15 Aug 2017: This Will Blow Your Mind – Required Reading Before Taking in the Rest of the Article
We think we are more connected to the world, when in reality it’s the opposite. We no longer trust the world we live in precisely because of Facebook, Google and Twitter who now have dominance over the global narrative, themselves braided and intertwined into the architecture of the establishment and their handlers.
According to the 2017 Edelman TRUST Barometer trust in the British media has fallen 4 places in just one year to seventh from bottom globally, behind countries such as Turkey, Poland and Russia, none of which are considered to have a free press.
In fact, trust in the four institutions of government, business, media and NGO’s has taken a dramatic dive in just the last three years alone.
Military designed disinformation campaigns are being used against us to ensure we fall into line. This is a world concocted by a faulty and deceitful media operated and managed by the neurosis of government and its agencies.
Just six people control about 80 percent of all printed media in Britain and an even smaller number controls nearly 90 percent of what is seen on the Internet. The same exists in the USA and across Europe.
Allegations of government officials pressuring and even threatening editors and journalists are now rife in the industry.
Mainstream media was literally choked by government information officers peddling propaganda, disinformation and fake news and now we, the people are directly targeted by the surveillance systems the public paid for but had no control over.
5 Mar 2018: Attempted Murder of Former Russian Spy
Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, former colonel in Russia’s Military Intelligence Directorate and his daughter, 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, – are in a critical condition in Salisbury after being exposed to an ‘unknown substance’
Skripal was one of four Russians exchanged in 2010 for 10 Russian “sleeper agents” discovered in the United States. Four years before, he had been sentenced to 13 years in prison for treason, providing British intelligence with information about Russian security agents.
He decided to seek permanent residence in Great Britain and led a quiet life in Salisbury, where he reportedly bought a four bedroom house for £340,000 cash.
It is unclear why Skripal decided to resettle specifically in Salisbury, but Pablo Miller, the MI6 agent who recruited him also resides in the town.
It is also reported that Skripal had been awarded an MI6 pension on his arrival in the UK in 2010, in return for giving speeches to defence and security officials and for providing “consultancy” to the intelligence services.
Skripal’s wife, Lyudmila, lived with him in Salisbury until her death a few years ago. His son died from liver failure in 2017 in St. Petersburg. Yulia’s Facebook page states that she had moved to Salisbury in 2010, with her parents, but had returned to Moscow a few years later.
1 Mar 2018: Skripal is reported to have visited the local police station to advise of his concern for his safety and well being.
1 Mar 2018: Skripal Planning a Return to Russia?
It was revealed by Victoria Skripal (niece) that Yulia’s current partner is a high ranking official in the Russian security services and Yulia had travelled from Russia to Salisbury to be together with her father on the date of her late brother Alexander’s birthday and the first anniversary of his death.
Secondary business included the formal completion of paperwork pertaining to the transfer to Yulia of “Power of Attorney” over the affairs of her father and her late brother who both own properties in Russia and where her late brother has a bank account, balance £200,000 approx.
Skripal, previously formally pardoned for his crimes against the Russian state, was negotiating his return to Russia in exchange for information proving that MI6 had fabricated the Trump Dossier in order to delegitimize President Trump. He also wished to be with his elderly mother (87) in her final years.
4 Mar 2018: Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, resides near to the Skirpal residence and it is feasible that he pulled a protective escort duty at the time the Skirpals were away from their home on 4 March 2018.
All photography of the officer portays him in uniform but his normal attire would be civilian clothes. If the duty is affirmed his involvement in the incident would need to be revised.
A photograph of Skripal and his daughter reported to be at lunch in the Zizzi restuarant on the day of the incident appeared in the press.
In it the person taking the photograph appeared to be at lunch with the Skripals. But is the person mirrored Nick Bailey? If it is this is where he might have become infected with the toxin.
There are other aspects of his involvement in the incident that raise further enquiry:
It is reported by the police force that Nick first went to the aid of the Skripals long after after they had been in receipt of medical aid from an unprotected qualified doctor and other first aiders for about 15 minutes.
Assistance that continued unbroken until Skripal and his daughter were removed from the scene and taken to hospital. Between 30-45 minutes.
Why is it that all those involved in the care of the Skripal’s with the exception of Nick were unaffected?
The police offered that Nick may have been contaminated through a transfer of the agent from the doorknob of the Skripal residence when he went there after they had been removed to hospital.
This begs more questions:
The doorknob explanation is “false news”. Delivery of the toxin was confirmed to be by mouth in liquid form.
This rules out the house visit as the place Nick became contaminated. What other explanation is there?
Why did Nick feel the need to go to the house?
Did he have a doorkey?
Did he enter the house?
If he did enter the house why did he not secure the open windows before leaving?
Did he remove anything from the house?
Why did he drive alone to the hospital in a marked police car well after the incident?
When did he begin to feel unwell?
When and at what time was he admitted to hospital?
At the time of his visit to the Skripal home, why did Nick not remove to a safe place the £4000 valued Persian house cat, a second cat and guinea pig pets?
The cat, “Nash Van Drake” was found weeks after the incident, starving and dehydrated in a ‘distressed state’ in the Skripal home.
A veterinary surgeon had to euthanise the animal to “alleviate its suffering.”
Skripal’s two guinea pigs were also found dead in the course of the discovery.
Were the dead animals tested for the presence of the toxin?
If affirmative what were the findings?
The £4000 Persian cat was put down days after Yulia had recovered. Did she give her permission?
4 Mar 2018: Sequence of events
1255 – 1335: Left home. Visited cemetery.
1335 – 1340: Travelled by car to The Maltings. Parked up in the car-park.
1340 – 1415: Drinks in the Bishop’s Mill Pub.
1415 – 1545: In the Italian Zizzi Restuarant. Yulia reportedly opened a “gift from friends” as they consumed a meal. Soon after Skirpal began acting irrationaly.
A witness, who saw the pair at the restaurant said Mr Skirpal was acting “very strange” and was “very agitated”. He seemed to lose his temper… and he just started screaming at the top of his voice, he wanted his bill and he wanted to go.”
Traces of the agent were found in the restuarant some days after the incident.
1545 – 1548: CCTV footage of Skripal and Yulia in the Maltings Shopping Centre walking towards the bench were they were found distressed shortly after. (https://t.co/RotGv7wEdZ)
1600 – 1615: Skripal and daughter found on park bench comatose, frothing at mouth, contracted pupils, vacant stare, convulsions, evidence of vomiting.
Attending doctor described Yulia as “vomiting and fitting” after losing control of her bodily functions.
The doctor, one of the first people on the scene described how she found Ms Skripal slumped unconscious on a bench, vomiting and fitting.
She had also lost control of her bodily functions.
The woman, who asked not to be named, told the BBC she moved Ms Skripal into the recovery position and opened her airway, as others tended to her father.
She said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripal’s face or body.
The doctor said she had been worried she would be affected by the nerve agent, but added that she “felt fine”.
1615 – 1645: Police, ambulance and Air ambulance arrived at scene.
Yulia transferred to hospital by Air ambulance. Father transported by road to same hospital.
6 Mar 2018: Skripal Poisoning – Suspicious Substance Identified at Scene
Authorities declined to name the toxin to which the pair were suspected to have been exposed, but local media soon reported the substance found at the scene to be similar to fentanyl: a lethally strong opioid available even on Salisbury’s soporific streets.
But the UK government was already hinting at Russian involvement. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd issued a brief statement on Monday 6 March 2018 after visiting the site. She said:
“The attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, using a nerve agent was a “brazen and reckless” act.
On Tuesday 6 March 2018, She briefed MP’s stating:
“This was an “outrageous crime and the government will act without hesitation as the facts become clearer. It would be inappropriate to speculate on whether the Russian state might have been involved in the attack.
It is a police investigation and findings should be based on “facts, not rumour”.
That same day local police were stood down from the investigation and ordered to pass the matter to a police anti-terrorist unit.
6 Mar 2018: Expert comment
Dr Jennifer Cole, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, said anyone manufacturing nerve agents needs advanced chemical knowledge and some form of laboratory. “With something that dangerous you need to know exactly what you’re doing, particularly so that you don’t get it on yourself.
It wouldn’t be difficult to manufacture in the UK – it wouldn’t have to be imported.”
Dr Cole added that when nerve agents are absorbed through the skin or inhaled, they are very fast-acting. “The fact that there doesn’t seem to have been anyone with them when they collapsed points to it being ingested (swallowed).
Antidotes do exist to several nerve agents but their effectiveness relies on them being administered immediately to counteract their rapid effect onthe nervous system.”
7 Mar 2018: The Russians Did It says Prime Minister May and Boris Johnson
Experts at Porton Down laboratories have identified the substance used as a military-grade nerve agent “of a type developed by Russia”, and part of a group of such agents known as Novichok.
Prime Minister Theresa May gave Moscow 36 hours to “provide full and complete disclosure of the Novichok programme” to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
The OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force in 1997 and has 192 member states.
May said police were still investigating how the dose of the nerve agent was administered. But who is responsible?
“The government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei and Yulia Skripal,” May said.
She added that Britain had reached the verdict based on its knowledge that Russia had previously produced the agent and could still do so, the country’s “record of conducting state-sponsored assassinations” and its analysis that Moscow views some defectors as legitimate targets for killing.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the Skripal case has “echoes” of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian dissident who died of Polonium poisoning in a 2006 attack attributed to Moscow.
Moscow denied involvement in the Salisbury attack and accused Prime Minister may of an attempt to “discredit” Russia.
A police statement, issued later stated, “we are not declaring a person of interest or a suspect at this time”.
9 Mar 2018: Russian Ex-Pats Add Fuel to the Fire
Valery Morozov, a former construction magnate who fled Russia after revealing corruption, claimed last night that Sergie Skripal, 66, was still working, and remained in regular contact with military intelligence officers at the Russian embassy.
He added that, as a result, he had decided to steer clear of Skripal for his own safety.
Speaking to Channel 4 News he said: “If you have a military intelligence officer working in the Russian diplomatic service, living after retirement in the UK, working in cyber-security and every month going to the embassy to meet military intelligence officers – for me, being a political refugee, it is either a certain danger or, frankly speaking, I thought that this contact might not be very good for me because it can bring some questions from British officials.”
Andrei Lugovoi, another former Russian agent, stated that Skripal had been pardoned in Russia so no one from there would be after him. “I don’t rule out that this is another provocation by the British.
Whatever happens on British territory, they start yelling: “He was killed, he was hung, he was poisoned!” and that Russia is to blame for everything. This is to their advantage.”
Igor Sutyagin, yet another Russian traitor flown to Russia in 2010 in an exchange of spies-also said, “I don’t think that Skripal would be targeted, because he was pardoned.”
9 Mar 2018: Poisioned British-Russian Double-Agent Has Links To the Hilary Clinton Presidential Campaign
There are indicators pointing to a strong connection between the Skripal case and the anti-Trump/anti-Russia propaganda drive run by the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton election campaign.
See my posts:
Skirpal’s MI6 handler and close neighbour in Salisbury, Pablo Miller, now retired, is employed as a security consultant by Orbis Business Intelligence.
In it’s employ Miller actively participated with Steele and a number of Russian contacts, (in the UK and Russia) in the process of compiling a controversial dossier, (since dismissed as entirely false) on US presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Orbis is owned by Christopher Steele’s company which was paid by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS working for the Clinton campaign to make up or find ‘dirt’ about Trump.
Steele had spent more than twenty years in M.I.6, most of it focussing on Russia.
For three years, in the nineties, he spied in Moscow under diplomatic cover. Between 2006 and 2009, he ran the service’s Russia desk, at its headquarters, in London.
He is fluent in Russian, and widely considered to be an expert on the country.
Steele was an MI6 undercover agent in Moscow around the time when Skripal was recruited and handed over Russian secrets to the MI6.
He also ran the MI6 Russia desk so anything about Skripal will have passed through him. It is very likely that they personally knew each other.
If there is a connection between the dossier and Skripal, which seems likely, then there are a number of people and organizations with potential motives to kill him.
Lots of shady people and officials, on both sides of the Atlantic were involved in creating and running the anti-Trump/anti-Russia campaign.
There are several investigations on-going and some very dirty laundry may yet be revealed.
Removing Skripal whilst attaching the blame to Russia looks like an opportune way to get rid of a potentially troublesome witness.
But the important question of motive has not yet been asked nor answered and this weakens any assertions attaching blame to Russia.
It was certainly not vengeance for Skripal’s earlier spying since he had been in Russian jails for four years and had lived openly in Salisbury for eight, providing many opportunities for the Russian’s to top him if they wished to.
Also faced with an already belicose and increasingly belligerent UK government and media Russia did not need to attract any more anti-Russian propaganda in the “western” media.
The former British ambassador Craig Murray suspects a different motive and culprit: (Craig Murray @CraigMurrayOrg – 10:21 AM – 8 Mar 2018)
“Russophobia is extremely profitable to the armaments, security and spying industries and it reinforces intellectually challenged voters in their Tory loyalty. Ramping Russophobia is the most convincing motive for the Skripal attack.”
Former Ambassador Murray also pointed out that Salisbury, where the incident took place, is just 8 miles away from Porton Down, a chemical weapon test site run by the British government.
As the BBC noted in a report about the place: “chemical agents are still manufactured on site.”
More likely motives can also be found in the statement:
“It is no surprise that the UK government, and the US, are promoting a “wicked Putin’s Russia” story eagerly embraced and circulated to a gullible public, by the British media since it allows the implentation of further wide ranging sanctions and other punitive actions against Russia all with the purpose of starting the process of “Regime Change.”
15 Mar 2018: Craig Murray Former UK Ambassador: The Novichok Story Is Indeed Another Iraqi WMD Scam
As recently as 2016 Dr Robin Black, Head of the Detection Laboratory at the UK’s only chemical weapons facility at Porton Down, a former colleague of Dr David Kelly, published in an extremely prestigious scientific journal that the evidence for the existence of Novichoks was scant and their composition unknown. Full report here:
13 Apr 2018: Defence Laboratory Chief Executive wrong to say Salisbury Novichok nerve agent could “probably” only be made by a state actor
Eminent scientists disagree with Porton Down statement, read:
14 Apr 2018: Swiss Laboratory says Incapacitating Agent ‘BZ Toxin’ was used in Salisbury
Blood Samples of the persons infected were provided by the UK to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). These were were passed to the Swiss State Spiez Chemical Laboratory for analysis.
The lab is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological and chemical protection and is one of the five centres permanently authorized by the OPCW.
Their findings indicated the presence of a novichuck agent and an incapacitating binding toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.
The BZ toxin had never been produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.
The presence of the BZ toxin nullified the potency of the Novichuck agent so that ingestion would only incapacitate a victim for a period of between 2-5 days from which there would be an expectancy of a full recovery.
The Swiss Centre sent the results to OPCW. But the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the presence of a novichuck agent without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document.
The Russian Foreign Office asked OPCW to comment on the issue which in their view suggested the attack on the Skripals might have originated in the UK or the US.
Moscow also believes that the entire Skripal case lacks transparency and that the UK is not interested in an independent inquiry.
“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,” the Russian ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, said during a press conference.
The Russian foreign minister also said that London refused to answer dozens of “very specific” questions asked by Moscow about the Salisbury case, as well as to provide any substantial evidence that could shed light on the incident.
Instead, the UK accused Russia of failing to answer its own questions, he said, adding that, in fact, London did not ask any questions but wanted Moscow to admit that it was responsible for the delivery of the chemical agent to the UK.