UKGov: "The Russians poisoned the #Skripals !!"
UKGov: "#Novichok, only Russia has it!"
OPCW: "Nope, can't find anything that says Russia here"
Sweden: "4 weeks later and the purity is so high?"
Public: "And now? What other evidence?"
UKGov: "Er, it's secret."
Public: "What do the Skripals say?"
UKGov: "We have released a statement on their behalf."
CIA: "We hiding them..."
Public: "WTF is the CIA doing here?"
UKGov: "Er, it's a secret."
Russians: "Why is France involved?"
A few weeks later: UK, US and France bomb #Syria..
Immediately following the chemical attack in #Douma, Syria, the usual suspects are lining up to push the theory that it was a false flag.
This isn't the only time in the last couple of months we've seen "false flag" theories pushed in the wake of a chemical attack. In one case, the prime suspect is Assad's government, a Russian ally, and in the other the Russian government itself.
We downloaded recent tweets containing the hashtag #FalseFlag; the majority are related to the attack in Syria. 1744 of 1950 (89%) of the accounts involved also have #Novichok tweets on their timelines.
How on Earth is Yulia Skripal's cousin Viktoria being denied a visit to come and see her not a massive news scandal? What the hell is going on, as if the government didn't look bad enough already! What kind of precedent does it set for when a UK citizen is hospitalised in Russia?
Lets have a look at what has happened from the initial incident - Thread
1/ In the immediate discovery of the gravely ill Skripals, the initial reports said that Mr Skripal was potentially being treated for opiate overdose, specifically the opoid Fentanyl. Why was this reported?
2/ Then the narrative changed to nerve agent poisioning and Media reports emerged of around 40 people being treated for exposure to toxic chemicals - later refuted and totally debunked by Doctor in local hospital.
Mayor of Kemerovo told Putin personally called him after the shopping mall inferno and instructed what punishments have to be carried out. Plus asked to bow before the families of the victims. He's too busy with other tasks to pay attention to the tragedy.
Kemerovo locals estimate the death toll of the shopping mall inferno to be between 200-350 people. Most of the perished were locked up in 3 cinema theatres. The man below lost his wife, sister, daughter, and three grandchildren.
⑰ days after the /alleged/ poisoning of Sergey & Yuliya #Skripal, we have no word of their condition or their whereabouts. The Russian consul has been refused information about & contact with YS. @SalisburyNHS has not seen them. Everything points to a STAGED EVENT.
The poison Novichok, used on a former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in South West England last week, was a chemical weapon produced by a 'highly secretive Soviet-era program to develop a new grade of undetectable nerve agents.' threadreaderapp.com/thread/9738657…
The British consulate in St. Petersburg was also ordered to close and the British Council must stop its work in Russia. British Council was used as a cover organization for British intelligence officers. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The Russian ex-spy who along with his daughter was poisoned by a nerve agent in the U.K. may have been exposed to the neurotoxin through his car's ventilation system. Affecting 38 persons, medically. abcnews.go.com/amp/Internatio…
In the wake of the #Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei #Skripal and his daughter in #Salisbury, a variety of suggestions that anyone other than Vladimir Putin’s government is responsible have been circulating on Twitter. #Whataboutism
I downloaded recent tweets for the hashtag #Novichok, which started seeing significant traffic March 12th. This yielded 15371 tweets from 10668 accounts. I classified the top 50 accounts by retweet volume (74% of tweets in the set) based on their attribution of the attack.
This chart shows the volume for #Novichok tweets, classified by the perspective being expressed. Note that the portion of the volume in the “whataboutism” category has increased greatly over the past 12 hours.
#Novichok is not a weapon that can be manufactured by non-state actors… #Russia has provided no credible explanation… Therefore, we have no alternative but to conclude that the #Russian state was responsible [for a chemical weapons attack on my country].
This was an attack on #UK soil… #Russia is failing to comply with the conditions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…
Let us turn to the part of the CWC that #Russia is not talking about - Russia did not declare #Novichok & is therefore in serious breach of the CWC.
This was a reckless act… #Russia officials have repeatedly threatened those they consider traitors, before & after March 4 attack.
Russia has a history of political assassinations, interfering in other countries & a total disregard for civilian life.
In relation to #SalisburyChemicalAttack this is interesting. Senior Russian official says #Novichok isn’t subject to Chemical Weapons Convention, when asked if stockpiles had been destroyed. With this statement he confirms what Russia hasn’t done hitherto - #Novichok exists
Incidentally, I am told that #Novichok DOES fall under the Chemical Weapons Convention despite Russian claims to the contrary. Awaiting something official from @OPCW though.
The @OPCW worked with Russia to destroy ‘all’ its chemical weapon stockpiles. This was completed in Sept last year. But now Russia saying #Novichok group of agents not subject to that programme of stockpile destruction.
I don't have a TV but it appears from Twitter that the UK is about to declare war on Russia over evidence-less claims of a UK double agent poisoned near an infamous UK #ChemicalWeapons plant while the UK continues to facilitate the infanticide of Yemen.
Critically ill Russian national is 66yo Sergei Skripal, former intel colonel/double agent granted refuge in UK after a 2010 "spy swap" between US & Russia. He and a woman were apparently poisoned in/near Salisbury shopping center. bbc.in/2D2oj7X
Ex-Russian spy & daughter 'poisoned' in UK sparks fears of another Kremlin-backed hit. Investigators scrambling to identify the chemical used. Skripal feared for his life after his wife died in a car crash & his son was killed in a road incident.. thesun.co.uk/news/5733372/s…
UK warns Kremlin over poisoning of ex-spy Skripal & his daughter. Recalling Litvinenko murder, FM Johnson said UK was "in the lead across the world" in trying to counteract a "host of malign activity" by Russia.
Skripal's brother, son & wife have been killed in the last 2 year.