It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: oldcarpy
It certainly looks like these two were responsible but I'll be interested to see exactly what evidence they have to tie the two to the attack.
And it'll also be interesting to see the Russian response to these warrants and to the evidence.
But I still can't get my head around why such an efficient and stealthy agency like the GRU would assassinate someone using something like Novichok.
They had to know that UK authorities would find out what chemical agent was used and be able to trace it back to its source of origin.
A knifing made to look like a mugging would have been more like the tactics I would expect from such an organisation.
I can only assume that Russia wanted to send a very public message to all its ex-pats, former agents etc that working for other countries intelligence services would not be tolerated.
They also seem unconcerned about the UK and its allies reaction.
But I still can't get my head around why such an efficient and stealthy agency like the GRU would assassinate someone using something like Novichok. They had to know that UK authorities would find out what chemical agent was used and be able to trace it back to its source of origin.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Zero Hedge has noticed an interesting discrepancy:
Russia's Alleged Skripal 'Assassins' Caught Breaking The Laws Of Physics
The CCTV images released by Scotland Yard show the two suspects in separate pictures, the same place, at the exact same time down to the second. The implication is that either the pictures or the timestamp may have been manipulated.
but Putin isn't exactly beloved in Russia
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I'd ask what Britain would have to gain, but we know they have nothing to gain with a false flag here.
I am sorry but Petrov doesnt sound very Russian, but very very much like Bulgarian
Petrov or Petroff (masculine) or Petrova (feminine; pronounced [pʲɪˈtrof], [pʲɪˈtrovə]) is one of the most common surnames in Russia and Bulgaria. The surname is derived from the first name Pyotr (Пётр, Russian) or Petar (Петър, Bulgarian) (both related to English Peter) and literally means Pyotr's or Petar's.
By your logic then you would believe the same people that lied about Saddam WMDs in Iraq
originally posted by: micpsi
Maybe the two Russians volunteered because they hate both Putin and Sergei Skripal.