French counter-terror boss says Putin didn’t kill Litvinenko, US and UK did – and he has proof

By Ricky Twisdale
Russia Insider &



A former French official who has had senior roles in internal security and terror fighting has come forward with a remarkable statement: that he has documentary evidence proving that Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian spy who died from polonium poisoning, was killed by US and UK special services.

In a lengthy interview which is soon to be published, he goes further, saying that Litvinenko’s murder was a special services operation designed to defame Russia and Vladimir Putin, that the notorious Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was involved, and was himself killed by MI6 when he became a liability. He even says he knows the code name of the operation: “Beluga”.

From Oped News, Monday, March 27:

Operation Beluga: A US-UK Plot to Discredit Putin and Destabilize the Russian Federation

Renowned French security expert Paul Barril has let loose a bombshell: the existence of Operation Belugaa covert Western intelligence scheme intended to undermine Russia and its leaders.

Is that what’s behind much of the threatening rhetoric now going back and forth between the US and Russia?

Barril exposed Operation Beluga in a recent interview with Swiss businessman Pascal Najadi on the 2006 Alexander Litvinenko death case. Litvinenko was a reputed former spy who many believe was murdered with radioactive polonium on orders of Vladimir Putin.

Najadi says the interview drew out the converse revelation that Litvinenko was actually killed by “an Italian who administered the deadly polonium 210.” What’s more, he astonishingly says, the operation was carried out under the auspices of the US and UK.

In my books The Phony Litvinenko Murder and Litvinenko Murder Case Solved I’ve written about an Italian connection. But I can’t confirm that Barril is talking about the same person.

Barril’s allegations should be taken seriously. He is a renowned French intelligence figure who is known in France as “Superflic”, which translates roughly as “Supercop.” In the French public eye he is a kind of combination of Eliot Ness, James Bond, and William Bratton.For many years he was the second in command of the ski-mask wearing GIGN, the legendary elite French special forces unit, who top the “badass” rankings of special forces anywhere, and had other high ranking internal security positions in the French government. . .

Source: French counter-terror boss says Putin didn’t kill Litvinenko, US and UK did – and he has proof

11 thoughts on “French counter-terror boss says Putin didn’t kill Litvinenko, US and UK did – and he has proof

  1. This was the conclusion I had drawn, myself, after watching the way the media surrounding the event played out. The more recent repetition of a similar attack was even more obvious and poorly executed, and not merely because it is a repetition or painfully timed to dovetail with a general Anglo-coalition propaganda push into the new Cold War.

    They need a new trick. When this kind of thing only happens in The U.K., and keeps on happening in The U.K., it begins to beggar suspension of disbelief even for imperial zealots.

    Interesting to read a neutral, intelligence professional’s opinion on the events. I’m curious as to what evidence he might have – probably documents or recorded conversations.


    • Good point, MacThule, about a neutral intelligence professional coming forward on this. If Russia had objected at the time, no one would have taken them seriously. But given growing knowledge about the West’s predilection for false flag incidents, it becomes possible to construct a credible narrative about a US/UK pattern of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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  2. Interesting, but why would the U.S. be involved? Following orders of QE II and the City of London. I know the UK has hated Russia for centuries, that part is credible. (How can one not believe May and just-got-out-of-bed Boris? Answer: very easily.


  3. In my view, the financial interests of Wall Street and City of London financial interests are intimately intertwined. Up till now, they have essentially run the world though their influence is waning.


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