(ed: this comment was posted at the daily blog – by someone calling themselves historian pete..and is a rejoinder to the sabre-rattling article of/from one chris trotter..who harrumphs that the russians must be punished..(!)..
(i noted that trotter had clearly not only drunk the kool-ade – he had swallowed it..)
i felt it was a well-constructed p.o.v. so i asked permission of historian pete to publish it over here @ whoar..
and here it is:)
Historian Pete says:
March 16, 2018 at 10:51 am
I saw an interesting interview with Annie Marchon – a former MI5 intelligence operative who stated that Russia should not be automatically convicted by the court of public opinion because the nerve agent was originally made in Russia.
She pointed out that the brother of Kim Jong Un – the leader of North Korea – was assassinated in Malaysia last year.
The nerve agent used was created by Britain at Porton Downs.
Does this mean that Britain was the culprit?
There is some disingenuous thinking going on here.
She thought – bringing her previous training to the fore – that what the spy double agent victim had been doing for the previous 8 years was of prime importance.
Who had he been involved with?
Who were his contacts?
That will perhaps show some motivation of why he specifically was the victim!
A professional investigation needed to be conducted .
Why the precipitous hurry to reach a conclusion?
Qn another tack this episode raises the question of how capable is Britain and what evidence is there for the existence of a U.K. Assassination program.
Well, historically Britain created an Empire.
You don’t create an empire by following Boy Scout Rules.
Britain invaded and assassinated her way into creating the greatest empire of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
And then she dressed it all up for her adoring subjects – that it was a noble enterprise always conducted with British fair play.
And today she is still doing so!
According to True Republica.org.uk 8 sept 2015 Britain has an extrajudicial assassination program that has operated in Pakistan and Syria.
MI5 plotted the assassination of the Irish Prime Minister in 1985.
Written on Ulster Volunteer Force signature paper there was a warning that the UVF was asked by an MI5 operative about the prospect of carrying out an attack on Republic of Ireland leader Haughey in 1985.
They declined and instead warned the Irish Government of the approach.
They were not prepared to do Britain’s dirty work for them!
The letter is in the Irish National Archives and has only recently been released to the public.
Evidence of British perfidy indeed!
This incident is typical of the double dealing of Britain – creating an ethos of a country imbued by moral and noble motives – while behind the scenes getting another party to conduct assassinations in such a way as to confer maximum deniability.
To be fair they are very good at this and rarely get caught out.
During the Maggie Thatcher era there were constant rumours of a Death Squad operating especially in Northern Ireland.
So who did the deed?
There are plenty of suspects.
The CIA ?
MI5 itself ?
Take your pick – which will be heavily influenced by your personal ideology !!!
(ed: and of course there is the long history of false-flagging by western intelligence agencies/governments – from korea thru to libya being the recent timeline for such activities..
‘weapons of mass-destruction’ in iraq..?..anyone..?..
to accept the official-line/story – as chris trotter has – shows gulliblity as deep as it a it is wide..i would submit..
some more critical thinkers are going w.t.f..!..eh..?)