Toxic gas attack: Did the warfare agent come from the UK?

Who committed the gas attack on former Russian-British double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, UK, on March 4, 2018? The Russians, as the British government claims? Or maybe the British themselves?

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Everyone is performing the propaganda that they most need. And the accusation that Russia had assassinated Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4, 2018, seems to be urgently needed. With a tremendous volume in stark contrast to the evidence, British Prime Minister Theresa May accuses Russia of poisoning Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, UK, with the nerve gas Novichok. The only indication for this is none at all. Although Novichok was actually developed in the former Soviet Union, that is already some years ago. Meanwhile, the warfare agent may have spread all over the world (see below).Proofs: none at all

Any evidence of May’s claims does not exist:

  • How and on what ways the substance should have gotten into the two victims – no idea.
  • Who should have given the murder order and why – you do not know.
  • Suspects? There is not any.But that can not be! For the developer of the poison gas himself it is „out of the question, who is behind the attack on Skripal,“ quoted Spiegel Online Wil Mirzayanov in the US, emigrated chemist from Russia, who held a senior role in the Soviet chemical weapons program. In a Spiegel video Mirzayanov said: „Of course, the Kremlin denies everything, like all criminals. To trust just one word from Putin is a mistake. Novichok was invented, studied and made tons of it – exclusively in Russia. No one outside the country knew about it. No-one else owned this chemical“, the 83-year-old said. – Jetzt abonnieren!Ordinary ingredientsSo – maybe Uzbekistan, for example. As Mirzayanov himself writes in his book State Secrets – An Insider’s Chronicle of the Russian Chemical Weapons Program (Denver 2008), the warfare agents were also tested there. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States helped the former Soviet state of Uzbekistan to dismantle the facilities – and, of course, the toxic gases fell into their hands. Today, every country that has a significant agribusiness can have these chemical weapons. After all, Novitschok gases are so-called „binary warfare agents“ consisting of two („bi“) less dangerous ingredients that  only

    mix up and have their lethal effect when used  (for example, in a two-chamber grenade). Mirzayanov himself wrote in an article in 1995: It should be kept in mind that the chemical components or precursors of the Novichok gases are „ordinary organophosphates, as can be produced in commercial chemical companies producing products such as fertilizers and pesticides“ (Henry L. Stimson Center: Chemical Weapons Disarmament in Russia: Problems and Prospects, No. 17, October 1995, p. 24). In other words, the ingredients for Novichok warfare agents are stored in every better agricultural chemical factory.But there is another source for the chemical weapons. If you look at the original statements of Mirzayanov, you will find that, in addition to the Russians, he also named yet another possible origin for the Nowichok gases: the only other possible source, the chemist said, according to an AFP report on 14 March 2018, „would be that someone used the formulas in his book to make such a weapon.“ – Jetzt abonnieren!

Know How about Novichok

The truth is: At the latest since 2008, every chemical weapons laboratory on the planet was able to produce the Novichoks. But why go into the distance? The know-how and the unscrupulousness of attacking people with poison gases is just around the corner. In Porton Down, for example, is the center of British biochemical and chemical weapons research – only twelve kilometers from the tranquil town of Salisbury, where Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.

According to the British career diplomat and former US ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, the British government itself has plenty of expertise about Novichok. In Porton Down, the Novichok gases were almost certainly analyzed and reproduced: „That’s exactly what Porton Down is for. It made chemical weapons and biological substances, and today they are still produced in small quantities to study defense mechanisms and antidotes. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian chemists made much information available about these nerve agents. “ See Mirzayanov.

The contemplative old town of Salisbury

Human and animal life are of little value in Porton Down. Over the years millions of animals and thousands of people have been poisoned there. Especially in the 1950s and 1960s were „tested in more than 20,000 cases chemical warfare on mostly unsuspecting own soldiers, including many conscripts. Many of them believed to be involved in the development of a new anti-cold medication“ (Wikipedia german: Porton Down, retrieved on 19.3.2018). In at least 3400 cases nerve agents, mustard gas, LSD and the tear gas CS were released on people: In May 1953, a 20 -year-old member of the Royal Air Force (RAF) had died, „after one had dripped sarin on his forearm. Nevertheless, the experiments with nerve agents continued at least until 1958. To date, about 25 people have died from the after-effects of the trials in Porton Down.“ – Jetzt abonnieren!

More than 750 secret operations involving chemical warfare agents

But the dark number of unreported cases is high: More than 750 secret operations involving „biological and chemical warfare by aircraft, ships and road vehicles“ were carried out on „hundreds of thousands of ordinary British“, reported the British journalist Nafeez Ahmed. Because it is so convenient, many of the experiments were conducted around Salisbury, including the civilian population. British military aircraft had dropped „thousands of kilograms of a chemical of ‚largely unknown toxic potential‘ above the British civilian population in and around Salisbury in Wiltshire, Cardington in Bedfordshire and Norwich in Norfolk”, the UK Independent wrote on July 8, 2015: „Significant Quantities were also spread over parts of the English Channel and the North Sea. It is not known to what extent coastal cities in England and France were affected. „Even commuters on the London Underground were“ on a much larger scale „than previously thought to have been used as guinea pigs. New research has shown that „in May 1964, a previously unknown field trial for biological warfare was held in the capital’s pipe system. The secret operation – carried out by scientists at the Research Center for Chemical and Biological Warfare in Porton Down, Wiltshire – involved the release of large quantities of bacteria called Bacillus globigii … „…

Porton Down, one of the planet ’s most gruesome chemical weapons complexes / By Peter Facey

It seems that in the UK, and especially in Porton Down, are the criminals Theresa May is looking for in Russia ….