What You Are Not Being Told About
Russian Spy Sergei Skripal
-by TRUE PUBLICA
By Ex British Ambassador Craig Murray: There is a major difference between Alexander Litvinenko and Sergei Skripal, which is not being reflected in the media.
Litvinenko was a good man who attempted to expose abuses of power within Russia, in defence of the rights of Russians. Skripal is a traitor who sold the identities of Russian agents abroad to the UK,
in exchange for hard cash. This may very well have caused the deaths of some of those Russian agents operating in conflict zones. If this is indeed a poisoning, there are a great many people who may
want Mr Skripal dead – nor in this murky world should we overlook the fact that he must have known interesting things about his MI6 handlers. “Litvinenko II” is rather too pat and obvious, and could
be a false flag set-up.
I certainly hope that Skripal, his companion, and anybody else affected, recover fully from whatever has attacked
them. But I moved long ago past a world view where my country are the “goodies” and Russians are the “baddies”, and instead I reached an understanding that those in power oppress the people,
universally. The idea that the elaborate spy games between world intelligence agencies are a battle between right and wrong, is for the story books. They are all wrong, all part of a system where
power over people is controlled for the benefit of the wealthy, and battles are over hard resources, whichever “side” you are on.
erve agents including Sarin and VX are manufactured by the British Government in Porton Down, just 8 miles from
where Sergei Skripal was attacked. The official British
government story is that these nerve agents are only manufactured “To help develop effective medical countermeasures and to test systems”.
The UK media universally accepted that the production of polonium by Russia was conclusive evidence that Vladimir
Putin was personally responsible for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. In the case of Skripal, po-faced articles like this hilarious
one in the Guardian speculate about where the nerve agent could possibly have come from – while totally failing to mention the fact that incident took place only eight miles from the
largest stock of nerve agent in western Europe.
“The investigation comprises multiple strands. Among them is whether there is
any more of the nerve agent in the UK, and where it came from.
Chemical weapons experts said it was almost impossible to make nerve agents
without training. “This needs expertise and a special place to make it or you will kill yourself. It’s only a small amount, but you don’t make this in your kitchen,” one said, speaking on condition
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former commanding officer at the UK’s chemical,
biological and nuclear regiment, said: “This is pretty significant. Nerve agents such as sarin and VX need to be made in a laboratory. It is not an insufficient task. Not even the so-called Islamic
State could do it.”
Falling over themselves in the rush to ramp up the Russophobia, the Guardian quotes
“One former senior Foreign Office adviser suggested the Kremlin was taking
advantage of the UK’s lack of allies in the US and EU. He said the British government was in a “weaker position” than in 2006 when two Kremlin assassins poisoned the former FSB officer Alexander
Litvinenko with a radioactive cup of tea.
The adviser said the use of nerve agent suggested a state
It certainly does. But the elephant in the room is – which state?
Craig Murray is an
author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to