Russian ex-spy may have overdosed

Summary

Skripal and his daughter may have overdosed on Fentanyl.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The toxin was identified as a nerve agent at Porton Down, which is Britain's military research base. They have not done tests with nerve agents since 1989, but are still able to identify these toxins, in order to protect British civilians and troops from attacks http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-43335148/porton-down-britain-s-secret-research-facility. The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html. It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday a “military-grade nerve agent” known to have been developed by Russia was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and that her government has concluded it is “highly likely” Moscow was responsible.

“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country or the Russian government lost control of this catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others,” she said.

Further debunking by Julia Davis twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/971924556423356416, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 101
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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British lab untrustworthy or complicit

Porton Down is mired in controversy, among other things growing cannabis and harbouring aliens.

Disproof

No evidence given. Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

Porton Down, which is Britain's military research base, have not done tests with nerve agents since 1989, but are still able to identify these toxins in order to protect British civilians and troops from attacks www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-43335148/porton-down-britain-s-secret-research-facility, . The lab is an Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) designated laboratory run by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Chemical and Biological Systems. theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264, . For information about the lab, and debunks for other conspiracy theories about it, see information from the UK Government www.gov.uk/government/news/the-truth-about-porton-down, .

Warning: suicide is an occupational hazard of the work of a traitor

Alcoholism & drug addiction, stress, severe nervous breakdown & depression are the inevitable occupational diseases of the traitor. And as a result— heart attacks, strokes, traffic accidents—and, finally, suicide.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given that diseases mentioned are relevant for the case discussed.

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,