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Russia to Britain – Prove your own spies did not poison Skripal


Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrive to begin work at the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

How does one prove a negative?  Answer?  You can’t. This is yet another attempt by Russia to divert attention from Russia.  

The UK does not have the history, does not have the motivation to assassinate former Russian spies.  Russia does. Russia developed the agent, Russia stockpiled the agent. Putin has warned this is the fate the awaits any Russian spy that defects. 

It is preposterous that Russia demands that Britain make this case.  

Worst of all, everybody knows this. Everybody knows Russia is making a smoke screen. Everybody knows Russia has floated almost 20 different alternate theories to muck up the landscape. Russia has been doing this, nonstop, for at least the past five years under Putin and for the past fifty years during the Cold War. 

Oh, Sergei Lavrov, you silly man.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday demanded London prove British spies did not poison a former double agent in England, saying in the absence of such proof it would regard the incident as an attempt on the lives of Russian citizens.

Ties between London and Moscow are badly strained by the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Britain alleges Russia was to blame, but Moscow says it had no involvement.

“An analysis of all the circumstances … leads us to think of the possible involvement in it (the poisoning) of the British intelligence services,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“If convincing evidence to the contrary is not presented to the Russian side we will consider that we are dealing with an attempt on the lives of our citizens as a result of a massive political provocation.”

Source: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-russia-ultimatum/russia-to-britain-prove-your-own-spies-did-not-poison-skripal-idUKKBN1H41DE

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5 thoughts on “Russia to Britain – Prove your own spies did not poison Skripal

  1. Britain could prove that their own spies did not poison Skripal by proving that someone else did it. In other words, Russia is asking for the case to be investigated, and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, thereby revealing the plot and motives of the assassination. Russia does NOT want the case to be simply blamed on Russia and swept under the rug.
    ‘Who dunnit?’ is what everyone wants to know, not only Russia. Russia is respecting Britain’s sovereignty (and also displaying a bit of faith in Britain’s willingness to be honest), by requesting Britain to do the investigation, since the crime occurred on British soil.
    (By the way, I’m an American.)

    1. Britain proved they did not do it by saying Russia did this poison attack and oh oh, the brits have proof. russia has proved once again that they are the greatest terrorists this world has ever seen.

  2. Perfect example of Communist Psycopolitical speech. This method of political mis-messaging & projection had been taught at the now renamed Lenin Institute, since the early 1900. Rockefeller sent many students to this indoctrination center for years as well as funding a center here in the U.S.. The school still operates under another name, and The State Department was sending students.

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