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Only Russia could have committed this crime

Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:31 UTC
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by Boris Johnson - Sometimes it seems as if running a good cover-up is the main job of the Kremlin. No other government devotes as much time and effort to the business of trying to sabotage or discredit international inquiries. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    Before anybody gets into making personal comments about Mr Johnson, there are some “factors” that might be taken into consideration. As of 04/07/2018 at 05:49 AM EDT, HuffPost reports that Russia has over 20 explanations for the Skripal poisoning.

    Now, why would a “normal”, “decent” country have more than 20 explanations? Reference is made to Professor Mark Galeotti, senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague who said that it is more effective to blast out a cloud of different theories as different people will respond to different ideas. In other words, it's psychology.

    But if all those “different” people know that Russia has come out with more than 20 “different” explanations, shouldn't they ask who would come out with more than 20 possibilities? Would it be someone who is totally innocent or someone who is totally guilty?

    To put it more directly, when the policeman picks you out in the street, takes you to the station, sits you down in an interview room and proceeds to ask you loads of questions about an offence about which you know absolutely nothing, do you just answer the questions with the truth and to the best of your ability? Or do you come out with more than 20 different, and silly, “explanations”?

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brit Bob

    “There is no doubt that we have found nerve agent, that nerve agent has been identified to have been manufactured, we believe in Russia, and we believe that the nerve agent, the Novichok type of nerve agent is only capable of being produced by a nation state,” Security Minister Ben Wallace said on Thursday in a BBC radio interview. “We can say that all roads lead to Russia, that we are beyond reasonable doubt that the Russian state is behind this.”

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSesDoidao

    OMFG. Stupid Brits. Read this.

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    'Stupid Brits'? What d'you think you are?

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Apr 09th, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Scottish ⇒ British

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JDB

    This is fake news. It was the British that poisoned these people. Now they want to bring them to the United States.

    Remember Ruby Ridge!

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    He doesn't seem to Think so...

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Why do some people condemn Black Lives Matter but say 'Remember Ruby Ridge'? It's okay for the police to shoot unarmed people resisting arrest, but not armed ones?

    Suppose he could always burn his passport if he objects that much.

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Suppose he could...

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Does it bother you when the Falklanders say they don't want to be Argentine?

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    He's a funny one...that Pict...I know where he was born and when he was born...he's British..
    Fancy calling yourself stupid...

    Apr 09th, 2018 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...
    Not the least...

    Mr. Voice...
    Allow me to disagree...
    Our World States are full of minority Nations that do not feel as part of the dominant society...
    Wee EscoSesDoidao calling them Brits names ..., is as logical as me Argie Indian neighbour calling us Argies names...

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Do your 'Indian' neighbours not feel Argentine, then (and does that bother you)? I don't think it's very logical of them to call you names, what have *you* done?

    And I don't understand how Scottish people can feel that way, because they have obviously done so much to shape British society, both culturally and politically.

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JDB

    The British are now admitting that the nerve agent did not come from Russia. Totally fake news.

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beth

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Apr 14th, 2018 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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