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It seems that ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election of 2016 the western media and numerous politicians have been working especially hard to convince the world that the Russian government is little better than a modern version of Josef Stalin’s USSR. Part of the effort can be attributed to the Democratic Party’s desire to blame someone other than the unattractive candidate Hillary for the defeat, but there is also something more primitive operating behind the scenes, something like a desire to return to a bipolar world in which one knew one’s enemies and one’s friends.

The anti-Russian bias has manifested itself in a number of ways, to include the fabricated libel referred to as Russiagate, but it also featured personal denigration of the Russian leadership as a rogue regime inclined to employ assassination by poisoning against its critics and political opponents.

The first widely publicized assassination of a Russian dissident took place in London in 2006. Alexander Litvinenko, a former Federal Security Service (FSB) officer and critic of the government who had sought asylum in England, died after met two Russian acquaintances in a hotel bar and was reportedly poisoned by a dose of radioactive polonium inserted into his cup of tea. The Russians whom he had met with were named by the British police but the Russian government refused extradition requests. Without any evidence, the British media claimed that Litvinenko had been killed under orders from Putin personally.

More recently, the poisoning of former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4th, 2018 made headlines around the world. Sergei was living near Salisbury England and his daughter was visiting from Moscow when they were found unconscious on a park bench. A policeman later investigating the incident also suffered from the effects of what appeared to be a nerve agent, which investigative sources claimed had been sprayed on to the front door handle of the Skripal residence. Both Sergei and Yulia survived the incident.

There was quite a bit that was odd about the Skripal case, which came at a time when there was considerable tension between Russia and the NATO allies over issues like Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin was regularly demonized, seen in the western media as a malevolent presence stalking the world stage.

Observers noted that the British investigation of the poisoning relied from the start “…on circumstantial evidence and secret intelligence.” And there was inevitably a rush to judgment. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blamed Russia before any chemical analysis of the alleged poisoning could have taken place. British Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament shortly thereafter to blame the Kremlin and demand a Russian official response to the event in 36 hours, declaring that the apparent poisoning was “very likely” caused by a made-in-Russia nerve agent referred to by its generic name novichok. The British media was soon on board, spreading the government line that such a highly sensitive operation would require the approval of President Putin himself. Repeated requests by Russia to obtain a sample of the alleged nerve agent for testing were rejected by the British government in spite of the fact that a military grade nerve agent would have surely killed both the Skripals as well as anyone else within 100 yards.

The expulsion of scores of Russian diplomats and imposition of sanctions soon followed with the United States and other countries following suit. The report of the new sanctions was particularly surprising as Yulia Skripal had subsequently announced that she intends to return to her home in Russia, leading to the conclusion that even one of the alleged victims did not believe the narrative being promoted by the British and American governments.

The response within the United States was also immediate and threatening. A New York Times editorial on March 12th entitled Vladimir Putin’s Toxic Reach thundered: “The attack on the former spy, Sergei Skripal, who worked for British intelligence, and his daughter Yulia, in which a police officer who responded was also poisoned, was no simple hit job. Like the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, another British informant, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium 210, the attack on Mr. Skripal was intended to be as horrific, frightening and public as possible. It clearly had the blessing of President Vladimir Putin, who had faced little pushback from Britain in the Litvinenko case. The blame has been made clearer this time and this attack on a NATO ally needs a powerful response both from that organization and, perhaps more important, by the United States.”

But the story of the poisoning of the Skripals begun to come apart very quickly. Former UK Ambassador Craig Murray detailed how the narrative was cooked by “liars” in the government to make it look as if the poisoning had a uniquely Russian fingerprint. Meanwhile prize winning U.S. investigative reporter Gareth Porter summed up the actual evidence or lack thereof, for Russian involvement, suggesting that the entire affair was “based on politically-motivated speculation rather than actual intelligence.”

The head of Britain’s own top secret chemical weapons facility Porton Down even contradicted claims made by May and Johnson, saying that he did not know if the nerve agent was actually produced in Russia as the chemical formula was revealed to the public in a scientific paper in 1992 and there were an estimated twenty countries capable of producing it. Some speculated that a false flag operation by the British themselves, the CIA or Mossad, was not unthinkable. Development of novichok type poisons is known to have taken place at both Porton Down and at the U.S. chemical weapon facility Fort Dietrich Maryland.

But the most damning evidence opposing a Russian role in the alleged poisonings was that Moscow had no motive to kill a former British double agent who had been released from a Kremlin prison in a spy swap after ten years in prison and who was no longer capable of doing any damage. If Moscow had wanted him dead, they could have killed him while he was still in Russian custody. Putin had an election coming up and Russia was to be the host of the World Cup in the summer, an event that would be an absolute top priority to have go smoothly without any complications from a major spy case.

There is now new evidence that the claims of Russian involvement in the alleged assassination attempt was fraudulent, engineered by the British government, possibly in collusion with American intelligence, to smear Vladimir Putin in particular. Bulgarian investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva has written an article entitled “UK Defense Ministry Document Reveals Skripals’ Blood Samples Could have been Manipulated.”

Relying on a series of British-version Freedom of Information Act queries, Gaytandzhieva determined that there was a considerable gap between the time when it was claimed the Skirpals’ blood was drawn and the time when it was actually tested for possible poisons at Porton Down. The gap is inexplicable and means in legal terms that the chain of custody was broken. It further suggests that the samples could have been deliberately diverted and tampered with.

Gaytandzhieva, who provides copies of the relevant government documents in her article, sums up her case as “New evidence has emerged of gross violations during the UK investigation into the alleged poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4th March 2018.” The Ministry of Defense, which is in charge of the British military laboratory DSTL Porton Down which analyzed the Skripals blood samples responded to a request that “Our searches have failed to locate any information that provides the exact time that the samples were collected.” The samples “were collected at some point between 16:15 on 4 March 2018 and 18:45 on 5 March 2018. Even the time of arrival at Porton Down is indicated as “approximate.”

She also cites some expert testimony, “A British toxicologist [commented] that ‘It is inconceivable that with such a visibility case, and the obvious significance of any and all biological samples, normal and expected sample logging and documentation did not take place. The person drawing the sample, in any clinical or forensic setting knows that the date and time must be recorded, and the donor positively identified. In a criminal case, evidence gleaned from these samples would be thrown out as inadmissible… This lack of protocol is either very sloppy or clandestine.”

If the Skripals case sounds very similar to the recent alleged poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny it should, as the same rush to judgement by many of the same players took place. Navalny became ill while on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on August 20th, 2020 and was taken to a hospital in Omsk after an emergency landing. The Russian hospital could not find any poison in his blood and attributed his condition to metabolic disorder. Two days later, the Russian government allowed Navalny to be transported to a hospital in Germany which then announced that the Putin government had poisoned Navalny with novichok, which became the story that was read and televised worldwide. Interestingly, there is now evidence that the air medevac team was standing by and ready even before anyone knew Navalny was ill, suggesting that it was planned in advance. Once in Germany, as in the case of the Skripal poisoning, the evidence of the crime mysteriously disappeared for a while. Blood samples and water bottles allegedly containing the novichok were sent to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons offices for verification. They took five days to arrive.

The doubts regarding both the Skripals and Navalny poisonings might suggest that the Cold War never really ended, at least from the Anglo-American perspective. Whatever Vladimir Putin has been doing for the past three years hardly touches on genuine U.S. or British interests, unless one considers the governance of places like Ukraine and Syria to be potentially threatening. That someone, somewhere, somehow seems to be making an effort to isolate and delegitimize President Putin by making him an international poisoner is tragedy elevated by its absurdity to the level of farce. It serves no purpose and, in the end, can only lead to mistrust on all sides that can in turn become very, very ugly.

Philip Giraldi, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Excellent piece. Thank you.

  2. Although Yulia Skirpal did announce her intention eventually to return to Russia (she was engaged to be married, and the reason she visited her exiled father was to get his blessing), she hasn’t done so. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/novichok-victim-yulia-skripal-made-23688608

  3. Notsofast says:

    i’m so tired of this “putin the killer” bullshit spouted by the murderous, hypocritical, lying politicians on both sides of the atlantic, if putin wanted navalny or skripal dead they would be dead. “biden the killer” apparently authorized the “righteous” drone strike that killed a u.s. backed aid worker and nine others including seven children as young as two years old. evidently the water containers in the trunk of his car were filled with heavy water from the iranians and would have been turned into a nuclear device in short order.

  4. Anon[401] • Disclaimer says:

    I know absolutely nothing about intel. I just read books and follow the news.

    Republican Party operatives charged with arranging illegal Trump campaign contribution
    https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/republican-party-operatives-charged-arranging-illegal-trump-campaign-contribution

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  5. In other words, Jews hate Russia and Anglo-cucks or Anglucks bark accordingly.

    West is a mendacracy. All about rule by mendacity.

    • Agree: SS-The Independent
  6. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Israel openly assassinates Iranian scientists and the US publicly kills a top Iranian general. But then there’s moral outrage about some murky poisonings. These are just the most well known cases; there’s just so many atrocity stories that could be brought up for discussion there’d be no time left for anything else. A pretext is a pretext, they’ll always find one. Bottom line, Putin has a military complete with modern weapons to defend themselves with. This foo-faw only contaminates the minds of susceptible Westerners and no one else. There’s a limit as to what they can actually do to harm the Russians and they’ve pushed it as far as they can. Hopefully the shrill barking of a small dog doesn’t provoke things to get out of proportion.

  7. mephisto says:

    Russia and China know that they win by doing nothing.
    All they have to do is wait for the corpse to rot. In 50 years, does anyone think that the US still has an army or oversea bases?
    After hyperinflation, the dollar resets to gold and the US woke army can only kill and terrorize its own citizens.
    Don’t get excited, just relax and watch the show.

  8. Anon62 says:

    According to recent indictments resulting from the Durham investigation, the same folks who attempted to “delegitimize” Putin were also actively engaged in the attempt to “delegitimize” Trump.

    Unsurprisingly, the delegitimization of Trump is reported to have been financed by silicon valley moguls, quite likely the same ones who censored the Hunter Biden story, silenced all competing digital services, suppressed accounts which did not toe the party line, and funded legal actions in key states which resulted in Democrat courts acting in violation of the US Constitution. Hey Zuckerberg!! We are looking at you!

    • Agree: SS-The Independent
  9. Ghali says:

    First, Russiagate is a Jewish fabrication. Just take a look at the people involved. Almost all of them from shifty Adam Schiff to Israel’s defender Chuk Schumer are Jews.
    Second, the alleged assassination attempts (on Litvinenko, Navalny, and Skripels) were engineered by the Israeli Mossad, the CIA and their stooges, MI6 in collusion with wealthy Jews who designed and paid for the crimes to smear Vladimir Putin and Rusia.

    It is important to know that Israel and the Jews are very upset and very angry about Russia fighting terrorists in Syria. How can he do this? Jews ar screaming. Supported by the Syrian Arab Army, Iraqi and Hezbollah fighters, President Putin played his role very cleverly against the two main terrorist leaders, Netanyahu and Erdogan. In addition, and with the help of many Western nations (France, Australia, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands) and the Gulf Sheikhdoms of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE, the Jews (Israel) tried everything, but failed. Therefore, successful resistance against powerful and violent enemies is possible.

  10. Sean says:

    Alexander Litvinenko accused Vladimir Putin of being a paedophile; four months later Litvinenko was poisoned.

    Craig Murray has been gaoled.

  11. Sean says:
    @anonymous

    Does Iran refuse to recognize the state of Israel, but expect to have normal relations with it nonetheless?

    • Replies: @padre
  12. roonaldo says:

    The chemical-poisoning-blame-it-on-Putin spooks definitely need fresh material–reruns of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” from 1955 seem fresh by comparison, while “Rocky and Bullwinkle” episodes with Boris and Natasha as Ruskie villains are a lot more fun. Congress is considering more….yawn….sanctions! Ta da!

    Too bad we won’t see the schemers who did in Dr. David Kelly hanged on national television–Tony Blair would look so stylish sporting a custom-fit “Nuremburg Neck Tie” while doing the “Breakneck Boogie.”

    We’d better be on our toes lest (spoiler alert!) Vladimir fill Nord Stream 2 with novichok from his private stash and snuff out Europe, as depicted in the next riveting episode of “The Bojo and SloJoe Show.”

    • LOL: Bro43rd
  13. Alfred says:
    @Michael Meo

    she hasn’t done so.

    Yes. She has been kidnapped by the British. I read reports a while back that her photo corresponds to a place on a US military base in the UK.

    It is amazing that the Russians tolerate this sort of overt criminality.

    Yulia Skripal transported to military base

  14. anon[222] • Disclaimer says:

    Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson asserts :

    “Israel won’t exist as a state in 20 years because it is delegitimizing itself as an apartheid state.

    Israel is a “strategic liability of the first order” for the United States and is “the most likely state in the world to take the United States to Armageddon.”

    The U.S. ought to tell Israel now to “change swiftly” or it will cease to fund and protect Israel, but the U.S. will not do so.

    The neoconservative agenda in the Middle East was “to set the Levant on fire, to keep Israel’s enemies so at one anothers’ throats” that they could not give Israel trouble.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2021/09/israel-will-be-gone-in-20-years-wilkerson/

    Wesley Clarke was told by murderous Israeli thug Wolfowitz that Ameruca had the window of oportunity of about 5-6 years of finishing the Islamic countries before another power ( like the previous Soviet power ) reappeard .

    The hatred to Russia and to Putin can be traced back to this nazi dream .

    • Replies: @Jim H
  15. chris says:

    Let’s also never forget how they’re stealing the Wonder bread from our children’s lunch boxes!!! https://clarion.causeaction.com/2021/09/20/iowa-farm-services-firm-systems-offline-due-to-cybersecurity-incident/
    This story must be coming directly out of a Bullwinkle episode with Boris and Natasha.

    That this current tale can even be a news story is preposterous. Other than, if this aggregate of negative news stories is preceeding an event which is currently being concocted against Russia.

    • Replies: @GMC
  16. JWalters says:

    I’m reminded of the theory put forward by legendary WWII London Times reporter Douglass Reed. In his educated, insider view, top financiers behind the scenes created both the religious conflict in Palestine and the economic conflict in Europe (Zionists, Bolsheviks) to provide perpetual, profitable conflicts. The demonization of Putin and Russia today by the same controlling financial cabal is leveraging the remnants of that original scary enemy. Even though the Soviet Union is gone, and Russia has a capitalist economy, the tattered remains of that original scare story are being waved at the Western public for the usual control purposes. Reed’s remarkably in-depth study of Zionism is available free on-line here.
    “The Controversy of Zion”
    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/

    Hillary’s operation was being run by the Zionist bankers. An honest post-mortem of her loss would come dangerously close to spotlighting that. Further, Trump had stated openly on 9/11 that he didn’t believe a plane could bring down the WTC tower, and that additional explosives would have been necessary. Obviously he shut up about that when he saw which way the media wind was blowing. But as a New York insider he very well may have figured out who did it. So that made him a perpetual, dangerous loose cannon. Definitely somebody to keep out of the White House at all costs. If Trump really was aimed at taking down the criminal oligarchy, he had to step carefully to avoid being assassinated. And if so, he may have thought being Israel’s abject servant would bring attention to Israel’s extreme level of control. But the one type of actual Trump corruption the media relentlessly overlooked was any corruption involving Israel. Israel’s corruption, and all involved, are invisible to the corrupted media, so obviously controlled for Israel.

  17. The Putin poisoning allegations were a precursor for the much bigger “covid” hoax. If you haven’t seen this compilation of facts about “covid”, you should give it a read:

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/09/22/30-facts-you-need-to-know-your-covid-cribsheet/

    The non-existence of “covid” accounts for all known facts far better than any other theory.

  18. @Michael Meo

    Hard to do from the bottom of the Atlantic.

  19. @Notsofast

    The children were not just killed-they were blown to charred pieces, in a TYPICAL example of ‘Western Moral Values’.

    • Agree: Badger Down
  20. Half Back says:
    @Michael Meo

    Well is that Mirror story dandy! That Mirror story is RANK Propaganda. Written for the feeble minded. IF you don’t know she been held against her will, why are you here. Checkout a website called Blogmire which DESTROYER the uk government and I mean destroyed the governments credibility. It helped mightily that he lived in Salisbury. You had such FACTS such as ( according to the uk government) they are poisoned and then go on a leisurely stoll into town to a pub and a cafe and FEED ducks, whereby children gave them bread ( human contact ) so hours after been poisoned with military grade novichok a 2 hour pub/shop feed ducks they finally collapse. So much bullshit, if your so dull I can only suppose your sent here.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  21. Anonymous[120] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t forget Putin’s “invasion” of Ukraine, forcible “annexation” of Crimea, and shoot-down of the Malaysian jetliner from a “buk missile” battery smuggled first into Ukraine from Russia, then back to Russia after the deed was done (sorry, none of the copious evidence for the defense allowed in the European courts in a case where the lead prosecutors were from Ukraine!). And who can forget Maria Butina, a femme fatale apparently commissioned personally by Chancellor Putler to infiltrate and corrupt the entire American political system. Sadly Putler didn’t even have the clout to get her elected to the Duma from a backwater district in Siberia. Why, Putler was so nefarious that he personally ordered every one of his Olympic athletes to dope up which only got his entire team banned from the games while Washington could only look on in sympathy. Same sad deal with the World Cup of Football (soccer) hosted by the Kremlin. They beat the bushes and found somebody who would testify that Putler spread around bribes to get those games for his corrupt regime, much like previous countries had routinely done–before the Great Campaign for Global Reform initiated by the suddenly sanctimonious West.

    Help me out here: there were about a thousand other dirty tricks played on Putler by the Washington Exceptionals and I’m getting too old and demented like Sleepy Joe to remember them all. My brain must have already been filled with scandals dating back to Truman, the Dulles Brothers, Tricky Dick, George H.W. “Out of the Loop” Bushdaddy, Slick “Dindu Nuffin wit dat woman!” Willie, and Dick “Spawn of Satan” Cheney. The cognitive dissonance, unashamed hypocrisy and strutting arrogance really started to build up into thick layers of plaque under the reign of Barack “The Nobel Peacenik” Obomber. Trump was all comic relief after that guy. The old noggin starts to swell from the constant consumption of all the peccadilloes and mendacities just like the gut from an endless round of “bottomless Cokes.” Maybe Dr. Fauci will prescribe a quickie trepanation and all will seem clear again.

    • Thanks: GMC
  22. Brewer says:

    Can’t vouch for the details but Ryan Dawson’s theory is more elegant than the official line:

    Litivnenko’s associates, Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi, who both had met with him the day of the poisoning, were also both hospitalized. They left traces of Polonium in Hamburg as they had taken the trip to Germany before meeting Litvinenko. It appears all three were involved in a smuggling operation, but for who?

    Short answer: Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky’s employee Alexander Litvinenko died from over exposure to Polonium in a botched smuggling operation. That is why traces of it were at Boris’s house and on the planes Litvinenko was riding to and from Israel. The smear on Putin/Russia using a highly traceable 10 million dollar poison to kill a critic is about as plausible and rational as saying we have “British Intelligence” about Niger…. This transparent bogus lie was a quick and shamelessly sloppy explanation to cover up how and why this man in the UK had a radioactive poison in his body. Polonium only has a half life of 138 days.

    Litvinenko had been in Israel to visit Yukos’s CEO, just shortly before he died. And it’s an open secret that Israel has nuclear weapons, the only place without nuclear safeguard or inspections. Traces of polonium were also on the British Airway planes that Litvinenko took to and from Israel. So it they would have the means, location, and the timing fits, but let’s just blame, Putin “The New Hitler” as Neocons have dubbed him?

    https://fort-russ.com/2016/01/litvinenko-what-really-happened/

    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
  23. GMC says:

    There will never be any evidence coming from the West because it would mean that dialogue has to be opened and a truthful debate must begin. The best evidence we can see from the West , is the ” Projection ” of all events that happen in the world. In other words, the West blames everyone else , for what they themselves , are doing. President Putin, Sergei Lavrov, Maria Zakharov and others could debate circles around anyone in the West that even tried to support their projectionist cases. Pravda!

  24. Brusnika says:

    How many years has this unironic “ex”-KGB gopnik been in power now? Why are western clowns still bending over backwards to defend a regime they clearly know nothing about?

    Putinboos PLEASE stop posting about Putin. PLEASE.

    • Troll: Olivier1973
  25. All critics of the false Skripal narrative rely heavily on Rob Slane ( The Blogmire website ), who, since 2018, has completely dismantled the UK government’s case. None of these critics, so far as I know, has credited or referenced Mr Slane in their work, and Giraldi is no exception. So shame on you, Dr Giraldi.

    https://www.theblogmire.com/category/skripal-case/

    I hope you don’t have any problems getting into the site.

    • Replies: @Sean
  26. demand a Russian official response to the event in 36 hours,

    Thank you, Dr Giraldi.
    Amusing to read these “demands” in response to “evidence” manufactured by Perfidious and clearly spurious, as this excellent article demonstrates.
    If Russia fails to respond to Lilliput, the Ruler of the Queen’s Navee might be forced to sail their aircraftless aircraft carrier all the way round to Vladivostok.
    And sail up and down. So there. Just take warning.

    The righteous outrage from the JYT reminds of Rabbi Steven Wise addressing a stadium full of Jews in 1933, saying wte that the Jewish Declaration of War against Germany was not about Jews (lol) but was the Conscience of America speaking …

    What’s that about crying out in pain as he strikes you ?

    • Replies: @Arthur MacBride
  27. @Arthur MacBride

    “Stick close to your Desk, and never go to Sea
    And you all may be Rulers of the Queen’s Navy”

    from HMS Pinafore, or the Lass that Loved a Sailor by WS Gilbert & A Sullivan.
    first performed in London, May 1878.

  28. @anonymous

    Indeed and why is hard to believe that a government headed by an old KGB man would always regard it as important to send messages that traitors will never get away with it in the end? It mightn’t be true that the Skripals were poisoned by Russians but it seems the most plausible explanation.

    So what that Julia may have thought of going back to Russia? Why not? Has anyone suggested she would be a target there? But she hasn’t gone so maybe she worries that, Mafioso style, the FSB would threaten and kill family as part of the teaching of lessons.

    PG seems to stretch logic to breaking point to try and reach Unzian levels of selective scepticism. E.g.

    “Repeated requests by Russia to obtain a sample of the alleged nerve agent for testing were rejected by the British government *in spite of the fact* [emphasis added] that a military grade nerve agent would have surely killed both the Skripals as well as anyone else within 100 yards.”

    Yes, indeed,lest there be any mistake, my point is that there is no logical connection in what is linked in that paragraph

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
    , @voicum
  29. While the western politicians (and their paymasters, who were cut-off from the cheap resources in Russia) would like to be otherwize, Vladimir Vladimirovitch is the duly elected leader of Russia by the majority of russians. And it really doesn’t matter what the said western politicians (and their paymasters) think or say about his legitimity as russian president, or the legality of the russian elections.

    After all, those elections are legal according the russian laws, and if I’m not mistaken, in the russian constitution it’s written that russian law always supercede any treaty or international laws on the russian territory. I wish our country had such constitution. Then we could say EU to go take a hike.

  30. Guessing the pic of Cankles the Murderous Hag was supposed to be ironic?

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  31. LondonBob says:

    To be fair it was an accepted fact that Litvinenko was poisoned by/with Scaramella somehow in Itsu, until several months later a still miraculously radioactive teapot was discovered at the hotel, no one else having been harmed since.

  32. padre says:
    @Sean

    Normal relation with Israel? Which country has normal relations with Israel?

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @RestiveUs
  33. Levtraro says:

    Thanks for this useful summary of officially-sanctioned western conspiracy theories against V. Putin. What comes to mind in my case is the drop in morale. When western leaders and their officers down the hierarchy know they are lying and cheating, it must take a toll on morale. For much that they want to rationalize the lying and cheating as in the national interest or some other lofty ideal, any person suffers a drop in morale when knowingly lying and cheating. Even the most hardened politicians die a little bit every time they have to lie and cheat. I remember C. Powell went to the UN with a vial of yellow powder to lie and cheat the whole world and later he admitted on having painful regrets about doing so. On the other hand, the accused side gets a boost in morale. When your enemies have to fabricate cases against you, you become stronger. Didn’t help S. Hussein but it might be helping V. Putin to know he is on the right.

    • Thanks: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @acementhead
  34. @Notsofast

    but what if putin/russian intelligence services did not want skripal dead, but to make it look like the uk/us are trying to put the blame on russia/putin?
    if the ”lying politicians on both sides of the atlantic” wanted to make putin look like a killer why didnt they actually kill skripal?

  35. I’d bet that the remarkable coincidence of various people coming together, who had a background dealing with Russians and/or chemical weapons, led to an outbreak of hysteria. The incident would make an interesting psychological case study.

    The hysteria led to a rush to judgement and, when that started to look foolish, the various parties involved felt embarrassed and fudged the whole thing without actually talking to each other.

    Like when someone arrives at a party they weren’t invited to, having heard about it and sincerely believing they were welcome. Nobody needs to make a plan to cover it up, but everyone decent will just sort of pretend that they were always invited and will contribute small fictions to build up an explanation. It is all so transparent but also so human.

    Perhaps serious government shouldn’t work that way, but it actually represents peak civilisation. No one would do better and various people in the cheap seats would likely do a lot worse.

    • Replies: @Mehen
    , @Craig Nelsen
  36. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Putin is simply a stud, head and shoulders better than most Western leaders. Wish he could be President of the U.S. I’m inclined to believe he did have Litvinenko killed and purposely in an identifiable way. The Skripal poisoning with choksondik on the doorknob? Fake, fake, fake, fake. Couldn’t be faker. Navalny? Fuhgeddaboutit.

    • Agree: Decoy
  37. Sean says:
    @padre

    Recognition does not imply approval or endorsement. Those refusing to recognise a country are not entitled to be viewed in a neutral manner. Israeli law defines Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as enemy states. Iran sees advantages for itself (winning sympathy for a Shia Persian state from the more numerous Sunni Arabs) espousing the Palestinian cause, which is not a dispute they are territorially involved in. So they refuse to recognise the country but interfere it it. Iran is in effect an enemy of Israel. Islamic revolutionary Iran has chosen that path.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
    • Troll: Badger Down
  38. why would the Russians kill somebody they already had in custody and then released? why would they kill him before the beginning of the Soccer World Cup they hosted? haven’t they had enough sanctions already? are they so dumb that by using the most powerful military nerve gas they were not able to kill Skripal right away? his daughter even managed to survive. from a distance it certainly looks like the Russian had nothing to do with the death of Skripal. but isn’t it obvious that when intelligence services are involved things are not what they appear to be?
    yeah the CIA/MI5,6 did it. they made it look like the CIA/MI5,6 did it!

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
  39. Tom Welsh says:

    I have carefully followed the Skripal and Navalny cases, along with many other recent cases of a similar type.

    The obvious – although dispiriting – conclusion is that the British authorities and their co-conspirators do not care whether the stories they offer to the world are watertight and convincing to careful inspection.

    Their goal is to create colourful, dramatic and frightening scenarios that are sufficiently coherent for the world’s media to pick up and run with. Once the media have accepted the government narrative, hundreds of millions of ordinary citizens will read their accounts more or less attentively, and the vast majority will take the stories at face value.

    That is quite sufficient to their needs. They wanted to create a general atmosphere of distrust, fear and hostility towards Russia – mission accomplished.

    The saying attributed (perhaps falsely) to Abraham Lincoln is very applicable. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time”. That epitomises the view of many rulers down the ages, as does the apocryphal addition, “And that’s good enough for me”.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  40. Ace says:

    John Helmer has also done extensive, detailed analysis of the Skripal and Navalny cases. His blog is Dancing with Bears.

    The fact that Skripal and his daughter survived and are now living incommunicado in British or American custody is the most damming aspect of their case. What they might testify to must be so damaging to HMG that they must either be forcibly detained or paid handsomely to shut up and stay out of sight.

    They can’t be relocated and remain unrecognized and if they’re getting rich on a US air base what kind of a life is that? Ye old hot potato for the British who apparently can’t possibly let the press get to them or let the Skripals speak or write.

    The world press has zero interest in this bizarre aspect of the case.

    Then there is the urgent need the British pohleece felt to remove the roof of Skripal’s house. A small amount of a Novichok class agent on the outside front door handle would have picked up atmospheric water in due course. If the agent is similar to sarin it would evaporate like water though if like VX it would not have evaporated quickly. Either way, whatever was on the handle seems hardly likely to seep from where it was exposed to outside air, water and wind into the interior of the house such as to require the removal of the roof.

    What was really going on in that house is the \$64 question. Removal of the roof was a highly public endeavor which the Peelers thought had to be done no matter the consequences. Same with the policeman allegedly exposed to the agent. His car was destroyed apparently even though his exposure was at second hand at worst. Plus he was obviously bought off with a more expensive replacement (?) house and new car. I forget if his separation from the force was for medical reasons but he apparently seeks more money than was paid him on separation.

    And the British are very, very leery of an honest coroner’s inquest into Dawn Sturgess’s death, as Helmer has tenaciously made clear.

    Perhaps the reason the British are so goosey about this case has to do with the nearby Portion Down facility and what it might be up to. And he and Yulia were in a pub with Pablo Miller his former (?) MI6 case officer who looks too young to be living in retirement.

  41. No amount of hooting and hollering by the vested interest is going scare Russia with a gazillion nuclear weapons at its disposal.

  42. Whenever a reporter is described as “prize-winning,” as Philip Giraldi calls Gareth Porter, my BS detector sends a little signal. Not being privy to any secrets of spies, I won’t comment on the rest.

  43. GMC says:
    @chris

    I ran into the Iowa State Agriculture dept in Kiev in 08 and the people I spoke with were trying to work with the Ukraine Gov. and gain access to the ” breadbasket. Further investigation shows this university is teamed up with John Deere and most likely Monsanto , so no surprise that Russia is the culprit on all cuber attacks. But see, these reports will also name Ukraine as a suspicious cyber gang because of Donbass. Thanks

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  44. Methinks Vladimir Putin is Hillary’s Wet Dream Man.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
  45. @Alfred

    The plot gets thicker, however. For the first month of this little saga, this is the Yulia Skripal we were shown. Then she purportedly gets poisoned with novochok, a deadly nerve poison, undergoes a tracheostomy to save her life and comes out looking fit and trim and ten years younger. With a narrower face to boot.

    Anyone care to argue they are the same woman?

    https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/ca7360845f652084aafbdfac42917982
    https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sei_6709147.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C510

  46. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Notsofast

    i’m so tired of this “putin the killer” bullshit spouted by the murderous, hypocritical, lying politicians on both sides of the atlantic, if putin wanted navalny or skripal dead they would be dead.

    While the Democrats and libs push the worn out and stupid Russia influence/propaganda bullshit, the people who are the most vociferous with the ‘Putin is a ruthless killer’ bullshit are conservative talk show hosts (Sean Hannity, Dan Bongino, Brian Kilmeade, et al.) and GOP politicians (McConnell, Graham, et al.).

  47. Z-man says:

    The usual suspects to try to destroy Christian Russia, globalists and NEOCONS with their whores, Clinton* and the UK.
    *Pictures of the great Satan are hard to take. (Grin)

  48. @Half Back

    The blogmire was my go-to source on the Skripal story for months during 2018. Rob Shane is currently doing an exemplary job deconstructing the covid19 lies.
    http://www.theblogmire.com

    As you suggest, the Brit narrative about how they came to be poisoned changed roughly a dozen times during the weeks after the incident. Finally they settled on the preposterous notion that the Russian agents had poisoned the doorknob of their house before they last left some hours before. Yet Yulia and Sergei collapsed at exactly the same time, gave money or credit cards at a restaurant and a pub, handled food, glasses and sundry other things, all without contaminating anybody else and gave bread to those children to feed the ducks in the river, all caught on cctv, without contaminating the children or killing any ducks.

    What’s more the authorities knew no one else was at risk, advising the populace of Salisbury only to wipe their hands. They got Trump onside for diplomatic expulsions by showing him fabricated pictures of dying ducks.

    No doubt they were practicing and perfecting their techniques for gaslighting the population. All in preparation for the big one. Now in progress.

    • Replies: @Daniel Rich
  49. Jim H says:
    @anon

    Israel is a “strategic liability of the first order” for the United States and is “the most likely state in the world to take the United States to Armageddon.” — Col Lawrence Wilkerson

    Yet on less than 24 hours notice from their Israel Lobby handlers, the House voted 420-9 yesterday to pay \$1 billion in special tribute to Israel, earmarked for Iron Dome.

    Likewise, dual-loyalty Republiclowns in the Senate introduced companion legislation to appropriate \$1 billion for Iron Dome, on explicit ‘must pass’ orders from Tel Aviv.

    We can therefore conclude that the Israeli-occupied territory of the US [sic] Clowngress is a “strategic liability of the first order” for the United States. The hundreds who voted for Iron Dome funding are presumptively foreign agents.

  50. BL says:
    @john cronk

    Even informed observers still don’t want to accept that “Skipal” was inextricably linked to the operations against Trump.

    The Navalny set-piece was almost a parody. The “Trump Must Go!” deals had been made, with Germany and Russia getting Nord Stream II (just a down payment, actually) in return for acquiescing to the monumental election steal. Navalny to Germany ensured Putin intended to and did keep his end of the bargain.

    “Skirpal” reminds of Yuri Nosenko, though no one seems to recognize the historical analogue even though the ops against Trump were akin to the Kennedy Assassination if it had failed to kill Kennedy.

  51. Ross23 says:

    Putin Shot himself in the foot with the Skripal affair by releasing those two idiots on tv.

    Most of the world didn’t believe the UK story suddenly two muscled military aged Russians admitted on RT they were in town traveling hours on a train to see a boring church spire.

    It’s still a mystery the part those two played but it didn’t look good for Putin.

    Unless it was a kind of fuck you explanation

    I’m guilty but I’ll give a non believable excuse because I want you to know I did it. Who knows.

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  52. @Wizard of Oz

    my point is that there is no logical connection in what is linked in that paragraph

    Nor a trace of logic in your entire post.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  53. @Sean

    Craig Murray has been gaoled.

    A sure sign he was right.

    How’s Assange doing with the British Justice system?

    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
  54. About Litvinenko, read what French Captain Barril has to say about Operation Beluga. For instance:

    http://www.jewworldorder.org/french-agent-reveals-how-litvinenko-was-killed-russian-govt-framed/

  55. @GMC

    I stumbled across the Deere/Monsanto/Ukraine connection back in 2003/4. A seed catalog (Baker Creek Seeds) had great listings of all sorts of interesting foreign seeds and one year the Iraqi ones all disappeared. It transpired that Bremer, Bush the Lesser’s Viceroy in Iraq had issued order 81 at the request of Monsanto making it illegal for Iraqi farmers to save seeds.
    I was gobstruck. 5,000 years of continuous agriculture annihilated at the stroke of a war-crime pen.

    I poked around what else was Monsanto and that led to the Deere/Monsanto US/Ukraine Chamber of commerce who’s head at one point was Dick Cheney.
    All perfectly natural of course.

    Here’s a link to order 81

    https://ejatlas.org/conflict/order-81s-effect-on-agriculture

    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @GMC
    , @chris
  56. @Can't ya see

    No, she swings towards the birthing people. Putin stopped her gang from robbing Russia via oligarchs and investments. This is revenge due to a inability to get Putin suicided.

  57. Skripal is linked to Steele, Steele is linked to the Russiagate.

    If Skripal had to be eliminated, it is surely not by Russia, but by those who did not want that someone will connect the dots.

    On the Skripal case, look also for John Helmer blog.

    http://johnhelmer.org/

  58. ebear says:

    “….when they were found unconscious on a park bench.”

    This is not unusual for Russians.

  59. @Alfred

    They obviously can’t just let her run around.

  60. Sean says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Purin’s pet secret service (FSB) with the Green Meanie. Do Putin’s KGB sorry, FSB goons admit what they are doing ? Of course not! At least they are actually getting the job done, unlike the GRU, who are an embarrassment as with the Skirpal fiasco. But then the GRU were always those not smart enough to join the KGB, sorry FSB. The false Skirpal narrative is that the Russians didn’t do it on Putin’s orders. The UK is the most advanced country on earth; not just the worlds best sniper rifle

    Unlike the backward East The UK had CCTV on every public corner – in railway stations, hotel lobbies and airports. Any passengers arriving on a flight from Moscow would be logged and filmed. A port-of-entry database was available to western security agencies.

    After a bit of googling, and buying Russian official records for a few dollars, Bellingcat quickly identified them as provincial Russians. The head of the GRU, Igor Korobov, was summoned to the Kremlin and instantly passed away. This may seem suspicious but at 62 he was a veritable Methuselah among Russian men, whose ‘missions’ on average prove fatal in their 50s. Russian opponents of Putin are poisoned, but then so do all Russian men men die of poisoning,, alcoholic poisoning; they don’t get cirrhosis, because they don’t live long enough to get cirrhosis.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  61. @Brusnika

    Did you get to the bottom of that bottle because I have no idea what you just wrote.

    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
  62. anon[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim H

    World Bank and International Monetary Fund are waiting on determinations by the Biden administration to inform their own decisions” Washington Post. 24th Sept
    Biden WB and IMF are withholding funds from Afghanistan in the name of women’s rights and inclusiveness .

    Israel is getting 1 billion free in the name of security while killing women and children ,uprooting villages expelling local residents and building roads, parks, and schools reserved for the Israelis Jewish only .It has been trying to dump millions of vaccine instead of giving to the citizen under its occupation . It has prevented return of this Palestinian from abroad .It has ben destroying schools and clinics of Palestinian. Israel ahs been bragging about killing Iranian through subterfuge dishonesty bribing and using technology .

    Right wing radio host yesterday in the morning segment was screaming at attempts to withhold 1 billion by AOC and also was earlier asking US not to hand over “US money” to Kabul as it did to Iran.

    With this sort of idiots and emotionally unborn yet (who knows how to kick the tummy of their mothers and swallow their own urines and never mature beyond that ) righting host catering to the millions (Evangelicals Moron Trump supporters and stupid Hillary-Kushner- Haim Saban -Sheldon – FDD gang ) and pandering to the thousands (Jews ) ,American is yet to see how low its IQ can go down on the scale devised by satan .

  63. BL @51

    There is a very good, easy to understand, article on paranoia at https://www.psycom.net

  64. @Michael Meo

    That is because she has disappeared, and so has her Quisling father.

  65. @Ace

    A much simpler solution than letting them imprisoned would be to quietly murder them and hide the evidence.

    • Replies: @cassandra
    , @Ace
  66. Putin is the only true statesman on the world stage, a real man among the reptilians who are destroying countries and the world for their satanist goal of a one world government hell and as Orwell said, if you want to see the future imagine a boot smashing you in the face forever.

  67. The choice is yours – poison by Putin or suicide by Hillary.

  68. America=Global Homo Pederast Empire

    Russia=Conservative Christian Nation

    3 Star US Army General Mark Milley=Rosie O’Donnell Impers0nator

    General Gerasimov:”‘General Milley…Russia won’t tolerate the US Military occupying the region surrounding Afghanistan…now fuck off you queer…” This happened a few days ago in Norway….

    Now Milley asked Gerasimov for permission to do this so because George W Bush said 20 years ago:”‘we have to be in Afghanistan or Isis and Al-Queda will come to America…” But all that America had to to do was to implement a ban and all Muslim Immigration forever…and kick all Muslims out of America….

    But this raises the very obvious question:‘why do General Milley and the lisping homosexual George W Bush want Muslims in America?

    Answer:‘so Muslims can LEGALLY vote the Native White Working Class into a violently persecuted White Racial Minority within the borders of America….

    • Agree: Ace
    • Thanks: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  69. The history of the world!
    —————————
    Scientist do not lie.
    Doctors do not lie.
    Experts do not lie.
    Media do not lie.
    Politicians do not lie.
    Governments do not lie.
    People do not lie.

    Strange! So what they are doing?

    They do not lie! They are only following instructions.

    Stalin refused to follow instructions.
    Stalin did die.
    Kennedy refused to follow instructions.
    Kennedy did die.

    From where are the instructions coming?
    I do not know. Maybe Italian Mafia?

  70. cassandra says:
    @Ace

    At this moment, John Helmer is running a column on Skrpial on his website:
    http://johnhelmer.org/british-convert-skripal-sturgess-inquest-into-novichok-show-throw-trial/

    Helmer summarizes Wednesday’s procedings:
    “On September 22, Dame Heather Hallett, the coroner in the inquest into the cause of death of Dawn Sturgess on July 8, 2018, officially ordered the prosecution of a crime without a defence; in a trial in which the verdict has already been declared by the judge herself and the prosecutors; in which the surviving victims of the alleged crime, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, are not allowed to testify and forbidden to appear in public at all; when the three Russians accused of the crime are not permitted to be represented in the proceeding; in which there will be no jury; and in which the evidence of the crime, the weapon, the intention and motive of the perpetrators will be presented in secret so that there can be no testing for truth, fabrication, or lie.”

    Helmer has collected his investigations (documenting British procedural anomalies and their reaction to investigative queries) in his book Skrpial in Prison:

    For decades, now, Helmer’s column “Dances With Bears” has been my go-to source for the skinny on internal Russian politics and interactions with the West. He tells you more than you’ll ever want to know about the oligarchs’ machinations, Russian and Western, complete with pictures so you can put faces to the names.

    Come to think of it, some of his columns might fit in well at unz.com.

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Ace
  71. @Ace

    Besides Helmer, anyone who wants to understand the Skripal story should read journalist Rob Slane’s excellent blog, the Blogmire, which is, I suggest, the finest open-source investigation of any event ever put together. Slane and his loyal group of commenters have pored over every aspect of the case and every statement put out by the authorities. In so doing they conclusively prove the British government has no credibility whatsoever in the incident.
    http://www.theblogmire.com/the-salisbury-poisonings-two-years-on-a-riddle-wrapped-in-a-cover-up-inside-a-hoax/

    Sergei has of course not been seen or paraded about in the 3.5 years since the incident on March 4, 2018. Someone purporting to be Yulia was brought out once, but may well have been a different person. That needs to be explained. Some have speculated they were squirreled away, perhaps to New Zealand.

    Another possibility is that Sergei Skripal was not poisoned but was actually successfully extracted by the Russian secret services in an operation that left MI6 with egg on its face. This possibility has been discussed and considered seriously in Slane’s blog, perhaps even by Rob himself. Consider the following points:

    The British authorities changed their narrative literally dozens of times, suggesting they were making the story up as they went. The final version of the narrative, that both Skripals were poisoned by Novichok placed on the door handle of Skripal’s house made no sense whatsoever, as both allegedly collapsed at the same time, perhaps four hours later, and the Novichok as submitted to the OCPW was deemed pure, uncontaminated by weeks of rain and air pollution.

    All double agents must always be suspected of being triple agents and Skripal was reportedly in contact with the Russian embassy in London. Skripal’s house must therefore have been under 24/7 CCTV and agent surveillance. His house was situated at the end of a dead-end street. No film, however, has been divulged showing the two alleged perps coming up to the house to put the Novichok on the door handle. No doubt this is because it didn’t happen. (This is one of the few points, by the way, made by the Russian government).

    At the end of the affair the British government decided it needed to painstakingly replace the roof of Skripal’s house, even though the Skripals were allegedly poisoned as they were leaving the house for the last time. None of the other buildings involved, including the home of a supposedly poisoned police detective, needed the same treatment.

    The British government changed the timeline of the path allegedly taken by the Skripals that day. Originally they cited multiple witnesses to indicate Sergei and Yulia had gone to Zizzi’s Restaurant, and then to the Bishops Mill Pub just before they collapsed on the park bench. Then without explanation on 13 March the timeline was reversed: they were now said to have gone to the pub first, then to Zizzi’s. Nevertheless investigators pored over the pub parking lot for some weeks. This may well suggest the authorities were trying to deflect attention from something significant that happened at the pub.
    https://www.theblogmire.com/the-10-main-holes-in-the-official-narrative-on-the-salisbury-poisonings-6-the-meal-and-the-drink/

    The Skripals were poisoned on March 4. On March 5 an Aeroflot jet left Heathrow on a scheduled flight to Moscow. The next time but one that particular jet body returned, it was shanghaied by the British authorities in a most unusual and illegal manner. The pilot and crew were ordered off the plane in what is considered to be an act of international piracy and a police dog was brought on to circle the passenger section, but for only a very few minutes — just long enough to search for someone’s or something’s scent. The search apparently ended when the dog focused on one particular seat.
    https://guernseypress.com/news/uk-news/2018/03/31/russia-claims-british-officials-searched-aeroflot-plane-at-heathrow/
    https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/07/putins-spy-agency-carried-whirlwind-30-hour-novichok-mission-poison-skripals/

    • Replies: @Ace
  72. cassandra says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    A much simpler solution than letting them imprisoned would be to quietly murder them…

    Yes, but then you’d be wasting propaganda points. The Skripals are being guarded against the FSB, don’cha know, and being able to present occasional indications of how well MI6 is protecting its charges can provide heartwarming stories as needed for reinforcement of appropriate geopolitical opinion.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  73. I wouldn’t put it past FUKUS or RUKUS or CUKUS that they employ toxic and deadly bio weapons to threaten and if that doesn’t work, kill whoever threatens their GlobalHomo RICO Act con game on citizens of the world. Where do you think bio weapon C19 came from? If was a joint effort by all G7. They’ll all in on the fix.
    These despicable rats, once given power, join (((GlobalHomo Satanic Cults))) that feed on blood of our kids and torment of civilization.
    Btw, pictures of the Pant Suit Hag should be banned from the internet. Looking at her ugly mug will cause severe psychosis and limp dick syndrome.

  74. GMC says:
    @Bill Jones

    Good research BJ Boy, this was what I was looking for after my Kiev / Maidan moment. I knew Prez. Yanukobitch was taking millions from the globalists, incl. Monsanto, but this order 81 really shows that Monsanto is one of the top players in the world . I read where they perfected the poppy seeds used in Afghanistan also. So, all these US BioWeapons labs and Agri Biolabs and big Pharma Labs are all tied in together and that is why there are so many around the world. They are all working together to screw over every plant, animal, bird, insect, Human etc. on the planet , including the oceans.

    In Ukraine the US Navy provides the security at the Monsanto/Cargill ports, so this is probably SOP around the world. Even VietNam has a US Bio Lab , and it’s probably using Monsanto’s killer Agent Orange, White, and Purple for the front, in order to operate there – lol even the Commies love wheelbarrows of Dollars – F… the populace. You never hear that Monsanto – helps anyone. Well, Russia has their number – No GMO or genetic altering science allowed. Thanks

  75. Rahan says:

    Mr (((Ginstburg))) has produced a sovereign clot-shot called Sputnik V, which is poisoning the locals just as efficiently, if not more so, than AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson.

    Gintsburg is one of those elderly kindly kikes that are suddenly everywhere of late, tikkun olamming the crap out of the goyim.

    In this sense, yes, “Putin is a poisoner”, albeit so far a much less strict one than the Poisoners-in-Chief in Britain, Israel, Italy, Australia, France, Germany, and the kiky blue states of the US.

    We’ll see if this continues, or Russia decides full globohomo with the kike-spike. A lot of Russians noted that Russia begun half-heartedly following the globohomo jab mandate thing, after Putin’s meeting with Biden.

    Apparently it’s one of those things you don’t get to opt out of and survive, the way international relations work today.

    I seem to remember 45 rabbis announcing that the Mosiah has been already born circa 2015?

  76. @War for Blair Mountain

    If you want to see the quality of America’s future leaders, look no further than the ‘Four Whores of the Apocalypse’ the Squad. Now add dozens of Maxine ‘werz mi weave’ Waters, and all the rest of the white male hating bwitches and cocksuckers in Congress and Senate, and you’ve got a dystopian future worthy of a (((Film Actors Guild Award))).

  77. cassandra says:

    This article closes with

    That someone, somewhere, somehow seems to be making an effort to isolate and delegitimize President Putin by making him an international poisoner is tragedy elevated by its absurdity to the level of farce. It serves no purpose and, in the end, can only lead to mistrust on all sides that can in turn become very, very ugly.

    Serves no purpose? By now it should be evident that Western elites are trying to consolidate power over Asia, having already taken control of the internal politics of North America and most of Europe.

    The public view being presented is that elite shamans of the EU, Davos, NATO etc. are somehow uniquely qualified to construct policies most beneficials to their peoples. Just listen to their TED talks and news interviews.

    Obfuscation and censorship being what it is, their actual motives are unclear. Many find their agenda of unaccountable control unpleasant, and many under their sway are rebelling politicaally. Hence the popularity of Orban, Farage (and Brexit), the Greek Uxi vote, LePen, and Trump. Hence, likewise, the virulent counter-propaganda and censorship intended to paint assertions of popular sovereignty, nationhood, and tradition as distastefully primitive.

    And then there’s Putin, who sees Russian nationalism, tradition and history as something worth preserving and defending, and even developing, and the races charged to his care as worthy of preservation. This can NOT be allowed to stand, and any qualiities of his leadership that are beneficial to his people must be stamped in the mud, and he himself must be smeared as an irresponsible autocrat lest anyone in the west find out that there IS an alternative.

    In my mind, the “purpose” is so plain that I have to wonder why someone as familiar with Atlanticist machinations as Giraldi would wonder even for a moment about his question.

    • Replies: @chris
  78. @Ross23

    Search for: What is Salisbury known for?

    Is Salisbury worth visiting?
    Image result for salisbury
    Salisbury may be thought as somewhere to stop for lunch after visiting Stonehenge but it is so much more than that. Historically, it is one of the most important places in the country and probably the best city in the UK for a tourist to visit.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=salisbury&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    I think they were tourists.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  79. Phibbs says:

    Jews/Israelis own the mainstream media and Washington D.C. Jews dislike Russians because Caucasian Russians dislike Jews for very good reasons: 1) Jews brought about the Bolshevist Revolution. 2) Jews plundered Russia after the end of the Cold War. 2) Russia is friendly with the Jews’ enemies: Syria & Iran. This manufactured enmity has been brought about by the cunning, scheming, manipulative, clannish , destructive and super-hateful Jews.

    • Agree: Z-man, Z-man
  80. For those who might want to experiment with Polonium 210, you can buy it on the web at https://unitednuclear.com/.
    And since it has a half life of 138 days, that’s over four months for it to spread to other rodents. I’ve tested it on gophers and it works. Now for a Tea Party/wine tasting at the Capitol. Hehehe.

  81. I think Putin is facing a test of succession. How will Russia move forward without Putin at the helm? It’s something the Russian people will have to deal with someday.

    Unless they want a “Biden Presidency.”

  82. @Peripatetic Itch

    “Finally they settled on the preposterous notion that the Russian agents had poisoned the doorknob of their house before they last left some hours before. ”

    You might also remember the novichock dripping house cats that ran around the Skripal’s abode…

    • Replies: @Half Back
  83. How can anyone stomach Biden? He has said so many racist things in the past, including denigrating blacks in general, that it’s incredible how he fools people. But then, there are millions of white morons who are just as fooled by this evil clown. And clown this long time swamp creature has always been. “Want go out in the alley and fight?”, he told one citizen who merely contradicted him during the democratic primaries. Or calling another woman a pig faced, something or other!!. Mind you, she wasn’t even that aggressive. What Americans will accept as leadership is unbelievable. Trump didn’t do half the negative crap Biden has. What does Biden do for the nation that Trump didn’t, ruin it? All the lies about Russian Collusion have come out. We know the F.B.I. was avidly working against Trump and for Hillary? But there is a positive side to Biden,,cough cough, He is talking border issues. He very concerned about how the border agents are abusing the hoards of illegal aliens. Oh, excuse me, “refugees.”

  84. @Jim H

    Jeffery Epstein’s work for Mossad is worth trillions in extortion payments. Every pos in DC both elected and unelected are either in on the bribery, receive dark money for campaigns, grants, employment, and/or lifetime benefits for the betterment of the elders of Zion.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Jim H
  85. Anon[305] • Disclaimer says:

    Pablo Miller, Christopher Steele, MI6-NATO friends, and KosovA’s nurse Colonel Alison McCourt:

    The Alternative Skripal Narrative

    https://thesaker.is/the-alternative-skripal-narrative

  86. I remember Yulia Skripal with a scar on her neck, and I wondered if she had had a tracheostomy. This while te novichock hoax was going on. I heard no mention of her having such an operation.
    This made me think what had happened to her during her ‘protective custody’
    Here is a link to picture showing this.(Sorry its Getty images so you will have to click the link).

    All of her images seem to be copyrighted, which is odd.

    https://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/yulia-skripal-speaks-to-a-journalist-on-may-23-2018-in-news-photo/961740158?adppopup=true

  87. Yes, it’s a Jewish Gangster state.

    When whites cucked to Jews, this was going to be their fate. Jews use non-whites to browbeat and guilt-bait whites. This makes whites submissive to ‘morally superior’ Jews who then use whites to bash non-white Muslims.

    • Thanks: Z-man
    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
    , @anon
  88. @CelestiaQuesta

    AOC was elected to the US Congress by the Hindus in Queens…..highly racialized nonwhites voted for a highly racialized nonwhite(AOC is only qualified to work in a 42 second Street peep show to entertain Goldman Sach’s Gary Cohen(‘Trump’s economic advisor) at lunch time) to replace the middle aged grifting Irish Catholic Cuck who served the interests of Hindus in Queens….

    Alex Jones:”‘as long as they come in LEGALLY..pay their taxes…and obey the Constitution…let them in…” This is by the way is how a computer virus works-literally…The Civic Nationalists Cucks logic guarantees accelerated race-replacement….(works off the false if true…true if false logic of the proof of Gödel’s incompleteness theorem…..think the Harry Mudd episode of Star Trek….

    The post-1965 nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc is openly highly racialized-no fucking apologies…..at a time when America is running out of affordable Living and Breeding Space for young Working Class White Males. And Trump had promised twice on Fox News to massively increase the scale of young Chinese and Hindus coming to America….

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  89. @Notsofast

    Western governments, the most evil murderous terrorists on this planet.

    • Agree: Notsofast
  90. @Anon

    Sargent Shultz; “I know Nothing”….

    Gee, where did you get such incriminating information? I mean, seriously???

  91. I guess the glory of Israel is Jews can freely be ‘antisemitic’ there without being persecuted by antisemitism. In the US, Jews knew Leo Frank was guilty as sin but felt obligated to circle the wagons against possible antisemitism. If Leo Frank had done his thing in Israel…

  92. @Sean

    GTFOH, troll ! You are what the Romanians calls ‘ Cozi de topor ‘…Google, MF, what that means…PS: for the rest of the Westerner sheeple, I mean people, I can assure you that we are born and raised in a ‘ different World: until I was 20 years old, I didn’t know what really a homosexual/gay mean…I was in the Army, when a guy from Bucharest made fun of me, a Romanian ‘ redneck ‘, ‘ explained ‘ what that means…I don’t know, after more than 26 years of living in another Country/Continent, what is the spirit/perception of people from Eastern/Central Europe and/or Russia, regarding ‘ sexual orientation/preferences ‘, but in my/our time, 35-40, or more years ago, we had no idea about homosexuals/pedophiles, etc., at least in the Country side/small cities ! Sooooo, GFY…POS…and put your propaganda in that part of your body, where the Sun doesn’t shine !…

    • Replies: @Sean
  93. @cassandra

    The Skripals are hiding out in New Zealand under assumed identities that the best Russian agents couldn’t figure out in a hundred years..

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/poisoned-ex-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-and-daughter-yulias-new-life-in-new-zealand/XVJO6O6VBB2ZPOWEYEFJSLLELY/

    • Replies: @cassandra
  94. @War for Blair Mountain

    I agree, snake oil salesmen come in all political colors. They rattle on using potent keywords to rally up their base, then beg for donations while living in multimillion dollar homes and millions tucked away for a rainy rainbow day.
    You reminded me of how the right has no balls. Look at ugly dyke Liz Cheney, pufter Lindsey Graham, the list is long. It’s all words and no action.
    But wait, donate now and help us fight for real Americans. (They mean all illegals and refugees).

  95. @mephisto

    No offense, man…but may I have something of what do you smoke ?!…What 50 years ( or so ) you smoking, I mean…dreaming ?!..Have you seen the earlier ‘ Deagel.com ‘ prognosis for 2025 ( gone now in the ‘ Memory Hole ‘ )…US population UNDER 100 ( ONE HUNDRED ) millions…?!…If you think – like me, earlier, that this is a some BS site, think again !…I had a wake-up when I saw what the COVID jabs are doing to the sheeple…I mean…people…and now I am a…’ believer ‘…oh, yeah, it’s VERY possible to cull the herd by 70% in the next 4 years…By hook, or by crook…

    • Replies: @Mephisto
  96. @George the 3rd

    Lol. Thanks for explaining.

    • Agree: Sean
  97. Decoy says:

    I was skeptical from the beginning of the Skripals poisoning. The “evidence” always seemed to leep from here to there simply to reach a forgone conclusion. With Navalny, to begin with he’s a sketchy character and the Russian government had nothing to gain from his “poisoning” . Given his known medical problems I doubt that poison was involved. As an Attorney would ask in a courtroom: Who gains. It wasn’t Russia. However, numerous Western governments did gain from a discredited Putin and additionally all opponents of Nord Stream 2 tried to use the incident to derail the pipeline. Sadly, our intelligence agencies along with British intelligence agencies have gone rogue and the people running them intend to keep it that way.

  98. @CelestiaQuesta

    Speaking of pufters..…there is 3 Star US Army General Slimey Mark Milley….seriously, his mother looks like a Rosie O’Donnell impersonator-just like her son General Mark Milley…

  99. It is high time, after all the information from Tony Bobbelinski, Glen Greenwald and so many others showing that Russian Collusion was a LIE, that the pig Hillary Clinton be hauled before a legitimate court and put in prison for around twenty years!! THESE LEFTIST SLOBS ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAWS.

  100. @Peripatetic Itch

    I see yo still have your recurrent problem.

  101. @Rev. Spooner

    Any experienced journalist (or intelligence or police officer) with a half decent brain would have been able to o chat with them and suos out whether that was likely to be true. Did she enterprising journalist ever follow up on their claims to be tourists interested in Salisbury qua tourists?

  102. @Priss Factor

    ALL LIVES MATTER, stupid cow, I mean women ! You are worst than a sheep, because a sheep knows who the wolves are, and who the sheep-dogs are; you have no clue what’s going on in the REAL World ! This Country and the entire Western World are DOOMED ! Congratulation, you Zionists/Freemasons psychopaths…you did a very good job ( brainwashing the herd )…Your ( not so ) small problem is that 15% of the population, which cannot be brainwashed…ya know…that one which your henchmen from Crime/Cocaine Inc. are trying hard to ‘ educate ‘ via MK-Ultra/Monarch Programs…Piss Off…

  103. Mefobills says:

    None of this British behavior should be a surprise.

    The brain center of Albion was taken over in 1694, with the advent of Bank of England, stock market capital, and corporations. The “City of London” became the controlling ganglion.

    It’s pretty much like any democracy run by finance capital; democrats become prostitutes for capital.

    Does anybody think that the average Brit wants to be deracinated, and have their children be groomed by Pakis? Their votes don’t matter anymore than does American votes for their “democrats.”

    http://www.yamaguchy.com/library/reventlow/vampire_01.html

    Founded on piracy, the British Empire has been built up at the expense of humanity. The English commenced by robbing the Spanish treasure-ships — acts of murderous and dastardly brigandage which are held up to Englishmen to-day as deeds of prowess. They continued by robbing Canada and the States from the French, Gibraltar from the Spaniards, India from the French and the Portuguese, South Africa from the Dutch, Egypt and Cyprus from the Turks, Malta from the Italians — and last, but not least, Ireland from the Irish. Over the whole world we can follow the trail of the venomous serpent, which has fastened its deadly fangs into so many victims. Over the whole world we hear the cry for vengeance and for redemption.

    Piracy on the high seas became a specialty of our (((friends))) as they learned the trade during Levantine period. The Merchant would launder pirated goods at some entrepot city ringing the Mediterranean, where he and his tribemates would be ensconced, to then do “international trade.”

    England and Finance Capital can be understood in the context of our friends and their fellow agents of Mammon overtaking Britain, when they jumped to the island from Amsterdam.

    The first evidence of mass propaganda (((by our Friends))) also occurred in Amsterdam, especially the mass printing of Athias Bibles, at great expense, to then ease the return to England. The Finance Capital big bang event also included the further usurpation of Christian religion, which is now Judeo Christianity, where debts have to be paid to the creditor, and sins have become sexual in nature, rather than the sins of predatory creditors.

    Its rather simple, the “creditors” want to own all of Russia and its natural wealth – they want to own the world.

    • Thanks: Ace
  104. anon[858] • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    Think of staffer from saudi government trying to shake down one of the 911 hijacker’s family for immediate shelling off few millions otherwise …!

    Meanwhile

    Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell who emerged as a leading critic of the neoconservatives. In remarks to Mass Peace Action last June, he made some bracing assertions about Israel that I just saw the other day:

    Israel won’t exist as a state in 20 years because it is delegitimizing itself as an apartheid state.

    Israel is a “strategic liability of the first order” for the United States and is “the most likely state in the world to take the United States to Armageddon.”

    The U.S. ought to tell Israel now to “change swiftly” or it will cease to fund and protect Israel, but the U.S. will not do so.

    The neoconservative agenda in the Middle East was “to set the Levant on fire, to keep Israel’s enemies so at one anothers’ throats” that they could not give Israel trouble.– https://mondoweiss.net/2021/09/israel-will-be-gone-in-20-years-wilkerson/

    Putin has to go He is the wall between the armageddon and Neocons

  105. cassandra says:
    @Carroll Price

    The Skripals are hiding out in New Zealand under assumed identities that the best Russian agents couldn’t figure out in a hundred years.

    …and they lived happily ever after.

    I’d call that heartwarming, wouldn’t you?

  106. Ace says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    The exfiltration of the Skripals makes the most sense as it does not have to square with two adults being willing to transform their lives by living incommunicado and under restriction. Personally, I could go for several years just reading, gardening, hiking with the dogs, and taking photos. I still enjoy making friends in the community and visiting family and if I were suddenly rich I’d like to do more traveling. Preferably not with a disguise.

    Would Yulia forego marriage to her fiance and would he be willing to play a part in a movie?

    Murder is possible but what Skripal crime warranted that? Same motivation problem with Assad using sarin for zero advantage, Really exotic agent and pointless to use. A juvenile, manufactured scenario. Same with Navalny. He strikes me as posing the same threat to Putin electorally as Guaidó did to Maduro. Murder even necessary?

    The absence of surveillance video of the Skripal house may indicate that there WAS surveillance of it and nothing was seen of anyone placing any substance on the handle. The government would obviously like to not have it come out that there was surveillance and nothing was seen. Plus, the next question would be Why was there surveillance?

    On the blood samples analyzed by the OPCW lab I think it is the case that the lab reported the presence of the agent and with high purity. I may have that wrong but I seem to recall that a Novichok-class agent reacts with water and that a blood sample several days old would no longer have a high-purity sample of the agent. Decomposition and metabolites undoubtedly.

    That’s the problem with chemical agents and poisons. The chemistry can be a trap for the unwary though I hasten to point out I’m no chemist. The German military lab is sweating revealing the results of their tests as they might not match what they say was there.

    Fascinating story about the dog on the plane. Also the point about the pub. Skripal happened to settle in Wiltshire after his release. Same location as his “former” handler. And Miller happened to be in the pub prior to the Skripals’ collapse on the bench.

    No disrespect for Mr. Slane, of course. These relentless analysts are a wonderful phenomenon. Slane, Helmer, Who Ghouta?, Dennis O’Brien, Phillips Lemoine, and A Closer Look on Syria come to mind.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  107. Ace says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    True but the time for that was before this became an international sensation. Now good luck to whoever would have to explain the disappearance of those two now. The Greta Garbo line “I can’t to be alone” wouldn’t go very far with real jornalists.

    I still don’t see the rationale for murdering them though.

  108. Ace says:
    @cassandra

    Thanks. I’ll be sure to check that. I’m a big fan of his too. He vacuums up every stray detail!

  109. @Bill Jones

    Sean is a Zionist.Hasbara troll…Unit 8200 must have a problem, recruiting high IQ trolls/shills…

    • Agree: Zarathustra
  110. Half Back says:
    @Daniel Rich

    And if memory serves me correct they, the authorities, police locked up the residence (after some days) thus condemning the cats to starvation and death. A veterinarian who was involved offered to take and care for the cat, however ‘catput’ was the cat.

    • Replies: @Daniel Rich
  111. Terry G says:

    Putin and his Russia are losing everywhere:

    Libya, Georgia, Ukraine, and even Syria.

    Belarus is on its way out of the Russian orbit.

    Russia betrayed its Armenian ally last year.

    Russia has let NATO member Turkey into the Caucasus and NATO likes it.

    Putin is utterly pathetic and a loser.

    Facts are facts.

    Putinophiles just don’t get it.

  112. @Brusnika

    USUK belches ten thousand insanely unbelievable stories about spies and poisons, but poor Brusnika thinks we are talking about Putin.

    Here’s a map of Britain’s nerve-gas centre; it’s near Salisbury:
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=map+porton+down&t=hx&va=g&ia=web&iaxm=maps

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  113. Anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    Newsbud Exclusive- BZ, Novichok & the Skripal Case.

    (excerpts)

    ”According to tests conducted by the Spiez Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, a division of the Federal Office for Civil Protection, it wasn’t Novichok that incapacitated the Skripals. It was a substance known as BZ, short for 3-Quinuclidinyl Benzilate.

    BZ is not produced in Russia. It is used by the United States, the United Kingdom, and other NATO states.”

    ”Lavrov went on to say London has refused to answer dozens of specific questions about the Salisbury incident and also did not respond to Russia’s demand for additional evidence. Instead, the British government wanted Russia to admit it was responsible for the presence of Novichok in the country and take responsibility for the poisoning.

    “We get the impression that the British government is deliberately pursuing the policy of destroying all possible evidence, classifying all remaining materials and making a transparent investigation impossible,” Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom, said last week.”

    (emphasis added)

    See:

    https://www.newsbud.com/2018/04/16/newsbud-exclusive-bz-novichok-the-skripal-case-2/See

  114. @Sick of Orcs

    I KNEW I’d seen that face before:

  115. @Tom Welsh

    Didn’t you just love the Quantum Agents arriving at the British Airport (Airwick Gnatport)?
    Identical time-stamps, identical corridor: they occupied the same space at the same time. As a London feral kid once said of me, “There’s two of him!”

  116. The Photo

    Hillary Clinton

    passing intestinal gases

    in

    the general direction

    of

    her White Female Boomer Fans…to them….tis a perfumed breeze negotiating its way through Hillary Clinton’s intestines..out her fat fuck ass….

  117. Cui bono? How about this possibility: the Brits discover that Scripal may have re-established some link with FSB. They stage-manage a “novichok” hit on him and visiting Julia and blame Putin for this. Keep Julia hostage, as otherwise she would spill the beans. Secretly jail Scripal forever.

  118. Putin’s regime is illegitimate. Just not for the reasons the Dimocrats yell about.

  119. Athena says:

    NATO – Royal Chatham House :

    [MORE]

    ”Corpulent generals safe behind lines
    History’s lessons drowned in red wine
    Poppies for young men, death’s bitter trade
    All of those young lives betrayed
    All for a Children’s Crusade

    The children of England would never be slaves
    They’re trapped on the wire and dying in waves
    The flower of England face down in the mud
    And stained in the blood of a whole generation

    Midnight in Soho, Nineteen Eighty-four
    Fixing in doorways, opium slaves
    Poppies for young men, such bitter trade
    All of those young lives betrayed
    All for a Children’s Crusade”

    Defunding the Myths and Cults of
    Cold War Canada:

    Ongoing state support for East European
    émigré groups with deep fascist roots

    Collaborators, Crusades and Coverups
    in an era of “truth and reconciliation”

    ”On September 30, 2021, Munich Accord Day (MAD), Press for Conversion! will launch an online PETITION to:

    “Stop Canadian government funding of groups that glorify Nazi collaborators

    See: https://coat.ncf.ca

    Regarding the coming summit on ”Climate Chnage” in Scotland:

    ..Your dark satanic mills
    Have made redundant all our mining skills
    You can’t exchange a six inch band
    For all the poisoned streams in Cumberland

    One day in a nuclear age
    They may understand our rage
    They build machines that they can’t control
    And bury the waste in a great big hole
    Power was to become cheap and clean
    Grimy faces were never seen
    Deadly for twelve thousand years is carbon fourteen

    It’s hard for us to understand
    We can’t give up our jobs the way we should
    Our blood has stained the coal
    We tunneled deep inside the nation’s soul
    We matter more than pounds and pence
    Your economic theory makes no sense”

  120. Jim H says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    ‘Every pos in DC both elected and unelected are either in on the bribery, receive dark money for campaigns, grants, employment, and/or lifetime benefits for the betterment of the elders of Zion.’ — CelestiaQuesta

    Antisemitic conspiracy theory?

    Not at all. We have it writing from the New York Times:

    ‘Some progressive lawmakers grew furious with Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat, who pushed for the swift vote on Iron Dome funding. His maneuver appeared to be intended to calm Israeli officials, who had watched the dispute with alarm.

    Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister, called Mr. Hoyer and emphasized the need for the House to approve the request as soon as possible, according to an account of the call released by Mr. Lapid’s office.

    ‘Mr. Hoyer assured him that the decision to drop it from the government spending measure had been no more than a “technical delay,” the account said. Hours later, Mr. Hoyer announced that the House would hold a separate vote to approve the funding later in the week.’

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/us/politics/aoc-israel-iron-dome.html

    Beyond belief: the Israeli foreign minister now feels entitled to publicly release an account of his non-negotiable demands on Rep Steny Hoyer, who failed to step & fetch it as quickly as Israel demanded.

    Any competent federal prosecutor who actually possesses any residual loyalty to America could prosecute Steny Hoyer for prostituting himself to a hostile foreign country.

    Lock him up.

  121. voicum says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You should not use the word ‘logic ‘because you do not understand the meaning of it.

  122. Mephisto says:
    @SS-The Independent

    Is your name Mephisto?
    If not, why do you try to predict the future?

  123. RestiveUs says:
    @padre

    “Normal” relations with Israel is either oppression or parasitism.

  124. Derer says:
    @Sean

    Litvinenko was an England (has nothing to do with Scotland) spy and died by mishandling dangerous poison himself. Of course Anglo-American sinister players used it against Putin. Unfortunately, it always works for the gullible herd of sheep.

    • Replies: @Sean
  125. @Sean

    Incoherent gibberish. Do not comment when befuddled, Sean.

  126. Sean says:

    I may have had a bottle of three of what is considered a soft drink in Russia; beer (IPA good for you), but anyone who thinks those poisonings were not by Russian agent on an assassination mission against defectors really needs to watch what he is smoking. Only a hash head could doubt that Putin authorized those poisonings, one of which used millions of dollars worth of Polonium and came after Putin was accused by the victim of being a child molester.

    Vladimir Putin as former head of the FSB doesn’t trust the SVR or understand the West, which is likely why the inebriated second rate provincial bumpkins of the GRU (always those not good enough for the KGB) were used. The head of the GRU Igor Sergun died in his 50s. His successor Igor Korobov made it to the grand old age of 62, and passed away a few months after his star GRU operatives proved to be morons and made Russian secret agents a byword for incompetence. Belingcat’s nerds tracked down all of them, including Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev, alias Sergej Fedotov (born 1973 in Usharal, Kazakhstan. I think from his photos the GRU need better dentists. Bellincat was helped by Russian officials’ need to sell records for getting vodka. And in an early grave.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
  127. Sean says:
    @Derer

    Murray developed mental problems (he was actually committed with paranoid delusions) while Ambassador. The man also had serious heart trouble at around this time. Physical illness is often accompanied by strange behaviour, and beliefs that alienate others.

    • Troll: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  128. Mehen says:
    @Triteleia Laxa

    I love you.

    I’m still wrestling with the reasons why.

  129. chris says:
    @Bill Jones

    Thanks Bill (and GMC), very interesting addendum !

    Regarding Phil’s article and my comment to it, yeah, this is certainly more circumstantial information regarding why the Russians might indeed have an interest in an Iowa farming concern, however, (and I’m not suggesting was either yours or GMC’s points about it) this in no way increases the chance that they would have actually tried to hack it electronically, especially considering a cost-benefit analysis.

  130. chris says:
    @cassandra

    In my mind, the “purpose” is so plain that I have to wonder why someone as familiar with Atlanticist machinations as Giraldi would wonder even for a moment about his question.

    Yeah, agree completely, Cassandra.

    The other thing to keep in mind is the fact that the previous known Plutonium victim was Yasser Arafat.

  131. @Triteleia Laxa

    Perhaps serious government shouldn’t work that way, but it actually represents peak civilisation. No one would do better and various people in the cheap seats would likely do a lot worse.

    I don’t agree, but good point.

  132. @Ace

    Thanks. Now I seem to remember that those pictures of Yulia in the pub were from a previous visit to Salisbury. That leaves open the possibility that the woman who flew in to London on March 2 (I think) was not Yulia but a Russian agent tasked to assist with the exfiltration. Sergei would have been in on the plot and prepped to pretend it was his daughter.

    This scenario could have developed in several different ways, depending on whether the Brits twigged into the plot, and when. I suspect the Brits dismantled the roof of Skripal’s house looking for some high-level communication devices.

  133. @Sean

    Murray developed mental problems (he was actually committed with paranoid delusions) while Ambassador.

    Thanks. You just helped me recognize what looks like another pattern. Same misfortune befell Lord Northcliffe, one of the last Gentile press barons, just as he was pressing his paper to expose Zionist perfidy. He was mysteriously mental illnessed while on foreign travel. Luckily, a doctor happened to be traveling on the same train. Though not from the country they were in, the good doctor declared his lordship afflicted most unfortunately with the kind of mental illness that not only shortly leads to death among healthy 50-somethings, but requires quarantine of all but the victim’s physician.

    OK, now, where were we? Oh, yeah, you were telling us the reason y’all control the media is due to your amazing business acumen and y’all work harder than we do and value education more and plus we’re all drunk and only antisemites read the protocols of the eld– the controversy of zion.

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • LOL: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Sean
  134. @Badger Down

    Didn’t David Kelly work at Porton Down? Head of the Defence Microbiology Division, I think. Heavily involved in classified biowarfare research at a top-secret facility. Suicided on October 19, 2003. Just one of over 100 microbiologists, chemists and virologists who met mysterious fates over the next few years?

    Always wondered what Dr. Kelly knew about anthrax.

  135. arami says:

    The world must destroy Israel otherwise no one will be at peace. The zionist mass murderers are trying to colonize all the Arabs through black mail. They have forced Sudan into their cage using wars, partition, economic sanctions, propaganda and destabilization, and now they are after Iraq and Tunisia and others.
    Some of the Iraqis TRAITORS, like Sahar Karim Al-Taie, are so cowards that they bend easily in front of these zionist mass murderers with the help of the terrorist kurds who are Israeli’s pawns and spies in the region, holding conference in the north of Iraq, otherwise they will not be able to do this kind of treason in other parts of Iraq, and spreading the following inflammatory words:

    [“It is both necessary and inevitable that Iraq recognizes Israel and joins the Ibrahim Agreement,” said Sahar Karim al-Taie, a senior official at the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.

    She expressed her views Friday at a conference in Iraqi Kurdistan attended by hundreds of Iraqi activists and tribal leaders who openly supported peace with Israel. “They looked at Iraq, and still They also look at it and wait for their mother to love her lost children. “They are still waiting for the moment when Israel will be recognized by Iraq as a homeland they share with their brothers.”]

    https://www.independentpersian.com/node/179876/

    Are these traitors know the conditions of Palestinians in the OCCUPIED land of Palestine where has been stolen by the zionist that you insist to recognize? do these sell out idiots remember what the Jewish mafia did to Iraq and the region killing more than 1200 of Iraqis’ scientists and assassinate so many other scientists in other Arab countries and Iran traitors? Have they forgotten the Abu Gharib and killing of thousands of Arab children? You are traitors and should be punished.

    Do these foolish know what happened to Sudan and Libya and Syria? do you care about
    millions that these thieves and mass murderers have massacred? or they are only concerned about their make up in large quantity not to be sanctioned so they hide their ugly faces.

    The Kurds in the north of Iraq must know that the people of the region are fed up with their terrorist activities to benefit Israel, and they have given them warning numerous times, that they should stop their terrorist activities at once and kick the mass murderers and terrorist Mossad out of Iraq, otherwise The Kurds will be faced with heavy attack from many sides. This is the last warning these traitors and terrorists will get. If you continue your treason in the region and let mossad mass murderers to operates on our borders then the kurd who are in charge will be totally destroyed.
    This is the last warning these terrorists will get.
    Israel is bombing Syria on a daily basis with the excuse that Iranian who have been invited by head of Syria, Dr. Assad, which is against the international law, yet Mossad is present in north of Iraq ILLEGALY and continue to operate and terrorize the people in Iraq and the neighboring countries.

    Then Iraq and Iran has every single right to bomb and destroy the network of these terrorists and their accomplices, the kurds, have no right to object. People are fed up with these terrorists and pawns of the mafia.

  136. arami says:

    Thank god, the Iraqi judiciary quickly got involved and issued the following decree against the traitors who participated in the conference arranged by the pawns of Mossad in the region, the kurds, and other traitors:

    [Following a conference in the Iraqi Kurdistan region on the normalization of Iraqi-Israeli relations, the Supreme Council of the Iraqi Judiciary issued a decree summoning some participants.

    According to the official Iraqi news agency, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary announced in a statement on Sunday (October 25th) that it had issued an arrest warrant for Wissam al-Hurdan, the head of the Sahwa al-Iraq group, who had read a statement calling for compromise with Israel.

    The Judicial Council also described the participation in the conference as “criminal” and ordered the arrest of Al-Alusi, a former representative, and Sahar Karim al-Taie, an employee of the Ministry of Culture.

    https://www.radiofarda.com/a/31478787.html

    According to a statement from the Iraqi Judicial Council, “a warrant will be issued for the arrest of other persons who attended the conference.”]

    The kurds who held this conference are responsible for this treason and must pay. We hope the traitor Sahar Karim al-Taie soon put on trial and be kicked out of her job in the education because she may push for ‘holohoax’ education in the school to brainwash our children. She should be punished severely. She has forgotten what the Jewish mafia and the zionists did to Iraqi, Palestinian and other children in the region. She may have been offered bribe for her treasonous act.
    Down with the traitors.

  137. RobinG says:

    Pompeo, Haspel plans to kill Assange –

    Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA’s secret war plans against WikiLeaks
    https://news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-assassination-and-a-london-shoot-out-inside-the-ci-as-secret-war-plans-against-wiki-leaks-090057786.html

  138. @Half Back

    And remember all those cars that had to be buried as deep as possible…?

    Almost as deep as the truth about this ‘event.’

  139. @Levtraro

    “I remember C. Powell went to the UN with a vial of yellow powder to lie and cheat the whole world…”

    In the interest of complete accuracy I’d just like to point out that you are mixing up two of the Western lies; yellowcake and anthrax. Powell showed a vial of white powder(which wasn’t anthrax, but I suppose was purported to be so, otherwise why show some white powder to show what white powder looks like?) not yellow powder. The fictitious ‘yellowcake” is, well, yellow. The fictitious anthrax is white.

    The US government lying since, well, forever.

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  140. Dear Sir,

    Barely 30 years after the Godless communist yoke had been broken, the evil one is going overdrive to enthrone perdition on the whole world.

    Litvinenko case is a double tragedy. To abandon the Christian faith on one’s death bed, assuming he was a Christian, is the most heart-breaking thing that could happen to anyone – friend or foe. May the Lord have mercy on all of us! Obviously, the world of spooks is glamorous only on cinematic screen.

    p.s. through thick and thin, in the good and bad, there is a supernatural plan behind (actually, over) State of Israel. So, i think it more worthwhile if one expends his energy in righting the situation close to home.

    meant to send the following to anatoly of unz, but he has still banned me. is there no forgiveness in Russia? 😀 (or maybe is still counting the multiverses.)

    Putin roars, the Lion of Slavdom
    heard by all yearning Freedom
    who see the Star in the East
    to be saved from Sodom’s beast
    not to partake in demonic feast.
    greatest of all shame but now called ‘pride’
    in the age of universal deceit, Beauty has died.

  141. arami says:

    The zionist propagandists, including Mark Dubowitz from “the foundation for the defense of democracies’, (FDD) an Jewish mafia think tank, are spreading the propaganda that Israel wants peace with Arab and in particular with Iraq. The Mafia want Iraq to joint the ‘Abraham accords’ HOAX to relinquish its resources into the hands of the international robbers, the Jewish mafia, like Saudis and UAE to bring peace!! This conference for Iraq normalization with the zionists, was designed by an Israeli think thank funded by Saudis under the name of “The Center for Peace Communication” in kurdish region of Erbil, let by Joseph Braude, a member of another Jewish mafia think tank, “The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an AIPAC affiliate. Braude also is close to Mohammad Bin Salman, MBS, where is more likely pays the bill of this conference.

    https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/experts/joseph-braude

    But this think tank controls and directed by the zionist Jews and their servants, including Dennis Ross who is a member of its Board of directors. Dennis Ross is famous for his devotion to Israel and one of the architects of the ‘peace process’ where most of the occupied land of Palestinians transferred to Israel under this HOAX agreement, ‘the peace process’, with the US and full cooperation of the criminal Clinton Family.

    https://www.peacecomms.org/

    Following the reaction of various Iraqi groups to the conference on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, which was held in Erbil on Friday, “Abdul Wahab Al-Bilawi,” the head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council, warned today that It will be dealt with the participants in this meeting severly, because these people were with ISIS yesterday and with the Zionists today.

    Al-Bilawi also called on the government to take a firm stand against the normalization conference in Erbil, saying “we will deal severely with this group of misguided people who attended the normalization conference with the occupying regime, and this is a great betrayal against the Iraqis.”

    Sabah al-Taie, an Iraqi political analyst, also said that those who attended the normalization conference in Erbil would be prosecuted and that those present would be sentenced to death. The Iraqi people have spoken out in this regard and condemn any attempt to normalize with the occupiers.

    Iraq like Tunisia has a law that forbid normalization with the Israel as long as Israel occupies Palestine and kills them. Apparently the punishment for those who break this law is DEATH by hanging in Iraq.
    The recent action by Tunisian president against the Parliament, in my opinion, is to change the that criminalize those who push for ‘normalization with Israel’ to neutralize it
    The president of Tunisia has been cornered and he feels he has no choice but ‘normalization’.
    The US/Israel breaks the economy of these countries by imposing hard and inhumane sanctions to force them bend in front of the Zionist terrorists, then ask them to join ‘ the Abraham accords’ if they want sanction relief or improve their economies.

    In case of Sudan, they lied to Sudan and did not deliver for its bending over. They promised Sudan billions of dollars, if normalize with Israel in which Saudi Arabia oil money will come to Sudan, not the mafia thieves money, to help them their broken economy due to wars and partition forced upon Sudan by US/Israel, but only few millions have been delivered. I don’t know why the Mafia who is very rich still stealing from Arabs and the West?

    The newly formed Iraqi “rights” movement also stressed that the United States is trying to advance the normalization project with the occupying Zionist regime deep into Iraq by holding conferences under the auspices of Israeli figures in the Kurdistan Region.

    The Kurd must know that the people of Iraq and the region hold them responsible for this conference which was held under their ear, but claim we didn’t know. How do you dare to ask for partition of Iraq when you don’t know the Mossad network is all over the North of Iraq. This is not possible without kurd complicity.

    The Mossad is posed as ‘businessmen’ in kurdish region must get lost, otherwise their position will be bombed soon. Kurdish region is NOT a sovereign nation, and presence of Mossad should be aligned with Iraqi laws dealing with foreign intelligence agents, accepted by the parliament.

    The following is a video from the conference made by MEMRI, an Israeli outlet, and contrary to memri claim of being ‘independent’, MEMRI is connected to mossad.

    In following video, Sheikh Wissam Al-Hardan, from Anbar region, is reading a text written by Israelis with difficulties, ignoring the Palestinian’s, Libya, and Syria’s children destruction by the Mafia, crying for the Jews as ‘victims’.
    I don’t know how much money he has been given to read this kind of rubbish, but he must have known that the punishment, if found guilty, will be death sentence. He later claimed that he was not aware of the content of the text given him to read. Stop lying.

  142. anon[134] • Disclaimer says:

    Ya know, it’s actually possible for a human being to follow a logical argument to its conclusion without veering off into some kind of mealy-mouthed abstract bullshit about mistrust.

    https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/how-is-the-cia-still-a-thing

    See? Now couldn’t you come out and say that? No? Why not? Have you signed some kind of sacred oath to be a pussy?

    It doesn’t break your NDA to say your old employers should be tried in independent tribunals and imprisoned or hanged, and their psycho institution should be nuked. Because everyone knows that.

  143. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @john cronk

    Interesting piece, but a close reading shows conclusively that it was written by a non-native speaker of English.

    Perhaps the writer should be given her own blog spot here?

  144. JoeyI says:

    Navalny provides comic relief. I believe Putin would probably be sad if this clown passed away.

    CIA/Mossad will kill Navalny before the KGB does.

  145. Levtraro says:
    @acementhead

    I don’t have access to the Thank You button at this time, so Thank you!

  146. Sean says:
    @Craig Nelsen

    Soup of the day

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5569247/Ukraines-ex-president-recalls-poisoning-14-years-ago.html
    ‘My wife said “your lips taste metallic”‘: Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yushchenko recalls his poisoning 14 years ago, as he urges Europe to wake up to the threat from Russia
    Yushchenko was fed dioxin, chemical found in Agent Orange,

    Orange Revolution: same hue of noxious substance. What a sense of humor Putin has.

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