Salisbury Incident Report: Hard Evidence For Soft Minds

Via Oriental Review,

The UK government’s presentation on the Salisbury incident, which was repeatedly cited in recent days as an “ultimate proof” of Russia’s involvement into Skripal’s assassination attempt, was made public earlier today.

This 6-paged PDF is a powerful evidence of another intellectual low of British propaganda machine. Open it and you can tell that substantially it makes only two assertions on the Skripal case, and both are false:

First. Novichok is a group of agents developed only by Russia and not declared under the CWC” – a false statementNovichok was originally developed in the USSR (Nukus Lab, today in Uzbekistan, site completely decommissioned according to the US-Uzbekistan agreement by 2002). One of its key developers,  Vil Mirzayanov, defected to the United States in 1990s, its chemical formula and technology were openly published in a number of chemical journals outside Russia. Former top-ranking British foreign service officer Craig Murray specifically noted this point on March 17:

Craig Murray

I have now been sent the vital information that in late 2016, Iranian scientists set out to study whether novichoks really could be produced from commercially available ingredients. Iran succeeded in synthesising a number of novichoks. Iran did this in full cooperation with the OPCW and immediately reported the results to the OPCW so they could be added to the chemical weapons database.

This makes complete nonsense of the Theresa May’s “of a type developed by Russia” line, used to parliament and the UN Security Council. This explains why Porton Down has refused to cave in to governmental pressure to say the nerve agent was Russian. If Iran can make a novichok, so can a significant number of states.

Second. “We are without doubt that Russia is responsible. No country bar Russia has combined capability, intent and motive. There is no plausible alternative explanation” – an outstading example of self-hypnosis. None of the previous items could even remotedly lead to this conclusion. The prominent British academician from the University of Kent Prof. Richard Sakwa has elaborated on this on March 23 the following way:

Rather than just the two possibilities outlined by Theresa May, in fact there are at least six, possibly seven. The first is that this was a state-sponsored, and possibly Putin-ordered, killing…  This version simply does not make sense, and until concrete evidence emerges, it should be discounted…

The second version is rather more plausible, that the authorities had lost control of its stocks of chemical weapons. In the early 1990s Russian facilities were notoriously lax, but since the 2000s strict control over stocks were re-imposed, until their final destruction in 2017. It is quite possible that some person or persons unknown secreted material, and then conducted some sort of vigilante operation…

Prof. Richard Sakwa

The third version is the exact opposite: some sort of anti-Putin action by those trying to force his policy choices…

The fourth version is similar, but this time the anti-Putinists are not home-grown but outsiders. Here the list of people who would allegedly benefit by discrediting Russia is a long one. If Novichok or its formula has proliferated, then it would not be that hard to organise some sort of false flag operation. The list of countries mentioned in social media in this respect is a long one. Obviously, Ukraine comes top of the list, not only because of motivation, but also because of possible access to the material, as a post-Soviet state with historical links to the Russian chemical weapons programme. Israel has a large chemical weapon inventory and is not a party to the OPCW; but it has no motivation for such an attack (unless some inadvertent leak occurred here). Another version is that the UK itself provoked the incident, as a way of elevating its status as a country ‘punching above its weight’. The British chemical weapons establishment, Porton Down, is only 12 kilometres from Salisbury. While superficially plausible, there is absolutely no evidence that this is a credible version, and should be discounted.

The fifth version is a rather more elaborate development of the previous point. There is circumstantial evidence, a version outlined by the Daily Telegraph, that Skripal may have had a hand in devising Christopher Steele’s ‘Trump Dossier’. The British agent who originally recruited Skripal, Pablo Miller, lives in Salisbury, and also has connections with Orbis International, Steele’s agency in London. In this version, Skripal is still working in one way or another with MI6, and fed stories to Steele, who then intervenes massively in US politics, effectively preventing the much-desired rapprochement between Trump and Putin. Deep anger at the malevolent results of the Steele and British intervention in international politics and US domestic affairs prompts a revenge killing, with the demonstration effect achieved by using such a bizarre assassination weapon.

The sixth version is the involvement of certain criminal elements, who for reasons best known to themselves were smuggling the material, and released it by accident. In this version, the Skripals are the accidental and not intended victims. There are various elaborations of this version, including the activities of anti-Putin mobsters. One may add a seventh version here, in which Islamic State or some other Islamist group seeks to provoke turmoil in Europe.

Do you wish to know our refutations of any other substantial “hard evidence” against Russia in the UK paper? Sorry, but that is all. The primitive information warriors in what used to be the heart of a brilliant empire, today are incapable of designing an even slightly plausible (they love this word, right?) document on a super-politicized case.

What follows is even more depressing. Slide 3 is dedicated to some sort of anatomy lesson:

Slide 4 seemingly represents a real “honey trap”. Just look at it:

The authors of this “report” mixed up a very strange cocktail of multitype allegations, none of which have ever been proven or recognized by any responsible entity (like legal court or dedicated official international organization). Of course we are not committed to argue on every cell, but taking e.g. “August 2008 Invasion of Georgia” we actually can’t understand why the EU-acknowledgedSaakashvili’s aggression against South Ossetia is exposed here as an example of “Russian malign activity”…

Have you totally lost your minds, ladies & gentlemen from the Downing Street?

Comments

Looney Brazen Heist Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:11 Permalink

 

Do you remember a Russian media mogul beaten to death in a Washington hotel a while ago?

I’m amazed that his broken skull and ribs were not blamed on a Russian-made nerve agent, yet.  ;-)

Looney

P.S. BTW… Yulia Skripal is getting better – she can eat and drink on her own now!

I betcha, her first words were: “A drag queen with a fake Russian accent, who looked like Theresa May wearing a Tina Turner wig, sprayed something in my face.”   ;-)

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chunga Looney Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

Isn't he the one FBI said beat himself to death?

The Russians are replacing the Muslims as the world's boogey men. We gotta kill them over there before they kill us over here. Dilly Dilly.

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Gaius Frakkin'… chunga Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:20 Permalink

This whole thing demonstrates how insane and arrogant the Western power structure has become. From jew bankers all the way down to bubba working in intel. They actually believe they can threaten WWIII over some false flag where nobody died.

After all the domestic issues that the people have been screaming to address they have the 'nerve' to use nerve gas for a false flag. You think that's a coincidence? It's all right there in your fucking face.

It's simply a message to Russia: "Um we are still the masters of propaganda."

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NidStyles Rex Andrus Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:23 Permalink

You sound like one of those /pol shills. Prince Hall Masons larping as White Nationalists trying to get young White dudes to do something stupid like kill an arranged gang of five at a stop light after they spit in their face or something while five different Lodges a fat Jew from New York that said Trump was going to complete German Idealism, and brothers on hogs watched.

How about other Lodges going along with it and basically acting as terrorists with drugging and paying homos to rape anyone that doesn’t go along with their Kalergi pedophile turn everyone that doesn’t comply into a tranny agenda.

Where are the real Lodges at on all of this? Are the real Lodges even aware of what is going on in the notional Masonic Lodges?

If I hold this position when can I grab the Grand Lodges attention and ban this sort of behavior from all of the Lodges? If I can I can do it from here, then let it be banned in this state. Kalergi is now verboten. All of these actions should be banned with removal from the community as punishment. 

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francis scott … yomutti2 Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:07 Permalink

Give me one reason why the Russian state

cares what an imbecile like yomutti2 thinks

and believes.  Not just today but forever,

until death finally sets him free. 

 

Please don't say because they are doing a

study on imbeciles, cretines, and other

members of the genetically insane. 

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montag D503 Fri, 03/30/2018 - 15:25 Permalink

Yep. BBC psyop by bringing an old spy out of retirement to do one last trick. Upshot? Blame Russians and have a handful of countries kick out their Clinton Crime Network connected oligarch spies/stooges. HRC et al used lots of Russians, especially mobsters that Putin booted. This is one part of a global swamp drain by Trump. Wait and see and hope I'm well, right.

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Baron von Bud montag Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:21 Permalink

That is a brilliant piece of conjecture and non-obvious logic. You do understand that your statement implies that smart psychological and statecraft people are running US foreign policy. Now, I don't see that at the cabinet level but maybe the civil service top people really are that good. I too well hope you are right.

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greenskeeper carl Decay is Constant Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:04 Permalink

Certainly possible. And a hell of a lot more plausible than Russia doing it. The list of people, countries, and entities that would benefit from this is quite long. Russia isn't on it though. We are supposed to believe that after giving this guy to the brits, and allowing him to live unharmed under his own name in England for the last 8 years, the Russians just decide to kill him one day, during a time guaranteed to generate the worst possible diplomatic damage. You don't get to be in Putins position by being that stupid. 

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RTP Decay is Constant Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:43 Permalink

I start to like Dr. Goebbels.  In a 1941 article titled: Curchill's Lie Factory", he wrote:

“One should not as a rule reveal one’s secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

 

 

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Mentaliusanything GeezerGeek Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:44 Permalink

Just Google "Skripal and the Clintons" and then let the Bots connect the dots. HRC and her team still have much to do to cover their tracks, simply because she was so certain of victory she never had a speech prepared to even concede loss at the election. All I want now is for the old saying "pride cometh before the fall" to prove true. Both Russians in hospital should sleep lightly.

https://onehope2016.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/skripal-russian-british-do…

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Kayman Arnold Fri, 03/30/2018 - 14:33 Permalink

Endless repetition, "Steele sourced from Russians." 

Since the "dossier" is all lies interspersed with irrelevant "facts", why would anyone believe Steele sourced anything from Russians?

Steele was paid $160,000 to allow the use of his name for DNC/DOJ/FBI frame job, conjured up "evidence" to send to the FISA court to provide the aura of a "British 007" stamp of validity. Nothing more, nothing less.

The perpetrators of this lie would have you believe Steele did the work for nothing for himself, and $160,000 sprinkled around Moscow. $160,000 to a Russian, if found out, getting a bullet in the back of his head. Yeah sure...let me show you that bridge...

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EuroPox Captain Chlamydia Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:41 Permalink

The UK is a laughing stock.  NOBODY believes a word of it.

May, Johnson and Williamson should be taken out and shot for what they are doing - it is a very dangerous game that is in nobody's interest.

On slide 1 of the PDF there is a picture of the Skripals at lunch on March 4 (better images exist - I will try to find one and post here).  Whoever took that picture appears (partially obscured by his phone) in the mirror behind them.  Who is he and why did he not get contaminated?

Edit: checkout the first image in this article:
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-03-28/former-russia-spy-sergei-skripal-and…

Note that they are both right-handed, yet Yulia is supposed to have touched the door with her left hand.

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