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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: alldaylong
Make of this what you will.
I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation
FCO is abbreviation for Foreign & Commonwealth Office for ATS non U.K. members.
Makes sense. The victim has been outed as an associate of Christopher Steele, and wax mixed up in his dossier fiasco. The most likely culprits are MI6, trying to tie up loose ends.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: alldaylong
The nerve agents are designed to be difficult to prove origin.
Russia's ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, has suggested British authorities have identified the variant used in the Skripal attack as A-234. Speaking to Rossiya 24 TV, he said: "According to their specification, it's the poisonous substance A-234. That's the British classification." The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera says the implication of these comments is that Russia has been informed by the British of the specific agent used. But he adds: "So far, British officials have not confirmed that they have communicated this to Moscow, or that the A-234 was the exact agent deployed. "Based on public sources, A-234 is one of the Novichok family of agents... Little is known about it but the symptoms track closely with those eyewitnesses attributed to Sergei and Yulia Skripal - as do other similar nerve agents." ...... Novichoks were designed to be more toxic than other chemical weapons, so some versions would begin to take effect rapidly - in the order of 30 seconds to two minutes. The main route of exposure is likely to be through inhalation, though they could also be absorbed through the skin. However, in powder form an agent might take longer to cause a reaction.
originally posted by: YouSir
Ummm...actually...that's not what was stated...
The following is...
I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.
Chemical formula and process for manufacturing Novichok variants isn't secret
originally posted by: rken2
How stupid do you think Russians are, like they are going to use a Russian nerve agent to kill one of their own. Please, don' be naive. Its a set up, to continue the anti-Russian dialog.
originally posted by: rken2
Are you serious, Russia is the most picked on county by the mass media that exists today. Why would they give them more ammunition. To many maybes in your theory. lol
There you got it, you conspiracy theorists and russian trolls and bots which doubt that Putin/Russia did it, here is the irrefutable evidence we, the west needed for a WWIII...