Joint Western condemnation of nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy

The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy as “an assault on UK sovereignty” and saying it is highly likely that Russia was behind it. The statement says: “This use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war.”

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14 thoughts on “Joint Western condemnation of nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy

  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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    That last sentence is a “declaration of a chemical war”

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:22 at 17:22
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    From media war to information war to cyber war to chemical war to nuclear war.

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 17:43 at 17:43
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    The Yanks are getting really boring with these claims. I am not saying Russia is not behind it all, it probably is. But this is the way you deal with traitors. The Yanks do it, the French do it, everyone does it. What irks me is the sanctimonious attitude of the “west” towards all of it. The west calls defectors that defect to the USA freedom fighters and activists, and defectors that go the other way traitors and scum. Double standards at work…

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    • Mar 15, 2018 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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      I think it is more a problem of using such a nasty nerve agent in a public place. I agree…you kill traitors with extreme prejudice but not with something like this in public. Do it in a way that does not endanger innocents.

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      • Mar 15, 2018 @ 22:21 at 22:21
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        Why do you think they were poisoned in a public place? They collapsed in a public place, but can you pinpoint the exact time and place when the agent was applied?

        As far as I know, no innocent civilians were harmed, except his daughter, which doesn’t look like Russian signature…

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      • Mar 15, 2018 @ 23:49 at 23:49
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        Don’t say so. This is the rule. They kill innocents together with “traitors”. They kill innocents just because they work on the other side. 15 iranian scientists working on nuclear research have been killed by israelis just to stop their research, but the list is much longer. They kill just because they have an “advantage”, they earn time, they retard “enemy” progress, etc…Is the double standard rule: since I do is good, since you do is bad. Hypocrites!

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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    This never ending, escalating, ganging up on the Russians is a very bad direction guys now 4 nuclear powers are accusing russia of a chemical OFFENSIVE against a european nation….meaning they can retaliate!!
    The writing is now on the wall now guys!!!
    especially with the US and the ruskies threatning each other in syria and anti russia pompeo….

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 20:25 at 20:25
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    How obvious to blame Russia for a known reverse engineered easily detectable and identifiable chemical agent to old Soviet times.

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 21:35 at 21:35
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    seems like they are trying to out obvious Mr PuTiN. Maybe we should get our gas masks ready.

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  • Mar 15, 2018 @ 23:37 at 23:37
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    Thoughtful comments. Thank to all.
    Putin is last person who needed such scandal 5 days prior election.
    PM May needs to pay Brexit penalty to the Germany and France. GB has no such money ($50-100B) and therefore confiscation of the capitals from the Russian oligarchs can solve the problem. Brits will pay the money, stolen in Russia by oligarchs, to the Germany and France. That is, I think, where from this “highly likely that Russia was behind it” conclusion came from.
    Who could poison a poor old guy? Poisoner has to be among those who benefited.

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  • Mar 16, 2018 @ 0:24 at 0:24
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    Follow the money. Perhaps we can also conclude based on the fallacy presented this is election meddling by US/UK ?

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  • Mar 16, 2018 @ 15:28 at 15:28
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    Fact – Citizen of Russia was poisoned on the territory of GB.
    It is responsibility of GB police to find who has done it and inform Russia or at least share information about activity. Involve Russians in investigation if Russia requests.
    To blame Russia without any evidence for their own failure is against the common sense.
    Before discussion in UN I want to see evidence. Who knows? It could be a provocation from the third country?

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