SKRIPAL POISONING – THE UK’S CASE FOR RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT


Earlier this week, over 130 Russian diplomats were expelled from over 20 separate countries. It was billed as a “massive show of unity”, and claimed as further evidence of Russian guilt. The familiar chorus repeated, that there is “no plausible alternative explanation”.  So what was the strong evidence that the UK government shared with their allies? It must have been compelling in order to move the EU, US et al. to make moves of solidarity.  It’s a slide show.  Now, that might not sound like much. But a slide show can be very persuasive. It could have witness testimony, scientific test results, photographic evidence. It could explain motive, provide alibis for other suspects. It could be hundreds of pages of hard evidence laying out a perfect, bulletproof case.  It could be all of those things…but in this case it’s not.  We have it here, in PDF form. And here is another version. It’s five slides. That’s all, just five.  This is the totally of Her Majesty’s case for Russian guilt in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.  How compelling do you find it?  Would you accept this as proof of guilt?  Is it advisable to base important foreign policy decisions on this document?  
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POLISH POLITICIAN: EX-SPY SKRIPAL WAS ‘HIGHLY LIKELY’ POISONED BY CIA
I absolutely agree with Vladimir Putin who said either you provide evidence or apologize. Allegations of the use of chemical weapons can only be considered as a comedy play.  This is ridiculous.  In my opinion it was done by the CIA. It was the CIA who presented false data on Iraq’s weapons and things like that. It was the CIA who was interested in turning American and global public opinion against Russia. 
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SKRIPALS ARE A CASE OF IMPLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY FOR THE BRITS
…a bridge too far.
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