Spooks

Two divergent views on the Skripal Case – on two very different media platforms.

Both interviewees were intelligence officers, Annie Machon with MI5 and Boris Volodarsky with the Soviet Army (GRU Spetsnaz).

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Annie has her own website and this makes her somewhat less spooky.

The UK regime pushed its difficult to swallow narrative very hard from the outset and set an attack dog onto poor Rachel Burdon, a Five Live Breakfast Programme presenter. I really like Rachel. She has a good heart and doesn’t deserve having to work for the BBC. Richie Allen offered his views on her exchange with Tom Tugenhadt,  Conservative MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling, on the 13th March. Don’t listen if you are offended by f-bombs.

Keeping the Powder Dry

There has been little interest online today in Sergey Lavrov’s revelation about BZ poison. A longer version of the Foreign Secretary’s announcement has been posted on YouTube. It raises other matters that could make the present UK regime uncomfortable – but they have been in circulation for several days. I couldn’t find any “post-Lavrov announcement” references to BZ by other Russian Federation representatives. I expect they may wait until Theresa May has spoken to Parliament tomorrow before sticking the boot in. Give her a bit more rope. Or perhaps they will keep quiet about it, having decided they quite enjoy the spectacle of clowns at the wheel of HMS Perfidious Albion. (I had somehow missed the Russian accusation that British Intelligence had been responsible for the Douma “fabrication”.)

The human casualty total of Trump’s Strike is either zero dead or four, and all the cruise missiles hit their targets or 71 were shot down by venerable Soviet Union era defense systems. POTUS seemed to be well pleased with the attack but it doesn’t seem like value for money for taxpayers of the three aggressor countries. Unless you put a high value on terrifying families in houses near the targets that were hit. One factory that used to make an antidote for snake bites was on the edge of a housing estate. It is very welcome that the strike was so feeble, intentionally it seems now, and Nikki Haley’s “locked and loaded” threat is probably idle bluster.

Today’s viewing included a short introduction to Syria’s misnamed “civil war” that taught me a lot I didn’t know –  Deceit.  I also happened upon a 6-year-old interview with Bashar al Assad. The rude harridans from the BBC, Sky News and Channel 4 could learn a lot about interview technique from Sophie Shevardnadze. What a thoroughly decent fellow President Assad seems to have been in 2012. He answered every question openly and some of them were quite challenging. Judge for yourself whether he could turn into an “Animal” who enjoys gassing children or may still be a decent, humble man.

Security

I watched some of the United Nations Security Council Meeting last night. I was late arriving at the live stream, so didn’t see the Russian opening statement. I was, though, in good time to hang my head in shame when the ambassador for the UK spoke. The French representative impressed me, however, even though he was in clear support of the pusillanimous Brits. Here is some of what he said:-

President, the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons is the very bedrock of the non-proliferation regime upon which our collective security system is founded. In that understanding, the rampant and unrestrained re-emergence in the Middle East, Asia and now in Europe of these vile weapons cannot be tolerated. We established a taboo on the rise of chemical weapons together and that taboo, or that ban has been broken, including in Salisbury. This speaks as to why it is urgent that we re-affirm and build upon the absolute prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. The trivialization of the use of chemical weapons would mark the victory of barbarity over civilization and would mark a terrible setback for international order. That is why we cannot sit idly by when they are used and all the more so when, and let us not deceive ourselves, a trivialisation of chemical weapons will only open the door for the spectre of chemical terrorism which we all fear so rightly, as we would all pay the price for said chemical terrorism. This is why France will never allow those who develop or use toxic agents to enjoy impunity. We reiterate our full support for the institutions and framework, in particular, the OPCW. France will remain fully committed to supporting the OPCW’s activities with all the means at our disposal.

Well said, mon brave. I hope France will honour your sentiments.

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Source via Seemorerocks.

A day after Mr. Aitkenhead, Chief Executive at Porton Down, said they couldn’t say where the nerve agent had been manufactured, the BBC morning news carried the claim that the UK Government could name the damned spot in Russia. Hmm. But what if the picture above is an accurate signpost to “the truth”. What if the UK poodle, egged on by its master, tried to whack the Skripals with a chemical weapon and there’s the proof? What will the French, and the rest of the civilized world, do then?

Five years ago The Telegraph carried a report about British interests in exporting ingredients for chemical weapons to, of all places, Syria.

More recently –

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The BBC has been preparing UK citizens for a while – President Assad, with Russian assistance, is going to launch a chemical attack on his own people soon.

American forces are, it seems, going to stay illegally in Syria for a while longer, presumably so that they can support their terrorist proxy fighters to carry out the heinous ‘false flag’ event. One can only hope that the Salisbury fiasco will so totally unravel that the planned Syria attack will be shelved – because no human being of sound mind will “buy it”.

I think it is highly likely that MI5/MI6 tried to bump off the Skripals, perhaps using assassins from another EU country. The UK Government, via its public propaganda machine (the BBC), is so obviously culpable of spreading disinformation. The Tories have a motive – to cry “insecurity” and use fear to postpone Brexit or ditch it altogether. Russia couldn’t benefit in any way from the crime.

There is no other plausible explanation – the UK did it. Shame on the British ruling class.

Repairing the Damage

The two Beasts from the East last month gave the tides enough muscle to wreck Filey Bay beaches and damage man-made structures. Here is Herring Hill, photographed a week ago.

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Transcore men were on the case today.

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Today’s Image

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe concrete jumble in the middle distance is to the left of my shadow in the photograph below. You can see how much sand has been scoured away by the variation in colour at the base of the two relict pillboxes. The ridges and furrows of pebbles and gravel are a sight to behold. It may, however, only take a couple of tides to bring all the lost sand back. The sea works in mysterious ways.

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The damage done to the credibility of the United Kingdom by the present government may take a lot longer to repair. May, Johnson et al continue to double down on the Skripal farrago and the BBC’s well-spring of useful idiots trotted out to make unsubstantiated claims of Russian guilt is showing no sign of running dry. Jeremy Corbyn must be wondering why “calling for the utilization of proper channels of international law before attributing blame” (source)  makes him an instant traitor.

Maybe The Phantom Poisoner will be proven, eventually, to have Russian connections. But the British Government doesn’t have the proof yet, otherwise it would have presented it to the world already.

Thank goodness for the antidote to poisonous Tory hate speech offered by Maria Zakharova.

Life is Sweet

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Well, it would be if it were not for those awful Russians, with their aggressive actions, disregard for international law and disrespect for our western values. Such as the recognition of innocence until guilt is proven.

Oh, my bad. I think I have just described two countries that have a special relationship.

The head of the United Kingdom regime has had nothing sensible to say for months but I listened to a rant this morning by a citizen of the more dangerous partner in the aforementioned relationship. I recommend it to you. Take it away, Lionel.

CNN’s program Sixty Minutes served up porn actress Stormy Daniels recently. I’m not sure what the tv company was hoping to achieve, other than higher than normal ratings. Russian television also offers Sixty Minutes to its people, and they have just been treated to an explanation of the Skripal poisoning incident.  Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, demonstrates that there is little disagreement between Russia and the Lionel Nation.

One can only hope that the “leaders”  of the USA and the UK find a cure for their Russophobia soon. We don’t want them, in their fevered state, to do something stupid – like invade Syria or Iran. Do we?