Monday, July 23, 2018

Martin Robinson — Revealed: How 'Putin's spy agency' hit-squad 'including a woman' carried out whirlwind 30-hour Novichok mission to poison the Skripals

The latest episode in the drama. Is this the climax?

Daily Mail
Revealed: How 'Putin's spy agency' hit-squad 'including a woman' carried out whirlwind 30-hour Novichok mission to poison the Skripals
Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline


Matt Franko said...

Pretty damning..

Matt Franko said...

What were the UK natives doing a dumpster dive to come into contact with the perfume bottle? Or were they doing a volunteer clean up of the park of litter and found it discarded on the ground? Can’t believe a park waste container wouldn’t have been emptied longer than weekly...

Detroit Dan said...

I still have a lot of questions about this case. #1 is motive. #2 is the coincidence of all this happening right near the UK's major chemical weapons facility. #3 is all the secrecy surrounding the affair being enforced by the British.

Noah Way said...

Numerous security sources say the hit squad was probably made up of existing or former GRU agents not known to MI6 who may even have followed Yulia from Moscow to London on March 3.

Wow. Completely overwhelming hearsay back up by an outstanding dearth of evidence.

I'm absolutely convinced. That the whole affair is a complete fabrication.

Tom Hickey said...

The Brits have a reputation for this extending back at least a century. They were the ones behind the White Helmet hoax, for example.

Jeff65 said...

This is an opportunity to link to one of my favourite articles:

From the article:
"The recent revelations by the whistleblower Edward Snowden were fascinating. But they - and all the reactions to them - had one enormous assumption at their heart.

That the spies know what they are doing.

It is a belief that has been central to much of the journalism about spying and spies over the past fifty years. That the anonymous figures in the intelligence world have a dark omniscience. That they know what's going on in ways that we don't.

It doesn't matter whether you hate the spies and believe they are corroding democracy, or if you think they are the noble guardians of the state. In both cases the assumption is that the secret agents know more than we do.

But the strange fact is that often when you look into the history of spies what you discover is something very different.

It is not the story of men and women who have a better and deeper understanding of the world than we do. In fact in many cases it is the story of weirdos who have created a completely mad version of the world that they then impose on the rest of us."

The article then goes on to relate an an account of the origin of MI5, which turns out to be astonishingly nutty.

Noah Way said...

A very interesting take on US spy agencies: Black Eagle Trust

Matt Franko said...

“That the spies know what they are doing.“

Sounds like you guys with your “neoliberal conspiracy!” all the time...