Saturday, February 9, 2008

Israel's deadly poison: Polonium 210.

Alexander Litvinenko was an avid critique of the Russian President, and whistle blower of Russian links to Al-Quaeda.

However, according to Global Research: Alexander Litvinenko was a double agent for Israel as well, and a part of the Russian-Israeli-American weapon smuggling mafia. Victimizing Litvinenko would serve as an instument of smear campaign against the Russian president, who proved to be not so pro-American!

In Decemver 05, 2006, Germany's Spiegel investigated:

Where Polonium Comes From:

and reported that polonium is very hard to produce and that "Russia exports about eight grams per month to the US, its sole buyer, with a single gram selling for about $2 million."

Of course, at that time pointing fingure to Putin was a popular media practice and that was partly because the whistle on Israel's nuclear arsenal was not "officially" blown. To date, the reports on radioactive terrorism are far from complete. So is Russia the only country that can make polonium 210?

[Haaretz:]Karpin reveals in the book that polonium 210, the radioactive substance used to poison Litvinenko, killed several Israeli scientists a few decades ago. The Weizmann Institute scientists were exposed to the dangerous substance, which was found at a number of London sites the late spy had visited, as well as in three British Airways planes that flew the Moscow-London route.

According to the book, in 1957 a leak was discovered at a Weizmann Institute laboratory operated by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Traces of polonium 210 were found on the hands of Prof. Dror Sadeh, a physicist who researched radioactive materials, as well as on various objects in the professor's home. The AEC handled the accident with deep secrecy. After a short investigation, whose results were not presented to even the workers, the lab was hermetically sealed for several months.

A month after the lab closed, a physics student died of leukemia. A few years later, Prof. Yehuda Wolfson, Sadeh's direct supervisor, also died, and Prof. Amos de Shalit, the department's director, died of cancer in 1969 at age 43.

When the leak was discovered, Sadeh was terribly anxious, but tests indicated he was well. But according to Karpin's book, the tests did not include his bone marrow. Sadeh and his wife hid the facts from their family and friends until he died prematurely. The cause of death was cancer.

The Israeli authorities did not admit that the leak and the deaths were connected, but people close to Sadeh confirmed that the state took responsibility for the accident and compensated his family.

"For the first time in many years, we can say the intelligence division carried out its important mission of giving a strategic warning about this war." - former military intelligence head, Major General (res.) Aharon Ze'evi (Farkash) in an interview with Geula Even on Channel 1, November 3.

"I would not call it a warning about the war, because we surprised ourselves. This was not a war the other side started." - Ze'evi in response to a question from Raviv Drucker on Channel 10 about whether a warning had been received about the war, December 3.

Now, a question: would you put it past Israel to put some amount of radioactive material in disposal of the Al-Quaeda, and then dump the blame on Iran, should Iran continue it's Uranium enrichment?!

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