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November 27, 2006

Pat Buchanan Goes Conspiracy-Theorist On Litvinenko; Hints At (Yawn) International Jewish Conspiracy

He is 1) a dedicated isolationist and 2) a columnist who always has to churn out copy.

But still. This is just goofy:

Whoever poisoned Alexander Litvinenko had two goals: a long and lingering death for the KGB defector and pointing a finger of accusation for his killing right in the face of Vladimir Putin.

Which leads me to believe Putin had nothing to do with it.

In an assassination, one must ask: Cui bono? To whose benefit? Who would gain from the poisoning of Litvinenko?

Certainly not Putin. Litvinenko's death puts him, the Kremlin and the KGB, now the FSB, under suspicion of having reverted to the terror tactics of Stalin, who commissioned killers to liquidate enemies like Leon Trotsky, murdered in Mexico in 1940.

What benefit could Putin conceivably realize from the London killing of an enemy of his regime, who had just become a British citizen? Why would the Russian president, at the peak of his popularity, with his regime awash in oil revenue and himself playing a strong hand in world politics, risk a breach with every Western nation by ordering the public murder of a man who was more of a nuisance than a threat to his regime?

The hallmark of a conspiracy theory is assuming everything happens by design. It's true the very-rare and well-nigh-undetectable poison points the finger of blame at Putin; ergo, one could say that Putin doesn't benefit from the poisoning.

But this assumes the poisoner intended for the poison to be discovered. In fact, the poison was never intended to be detected at all -- just like in the case of the Ukranian president. Everyone knew he'd been poisoned, but by what was never established.

Buchanan goes down the conspiracy theorist road by assuming that was a mistake or an unplanned event -- the detection of the very rare toxin -- was in fact a feature, not a bug, as Steven den Beste would say.

If someone actually intended to frame Putin, they would have used a toxin more readily identifiable that would 1) almost inevitably be detected and 2) still focus suspicion on the Kremlin. Like -- how about sticking him in the leg with a dissolving ricin capsule, as KGB-trained Bulgarian assassins did in 1978 to a dissident in London?

So, who is the real assassin, attempting to re-start the Cold War, SPECTRE-like, for their own dirty, greedy benefit?

Well, he doesn't quite say "the Jews," but...

Indeed, no sooner had Litvinenko expired than his collaborator in anti-Putin politics, Alex Goldfarb, was in front of the television cameras reading Litvinenko's deathbed statement charging Putin with murder:

"You may succeed in silencing one man, but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. ... You may succeed in silencing me, but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed."

Litvinenko's statement is awfully coherent and eloquent for a man writhing in a death agony. But if he did not write it, who did? All of which leads me to conclude Putin is being set up, framed for a crime he did not commit. But then, if Putin did not order the killing, who did?

Who else could have acquired the polonium 210? Who else would kill Litvinenko to make Putin a pariah? These are the questions Scotland Yard, which also seems skeptical that Putin had a hand in this bizarre business, has begun to ask.

As the predictable effect of Litvinenko's death has been to put a cloud of suspicion over Putin and a chill over Russian relations with the West, one must ask: To whose benefit is the discrediting of Putin? Who would seek a renewal of the Cold War?

Certainly, the oligarchs and robber barons like Berezovsky—many of them now dispossessed of the wealth they amassed in a collapsing Soviet Union, and all of whom have been run out of the country or imprisoned—have the most powerful of motives. They hate Putin and seek to bring him down. And Goldfarb and Litvinenko both enjoyed the patronage of the billionaire Berezovsky.

Berezovsky is a Jew, according to this odd Wikipedia entry, "A List of Jews in Russia."

As for Goldfarb... no definitive citation yet, although the name is suggestive enough. Certainly he's called a "Russian Jew" on numerous websites (though blogs are hardly the Holy Grail of citations).

There's this charming little notation of his heritage, along with Buchanan-esque suspicions. The company Pat Buchanan keeps, eh?

Alexander Litvinenko’s best pal, who Sky News interviewed today, is Alex Goldfarb. Mr Goldfarb , a Russian Jew, is the Director of the Foundation for Civil Liberties.

The Foundation for Civil Liberties is financed by another Russian Jew ,Boris Berezovsky, alias Boris Beresowski , alias Platon Elenin and is on Interpol’s red notices list along with his associate Yuly Dubov, Yukos shareholder Leonid Nevzlin, Yukos chief legal expert Mikhail Gololobov and Menatep bank department head Natalya Chernysheva.

In Feb 2004 Georgia’s Military Prosecutor’s Office arrested a Major Irakli Papava, another Russian Jew, who made the decision last December to remove Russian tycoon Boris Berezovski’s name from Interpol’s international “wanted” list and thus enable him to enter Georgia for a brief visit. Interpol in May 2006 however confirmed that the arrest warrant against Berezovski is still valid.

Berezovski is a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, he has dedicated himself to toppling the Russian President, allegedly financing anti-Kremlin activity (including Ukraine’s Orange Revolution) across the former USSR. He is also alleged to have forged an alliance with the Solntsevo Brotherhood, a Russian Mafia organization as well as with Chechen gangs, which have helped in sabotaging the peace process in Chechnya.

Despite being on Interpol’s “Red List” Berezovski has been given asylum in the U.K.

My personal theory bearing in mind that the principle characters are all Jewish, is that this apparent poisoning is a means of discrediting the Russian Government and is the work of Mossad, the Israeli secret service.


They're gonna get ya.

Let Me... engage in a little conspiracy-theorist "logic."

Pat Buchanan claims that it is so obvious Putin ordered this that it must be the case it was intended to be obvious he ordered it and, hence, certainly could not have ordered it.

However, as it all seems obvious to Pat Buchanan and various other smarties that Putin could not possibly have ordered it and that only Israel could gain from the poisoning, ergo it must not have been Israel behind it; they would realize that Pat Buchanan would figure their dirty little game out, and hence they must not have been behind it.

And, of course, as it's obvious Putin couldn't have been behind it, according to Pat Buchanan, that means he certainly was behind it.

Follow that?

At what point are you supposed to stop with the "They Would Count On That!" theorizing? Do we stop after we come to the fact the poison suggest Kremlin involvement (They Would Count On That, ergo, the Kremlin isn't involved) or do we apply that reasoning to the fact that They Would Count On That (the obviousness of the Kremlin as culprits taking them off the suspect list) and therefore the Kremlin may in fact be the culprit?

Update: But definitely see above post.

More Pin the Tail On the Crafty Jew... from a site called "Occidental Dissent: Racial and Cultural Preservation.

I just don't get these wheels-within-wheels plots. It seems completely arbitrary which parts of the plan they're counting on us to "see through" and which parts aren't supposed to be figured out except by the geniuses in, for example, the White Power movement.

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