by de Gondi
Fri Jan 26th, 2007 at 08:20:38 AM EST
General Oleg Gordievsky has granted an interview to the reporter Oleg Fochkin for the Russian daily Moscovski Komsomolts in which he falls in line with Paolo Guzzanti's smear campaign. In the interview Ghordievsky contradicts his two previous interviews with Italian reporters, most notably the Repubblica interview translated here at Eurotrib. During the interview Gordievsky makes several factual errors.
For as much it may be worth it to debunk this new media assault, it remains clear that what counts in disinformatya is to repeat the message through strategic sources until the lie has a life of its own.
Extracts of the interview appear today, January 26th, in la Repubblica by Moscow correspondent, Leonardo Coen. I would very much appreciate it if our Russian community could find the full text and possibly check this translation, add relevant passages if worthwhile, and inform us about the ownership and editorial line of Moscovski Komsomolts. Oleg Fochkin's credentials are also welcome.
Concerning Mario Scaramella, Gordievsky replies:
|Non è colpevole di niente. Lui è stato manipolato da un certo Evgeni Limarev. Sasha (Litvinenko, ndr) ha capito che Scaramella gli dicesse delle balle. In generale, tuttavia, Scaramella è bravo. Lui ha sempre lottato contro il predominio dello spionaggio comunista in Italia. È un orrore quello che è successo lì: hanno trovato 250 spie! E il primo ministro Prodi potrebbe anche essere tra di loro|| He's guilty of nothing. He was manipulated by a certain Yevgeny Limarev. Sasha (Litvinenko) understood that Scaramella was inventing stories. Generally, Scaramella is a good person. He has always fought against the communist domination in Italy. It's horrible what's happened. He found over 250 spies! And the Prime Minister Prodi could be one of them.|
Scaramella is presently detained in isolation under court order as he is considered capable of reiterating criminal activity and altering evidence. He is charged with international arms traffic and revealing official judiciary secrets. He is under investigation for having given false information to the Bologna procura. Another investigation concerns irregularities in awarding contracts and subcontracting waste disposal in the Neapolitan area. An internal investigation has been opened by the national self-governing body of the judiciary (Consiglio superiore della magistratura) to find out how Scaramella was appointed as an honorary judge. Of course, since he has yet to go on trial for whatever charges may be pressed he is "guilty of nothing." However, Gordievsky does not mean this: he has already passed a blanket sentence without knowing anything about the case.
If Scaramella and Gordievsky have a list of 250 spies they need only publish them instead of permanently announcing them. Just for the hell of it, here's one of them: agent Jas Gawronski, European MP for Berlusconi's Forza Italia, recently distinguished for his opposition to the European report on extraordinary renditions. He was known as "Licheno" in the good old days, Mitrokhin dixit, one of the few KGB collaborators actually unmasked.
|Limarev è un agente del Kgb mandato in missione in Europa per lavorare in merito al senatore italiano Paolo Guzzanti e Mario Scaramella. Lavorava su di loro. Aveva promesso che avrebbe scritto mensilmente una relazione sulla penetrazione del Kgb nella vita politica italiana. Gli italiani l´hanno assunto, gli hanno assegnato una retribuzione. Che fessi che sono, non ha mai fornito relazioni.|| Limarev is a KGB agent sent on mission in Europe to work on the Italian senator Paolo Guzzanti and Mario Scaramella. He was working on them. He promised he would write a monthly report on the penetration of the KGB in the Italian political scene. The Italians hired him, they assigned him a fee. What fools they are. He never furnished reports.|
It is very interesting to see Gordievsky's accusations against Yevgeny Limarev. We can expect a prompt and documented rebuttal.
The "communist domination" meme has been around since the 1920's in Italy, fully sponsored by the OSS as of 1943 and then the CIA. There's a direct blood-soaked line starting from Angleton's patronage of Italian war criminals such as Valerio Borghese and assassins such as the "exterminator" Fra' Diavolo responsible for the May Day massacre in 1947 at Portella della Ginestra, through the fascist terrorist bombings throughout the Seventies and Eighties. That Guzzanti and his disreputable Commission wished to rewrite history is no secret.
Limarev has always admitted being paid by ECCP and was further offered by Scaramella to be paid through Finbroker. The ECCP is Scaramella's shady company run apparently in tandem with the Russian Andrei Ganchev. The ECCP is linked to the Miami based Incident Management Group whose partners are Chris Hagon, ex-Scotland Yard, Harley V. Stock, professor at the Quantico FBI Academy and Lou F. Palumbo, ex-Cia agent (now retired). The Finbroker was allegedly a criminal front with possible links to organized crime, deviant services, and the extreme right. The men originally behind the Finbroker are Alvaro Selva and Aldo Anghessa, the latter definitively condemned for international uranium traffic, reportedly commuting between Africa and Russia. The lawyer, Alvaro Selva, turns up in a documents sequestered by authorities written in September 2006 apparently to an undisclosed US destination. The document (in poor English) details false accusations against Prodi and his staff, and contains among other false accusations against the Milan procura in defense of the Sismi, in particular ex-director Nicolò Pollari, over the Abu Omar case.
The Finbroker holding further turned up as the only proven conduit of kickbacks from the sale of Telekom Serbia under Milosovic. It is fitting that the person who received the kickbacks was fascist democrat (AN) deputy, Italo Bocchino, member of the Telekom Serbia Commission.
Receiving a fee from ECCP and being promised a fee through Finbroker is not the same thing as working for a parliamentary commission.
|Scaramella, in un´intervista, sostiene che Litvinenko gli avesse detto di aver partecipato ad un traffico di materiali radioattivi nel 2000.|
Nel 2000? Lui è venuto a Londra, Berezovsky gli ha dato un lavoro. Io in realtà ho fornito un´opinione molto dura su Scaramella ad un giornale italiano (si riferisce a Repubblica, ndr). Lui sta in carcere per niente perché gli italiani non sanno quale reato contestargli. Sarà solo per le voci circa le sue ricerche di materiali compromettenti relativi a Prodi?
|Scaramella in an interview asserted that Litvinenko told him that he participated in a traffic of radioactive material in 2000.|
In 2000? He came to London and Berzovsky gave him a job. In reality I gave out a very harsh opinion on Scaramella to an Italian newspaper (la Repubblica, translated here). He's in jail for nothing because the Italians don't know what crime to accuse him of. Maybe it's only for the rumours about his research for compromising material on Prodi?
When Scaramella was arrested on specific charges as is done in any lawful state,the yellow rag press insinuated the arrest was over Prodi's suit for slander. The Rome Procura issued a lapidary statement declaring that the charges had nothing to do with Prodi. Gordievsky has apparently joined the crowd in spreading innuendo.