posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 01:17 AM
I doubt if Litvinenko was, himself, directly involved with the deployment of nuclear devices. However, I think that it is entirely possible
that at least some one Litvinenko knew, or knew of, could have been involved with supplying such weapons, or their components, to unauthorized
(possibly, "terrorist") entities.
Litvinenko's death, and the subsequent contamination of his associates, seems far too "high profile" for a "planned" assasination; the
"spectacularity" of the method far, far outweighs the "public relations" to be engendered by the the death of the victim.
You are not sending much of a warning "message" to other possible targets when the method of your murders draws more attention than person you
No, I am becoming more solidly convinced that Litvinenko died as the result of a "misadventure" involving a nuclear trigger brought to that fateful
meeting as a form of "proof": perhaps in the form of a sort of "bona fides"?
I believe that "some one" wanted/needed to prove to some one(s) that access to nuclear "goods" (components, certainly; actual weapons, possibly)
was established and potentially available. But something went terribly wrong, and, realizing that he was dying, Litvinenko put his place in the world
spot-light to the best use he could think of, under the circumstances.
But I do not feel any the safer for Litvinenko's demise.
No one has yet addressed the question that sits like the proverbial "elephant in the parlor": Who brought the Polonium-210 to the meeting, and more
importantly, where did They get it?
Here's a better question:
Does anyone know if ports routinely scan, using sonar imaging, the hulls and keels of the ships entering their facilities? Could say,a nuclear
torpedo be attached to a ship's hull, below the water-line or maybe along the keel, and thus be smuggled, undetected into a port, to be detonated by
Didn't one of Litvinenko's associates, Mario Scaramella, once claim that the Soviets had "lost" a couple of nuke torpedos just off the coast of
I fear we have not yet heard the last of this story.