UK’s NATO letter re Salisbury/Russia betrays flimsy case, contradicts earlier claims

The mainstream media have generally attempted to spin the OPCW’s (Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) equivocal support for Porton Down’s analysis of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack as if it proves the government’s case against Russia. Only the report’s executive summary has been released to the public – and that does […]

Full OPCW report summary (which does not say Novichok)

The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) executive summary of the findings of its ‘technical assistance visit’ to Salisbury and subsequent analysis of the toxin is now available and can be downloaded below. The document is carefully worded not to say that the substance analysed was a ‘Novichok’, in spite of media spin […]

#OPCW report’s ‘confirmed findings’ underline Boris Johnson’s dishonesty

The mainstream media headlines are touting that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) report, which was published at noon today, confirms the government’s claim that the substance that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal and a police officer in Salisbury ‘is Novichok’. However, the report itself – or rather, the executive summary that […]

OPCW to visit Syrian ‘chemical attack’ site Douma

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has accepted a Russian invitation to visit the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place at the weekend and is expected to do so within a few days. The OPCW is the same organisation that visited the UK last month to take […]

With Trump about to bomb Syria, you need to see this

US fighter jets over Iraq The US is expected to start bombing imminently against the Assad regime’s forces and infrastructure in Syria. Based on recent history, the Tory government and adventurist so-called Labour ‘moderates’ will wish to join in – and will paint anyone who opposes the move as unpatriotic and, almost certainly, as a […]

Video: former OPCW head – UK govt ‘premature’, unrealistic in naming Novichok source

Russia still prime suspect Former OPCW head describes UK government action as ‘premature’ and says impossible to analyse and identify toxin in 24hrs, let alone source Queries why OPCW was not called in immediately. José Bustani is a former Brazilian ambassador to the UK and was the first Director General of the Organisation for the […]

Video: Foreign Office caught doctoring Novichok statement transcript?

The Establishment has gone into overdrive over the last few days to cover for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, since the emergence of video footage showing Johnson claiming the Porton Down chemical weapons facility had been ‘absolutely categorical’ in telling him ‘there is no doubt’ that the source of the Salisbury toxin was Russia – and […]

Now Foreign Office deletes tweet that #PortonDown confirmed Russian origin

As the SKWAWKBOX highlighted yesterday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told a complete untruth to UK citizens – and was captured in a filmed interview – that he knew Russia was the source of the poison that affected the Skripals and a police officer in Salisbury because the scientists at Porton Down’s chemical weapons facility told […]