Justified & Ancient
- Dec 22, 2014
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- Wessex and Mercia
Aggravated Putinitis is fatal in Russia.
Interesting bit of lateral thinking. Whatever the motives, elimination , cock up, or testing, Putin's mob must have been 100% sure that the finger would have been pointed at them. I suspect also that a full scale chemical attack would elicit a somewhat different response. But never the less a fascinating idea AgProv.Just a thought, and I don't know if this has been voiced elsewhere. And this, I freely say, is speculation. The nerve agent used seems to have been remarkably ineffectual - you expect these things to kill within seconds, not leave people lingering on for months. Received wisdom - and such military training as I got in these things stressed it - is that the merest droplet on the skin kills. Within minutes, at the outside. It's almost as if the variant used in Salisbury was denatured or diluted, somehow. I'm wondering here. From the Russian point of view, knocking off a dangerous dissident was a result. But what if the real reason was something else: getting the gobby dissident who picked the wrong side was a bonus. What if. somebody was conducting a practical test. Of the ability of a possible enemy to respond to a chemical attack, in a town in one of the most advanced societies in the world. Just one chemical attack tied up the civil defences of Salisbury for months and drew in expertise from the rest of Britain. News coverage enabled the Russians to practically assess how much of Britain's resources would be tied up in investigating and cleaning up afterwards. And this wasn't a full scale bombing or missile attack - just one small isolated incidence which affected a handful of people. Scale up from that and imagine a single aircraft dispersing the full-potency version from overhead as an aerosol... a remarkably cheap way of assessing how open to attack a possible enemy is and how it can be tied down...
I said something similar to Mr Joolz this morning, maybe it's the eco-extremists, the Russians .... or perhaps someone who really doesn't want their Mum to fly to Malaga for Christmas.And justnow a major London airport is in total dissaray with millions of pounds in revenue lost, and several hundred thousand people unable to travel - just because of a small number of people disrupting things with drone aircraft that can cost no more than £200 apiece, if that, and who the authorities have been utterly unable to find. If I were minded to conspiracy theories, it's almost as if somebody is experimenting with how to cause as much disruption as possible, with little or no cost to human life, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest possible time. As if the British security services are being tested out to see how well they respond and how quickly they can resolve the situation... somebody thinking creatively and exploiting a weakness... (and no, i don't think it was the Russians, but you never know... bet they're watching, though!)
My opinion is that this was a private job, conducted by moonlighting GRU agents who managed to get hold of a tiny quantity of “past its sell-by date” Novichok. Some oligarch wanted the victim dead, and was put in contact with men whom he thought could do the job as a weekend project, for a price.The nerve agent used seems to have been remarkably ineffectual... It's almost as if the variant used in Salisbury was denatured or diluted, somehow.
What if somebody was conducting a practical test. Of the ability of a possible enemy to respond to a chemical attack, in a town in one of the most advanced societies in the world.
This was an indirect message to the various Russian agents and mobsters involved in the Trump operation that Mother Russia will not forget you if you flip and rat us out to the FBI. There are quite a large number of both Russian mobsters and agents involved in the Mueller investigation now. Note also how disappointed Putin is that Brexit seems to have stalled despite all the money he spent on the leave campaign (another thing discovered in the Mueller Investigation). Russia bought Trump when they bailed him out of bankruptcy, and he has been their man ever since.As to the “practical test” theory, l don’t buy it. Russia is up to its nuts in Syria, where it could test anything it wanted on anyone, any time. Why prod an (admittedly tooth-challenged) tiger like the UK? maximus otter
Will it be as subtle as that? Possibly. Or perhaps slipping on some slush and splattering their brains all over the road.will - in due course, when the matter has gone off the boil - die in completely unpredictable and unrelated farmyard grand piano accidents.
Who knows? Maybe it serves Murdoch's business interests in Russia.Hard left demagogue George Galloway uses his regular slot on TalkRadio in an attempt to exonerate The Kremlin from the Novichok attack in Salisbury:
Why would Rupert Murdoch, who owns the radio channel, allow such obvious propaganda?