Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Al Jazeera the suspected poisoning of Navalny was not the first-time critics of the Kremlin have been targeted in such a way.
“So clearly, being an outspoken opposition leader or being a corruption fighter or a whistle-blower in Russia is a dangerous business indeed,” said Cohen. (1)
Activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, told BBC News: “I thought Alexei was so powerful as a political figure that Mr Putin would not interfere.” (2)
The unequivocal message being conveyed by Western empathetic media is, that the Russians or Kremlin and Putin by innuendo, to be more specific, deal with parties it considers to be traitors, by way of poisoning.
No evidence. Just, speculation
Conversely, the evidence against the ‘west’ and America in particular, about how it treats its dissents, is well documented.
Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Abu Ghraib (3)(4)
Alexei Navalny fell ill last month while onboard a flight from Siberia to Moscow. The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk and Russian officials were persuaded to let him be airlifted to Germany two days later.
On Wednesday, the German government confirmed the doctors’ fears: Mr. Navalny, 44, had been poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok family, a potent class of chemical weapon developed by the Soviet Union that was used at least once before in recent years in an attack on a Kremlin enemy. Traces of the poison were found on Navalny’s skin. (5)
If Novichok was used, where is the collateral damage?
Novichok is a highly dangerous transmittable nerve agent (Skripal case), yet there are no reports of air hostesses on Navalny’s plane, or any other parties who assisted Navalny within Russia or once in Germany, falling ill from contact with Navalny?
As readers may recall, the globe was flooded with photos of British medics and MI5 clothed in copious protective garments to protect themselves from this highly transmittable nerve agent, as they searched for clues in the Skripal case.
Anyone seen a foto of the German medics dressed in similar attire?
Merkel faces calls to scrap Nord Stream 2 after Navalny poisoning (6)
German MPs warn chancellor she can no longer afford to back Vladimir Putin’s pet pipeline project
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said members were united in condemning the “horrific” attack and has called for Russia to disclose its Novichok nerve agent programme to international monitors, following the poisoning of activist Alexei Navalny. (7)
He added there was “proof beyond doubt” that a Novichok nerve agent was used against Mr Navalny.
What really is going on here?
Because Merkle continues to affirm that German as a sovereign state, has the right to take Russian gas via the Baltic Sea pipe line, in defiance of Trump’s persistent bellowing, the CIA decide to inject a bit of their own poison, onto the mix.
Ross Meurant, B.A. M.P.P. Currently Honorary Consul for an African state and Trustee & MD of absentee Russian owned commercial assets in NZ. Former National MP, and former police inspector in charge of Auckland region C.I.S. & V.I.P. security [aka spies and body guards].
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp and Abu Ghraib https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse