A series of powerful explosions thundered on Thursday morning in London . The data on the quantity of the explosions are different. First it was informed on six or seven explosions, later the police declared, that there had been four explosions. Also for now the exact quantity of victims is not known: it is known only, that there are tens of the lost, and hundreds of the wounded.
We have contacted the former lieutenant colonel of the FSB Alexander Litvinenko, who received a political asylum in the Great Britain , and nowadays lives in London , and asked him to comment on the tragic events in the capital of the Great Britain .
The correspondent: Hello, Alexander! As we know, you live in London . Tell us, please, what happened in London on Thursday and how can you comment it?
A. Litvinenko: What happened on “bloody Thursday” in London was, certainly, a terrorist attack, similar to those, which for the last four years on a regular basis take place in different parts of the world. I personally found out about it from mass-media. What I can say about it… Certainly, there is a great grief today in London , innocent people, completely casual were lost, and it is really terrible!
The correspondent: What will be the consequences of these acts of terrorism, in your opinion? Whether it is necessary to expect prosecution of the British Moslems on the part of the authorities and toughening of the political regime in the country?
A. Litvinenko: As against Russia , where each act of terrorism is accompanied with general psychosis and hysteria, I have not seen anything of this kind in London . In London there was no panic (as the Russian mass-media asserted), all saving services worked precisely, anybody detained nobody in streets as “potential terrorists”, only because they had swarthy skin and dark color of hair. British politicians did not call “to wet everybody, who is not with us in toilets” from screens of TVs. And I am sure, that there will be no prosecutions of Moslems after the event. And nobody in Britain will toughen or cancel principles of democracy.
The correspondent: Alexander, who, in your opinion, is the originator of this terrorist attack?
A. Litvinenko: You know, I have spoken about it earlier and I shall say now, that I know only one organization, which has made terrorism the main tool of solving of political problems. It is the Russian special services. The KGB was engaged in terrorism for many years, and, in mass terrorism. At the special department of the KGB they trained terrorists practically from all countries of the world; these courses lasted, as a rule, for a half-year. Specially trained and prepared agents of the KGB organized murders and explosions, including explosions of tankers, captures of passenger air liners, strikes on the diplomatic, state and commercial organizations practically worldwide.
The correspondent: Could you name though some of the terrorists prepared at the "special courses" of the KGB-FSB?
A. Litvinenko: The bloodiest terrorists of the world were or are agents of the KGB-FSB. These are and well-known Carlos Ilyich Ramiros, the nickname "Jackal" (he is condemned for terrorism in France), deceased Yassir Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Adjalan (he is condemned in Turkey), Vadi Haddad, the head of the service of external operations of the Popular front of releasing of Palestine, Hauyi, the head of the communist party of Lebanon, mister Papaionnu from the Cyprus, Sean Garland from Ireland and many others. All of them were trained in the KGB, received money from there, weapon and explosive, counterfeit documents and a communication facility necessary for carrying out of acts of terrorism practically worldwide.
The correspondent: You can be objected, that each of the listed figures and the forces, supporting them, were engaged in solving of their own political problems …
A. Litvinenko: Certainly, all these figures and movements headed by them operated under their own slogans, however thus none of them hid especially their "intimate" (we shall say so) communications with the Kremlin and Lubyanka. There is a simple question: whether Russian special services would train and finance those people and those groupings, which were not supervised by Lubyanka and did not serve to the interests of the Kremlin? You understand perfectly, they would not. Each act of terrorism made by these people was carried out according to the task and under the rigid control of the KGB of the USSR . And it is not casual after the disintegration of the USSR and disorder of the KGB terrorism in the world practically came to naught. But this calm lasted only till the time, until security officers seized power in Russia and then everything began anew. After Putin's assignment to the post of the head of the FSB, in this special service political investigation was revived and those, who in days of the KGB had been engaged in terrorism, were are returned to the service.
The correspondent: Everyone, whom you have named, is “the old staff” of the KGB. Could you bring a fresher example?
A. Litvinenko: Certainly, here it is. The second person in the terrorist organization "Al Qa'eda", about whom they speak as about the organizer of the series of explosions in London , Aiman al-Zavahiri, is an old agent of the FSB. Being sentenced to death penalty in Egypt for terrorism and searched by the Interpol, Aiman al-Zavahiri in 1998 was in the territory of Dagestan , where for half a year was trained a special preparation at one of the educational bases of the FSB. After the preparation he was transferred to Afghanistan , in which he had never been before and where, following the recommendation of his Lubyanka chiefs, he at once after the arrival penetrated into the surrounding of Ben Laden and soon became his assistant in the "Al Qa'eda".
The correspondent: Could you hint at least, where from do you have such data?
A. Litvinenko: I can. During my service in one of the most confidential departments of the FSB, those heads from the UFSB of Dagestan, who directly had worked with Aiman al-Zavahiri, after his successful terrorist preparation and transferring to Afghanistan , were called to Moscow and received high posts.
The correspondent: What can you say concerning the acts of terrorism in London ? From what region and with what forces was this impact directed?
A. Litvinenko: In reply to this question I can declare perfectly definitely, that the center of the global terrorism is not in Iraq , Iran , Afghanistan or the Chechen Republic . The terrorism infection creeps away worldwide from the cabinets of the Lubyanka Square and the Kremlin. And until the Russian special services are forbidden, dispersed and condemned, the terrorism will never stop: bombs will blow up, and blood will be shed. Terrorism has no limitation period and those, who were engaged in it, should be found and punished, until they are alive, instead of to award them with the Nobel Prize of the world and not to set up monuments for them.
I would like to repeat, that all the terrorists, whom I have named, were supported by the heads of the Soviet and Russian special services - Yury Andropov, Vladimir Putin, Nikolay Patrushev and others. These people are the main terrorists, and their place is not among the heads of the civilized countries, but on a dock. And until we condemn them, the same as in due time they condemned fascist Gestapo, the terrorism on the earth will not stop.
In the end of the conversation Alexander Litvinenko transferred us some documents for publication, marked with a signature stamp "top secret" and “of special importance”. The documents show the terrorist activity of the KGB of the USSR and are signed personally by Yury Andropov. At this A. Litvinenko added:
“There is no doubt, that several years in the archives of Putin's special services we shall find out similar documents and we shall be convinced, that in July, 2005 secret agents of the FSB blew up innocent inhabitants of London in the underground and buses. And they blew them up executing the order of the person, who then at the summit of the G-8 was standing to the right of his "friend" Toni Blare and talking profusely about “double standards” in “the struggle against world terrorism”, demanding from him to give out for punishment his political opponents, who had found a refuge in the Great Britain”.
The document №1: the 23 rd of April, 1974, № 1071-2/ОV “Top secret. Of Special Importance - the Special folder.
To Comrade Brezhnev L.I.: Since 1969 the Committee of the State Security supports business secret contact to a member of the Political Bureau of the Front of the National Release of Palestine (FNRP), the head of the department of external operations of the FNRP Vaid Haddad. At the meeting with a resident of the KGB in Lebanon , taken place in April this year, Vaid Haddad in confidential conversation stated a perspective program of subversive and terrorist activity of the FNRP, which basically is reduced to the following. The main purpose of special actions of the FNRP is increase of efficiency of struggle of the Palestinian Resistance movement against Israel , Zionism and American imperialism. Proceeding from this, mainstreams of subversive and terrorist activity of the organization are:
• Continuation of "the oil war” by the Arabian countries against the imperialistic forces supporting Israel with special means;
• Realization of actions against the American and Israeli personnel in the third countries with the purpose of reception of trustworthy information about plans and intentions of the USA and Israel ;
• Carrying out of subversive and terrorist activity in the territory of Israel ;
• Organization of sabotages against the diamond trust, the fixed capitals of which belong to Israeli, English, Belgian and West-German companies;
According to this now the FNRP carries out a preparation of some special operations, including striking of impacts at large oil storages in different regions of the world (Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf, etc.), destruction of tankers and supertankers, actions against American and Israeli representatives in Iran, Greece, Ethiopia, Kenya, a strike at the building of the diamond center in Tel Aviv, etc.
V. Haddad appealed to us with the request to assist his organization in receiving of some kinds of special means, necessary for carrying out of some diversions... In view of the stated, I would believe it to be expedient at the next meeting to consider the request of Vaid Haddad for rendering of help with granting of means to the Front of the National Release of Palestine in solving of concrete problems positively... We ask for your consent.
The Chairman of the Committee of the State Security Andropov”
The document № 2: “Of Special Importance - the Special folder. The 16 th of May, 1975 . № 1218-А/ОV.
To Comrade Brezhnev L.I. According to the decision of the Central Committee of the CPSU, on the 14 th of May the Committee of the State Security transferred to an authorized representative of the investigation of the KGB V. Haddad - to the head of the service of external operations of the Front of the National Release of Palestine, a set of foreign weapon and ammunition (machine guns - 58, pistols - 50, including 10 - with devices for silent shooting, cartridges - 34.000). The illegal transfer of the weapon was carried out in neutral waters of the Aden Gulf at night, in a contact less way, at strict observance of conspiracy with use of an investigation ship of the Navy of the USSR . From foreigners only Haddad knows that the specified weapon is transferred by us.
The Chairman of the Committee of the State Security Andropov”
The document № 3: « Top secret. Of Special Importance - the Special folder. Personally. № П185/49. An extract from report №185 of session of the Political bureau of a Central Committee of the CPSU from November, 27, 1984.
... To charge the KGB of the USSR to inform the management of the Democratic Front of Release of Palestine (DFRP) on the basic consent of the Soviet Party to deliver a special property for the sum of 15 million roubles in exchange for the collection of monuments of art of the Ancient World... “.
A. Litvinenko's note: The specified collection of monuments of art of the Ancient World was stolen by Haddad and his people during their next armed assault, and later was favorably to the USSR by Andropov's KGB.
Chechenpress , the Department of interviews, 11.07.05