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Ex-Russian FSB agent's brother counters UK govt claims Litvinenko was killed by Russian govt: 'The Brits, Yanks, or Israelis killed him, not Russia'

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Maxim Litvinenko, left, with his brother Alexander
The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has described as 'lies' extraordinary new claims by his brother that the assassination was the work not of Russian agents but British intelligence.

Alexander Litvinenko died of radiation poisoning in 2006 three weeks after ingesting polonium in a London hotel. His death triggered an international murder investigation implicating Russian president Vladimir Putin and naming two former KGB officers.

The murder is to be the subject of a public inquiry, announced by Theresa May earlier this week.

But in an intervention which has outraged the Litvinenko family, the spy's younger brother, Maxim, claims British agents were responsible.

His allegations are a dramatic U-turn from his original reaction, when he blamed Putin's Russia.

Last night, Litvinenko's widow Marina rejected them out of hand, accusing her brother-in-law of spreading lies that she said echoed the views of the Russian state.

In the days after his brother's death Maxim told the world he believed he had died by the orders of the Russian state, saying: 'My brother was one of Putin's most dangerous enemies.'


Comment: An understandable sentiment coming so soon after his death, but not proof that Putin or the Russian government had anything to do with it.


However, two years ago he was approached by the Russian general prosecutor's office who convinced him that Russia was not to blame.

Comment: SOTT.net's Joe Quinn called it 8 years ago:

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Kerry angers Israel by trying to broker quick Gaza ceasefire

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Secretary of State John Kerry has made a significant mistake in how he's pursuing a Gaza cease-fire - and it's not surprising that he has upset both the Israelis and some moderate Palestinians.

Kerry's error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations that are its key supporters, Qatar and Turkey. In the process, he has undercut not simply the Israelis but also the Egyptians and the Fatah movement that runs the Palestinian Authority, all of which want to see an end to Hamas rule in Gaza.

A wiser course, which Kerry rejected in his hunt for a quick diplomatic solution, would have been to negotiate the cease-fire through the Palestinian Authority, as part of its future role as the government of Gaza. Hamas agreed last April to bring the authority back to Gaza as part of a unity agreement with Fatah that was brokered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Kerry has been motivated by two understandable short-term needs: First, he wants to stop the horrific slaughter in Gaza, with its heavy loss of life among Palestinian civilians, including children. Second, he seeks to fulfill the instructions of President Obama, who wants an immediate cease-fire and has become skeptical about solving the knotted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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U.S. exports to Russia have actually risen since sanctions were imposed

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In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin's, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen.

U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade data show that exports rose 17 percent from March through May _ the most recent months for which the data is available _ compared with the previous three months, before sanctions were imposed. The value of exports has risen in each consecutive month this year, an unusual trend in a trade relationship that historically fluctuates on a monthly basis.

Russian markets account for less than 1 percent of U.S. exports, but what the U.S. sells to Russia is largely high-tech and expensive goods, including technology and equipment for the energy sector, which faces the threat of targeted sanctions.
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Brzezinski: Netanyahu's war on Gaza endangering Israel's 'longer-range future'


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US foreign policy guru Zbigniew Brzezinski says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is isolating Israel and "endangering its longer-range future" by attacking the Gaza Strip.

President Barack Obama's foreign policy brain and former American national security advisor made the remarks in a recent interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN.

Netanyahu has said that Israel's blitz on Gaza is a strategy to demilitarize the coastal territory, which has been under a heightened Israeli blockade since June 2007.

Brzezinski told the US broadcaster that Netanyahu's strategy will not succeed.
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Paul Craig Roberts - The Cultivation of hate: The lies grow more audacious

If there were any doubts that Western "leaders" live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.

The howlers issuing from these occasions are enough to split your sides. Obama and his lap dog Cameron described the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944, as "the greatest liberation force that the world has ever known" and took all the credit for the US and Britain for the defeat of Hitler. No mention was made of the Soviet Union and the Red Army, which for three years prior to the Normandy landing had been fighting and defeating the Wehrmacht.

The Germans lost World War II at the Battle of Stalingrad, which was fought from August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943, when most of the remnants of the powerful German Sixth Army surrendered, including 22 generals.

Nineteen months previously the largest invasion force ever assembled on planet earth invaded Russia across a one thousand mile front. Three million crack German troops; 7,500 artillery units, 19 panzer divisions with 3,000 tanks, and 2,500 aircraft rolled across Russia for 14 months.
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Shujayea: Massacre at Dawn and Palestinian exodus

A powerful film with exclusive footage from the day of the Israeli assault on the densely populated Shujayea district.
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Thatcher's former bodyguard reveals most of her 'conservative' ministers were regularly going to pedo-parties

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Mr Strevens was on hand to intervene in 1992 when an angry women tried to hit Mrs Thatcher with a bunch of daffodils
Margaret Thatcher and her ministers were warned of child abuse claims against senior Tory figures in the 1980s, it was claimed today.

A former bodyguard to the Iron Lady revealed he told her to her face about rumours about one of her closest aides holding parties with underage boys.

And it was claimed a dossier on Establishment abuse handed to then-Home Secretary Leon Brittan named senior ministers Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Rhodes Boyson.

Westminster has been rocked by claims of senior politicians involved in sex abuse, and allegations of a cover-up.

Home Secretary Theresa May ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into how successive governments, charities, political parties, the NHS, the BBC and the Church failed to protect children from paedophiles.

But its chairman Baroness Butler-Sloss was forced to quit over criticism that her brother, Sir Michael Havers, had been attorney general in the Cabinet in the 1980s, and was accused of a 'cover-up' over a refusal to prosecute Foreign Office diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, who was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Two weeks on, there is still no sign of a new chairman being appointed, but the tide of allegations about child abuse at the highest levels of the Establishment continue to emerge.

Comment: See: Britain's plague of pederasty and power

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No man's land: Israel further shrinks Gaza strip by 40 percent

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To protect itself from Hamas rockets and tunnels, Israel is forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes, turning their old neighborhoods into a no-man's land.

This narrow strip of land that used to be called "the Gaza Strip," already one of the more densely populated places on Earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza's territory.

What that means on the ground is scenes of extraordinary devastation in places like the Al Shajaya district approaching Gaza's eastern frontier, and Beit Hanoun in the north. These were crowded neighborhoods less than three weeks ago. Now they have been literally depopulated, the residents joining more than 160,000 internally displaced people in refuges and makeshift shelters. Apartment blocks are fields of rubble, and as I move through this hostile landscape the phrase that keeps ringing in my head is "scorched earth."
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U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt behind faked artillery satellite images was also involved in coup to remove Yanukovich


NeoCon weasel Geoffrey Pyatt
It turns out that the man the U.S. State Department chose to handle the the latest phase of Russia demonization played an integral role in the toppling of the Ukrainian government.

Yesterday, July 27th, the U.S. state department decided to launch what turned out to be a rather weak propaganda spasm in their long running campaign against Russia. Interestingly, this round involved satellite images which were supposedly taken four days after the MH17 crash, but if you were expecting these images to be the long awaited evidence proving that the separatists shot down MH17 you are in for a disappointment. No, the images released by the U.S. State Department have absolutely nothing to do with the downing of MH17, or any other aircraft for that matter. These images supposedly show that Russia fired artillery into Ukraine recently.
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Comment: U.S. government officials and their NeoCon puppet masters must be getting very desperate to be carrying on like this. If WE can see that their 'evidence' is faked and their 'facts' about Putin's Russia all lies, do they really think other countries' elites can't see this??

Their little psychopathic minds are so completely divorced from objective reality!

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Britain's plague of pederasty and power

As the bombs drop in Gaza and in eastern Ukraine, another siege has been underway in Great Britain. A sustained barrage of a different kind of bombshell continues to rain down on the centre of power in Westminster...

An epidemic of paedophiles, or to be more accurate, of 'Pederasts', has for decades, freely festered in and around the governing institutions, as well as inside media and entertainment in the UK. Will we ever truly know the full scale and scope of this problem?

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Past proponents of the sordid practice (image, left, of ancient paedohile folklore), like the part publicly-funded Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), were even paid to lobby for a more relaxed paedophile culture in Britain, including active lobbying to lower the age of consent to 12 years old. Many of those who were involved or helped to facilitate PIE's presence in Westminster - are still in government, or quango organisations today.

A culture of denial has taken over the halls of Westminster, with countless MP's and bureaucrats are said to be linked to not only to Jimmy Savile, but also other child sex rings that were being operated out of Boys Homes in both London, North Wales and elsewhere. The scale of the problem is immense.

It's doubtful that the public will ever know the true extent of this plague which remains obscured by complicit members of the political elite, the police, the security services and most importantly - the judiciary - as well as the mainstream press - as key men and women play their roles in covering for those known to be involved in this wretched and highly organised practice that ruins so many young lives, and is used to blackmail and control so many in the seats of power and influence.
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