Well, in a bit of embarrassing revelations now in the game of pointing the finger at the most likely of nations as suspects for the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, but perhaps in doing so, many have fallen short of the mark, since the experts at Porton Down defence laboratory have now admitted that they have no idea or cannot prove where the nerve agent Novichok even came from.
Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal, who were poisoned in Salisbury and found on a park bench nearby, before being rushed to hospital in a frightening attack, which prompted the mainstream media, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, to point the finger at the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin, without any evidence that they had anything to do with it… Which entails that they have sort of jumped to conclusions far too early, if this latest news is anything to go by…
This poisoning incident has now been looked into by Porton Down, the defence laboratory, with chief Gary Aitkenhead verifying that the experts cannot absolutely say where the Novichok nerve agent came from. Russia have since asked Westminster for an apology and earlier accused the UK of playing “silly games” and with Validmir Putin admitting the fact that the poisoning agent could have come from over 20 other countries.
This has not been denied by Porton Down, and so the Salisbury poisoning mystery saga continues, with nobody none the wiser, apart from the logical. Plus, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov blasted the UK’s politicians over the handling of the Sergei Skripal incident, thus far. Is there still time for the UK to redeem themselves?
Perhaps, the UK were still shaken by the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko back in 2006, so the most likely culprits to blame where definitely Russia again, but where was the proof of any of this, before the accusations started flying around?
Yulia Skripal has since got better and reportedly even woken up, with naturally many questions being asked and even now, a box of cereal from Russia, may now also be the cause of the agent, something which was delivered to Sergei Skripal, as a package after somebody else had forgotten to bring it. Hopefully now, experts and researchers along with the help of Yulia Skripal can get to the bottom of the events prior to her and her father, getting extremely ill.
Russia had denied any involvement from the beginning and press secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian news agency TASS, “London somehow will have to offer its apologies to the Russian side, but obviously it is going to be a long story and the idiocy of it has gone too far.”
Peskov added, “The British Foreign Secretary, who accused President Putin, and the British Prime Minister will have to look in the eyes of their EU colleagues after telling them what they told.”
Dmitry stipulated, “The situation was iniquitous for us from the very beginning. And now there emerge evidence that these mad accusations the British side voiced just a few hours after the incident are based on nothing.”
The chief of Porton Down, Gary Aitkenhead, said that they had “not verified the precise source” of the Novichok poisoning agent, which suggests that this poisoning incident could really have emanated from anywhere, with Putin laying weight to the notion that it could have been as a result of over 20 other countries.
The Russian embassy in London has since said, “We understood from the very start that UK Government statements on the nerve agent having been produced in Russia were a bluff. Now this has been confirmed by the head of the secret lab.”
Plus, the Russian embassy also tweeted this six days ago, when Yulia Skripal finally awoke. Naturally, Yulia may be able to give vital guidance into the investigation and thankfully she is still alive.
MP of Salisbury, John Glen, has said that all the evidence points to Russia, and that he “has no doubt whatsoever” about Russia’s involvement in the attempted murder, telling Sky News, “What you’ve seen today is one piece of the jigsaw from Porton Down – world class scientists, but what they are not able to do is interpret and understand the human activity that accompanied what led up to the awful events here in Salisbury.”
However, couldn’t this all just be pointing the finger at the most likely suspects, based off assumptions, and since when did the MP of Salisbury become an expert without any evidence? That is the question, as quite clearly in a mainstream media furore of accusations, and nobody doing any checks to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, what if it all falls into the realm of fake news and turns into an embarrassing mistake by throwing such likely accusations around, without anything vital to back it up? That’s what it seems like right now, anyway.
MP John Glen told Sky News further, “It’s the combination of those two things together which gave the compelling evidence that the Prime Minister took to our allies and was acted upon. I don’t really mind what propaganda emerges from the Kremlin following this interview this afternoon. What we have got to think about is what the overall picture is and what actually happened.”
But with John Glen eager to find out who was on the flight with Yulia Skripal from Moscow, he stated, “Who was on the flight with Yulia Skripal and did that person return to Moscow a few hours later. What happened in the run up to events here. And that would have involved other people – it would not just involved Novichok coming here. How did it arrive here? These sorts of issues are not something the head of DSTL at Porton Down could comment on.”
Since the UK accused Russia and Putin, the West have expelled 130 Russian diplomats back home to Russia in response, however, to be realistic why would Russia wish to do such a thing, as they are now accused of, with a World Cup on the way and with the world all seeking better international relations, than in the past, one would wonder…
Porton Down is located only eight miles from Salisbury, and Russia have even commented that they could have been the source of the agent, which is also highly unlikely, but as accusations fly around, this is what can happen, seemingly.
Mr. Aitkenhead of Porton Down, told Sky News, “We were able to identify it as Novichok, to identify that it was military-grade nerve agent. We have not identified the precise source, but we have provided the scientific info to government who have then used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions you have come to.”
Today former Russian general Evgeny Buzhinskiy dispelled the claims of Russia being behind the poisoning, telling the BBC, that it was “such a nonsense”, arguing that President Vladimir Putin “is the last guy to benefit”.
Mr. Aitkenhead responding to Russia’s suggestion that the agent could have come from Porton Down, he said, “Well there’s no way anything like that would ever have come from us or leave the four walls of our facilities.”
But Mr. Aitkenhead also said, when asked about where the nerve agent could have come from, he said, “It can be established through a number of different input sources which the Government has access to. From our perspective, scientific evidence is only one of those sources and it requires a number of other things in order to verify that. At this stage, with the work that we’ve done thus far, we’ve been able to establish that it’s Novichok or from that family.”
Mr. Aitkenhead added, “We are continuing to work to help to provide additional information that might help us get closer to the question that you ask but we haven’t yet been able to do that. Unfortunately this is an extremely toxic substance. There is not, as far as we know, any antidote that you can use to negate the effects of it. We can and we have advised the hospital and the medics on the best course of trying to mitigate against the effects but this is an extremely toxic substance and not something that you can easily give something to somebody to help them recover.”
Lastly he said, “We deal with a number of very toxic substances as part of the work that we do, we’ve got the highest levels of security and controls.”
So, the investigations continue on, and the Police have cordoned off a children’s play area at nearby Montgomery Gardens, in Salisbury.
But, just imagine if it is like many people presume, that Russia have nothing to do with this poisoning whatsoever, then who is the source of the nerve agent and what is the motive and ultimately who is behind it all?
Nobody knows, but hopefully Yulia Skripal can help the investigation into determining what really happened leading up to the poisoning and just how and why, would anyone do this and lastly who is really responsible?
We like everybody else, wish to know and also want to see the correct people accused and held accountable, but it serves everyone to find out first, before the mainstream media begins throwing stones, as quite literally it could have been anyone and not directly linked to the Kremlin and Russia, in any way shape or form.
Perhaps, this calls for a UK and Russian conjoined investigation into this poisoning incident, instead?! We digress…
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