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Conspiracy Theories, ‘Alt Left’ ‘and 9/11 Truthers Onwards, Go Field Day on Salisbury Attacks.

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Craig Murray, “an outspoken critic of the emergent New World Order“.

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Historian and human rights activist. Former British Ambassador.

The Canary finds this conspi a reliable source,

Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray has made an observation that unravels the Western version of the Russian spy story.

On 4 March, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was allegedly poisoned in Salisbury. The majority of Western politicians and media outlets are suggesting that Vladimir Putin’s government tried to assassinate Skripal. May has already acted on the claim, expelling 23 Russian diplomats. But Murray points out that we actually have no evidence as to who carried out the attack.


Challenging the consensus, Murray branded the Russia-blaming “speculation”. Following the attempted assassination, Theresa May claimed that it was “highly likely” Russia was to blame, mainly because the state “previously produced this agent and would still be capable of doing so”.

May cites UK military analysis, which says the poison used in the attack belongs to the ‘Novichok’ group of nerve agents. The Soviet Union originally developed the Novichok group. Given this was in the 1970s, Murray points out that other states or agencies could have access to the nerve agents today, not just Russia.

But as can be seen above Murray has gone in for a little speculation himself.

Here is his blue sky thinking in more detail,

If I was the police, I would look closely at Orbis Intelligence.

To return to Israel. Israel has the nerve agents. Israel has Mossad which is extremely skilled at foreign assassinations. Theresa May claimed Russian propensity to assassinate abroad as a specific reason to believe Russia did it. Well Mossad has an even greater propensity to assassinate abroad. And while I am struggling to see a Russian motive for damaging its own international reputation so grieviously, Israel has a clear motivation for damaging the Russian reputation so grieviously. Russian action in Syria has undermined the Israeli position in Syria and Lebanon in a fundamental way, and Israel has every motive for damaging Russia’s international position by an attack aiming to leave the blame on Russia.

Both the Orbis and Israeli theories are speculations. But they are no more a speculation, and no more a conspiracy theory, than the idea that Vladimir Putin secretly sent agents to Salisbury to attack Skripal with a secret nerve agent. I can see absolutely no reason to believe that is a more valid speculation than the others at this point.

He concludes,

I am alarmed by the security, spying and armaments industries’ frenetic efforts to stoke Russophobia and heat up the new cold war. I am especially alarmed at the stream of cold war warrior “experts” dominating the news cycles. I write as someone who believes that agents of the Russian state did assassinate Litvinenko, and that the Russian security services carried out at least some of the apartment bombings that provided the pretext for the brutal assault on Chechnya. I believe the Russian occupation of Crimea and parts of Georgia is illegal. On the other hand, in Syria Russia has saved the Middle East from domination by a new wave of US and Saudi sponsored extreme jihadists.

The naive view of the world as “goodies” and “baddies”, with our own ruling class as the good guys, is for the birds. I witnessed personally in Uzbekistan the willingness of the UK and US security services to accept and validate intelligence they knew to be false in order to pursue their policy objectives. We should be extremely sceptical of their current anti-Russian narrative. There are many possible suspects in this attack.

Russian to Judgement 

Murray’s  feeble knowledge of chemistry alone is taken apart here:

Then there is this:  The UK government is manufacturing its nerve agent case for ‘action’ on Russia

Official claim that ‘Novichok’ points solely to Russia discredited

By Nafeez Ahmed.

And this:

Ahead of Theresa May’s response to the Salisbury attack, Alt-left site Evolve Politics quotes 9/11 conspiracy theorist in defence of Russia Today.

The Red Roar story is indeed true.

Evolve Politics.

A former British MI5 agent has indicated that Russia had absolutely no motive to harm Double Agent Sergei Skripal, and also dismissed claims made by the British Prime Minister Theresa May that the nerve agent alleged to have been used in the attack, Novichok, must have originated from Russia.

Speaking with Russia Today, former-MI5 agent Annie Machon – who resigned from the organisation in order to expose the crimes of Britain’s secret services – questioned what Russia’s motive could possibly have been to attempt to assassinate Mr Skripal, stating that:


“From the very start of this story… they need to work out what the motive was […] Skripal was a guy who had been caught by the Russians. He’d been tried and convicted, sent to prison, and then released and pardoned by the Russians, and sent back to the UK.He had been debriefed – picked clean, intelligence-wise, both by the Russians… and by MI6 when he came to live in the UK. So what is the motive there?”

Annie Machon is a notorious 9/11 Truther,

The home of Machon and Shayler in Highgate, London was the base of the British and Irish 9/11 Truth Campaign, founded in January 2004, which believed the September 11 attacks were an “inside job” arranged by a “shadowy elite” of American agencies and others.[11] Mahon has continued to identify with the 9/11 Truth movement. In May 2013, she was removed from a forthcoming United Nations panel discussion in New York City on 6 June 2013 after a complaint from B’nai B’rith International.[12][13] In 2015, she told The Sunday Times some issues related to 9/11 remained unresolved: “Dirty tricks certainly happen and one should always keep an open mind”.[14] In her first book, Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers (2005), Machon suggested the death of Diana, Princess of Wales had been organised by the security services.[15][16]


And so it goes….




Written by Andrew Coates

March 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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  1. Looks like Agent Cob is paying off for them.


    March 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm

  2. “Skwawkbox, the site run by Steve Walker who sells private services to the NHS, has repeated the Russian government’s argument that the Novichok nerve agent used in the attack could have come from sites across Europe, including Porton Down in Wiltshire. The defence laboratory, where the chemical was tested after the attack, has become the source of a conspiracy theory that the UK government carried out the attack, based on the site’s proximity to where it was carried out. Skwawkbox has also tweeted support for an alternative theory, that the US carried out the attack having obtained the chemical weapon from Uzbekistan.”


    Andrew Coates

    March 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm

  3. Guido Fawkes

    March 16, 2018 at 10:08 am

  4. Andrew Coates

    March 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm

  5. The multipolar spin: how fascists operationalize left-wing resentment.

    Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist.

    “Shortly after Putin’s election in 2000, the Kremlin released a set of foreign policy guidelines calling for a “multipolar world order” against the “strengthening tendency towards the formation of a unipolar world under financial and military domination by the United States.” Escalating with the Ukrainian Orange Revolution in 2004, the Kremlin’s production of soft-power networks throughout Europe and the United States involves- think tanks, loans, forums, propaganda outlets and cooperation agreements with far-right parties like the Austrian Freedom Party and the League. From Russia to Iran to Western Europe and the U.S., this international movement uses conspiracy theories and “gray material” to warp the political spectrum into a populist referendum along “geopolitical” terms set by fascist engagées.”


    Andrew Coates

    March 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm

  6. Now we know the face of ‘Agent Cob’ can anyone put a name to it? Anyone?

    Mulder & Scully

    March 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm

  7. According to Craig Murray:

    The Novichok Story Is Indeed Another Iraqi WMD Scam

    To summarise:

    1) Porton Down has acknowledged in publications it has never seen any Russian “novichoks”. The UK government has absolutely no “fingerprint” information such as impurities that can safely attribute this substance to Russia.
    2) Until now, neither Porton Down nor the world’s experts at the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were convinced “Novichoks” even exist.
    3) The UK is refusing to provide a sample to the OPCW.
    4) “Novichoks” were specifically designed to be able to be manufactured from common ingredients on any scientific bench. The Americans dismantled and studied the facility that allegedly developed them. It is completely untrue only the Russians could make them, if anybody can.
    5) The “Novichok” programme was in Uzbekistan not in Russia. Its legacy was inherited by the Americans during their alliance with Karimov, not by the Russians.

    With a great many thanks to sources who cannot be named at this moment.


    Porton Down

    March 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm

  8. Annie Machon on the ‘Alex Salmond Show’ on RT said only yesterday that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter was the work of the British Intelligence agencies. You would think she would know having worked for MFI and all.


    March 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  9. Annie Machon on the ‘Alex Salmond Show’ on RT said only yesterday that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter was the work of the British Intelligence agencies. You would think she would know having worked for MFI and all…


    March 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm

  10. Annie Machon on the ‘Alex Salmond Show’ on RT said only yesterday that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter was the work of the British Intelligence agencies. You would think she would know having worked for MFI and all…..


    March 16, 2018 at 3:29 pm

  11. And Alex Salmond agreed with her. So there!


    March 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

  12. Alex Salmond, the man so vain he drinks his own bathwater…

    Andrew Coates

    March 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm

  13. But do Alex Salmond?, Annie Machon?, RT?, have any credibility?

    Max & Stacey Keiser

    March 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

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