These are the 14 questions that the Russian Embassy in London has just released that they would like answered.
I’ve bolded the parts that really struck me…anybody else see a pattern here?
- Why has Russia been denied the right of consular access to the two Russian citizens, who came to harm on British territory?
- What specific antidotes and in what form were the victims injected with? How did such antidotes come into the possession of British doctors at the scene of the incident?
- On what grounds was France involved in technical cooperation in the investigation of the incident, in which Russian citizens were injured?
- Did the UK notify the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) of France’s involvement in the investigation of the Salisbury incident?
- What does France have to do with the incident, involving two Russian citizens in the UK?
- What rules of UK procedural legislation allow for the involvement of a foreign state in an internal investigation?
- What evidence was handed over to France to be studied and for the investigation to be conducted?
- Were the French experts present during the sampling of biomaterial from Sergey and Yulia Skripal?
- Was the study of biomaterials from Sergey and Yulia Skripal conducted by the French experts and, if so, in which specific laboratories?
- Does the UK have the materials involved in the investigation carried out by France?
- Have the results of the French investigation been presented to the OPCW Technical Secretariat?
- Based on what attributes was the alleged “Russian origin” of the substance used in Salisbury established?
- Does the UK have control samples of the chemical warfare agent, which British representatives refer to as “Novichok”?
- Have the samples of a chemical warfare agent of the same type as “Novichok” (in accordance to British terminology) or its analogues been developed in the UK?
(Source – ZH)
Is it just me, or is that a lot of France in there? Looks like Russia has some idea that France is deeply implicated here. I’m now very curious about France’s possible role and will eagerly await whatever developments emerge. Looks like Russia has got some reason to suspect France.
The rest of the questions are all perfectly reasonable and deserve to be addressed, especially the ones regarding following established conventions and protocols.
The UK has just chucked all that right out the window and I’m convinced they did so because a rush to judgement served Teresa May’s temporal political interests, while also serving the interests of the Deep State actors (in several countries) that want to continue to blame Russia/Putin for everything.
Again, my view is that all this centers around Syria and that if anyplace is going to be the flashpoint for the next stage of this drama, it will be Syria.