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So. Who Was Really Silenced By Polonium?
Saturday, 12 May 2007 07:45
We haven’t heard much from
Litvinenko’s partner-in-crime, Mario Scaramella lately. That’s because
they locked him up and threw away the key.
Mario is enjoying a little break from prison at the moment, but only under guard in the local hospital. Here he is said to be suffering
from tachycardia, collapses, high blood pressure, blackouts, thyroid
and prostrate swelling and hair loss. Oh, and a couple of heart attacks
Hmmmm. So how’s he doing? Senator Paolo Guzzanti
says he has received a tearstained letter
from Mario’s moll - one of the very few reported to have visited Scaramella in prison. Girlfriend Giorgia allegedly
‘Today I embraced a man who had nothing left of Mario. No life,
no enthusiasm, no character . . . They have killed Mario. My Mario is
no more. Today I have seen a small, fragile, weak person, frightened,
defeated… I write to you crying from the pain and the anger: I would
have preferred he was dead than to see him destroyed in this way.’
Given that Litvinenko and Guzzanti
were both mired in Mario’s scams
you wonder if they should also be rotting in jail now. But the Senator
has diplomatic immunity, while Litvinenko’s immune systems failed in a
There are charges against Scaramella but no one wants to press them.
As with the Litvinenko case, officially it’s zip it and shut it.
Unofficially, of course, the ’smearmeister’ Berezovsky
is still bringing his own charges against Putin in the media, but these
are becoming less credible with every month of official silence that
Known and very popular cialis coupon which gives all the chance to receive a discount for a preparation which has to be available and exactly cialis coupons has been found in the distant room of this big house about which wood-grouses in the houses tell.
Just back in April, Berezovsky planted the story, KGB Men To Face Litvinenko Murder Charges
. Yet nothing of the sort ever happened. The ‘news’ was attributed to ’sources close to Litvinenko’s widow’,
aka Berezovsky. Really. Paid hacks might have thought to check with the
UK Crown Prosecution Service.
CPS’ Julie Sedon states that the case is very complicated, that
it is currently reviewing a specially appointed lawyer, and that no one
can say exactly how long this process will last; In addition, no
information about the case can be disclosed.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Mario tells girlfriend that he could face
another two years darkness without due process. So what is on the
charge sheet? Principally, it concerns the slander
of a Ukrainian KGB defector, Talik
, whom Scaramella set up
with the help of Litvinenko
We can confirm this because Mario’s only other reported visitor to the slammer is Boris Volodarskomu
, a historian and, co-incidentally, a consultant to the Litvinenko enquiry. He tells:
In Rome I was able to get a unique document - a copy of the
formal charges. Very interesting accusation. Scaramella is charged with
the defamation of Alexander Talik. That’s it. No other charges. The
only official reason he was arrested, detained in prison until the
present time, and hardly likely to be released anytime soon, is the
attempted slander of a former KGB captain.
In the same interview with Svoboda News
, Boris relates that Mario’s interrogations are only about Litvinenko and the false evidence gathered for the Mitrokhin Commission
‘So, his arrest is clearly linked to Alexander Litvinenko.’
Well, call me sentimental, but I was worried about Mario’s distressed girlfriend, so I e-mailed Berezovsky’s Litvinenko Justice Foundation
. Since Mario and Sasha were deep in the same shit, couldn’t they do something for him? Apparently not. Louise Christian
of The ‘Litvinenko Justice Foundation’ - title always makes me laugh - insists that Scaramella was arrested for totally unrelated
crimes. Even though Litvinenko is implicated on the only official Italian charge against Scaramella.
Actually, the LJF website is a piece of work. Note the ‘Polonium Trail’ section. Entirely missing from the Berezovsky LJF map
are hotspots like Boris’ own home and Alexander Litvinenko’s place.
Thank goodness for the BBC
and AJ Strata
. At least Litvinenko’s neighbours in London’s Osier Crescent
are now aware that Sasha’s stash of Polonium may make his abandoned house uninhabitable for years to come.
Can’t help thinking though. No one had heard of Mario Scaramella
before he met Litvinenko. And now no one has heard from him since.
Funny sort of coincidence.
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