Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Sergei Skripal, the Nerve Agent Novichok, and the Proximity of Porton Down

From: https://gumshoenews.com/2018/03/13/sergei-skripal-the-nerve-agent-novichok-and-the-proximity-of-porton-downs/#more-17152

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down (photo – BT)
by Dee McLachlan
Thank goodness Teresa May won’t be joining Scotland Yard to become a detective. In the attempted murders of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter — allegedly with the nerve agent, Novichok — she has outlined only two possible options:
  1. Russian did it, or
  2. The Russians lost control of “their” nerve agent.
May gave a stirring address at the House of Commons, saying, “It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia… This is part of a group of nerve agents known as Novichok.” She seems confident that the production of this nerve agent has stayed in Russia since it was developed. Now, that’s a laugh!
Why would Russia attempt to kill Skripal with an agent that leads directly back to them?
This is sounding more and more like a false flag.
And where did they find out what chemical was used? At the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down — only 7 miles from where Skripal was found. Amazing!
Let us assume it is Novichok, and not some other imitation nerve agent. Novichok is more powerful than VX and sarin, and allegedly the most deadly nerve agent ever made. It was first developed in Russia in the 1970s — and became known, publicly, to the West in the early 1990s. That was over twenty years ago.
Can we honestly believe the West has not experimented with the production of Novichok?
Nerve agents work by overriding neurotransmitters, and shutting down the body — causing a slowing of the heart and restriction of the airways, leading to death by asphyxiation. Professor Gary Stephens, University of Reading, says, “One of the main reasons these agents are developed is because their component parts are not on the banned list. It means the chemicals that are mixed to create it are much easier to deliver with no risk to the health of the courier.”
Even though only a drop is required to kill a person, the MSM is pondering how the Novichok was transported into the country from Russia.
Maybe this nerve agent did not come from Russia, but from somewhere else.
Porton Down
Porton Down in Wiltshire, England, is situated on about 7,000 acres and is the UK’s CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) facility. The highly secretive work that goes on there is protected from oversight, and monkeys, and even people, were in past routinely tested upon. Around 2009, it emerged that hundreds of ex-servicemen were used as chemical warfare guinea pigs there between 1939 and 1989.
What is interesting is that Porton Down is a mere 16 minute drive from the center of Salisbury, where Skripal was found.
And Skripal lands up to settle in Salisbury of all places.
Skripal nearly joined a long list of fatalities in the area. They were trialing sarin B at the Porton Down centre back in the 1950s, and though an inquiry initially focused on the death of Ronald Maddison (in 1953), the Wiltshire Police are believed to be looking at another 45 cases where relatives claimed a death had been caused by the tests.
In 2012, Dr Richard Holmes, 48, resigned from the government’s secret chemical warfare laboratory — then a few weeks later, he is found dead in a field. As reported in Truthfall, Dr Holmes, like Dr Kelly, also told his wife that he was ‘going out for a walk’  before later being found dead. Dr David Kelly, was another weapons scientist (UK weapons inspector to Iraq) that “suicided” back in 2003.
All this a stone’s throw from Salisbury.
Vil Mirzayanov
Now Vil Mirzayanov, a Russian chemist, is best known for revealing the illegal chemical weapons experimentation in Russia – a whistle blower soon after the Communist Party collapsed.  He was arrested on October 22, 1992, on charges of treason. But the existence of Novichok was then openly admitted by Russian authorities, and so Mirzayanov was eventually released because, “not one of the formulas or names of poisonous substances in the Moscow News article was new to the Soviet press…” He has been living in the US for quite some time.
Interestingly, I looked him up on Facebook, and his latest post (a few hours ago) claims that he has published the formula of Novichok in his book.
Some interesting points in Vil Mirzayanov blog:
“…some people from Washington persistently advised me not to include the formulas of the chemical agents of the Novichok series in my book. I reminded these people that the formulas of VX gas, sarin and soman have already been published. In some books it is even possible to find the basics of the production technologies of these agents.
“In GOSNIIOKhT, the Russian center for developing chemical weapons where I worked for 26 years, all scientists and engineers, including the departmental and laboratory chiefs, had to pass safety exams every year… Only special military personnel can operate them with minimal risk of poisoning or death.
“The volatility of both Novichok and VX-gas are hundreds of times less than that of sarin. For that reason, it is impossible to the same kind of methods Aum Shinrikyo did [in the Tokyo subway], and release them, exposing targets… All of the advice people gave me not to publish formulas of the Novichok chemical agents, based on the argument that terrorists would use them, does not ring true.
“These agents should be acknowledged and immediately put under the control of the OPCW, the organization that administers the Chemical Weapons Convention. We need to stop mystifying chemical weapons and the non-existent biological weapons. It is time to stop scaring the American people with imaginary problems, in order to blindly extract as much money as possible from them for protection.”
Mirzayanov seems to think that only professional scientists and special military personnel can operate sophisticated toxins like this.
Possible Scenarios
  • Russia wanted to kill a washed-up double agent with a nerve agent that leads directly back to them
  • some rogue Russian got hold of Novichok to try kill Skripal
  • Skripal was working for the FSB, as a condition of his being allowed to live in the West?
  • a Porton Down accident, or
  • a classic False Flag by the CIA or UK agencies designed to blame Russia.
One has to ask: Who will benefit? And who needs increased tensions?
I fail to see how the Russian government could benefit from this incident. But President Putin has less than 24 hours to respond to Teresa May’s claims.
Australia’s ABC headline:
“Skripal attack: Why the use of a Novichok nerve agent suggests Russia was involved”
Consider this: Novichok is designed to override neurotransmitters and shut down vital organs. The MSM, including the ABC, is designed override neurotransmitters, and shut down critical and logical thinking.

Having just read a piece in The Guardian, I think it should be included in this article. It seems the attempt to poison Skirpal could be, possibly, a more significant false flag distraction than I had originally thought.
10 Possible Responses
The ten possible British responses to Russia over the Sergei Skripal affair — as presented in The Guardian (In ascending order):
1) Expulsion of diplomats
2) Ask Ofcom to declare that Russian media outlets such as RT are not fit to hold a broadcasting licence
3) Seek support in the EU for sports officials not to attend the World Cup
4) Introduce amendments to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill
5) Freeze assets of Russian oligarchs unable to explain sources of London property wealth
This would be legally risky and might hit as many Putin opponents as allies.
6) Seek further EU-wide sanctions on Russia
7) Step up Nato presence on the Russian border
8) Designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism
9) Cut Russian banks off from Swift
10) Leak or publish classified material on the scale of alleged money laundering by Putin and his allies

1 comment:

  1. UK Column 13.3.2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvqATRE0vts


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