Russian Double Agent Reportedly Poisoned Through BMW Air Vents As 38 Others Sickened

Former Russian double-agent Sergey Skripal may have been poisoned through his BMW E90 320d's ventilation system, according to ABC News.

Burgandy E90 320d owned by Skripal

To accomplish this (and without poisoning themselves), the assassin(s) would have either needed to gain access to the interior of Skripal's BMW to apply the nerve agent into the vents - or possibly pop the hood, as the cabin filtration system includes a mostly-enclosed pollen filter which draws air from two obscure inlets which might be difficult to access with the hood closed.

 

ABC also notes that 38 individuals were also affected by the nerve agent - placed in Skripal's air vents. Perhaps, some have suggested, Skripal and his daughter pulled over to exit the car, left the doors open, and people walking by received a non-lethal dosage. 

The intelligence officials told ABC News up to 38 individuals in Salisbury have been identified as having been affected by the nerve agent but the full impact is still being assessed and more victims sickened by the agent are expected to be identified -ABC

The attack sent 21 people to the hospital, as it was originally thought a "gift from friends" tainted with the nerve agent was opened at a restaurant.

Skripal had reportedly asked his housekeeper to clean his daughter Yulia's room on Monday, Feb. 26 in advance of a visit to mark the anniversary of his son's death. Her travel plan may have activated the assassination attempt.

Security services now suspect that when Miss Skripal flew out of Moscow, her departure triggered a “red flag” with a hit squad that was being dispatched to assassinate Col Skripal. It is thought that Miss Skripal was being targeted along with her father in a clear message that “traitors” are not tolerated by the Kremlin.

It is not clear when Miss Skripal landed in the UK, but sources suggest the Russian team sent to kill her father was probably a day behind her. -Telegraph

Meanwhile, chemical warfare experts from the United States and the UK are said to be working on the investigation.

“It's seen here as an attempted murder and premeditated,” rather than an attempt just to sicken Skripal with a non-lethal toxin or scare other Russian ex-spies, an intelligence official told ABC News.

Another possible clue to the poisoning is that sources told ABC News Skripal was shouting and acting incoherently in a restaurant just before he and his daughter collapsed. Such incoherent behavior could be consistent with the early stages of exposure to a nerve agent.

Scotland Yard has released surveillance video of Skripal's car and is asking anyone who saw the vehicle that day to come forward. The police agency declined to comment on new details about the nerve agent attack until it releases information publicly. Julia Macfarlane and Patrick Reevell contributed to this report.

On Wednesday, the White House said in a statement that it agreed with the British government’s assessment that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom.

“The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom’s decision to expel Russian diplomats as a just response,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in the statement.

“This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes. The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again."

Russia, naturally, has repeatedly denied responsibility for the March 4 incident, and warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against considering a cyber-attack or other aggressive retaliation. “A hysterical atmosphere is being created by London,” Russian Ambassador Visaly Nebenzia told the Security Council. “We would like to warn that this will not remain without reaction on our part.”

The Kremlin has also criticized the UK for taking action before a formal investigation has taken place brokered by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley compared the Skripal attack to North Korea’s use of a nerve agent to assassinate the half-brother of dictator Kim Jong-un — a murder that resulted in the designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. She linked the Salisbury incident to the increasingly-regular use of chemical weapons, especially in Syria, and urged Russia to “come clean” about the assassination attempt.

“The Russians complained recently that we criticize them too much,” she said. “If the Russian government stopped using chemical weapons to assassinate its enemies; and if the Russian government stopped helping its Syrian ally to use chemical weapons to kill Syrian children; and if Russia cooperated with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons by turning over all information related to this nerve agent, we would stop talking about them. We take no pleasure in having to constantly criticize Russia, but we need Russia to stop giving us so many reasons to do so.”

Perhaps a formal investigation would reveal how the would-be assassins gained access to Skripal's air vents - and how that then led to 38 others being poisoned. 

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NiggaPleeze Stuck on Zero Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:39 Permalink

 

Not that I think there is any convincing evidence that the Russian Federation is behind this alleged attack, but, wouldn't it be sweet justice if there was?

What do US, UK and pals do when they want to "eliminate" someone?  Fly a missile into a house, hopefully hitting the right one, and killing everyone inside.  It would be oh-so-sweet if the Brits got a taste of their own medicine!

It'll be even double sweeter if it comes out MI6 was the culprit in some Operation Gladio effort.

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bluez philipat Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:42 Permalink

IT WAS NOT RUSSIAN ASSASSINS. IT WAS JUST SOME KIDS. And there was no fancy "binary" "Novichok" either. Everybody says that the "Novichok" is just a "binary" (it's just a typical organophosphate insecticide that is only activated when two substances are combined).

"Many "organophosphates" are potent nerve agents, functioning by inhibiting the action of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in nerve cells." -- Wikipedia.

But it works the same way, "binary" or not. So this was just some liquid organophosphate insecticide, like maybe parathion, that some kids picked up at the hardware store. And they simply poured it down the air intake vents. Easy-peasy!

"As a pesticide, parathion is generally applied by spraying. It is often applied to cotton, rice and fruit trees. The usual concentrations of ready-to-use solutions are 0.05 to 0.1%. The chemical is banned for use on many food crops." -- Wikipedia

Anybody can do it. That's probably part of what they are hiding.

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brianshell devnickle Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:03 Permalink

MI6 operatives poison Russian turncoats. That won't do.

First, why would MI6 do the wetwork on British soil when the marks were just leaving?

Second, why would anyone representing Russia do it on British soil?

Either some ratline mercs or someone on a sovereign level intending to start a rowe did it. Cui bono?

What sovereign currently really hates Russia? There is a list. But they pretty much align with globalists.

That would be CIA or Mossad. Whomever, they are doing the wetwork for bigger players.

Following the trail of evidence of, lets say the Clintons, it seems most of the ulterior motives are essentially monetary.

Which brings us back to ratlines on a global scale.

Sometimes it seems this whole human experiment is based on ulterior motives.

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EddieLomax brianshell Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

Isreal and Mossad would have the most to gain from this, Russia less than zero.

For Russia the benefits of whacking a spy who turned traitor (to them) would be wiped out by the negative of effectively breaking their word when they released him safely in the first place.  If no one believes Russia is sincere in negotiations in future then that is a pretty big reason not to do this.

Whereas Mossad get to kill a no-body and however it is interpreted the blame will be put on Russia since its a Russia nerve agent.

The last option is Russian mafia or crime, this would have to be the most fancy way to go about killing someone when a simple knife or bullet would do the job, and whats in it for them?

As for CIA?  Maybe, but its messy, poisoning multiple British subjects doesn't normally get you appreciated in the UK, whereas Israel have had a history of false flags causing body counts to allies, such as that US navy ship.  If it was them then one of these days someone is going to turn around and point the finger at them on national TV, and then they enter back into the world of consequences.

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fleur de lis EddieLomax Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

The CIA looks like the prime suspect owing to the complete bungling of the attempt.

Of course the Mossad cannot be ruled out, but they will never enter the world of consequences.

They have never answered for the USS Liberty, or the atrocious 1940's revenge murders of the two young British officers by the proto-Mossad gangs, etc.

The Mossad might only have been contracted for the London hit, so as to keep the CIA out of the vicinity given the current climate in the DC Swamp, or they might have wanted to get even with Skirpal for something else. 

And none of the Deep State psychopaths are above training paying organized crime to do the job.

Whoever did it is in a lot of trouble for bungling, but maybe the project was rushed and all the regular wet workers were on assignment elsewhere.

The real question is motive -- did he know too much, was he flipped, was he planning to move someplace where he could not be monitored, etc.

 

 

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CTacitus ZeroSpam Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:04 Permalink

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CTacitus Zero Point Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:57 Permalink

Speaking of a fvcking retard--which you seem to be a prime example of--did you happen to bother to notice that I was replying to 'ZeroSpam', but if you 'Zero Point' are one-in-the-same you are truly blessed to have a common denominator of 'ZERO'!!!!

Cause that is what you have in common (or shared by multiple monikers): 'ZERO intellect .... ZERO common sense .... ZERO talent for propaganda' !!!!!

You know nought of Russian affairs, you single-celled protoplasm!

Why don't you ponder one of many possibilities, as posted by one ZH'er:

"A Soviet general behind the development of a deadly nerve agent suspected of being used in a poisoning attack last week in the UK had raised concerns in Israel in the 1990s. The Jewish state was worried that he was trying to sell his knowledge to Syria, and he later died in mysterious circumstances, according to a report published Friday.

The general, Anatoly Kuntsevich, described as a leading chemical weapons expert, had led the development of a highly potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok, which Britain says was used on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.

Amid the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kuntsevich began trying to sell his knowledge to the Syrians, according a report in the Ynet news site by Israeli journalist and author Ronen Bergman, whose “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations,” was published earlier this year..."

https://www.timesofisrael.com/did-the-mossad-kill-a-russian-general-for

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Zero Point OverTheHedge Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

Lol, fuck yourself. I'm lucky to keep track of this one. Just the Zero part threw me, and I'm drunk, and while most of what he was saying didn't make sense, I knew I was going to get heat for my comment, and decided to attack anyway lol. Anyways, get fucked asshole.

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FBaggins pier Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:38 Permalink

You are right. It is a false flag. Here are my reasons for judgment. 

If the Russians wanted Skripa dead, and did not want to take "credit" for the death, then they would not have used a weapon which could be used by the UK and the US to give them the blame. This is especially the case in a political climate with all the UK, US, Israeli hostility, false flags, fake news, and provocations against Russia, because of its support for Syria, its opposition to Rothschild-based globalism, and its opposition in the oil, gas and pipe-line wars. In this particularly volatile, political climate where there is a history of US- UK-Israeli false flag attacks in Syria using poison gas, in an effort to justify an escalation of that war, if Russia wanted Skripa dead the weapon of choice certainly would not be a messy poison gas used in the UK where other people were injured.

It is clear from the way the UK and US authorities and the MSM are playing this that the emphasis is on the “Russian developed nerve gas” and not the death of ex-low-level-double-agent Skripa.  It is all about the gas amplified with the hot air of the MI6-CIA-ridden propaganda-spewing news networks of the West.

As for actually fingerprints, they could be that of any black ops arm of any intelligence nation on the globe, simply because the formula for making the stuff has been know to the world for years and the chemicals are readily accessible to anyone in the commercial market.  

What we do know is that this was a seemingly “sloppy” operation using a highly toxic nerve gas. The real purpose was more likely to focus on the use of the deadly gas. If it was another false flag, then the motive was clearly to discredit Russia.  

Because it was “sloppy” in using such a toxic gas to endanger others and yet did not even initially kill the target, the fingerprints do not appear to be Russian in this case, despite where the formula for the gas ordinally originated.  If anything, and we wanted to remain objective, the evidence would suggest it was in effect more of a terrorist attack, but with no group taking credit.  It is interesting that in fact it is being played by the UK media in exactly that way - as an attack against British people of their sacred sovereign soil. Yet, there is no evidence that even if Russia for some reason wanted Skripa out of the way, that they would have any interest or motive in doing it in such a “sloppy” way to be accused of terrorism against the British people.

As for actual finger prints, which ever group did this clearly wanted the focus to be on the weapon and not on the victim, which is exactly what occurred. In this respect we can conclude that the “sloppiness” was deliberate. But if the sloppiness was deliberate then it was clearly not Russian hit. Therefore, what wet-work agencies are known for such sloppiness and in being so arrogant and cavalier in thinking they can commit any atrocity, and create any narrative out of it they want, and the stupid, brainwashed public will just swallow it whole? What agencies do we know who do not care if some liberated and thinking members their own public put two and two together? Why of course, the same agencies which gave us 9/11, WMD’s, Al Qaeda & ISIS terrorism, sarin gas attacks in Syria, Russian collusion, the Vegas massacre, etc.

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gregga777 caconhma Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

Repost:

The leaders of the Anglo-Zionist Empire of Lies and ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) were meeting in the capital city of the Anglo-Zionist Empire, Tel Aviv (soon to be Jerusalem), discussing the defeat of ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) in Syria by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. 

Bibi: We have to teach our enemies in Russia, Iran and Hezbollah a lesson that we are not to be trifled with. What can we do?

ISIS head: We can make use some of our reproduction Soviet-era nerve gas agents and poison some unsuspecting Russian emigré in the U.K. or USA. 

Bibi: (Evilly rubbing his hands with glee) Oh, purrfect. When can you begin?

ISIS head: As soon as we identify a target, preferably in the U.K.  There are lots of exiled Russian Oligarchs and former spies there.  

Bibi: What happens after we poison them?

ISIS head: We order our vassals in London, Washington, Paris, Berlin, etc., to pin the blame on the Russians and specifically on Vladimir Putin. 

Bibi: Won't the U.K. And EU be concerned that the Russians will cut off all of their natural gas supplies?

ISIS head: No, the gyim sheep can't think that far ahead. 

Bibi: Proceed.

So, there you have it. Once again, it's all a question of who benefits the most from a false flag attack.

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zimboe localsavage Mon, 03/19/2018 - 04:12 Permalink

Well, basically, this is a flashy update to the concept of a Gas Van.

Use what works.

...

Who cares, dammit?

This fuck was a traitor to his polity. A sleaze.

...So Russia whacked a traitor. Big fat fucken' hairy deal.

Good riddance. Traitors is traitors.

...

What's wrong with a bullet?

Should'a just shot the silly prick and then none of this fuss.

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ebworthen Belrev Sun, 03/18/2018 - 22:01 Permalink

BMW = Germans.

Nice easy route for the Brits too, considering they keep the poison in the town of Salisbury.

U.S. troops wasting taxpayer dollars training troops in Poland.  Who the fuck invaded Poland in WWII? 

Germany!  Jeebus, it is like people don't know even the rudiments of history, politics, or world culture and reality.  If you want a N.W.O. and Globalism support the U.S. and European socialist hegemony.

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