Friday, March 16, 2018

John Helmer — Gorilla Radio Warns That Beating Your Chest Can Be Bad For You If You Are Sergei Skripal, But Not So Bad If You Are Theresa May

Imagine an investigation for attempted homicide by gunshot without the gun, bullet, ballistics match, fingerprints, powder burns, witnesses, shooter, intention, motive. You can’t imagine? Neither could the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The kicker.
May’s version of the Skripal case is accepted by a significant majority of British voters polled this week, according to this report. May has also gained significantly in voter approval compared to Jeremy Corbyn, the Labor leader, whose political rating has been running ahead of May’s until now. Before the Skripal news, the British polls were indicating a slight improvement for May and the Conservative Party, but the percentage trends were small and within the margin for statistical error.
As conditions deteriorate in the West owing to bad policy and poor decisions, expect an increase in scapegoating and manufactured distractions to shape the narrative and deflect blame from those in charge.

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Gorilla Radio Warns That Beating Your Chest Can Be Bad For You If You Are Sergei Skripal, But Not So Bad If You Are Theresa May
John Helmer


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See also A previous post here at MNE two days ago containg several links.

John Helmer — Fourteen and a Half Certainties About the Case of Sergei Skripal


From a comment at Naked Capitalism.
And from a London-based reader:
And one thing which is unbelievably anechoic. I’m actually in Salisbury today (part of a regular variant on my commute when I have to head west, the station is a large rail hub) and it’s less then 10 miles from where I live. So I know the area like the back of my hand. No-one, and I mean no-one has ever asked in the MSM just what the guy was doing living here. It’s about as unlikely a spot for anyone to end up living here as it’s possible to get. You get a few retirees, but very little influx from out the area.
But Salisbury is the epicentre for the U.K. military operations. There are at least half a dozen key installations of strategic importance (the Porton Down chemical weapons “research” facility, the army command HQ was there until 2010 when it moved to nearby Andover, the Salisbury plain training base, the Amesbury research operation, the large Warminster Garrison — and that’s just off the top of my head, there’s a lot more you drive past which are military facilities but not on the same scale as these.

He had no reason to live in the city and it is an unbelievable coincidence that it is so close to so many of the U.K. military high command’s sites. He was almost certainly here for a reason, and if I had to work in the area of helping the U.K. military/industrial complex, Salisbury is exactly where I’d live. No-one has mentioned in the press coverage how he supported himself, what he did in England since the spy swap and why he was swapped in the first place.
The whole thing absolutely stinks.

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