So former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are seriously ill after being infected and Theresa May is going to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Russia. Oh, sure she is.
May won’t stand up to the European Union and she won’t protect British girls from being raped and murdered by third-world invaders in Rotherham and Telford for example. Little girls being raped? People run over by cars driven by individuals clearly following Islamic doctrine? Acid attacks? Nothing to see here. Little girls and boys have about as much value as a squirrel. Actually less, I bet the UK police would respond to someone torturing baby squirrels.
May is going to expel 23 Russians for spying and won’t let our national footy team play in the world cup, that’ll show em.
What is she, a school security officer? “Stop! or I’ll yell ‘Stop!’ again!” like in Florida?
Perhaps May sees this as her Falkland Islands moment like Thatcher.
But did the Ruskies do it?
According to the commentator Michael Black, the Novochol nerve poison manufacturing details are actually on the web, and that the Soviet Union lost control over much of its weaponry during its collapse, furthermore, some of it was distributed to cells in Western Europe ;
It’s not the cold war. Using highly toxic nerve agents doesn’t make a lot of sense for the current Russian government’s clandestine operation. It’s a great way to cause an international incident, which means why assume Russia has anything to gain by this? Information about the creation of the nerve agent has been in Western hands since the early 90s.
So what are some likely scenarios:-
- Putin is basically a Bond baddie and wants people executed in bizarre, high-profile ways so that everyone knows it was him.
- The Russians aren’t actually a monolithic ant hive and this was some FSB or mafia (assuming there’s a difference) plot but nothing to do with the Kremlin.
- MI5/CIA/Mossad false fag.
- Some sort of deep state activity.
I reckon these are all plausible scenarios.
What do we actually know?
Sergei Skripal is a traitor to his homeland who made hundreds of enemies in Russian intelligence and probably elsewhere too. We don’t know what he’s been up to in England for the past few years, but it probably wasn’t flower arranging.
A lot of bad people had good reasons to want to do him harm.
At least this time they didn’t contaminate half of Europe with Polonium 210, like they did in the case of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. No, I do not know who “they” were any more than I know who is behind the present incident.
The difference between the two cases is that Litvinenko was an active thorn in the Russian government’s side, while Sergei Skripal was caught spying for the Brits, served his jail time (in Russia), and was then released. If the Russians wanted Skripal dead, they could have killed him any time during the 13 years he was sitting in jail.
Litvinenko, however, was an FSB defector who kept talking about the Moscow apartment bombings and other violent acts inside Russia, which he alleged were a false flag op by the GRU/FSB. The Russian government allegedly wanted to reopen the war in Chechnya and/or strengthen the desire for a powerful leader like Putin. Thus they sponsored random bombings and events like the Moscow theater hostage taking, all blamed on Chechen terrorists.
Thus, there was actually a motive for circles inside or closely allied to Russia to kill Litvinenko. No such motive exists for the Russians to have acted in the Skripal case.
No, this is some sort of deep state enterprise to sow discord and send a message.