Russia Will Spread Her Errors
— and Her Poison —
Throughout the World
by Christopher A. Ferrara
The Russian critics of the regime of Vladimir (the “Practicing Christian”) Putin seem to have one thing in common, besides their opposition to the Practicing Christian: a tendency to sudden death. One by one, investigative journalists and ex-Kremlin expatriates critical of Putin have been shot to death execution-style, or have succumbed to fatal poisoning immediately after eating restaurant meals.
Take the spectacular case of Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-KGB agent who was in exile in London while investigating the killing of another Putin critic, Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The whole world has just read of Litvinenko’s agonizing death in a London hospital after ingesting what now appears to have been polonium-210, a deadly radioactive isotope that is (according to the Wikipedia) “(250 billion) times as toxic as hydrogen cyanide.”
Now, polonium-210 is not something one can buy at the nearest Poisons Are Us store. It can be manufactured only with the most sophisticated equipment, including a nuclear reactor. Polonium-210 is virtually impossible to detect unless one is specifically looking for it with the most sensitive detection techniques available — which, in this case, did indeed disclose large amounts of the substance in Litvinenko’s tissues. Litvinenko’s death, therefore, screams “state-sponsored assassination.”
Litvinenko was a particularly effective critic of the “Practicing Christian”, having authored Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within and Gang from Lubyanka. These books chronicle Putin’s seizure of power in Russia with the assistance of the FSB, the new version of the KGB, and Putin’s orchestration of fake terrorist bombings of Moscow apartment buildings in order to assure his ascendancy as the “fearless leader” who would save Russia from the menace of terrorism. Indeed, Putin has used the specter of terrorism to justify his elimination of the democratic election of governors in Russia’s localities and his general consolidation of Kremlin power. Like all dictators, he cements his power on a foundation of fear — fear that he himself creates.
As he lay dying of radiation poisoning, Litvinenko issued this moving statement to the world, denouncing Putin as his murderer:
But as I lie here I can distinctly hear the beatings of wings of the angel of death…. You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed. You have shown yourself to have no respect for life, liberty or any civilised value. You have shown yourself to be unworthy of your office, to be unworthy of the trust of civilised men and women. You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me, but to beloved Russia and its people.
And may God forgive the members of the Catholic Church who run such organizations as EWTN, Catholic Answers and The Blue Army, which have been deceiving Catholics for more than 22 years about “the conversion of Russia” since the Consecration-That-Wasn’t of 1984.
Shame on them for failing to speak the truth about Russia that Alexander Litvinenko spoke on his deathbed: that Russia now suffers under the lash of a godless dictator. This is no “conversion” but a scourge of “that poor nation”, which has yet to undergo the truly miraculous transformation that will indeed come about once the Consecration is done as Our Lady requested.
Meanwhile, the truth about the Consecration and the Third Secret is now coming to light, in a big way, in Italy. More on this hugely important development in my next column.