Skip to comments.Sergei Skripal and the 14 deaths under scrutiny
Posted on 03/07/2018 5:52:41 AM PST by BenLurkin
When Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, collapsed suddenly on Monday in the sleepy cathedral city of Salisbury, there were unavoidable echoes of a messy, high-profile death in London a little over a decade before.
In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, another former Russian agent, was rushed to hospital after collapsing in London. As the world watched, a rare and highly radioactive isotope destroyed his organs one by one, killing him three weeks later.
A British public inquiry found that Litvinenko had ingested Polonium 210, and that his assassination was likely ordered directly by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Skripal, 66, who was convicted as a traitor in Russia and later came to the UK as part of a spy swap, is currently in critical condition, along with his 33-year-old daughter who was also taken ill. Authorities say they are trying to determine if he was poisoned.
"Anyone Putin deems to have betrayed Russia is at the highest level of risk," said Bill Browder, a former Moscow-based financier who led a campaign to impose sanctions on top Russian officials accused of corruption - sanctions that enraged Mr Putin.
"And Russia can get away with brazenness in the UK because there have never been any consequences to Russian assassinations here," he said. "The British government either ignores the crimes completely, as they did in the Perepilichnyy case, or they recognise the crime and don't do anything about it."
Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said any evidence of Russian involvement with Mr Skripal's condition would be dealt with "appropriately and robustly".
"I say to governments around the world that no attempt to take innocent life on UK soil will go unsanctioned or unpunished," he said.
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Good thing the US government would never do anything like that (*cough* Seth Rich, Andrew Breibart, Michael Hastings, Loretta Fundy, ... *cough*)
May not be the action of the Russian Government. Might be some retired Russian operatives who did what their sense of honor demanded they do to a one time colleague who betrayed them.
I say there...stop or I'll yell stop again!
“Might be some retired Russian operatives who did what their sense of honor demanded they do to a one time colleague who betrayed them.”
With a nudge and the blessings of Putin
“And Russia can get away with brazenness in the UK because there have never been any consequences to Russian assassinations here,” he said. “The British government either ignores the crimes completely, as they did in the Perepilichnyy case, or they recognise the crime and don’t do anything about it.”
The snobby Brits were riddled with Communist spies at the highest levels of government, specifically, MI-5 and MI-6, decades ago. No reason to believe they still don’t have embedded spies, for some entity. The British government SUCKS!
I’m more likely to believe your idea of the sense of honor situation with fellow retired intelligence operatives. The thing is that you can’t allow this to be an ongoing episode....every year or two.
Good point. Let us not forget the host of others that feel sick and died from the disease called "Arkancide"
If all I hear is,” Russia, Russia, Russia”, “Putin, Putin, Putin” I figure it’s not Russia or Putin.
I’m not sure how carrying out assassinations in other countries for revenge purposes would benefit Putin politically. Could be a CIA false flag. Could be anything.
A former KGB major says he believes Gareth Williams was murdered by Russian hit men as the MI6 spy refused to become a double agent, even after they blackmailed him by taking compromising, staged photographs.
Along with access to the resources necessary to efficiently complete the mission.
“” “” Im not sure how carrying out assassinations in other countries for revenge purposes would benefit Putin politically. Could be a CIA false flag. Could be anything.”” “”
I find these death suspicious in that sense too. The Brits are passing volumes of hot air over it but never produced any credible evidence to support claims of Russian government connection. They tried once with Litvinenko but it doesn’t pass a smell test for anyone with at least basic legal background.
Another important point is all these death of ‘political opponents’ occurs at very convenient time and always with people who lost their value for NWO at the time.
“Im not sure how carrying out assassinations in other countries for revenge purposes would benefit Putin politically”
This isn’t revenge or political. It was punishment for treason.
Yes, the reports are that it was a nerve agent & a policeman 1st on the scene is seriously ill in the hospital
“Russian leaders seem to go out of their way to get rid of anybody that seems to be in their way, someone who’s betrayed them, someone who’s interrupting the money flow, and they don’t seem to care about borders. They just go wherever they have to go to get their guy,” said Joe Serio, the American author of “Investigating the Russian Mafia,” who spent nearly ten years with the anti-organized crime unit of Moscow’s police
UPDATE on the investigation into the Salisbury nerve agent attack from the Home Secretary:
- more than 250 police officers
- 8 out of 11 counter-terror units involved
- more than 200 witnesses
- more than 240 pieces of evidence
Poison in the System
When a financier dropped dead in Britain shortly after exposing a vast Russian crime, police said it was not suspicious. But with his inquest now underway, BuzzFeed News has uncovered explosive evidence of a suspected Kremlin assassination plot and a secret assignation in Paris on the eve of his death that the British authorities have sidelined.
The British government is suppressing explosive intelligence that Alexander Perepilichnyy, a financier who exposed a vast financial crime by Russian government officials, was likely assassinated on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin.
And they just this weekend decided that maybe they should warn the public who were in close proximity that they should wash their clothing, as a precaution. Only took them a week to do that. :~ [
Initially they could not ID the compound, but now when they know what it is it is easy to detect but it is terrible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novichok_agent The Hungarian site gives more chemical info. https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novicsok
see as well this http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43377698
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