Sad that UK could convince France and Germany , I think OPCW would also agree eventually
Modern politics... more important to support your friends than to actually be right.
Nothing to do with truth and justice and all about bullies supporting each other...
Russia inherited all the weapons of mass destruction of the USSR. It was responsible for disposing of chemical weapons stocks of the
USSR. So what the hell are you going on about. Your point is a total non sequitur to what I wrote.
This stuff was supposed to be produced in Kazakhstan, not Russia, but as it was never actually produced no chemical stocks were moved to Russia, and no stocks were destroyed... there was nothing to destroy.
And if this material was used anywhere on the planet in an attack the OPCW should have been the first agency contacted... not some side show where May demands Putin fess up or else by high noon tomorrow.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons deals with Chem weapon attacks, and investigates crimes committed with chem weapons.
If the OPCW is truly unbiased they should get to the bottom of the case rather more effectively and quickly than the British authorities who are likely being pushed hard from above to find a Russian Hacker link.
Of course if they are not then perhaps Putin should restart all those chem and bio weapons programmes again because if they are biased then they are likely ignoring western transgressions as well.
The point is that neither the USSR nor Russia had any NovickokS stocks since it was never anything more than an experimentation project as
stated by the actual people involved. The OPCW never oversaw the destruction of any Novichok agents.
The OPCW already know that, but western reporters are not asking them such questions because they don't want to hear an answer that points suspicion away from Russia.
That is also likely why the UK did not immediately get the OPCW involved because they don't want to hear the truth.
Of course the real question remains... will they tell the real truth or will they slant it like the US intel agencies do... ie we have investigated the so called crime of Russia interfering in US elections and we have found no actual evidence, but we know the Russians are bad and they did something anyway... type verdict...
What would have happened is some of the intel of West or Ukraine would have siphoned of samples of Novichok due the bad days of 90's and they would have preserved it and experimented on it.
All the information was released to the west in the 1990s and most of the specialists working on these sorts of things defected to the west in the 1990s too... no doubt they didn't get jobs building roads or washing cars... they continued their work in the west... the UK, the US, Sweden, the Netherlands, any of which could have produced the toxin agent used.
The fact that the "attack" happened within 10km or Porton Down, the UK location for such warfare development is suspicious... yet never mentioned by so called western reporters... sadly journalism in the west is now a joke.
I suspect between today and tommorow US and EU countries some say 20 of them will expel diplomats , this should be bad for new term beginning for Putin , Who would have expected UK to try this dark PR and be sucessful yet they are.
What are you talking about?
This gives Russia an ideal opportunity to get rid of an equal number of western spies from its cities... this is a good thing... the less ties between Russia and the west the better.
The lure of the west is that they have money, but the reality is that they got that money by ripping off their clients, and screwing their workers, and they certainly wont just give it away. If anything they will end up making more money than their partners... so who wants to be a partner to these crooks.
Companies in Asia and central and south america and africa are crying out to do business... do you want to make the west stronger and give them more strings to pull to keep Russia in line or do you want trading partners that share the wealth of your endevours... and open up large markets for your products that you wont need to hide the made in Russia stickers on to get sales...
Russia now needs to seriously work its strategy dealing with US , UK and some EU states specially baltic , So far Russian reaction has been with kid glove and the Central Bank has been appeasing the West buying their Bonds
Russia should turn its back on the US and UK and some EU states especially the baltic states... they don't want to be friends and they don't want to play fair... they think Russia is the bad guy and that is not going to change while Russia is getting stronger... if you want the situation to improve sell all Russian assets and land to rich Americans and rich Germans for a very cheap price and reduce funding of your military to 5 billion a year and they will be your best friends... and Russia will be their bitch.