and influence were fading away the revelation that he was and his lieutenant were linked to Muslim Checken rebels linked to AlQaeda and Taliban would have been too much of a scandal when British soldiers were involved in a military conflict in Afghanistan.
A short-term solution was to get rid of Alexander Litvinenko to protect Boris Berezovsky. When some time later, Boris Berezovsky ceased to be an asset he was himself dispatched to get rid of loose ends.
Shortly before Boris Berezovky was 'dismissed', I was asked to travel to Latin America to gather evidence that could seriously undermine the British government's position in terms of refusing the extradition request made by the Russian Federation. Before I could fly to Latin America, the news came that "Boris Berezovsky committed suicide".
Both the Alexander Litvinenko Affair and the Boris Berezovsky Affair were very sordid chapters in the history of British Intelligence and their partners in crime the CIA. An innocent man - Andrei Lugovoi - who came to negotiate with Alexander Litvinenko to try and get the extradition of Boris Berezovsky - was unfairly accused and everything became part of a major British cover-up.
Andrei Lugovoi was totally cleared of any involvement but the British mass media that easily prostitutes itself swallowed and spread a distorted version of events. Perfidious Albion did it again.
Karl Gerhardt Hohenstauffen