Mario Scaramella

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(academic, lawyer, spook)
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Born 23 April 1970

Mario Scaramella (born 23 April 1970) is an Italian lawyer, security consultant and nuclear physicist who came to international prominence in regard to the poisoning of the ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London. On 1 November 2006, the same day that Litvinenko lunched with Scaramella, the Russian had earlier met with Andrei Lugovoi, also an ex-Soviet agent; Dmitry Kovtun, a Russian businessman; and Vyacheslav Sokolenko, head of a private Russian security firm, in the bar at London's Millennium Hotel.[1]

Clandestine meeting

International 'security consultant' Mario Scaramella, who joined Litvinenko for the now infamous clandestine meeting in a London sushi bar, headed the Environmental Crime Prevention Programme, an organisation which tracked dumped nuclear waste, including Soviet nuclear missiles left over from the Cold War. Litvinenko, an ex-KGB agent who became a trenchant critic of President Putin's Russia, fell ill after the sushi lunch and died 22 days later from poisoning by Polonium-210, a radioactive substance derived from uranium.[2]

Who poisoned Litvinenko?

On 17 December 2006, Wayne Madsen wrote an article entitled "Who was behind the polonium poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko?" This is an extract:

The links between Litvinenko, Scaramella, Boris Berezovsky, and other elements of the weapons smuggling Russian-Israeli Mafia and Litvinenko’s poisoning on November 1 in London, just a week prior to the November 7 elections in the United States, may indicate that a much larger plot was afoot than in just the commercially-controlled media fantasy that Vladimir Putin silenced a political opponent. If Litvinenko and Scaramella were involved in the smuggling of dangerous radioactive material for an early November “surprise” designed to influence the American election and an “accident” arranged by Russian intelligence resulted in the plot’s failure, President Putin, if he is knowledgeable at all about the case, deserves the utmost thanks and gratitude of the American people for helping to expose what may be a key operational element of a failed attack on the U.S. or U.S. interests abroad and other false flag operations directed against the United States, including 9/11. [3]

Deathbed accusation

In a January 2016 article, John Goss wrote:

On his deathbed, Alexander Litvinenko accused the Italian academic, Mario Scaramella, of poisoning him. Scaramella is a self-acclaimed expert in nuclear waste and worldwide locations of nuclear waste, and another man with a dark past. Yet his name has been left out of the equation by the press for long years while the blame-Putin diatribe has been milked till the cows come home. The inquiry mentions that Litvinenko accused Scaramella of his murder in the first statement he made regarding his illness, but Sir Robert Owen concludes that Litvinenko’s confidence in being trained as an agent to recognise who his killer was let him down at his death. The inquiry makes it clear that Litvinenko had long been critical of Putin, citing an open letter from 1998 but does not conclude that his judgement in allegedly accusing Putin was impaired. It was only impaired with the very clear and repeated accusation against Mario Scaramella. Mr Scaramella was hospitalised in London after testing positive for Polonium-210. He met Litvinenko on the same day as Lugovoi and Kovtun. That is not to say that Scaramella was involved in Litvinenko’s death. That is why there should be an inquest.

Scaramella was a witness at the inquiry, but he appears to have some ties with Scotland Yard and may well have been offered immunity from prosecution to testify. He came willingly to London. Lugovoi was prepared to give evidence up until the point when the inquest was converted into an inquiry. Perhaps someone had whispered the words Hutton and whitewash in his ear. Whatever the conclusions of an inquiry, the truth is not going to get out easily. Its purpose is to obfuscate the truth, and if Owen gets away with it, he will have done a good job.[4]

References

  1. "Italian in Litvinenko case arrested"
  2. "Sushi bar man is nuclear waste expert". The Evening Standard. 2006-11-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2006-12-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Who was behind the polonium poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko?"
  4. "Litvinenko Inquiry: Death of Justice in the United Kingdom"