A man and woman found unconscious in Wiltshire were poisoned by Novichok – the same nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, police say.
The couple, believed to be Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, are in a critical condition having been found unconscious at a house on Saturday.
Alexander Mercouris has written at length about the outsized impact of British individuals, especially in the intelligence services, on pushing the Russiagate conspiracy theory to annul Trump’s stated desire for rapprochement with Russia.
With the Trump-Putin summit in Finland coming up on July 16, the timing is certainly impeccable. Forcing a sour end to the FIFA World Cup – during which Russian realities have been surprising British fans to the upside, relative to what they had been led to believe by their media – is an additional bonus.
That said, I’ll give them one thing. The Eternal Anglo is certainly much better at this false flag thing than the hapless khokhols, whose Babchenko “assassination” scheme collapsed within a day and seems to have been no more than a banal corporate raid by the SBU security service. I expect this story to dominate the airwaves in another couple of days.