The Skripal Incident: MI-6 Incompetence or Desperation?

In the seventy-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Moskovskiy Komsomolets, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He presents exclusive comments on the Skripal incident by a Russian chemist who worked in the Soviet Chemical Weapons Program. He also discusses how the Ukrainian government lied about a status designation allegedly granted to it by NATO and how, not surprisingly, NATO played along with this lie. In addition, Professor Kovacevic talks about the paradoxical case of the Russian Central Bank’s increasing purchases of the U.S. Treasury bonds and its financing of the U.S. debt, even though the U.S. is about to impose even more economic sanctions and restrictions on Russia. Lastly, he shows how the Russian opposition activists, living in the U.S., are trying to impact the Russian presidential election. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Show Notes

Moskovskiy Komsomolets – March 14, 2018

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – March 12, 2018

Izvestia – March 13, 2018

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – March 12, 2018

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  1. April Sanchez says:

    Hearing news of the two affected I instantly remembered the M*A*S*H episode where the healed CIA operative smashed his own arm in an x-ray machine so he could stay longer, knowing they would reset the bones…

  2. April Sanchez says:

    Question: Does Skirpal’s daughter have a husband, child, cousin etc. who is willing to demand proof of life? News regarding her medical condition is being withheld, and she’s a Russian citizen… What would the U.S. State Department do under the circumstances? If the woman is being held in a medically induced coma with propophyl or something, that would make her a hostage… Is there a Russian family member willing to go in front of a camera to demand answers? An aunt? Someone?

  3. “Sir, Further to your report (“Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment”, TIMES Mar 14)’ may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None has had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved.”Stephen Davies. Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

    Meanwhile, a doctor who was one of the first people at the scene has described how she found Ms Skripal..She said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying “there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripas face or body.” The woman, who asked not to be named, told the NNC she moved Ms Skripal into the recovery position and opened her airway, as others tended to her father. she said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripal’s face or body. The doctor said she had been worried she would be affected by the nerve agent, but added that she “feels fine”.

    By Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter; 7 March 2018 – 10:24pm A security consultant who has worked for the company that compiled the controversial dossier of Donald Trump was close to the Russian double agent poisoned last weekend, it has been claimed.The consultant, who the Telegraph is declining to identify, lived close to Col Scribal and is understood to have known him for some time.

  4. Is there any evidence that the Skripals agreed to be poisoned to blame Russia/Putin, as it is alleged here?

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