#CaroleCadwalladr, seen here with her friend, the "ex-spy" Christopher Steele, has evidently been ordered to re-heat the #Skripal #Salisbury #novichok story (which Steele was involved with) because of the "biolabs" found in #Ukraine. So let's deconstruct her #disinformation. 1/11
#CaroleCadwalladr has long been known to be associated with UK intelligence. Documents reveal her connection to the discredited 'Integrity Initiative', a project intended to build a network of client journalists to promote the establishment's agenda. 2/11
This is the article we'll quickly look at, which #CaroleCadwalladr had published in The Observer today. We will see that she is the antithesis of an investigative journalist, carefully avoiding the important questions about stories like the #Skripals. 3/11 theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/m…
#CaroleCadwalladr begins with some widely shared and believed #disinformation. The first person to cast doubt on Cadwalladr's bald assertion here that #Putin ordered the #Salisbury #novichok attack was the PM at the time, Theresa May. May's early statement was then ignored. 4/11
Years ago The Guardian/Observer used to employ real investigative journalists instead of people working for the establishment. One of the best, @Bynickdavies, explains here the significance of May's #Skripal statement and what it means for journalism. 5/11
#Cadwalladr says #Salisbury is the heart of the British military. She can't acknowledge that the two Russians humiliated themselves on RT, so turns that on its head. But maybe she'd say it explains why the army's most senior nurse found the #Skripals. 6/11
#Cadwalladr would never ask how these two "Russian soldiers", apparently active for years, were able to get into the UK. Is there a record of their visa applications? Carole doesn't care. She doesn't care that there's no footage of them approaching #Skripal's house. And... 7/11
...she doesn't care that the bottle she says the Russians threw away - and turned up ~four months later, miles away in Amesbury - was boxed and sealed in plastic as new according to Charlie Rowley, who apparently found it in his flat. Carole would *never* ask such questions. 8/11
It was almost four months later (#Salisbury 4 Mar; #Amesbury 30 Jun). More importantly Rowley didn't "fish" the bottle out of a bin. This is a false narrative that it's Carole's job to re-enforce. In fact Rowley has no idea where the bottle came from. 9/11
Carole mentions #Trump but omits that the CIA lied to him about this case. The #Skripals fed bread to ducks in #Salisbury shortly after their hands had touched this weapon of mass destruction. No ducks were hurt, but the CIA told Trump they'd died. 10/11
I could go on, but from here #Cadwalladr develops an attack on the UK government for its Russian connections, having done the job of establishing in the minds of Guardian readers that the #Skripal narrative is beyond question. This fake, limited opposition is her function. 11/11

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Sep 11, 2021
20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the results of my modest Twitter poll show 72% of respondents do not believe the US govt account of 9/11 at all, while 92% believe it is at least partially false. I wonder what the consensus on the least believable element of the story might be.
One element that was met with scepticism even as it was reported live by CNN anchorman Garrick Utley was the news that a hijacker's passport had been recovered from the rubble of the Twin Towers' destruction. "If you can believe that" was certainly not on Utley's teleprompter.
Much scepticism has focused on the collapse of WTC7, the third tower that was destroyed in NYC on 9/11. This is because it was not hit by an airliner but suddenly fell that afternoon at the rate of gravitational acceleration, showing strong resemblance to a controlled demolition.
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'Flat Earth News' @Bynickdavies is a classic analysis of how propaganda works by a great investigative journalist; I was lucky to meet him once at a @NUJofficial event. His remarks about the #Skripal case are essential so I'm uploading them here (video clips in three parts). 1/3
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@dankaszeta omitted significant facts and distorted aspects of the #Skripal case in his recent talk for @edskeptics, as I will show in this thread.

Kaszeta's talk is here. It's over an hour long but I'll give ~time reference points with my remarks.

Kaszeta blocked me on Twitter long ago.

This was after I asked him how it was possible that two people as physically different as Sergei and Yulia #Skripal could be *almost simultaneously overcome* by the effects of a nerve agent they had allegedly touched hours before.

After I blocked Kaszeta back (as I do with all who block me) he tried to claim I'd blocked him first!

That's the self-described "king of nerve agent Twitter".

Ah well.

Apart from listening to his @edskeptics talk, I also looked at his book, 'Toxic'.

Let's get started.

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Apr 27, 2021

I've previously made a short timeline of what we're told happened to the #Skripals on the day they were poisoned (Sunday, Mar 4 2018) using only official/MSM sources. This is an expanded version, again focused on the day of the poisoning. 1/43
Sources are [numbered] and listed at the end of the thread. I have added some sourced *comments and used brackets <where the exact point in the timeline is unclear from the sources>. 2/43
9:15 #Skripal's red BMW is seen in #Salisbury in the area of London Road [1]. It is reported Sergei and Yulia were going to visit the graves of Sergei’s wife and son: Yulia’s mother and brother. 4/43
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Aug 27, 2020
The timeline of the #Skripals' movements on the day they were poisoned (Sun, Mar 4 2018) isn't clear. Did they go to the pub and then for a meal, or the other way around? Maybe it doesn't matter.

But here's what we know according to the official account, with rough timings. 1/6
12.30pm: Two Russian agents walk up to Sergei Skripal's front door in broad daylight on a Sunday lunchtime while he & Yulia are at home, and spray it with one of the deadliest nerve agents known to man using a specially adapted perfume bottle. They then head into Salisbury... 2/6
...and are later captured on CCTV in town, shopping.

13.30: Sergei and Yulia leave the house, both touching the front door and so becoming exposed to a nerve agent said to be eight times more lethal than VX, which kills in minutes.

13.45: The Skripals are seen on CCTV... 3/6
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Mar 23, 2020
1/5 Hey @JimmySecUK I'm unblocking @DanKaszeta. If he unblocks me I'd challenge him to answer four questions.

How could two physiologically very different people (old man, young woman) collapse almost simultaneously, hours after alleged exposure to "military grade nerve agent"?
2/5 The medics who treated the Skripals told the BBC they didn't suspect/treat for nerve agent poisoning for 36hrs+, and just gave them generic care for overdose. But the Skripals had significant exposure to an agent allegedly far more lethal even than VX.

How did they survive?
3/5 In one of his articles, Kaszeta writes: "It is clear the Skripals received serious and relevant medical interventions." Isn't this "relevance" a lie or omission if, as they said, the medics treating them didn't suspect nerve agent poisoning for 36hrs+?
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