What Evils *Don’t* Lurk in the Heart of Vladimir Putin?

“Why is he smiling?  Did he put Novichok in my Chardonnay?”

We all know that Putin poisoned the Skripals with Novichok either dobbed onto a door handle in liquid or…later maybe a gel form, or by way of a perfume bottle left under a park bench for Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess to poison themselves with.  Additionally the po-po believe that the nerve agent may have been concocted in a public bog in the QE Gardens.

But whew!  He’s gotten away with this one, the clever sod‘Couple who fell ill in Salisbury not exposed to novichok, police confirm’; Nationality of pair not revealed after a witness on Sunday reported they were Russian, the Guardian, Sept.16

Of course we know that Putin’s trying to kill the EU as well  (his Tweetie bird)

@guyverhofstadt  “Europe has a fifth column in its ranks: Putin’s cheerleaders who want to destroy Europe & liberal democracy from within: Le Pen, Wilders, Farage, Orbàn, Kaczynski, Salvini use Kremlin money & intel. Like Farage’s friend Arron Banks, who colluded w/ Russians to deliver #Brexit

But: the GRU agents Putin sent to Salisbury to Novichok poison killers sent by Russia for Salisbury assassination ‘practised nerve agent attacks for months’, EXCLUSIVE: British military intelligence sources told the Mirror it is feared ­Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Bochirov have practised nerve agent attacks for months before the Salisbury operation, mirror.co.uk, Sept. 5, 2018

“We also learned the pair are likely to have been on undercover missions across the West, Europe and Britain several times before they came in March.

The two crack soldiers – recruited from the Red Army and trained for years to gather ­intelligence on enemy forces and launch kill missions – were tonight in hiding in Russia.

Their commanders are thought to control Russia’s nerve agent stockpile and its nuclear capability, contained in a briefcase carried by military chiefs and President Vladimir Putin.

The GRU is also suspected of being behind the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner MH17 as it flew over East Ukraine in 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members.

(One ex-British military ­intelligence source told the Mirror):

“We should be deeply concerned that the GRU appears to have control of Russia’s Novichok supply as well. It could mean the domestic security forces have relinquished control of it.”

You might want to click into the Mirror link if  for no other reason to read the vast ‘stories’ and photos of the ‘Novichok Assassinations’  on the right sidebar.

Bellingcat ‘all-volunteer’ online investigative services agrees, strangely enough.  Skripal Poisoning Suspect’s Passport Data Shows Link to Security Services’, September 14, 2018   (I love this though):

Read The Insider Russian report on this same topic here. (in Russian, I assume)

Teh awesome, award-winning bellingcats on Twitter.

Who shot down MH17?

Vladimir Putin Should Take Responsibility for the MH17 Shootdown; It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror’, Bob Dreyfuss, July 18, 2014, the nation.com

Rats! Maybe…not:  ‘Russia reveals the MH17 ‘smoking gun’, Defense Ministry provides missile engine evidence, shifting blame to the Ukrainian military, pepe escobar, atimes.com, Sept. 18, 2018

Of course Bellingcat investigative services disagree: ‘Addressing the Aeroflot MH17 Conspiracy Theory’ August 8, 2018, and here on Twitter.

Wasn’t bellingcat on the Not side of the Prop or Not list?  If so, it figures.

Bellingcat on the Twit Machine; epic agitprop.

And last but not least (h/t Snoopydawg):  ‘British Police Find Putin’s Passport at Scene of Salisbury Poison Attack; We’ve been wrong, Putin really did it, The Postillon a German parody news website, via russia-insider.com, Sept. 11

“According to Prime Minister Theresa May, the passport was only now found in another search of the scene, as it had been hidden under a fallen leaf.”

““Russia has 24 hours to extradite Vladimir Putin for questioning in London”, according to a statement issued by the British government. “Refusal will be taken as admission of guilt.”

Please add your own Putin.Did.It. satire at will; I know there’s so much more.  Including WikilLeaks’ revelations brought to you by…Putin’s Roosisans.

(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)

7 responses to “What Evils *Don’t* Lurk in the Heart of Vladimir Putin?

  1. when I glanced at this on my phone this a.m., the accompanying pic was a bizarro matryoshka doll thing with Comrade Trump’s head opening up to reveal ultimately the little bad Vlad doll inside. really unbelievable. astonishing. the greatest & most indispensablest city on a hill light unto the nations democracy that money could buy, toppled by a few Facebook posts.

    speaking of predicting the future, some people look at something like “1984” as an instruction manual, a guide not a warning. so they gather from some standard, fairly thorough history of the 3rd Reich something like the following: the First Fuhrer made a mistake in not ratcheting up the commie propaganda just a little bit louder before operation Barbarossa. that’s what we learn from Nazi history. and voila! Putin Putin Putin Putin everywhere. so we learn from history and are not condemned to repeat it, cuz we ain’t stupid like them Nazis were. or soft. what we learn from Vietnam is how to do it more better next time.

    • ach, this will be easier at the end of another long day. i’d read about it at moon of alabama, and had dropped it of on a diary at c99 concerning trump’s declassification of whatever. wake me when it’s over…?

      ‘NYT Admits That Its “Mountain of Evidence” For Russian Collusion Is Smaller Than A Molehill; The New York Times spends 10,000 words in some 199 paragraphs on the alleged ‘Russian influence’ in the U.S. election.’, b at Moon of Alabama Sept. 20

      “One-hundred-and-seventy-eight paragraphs later, near the end of the piece, we read the opposite and learn that Trump is indeed right:
      Mr. Trump’s frustration with the Russian investigation is not surprising. He is right that no public evidence has emerged showing that his campaign conspired with Russia in the election interference or accepted Russian money.

      The “mountain of evidence” claimed in paragraph 5 turns out to be “no public evidence” in paragraph 183 near the end of the piece. But 99% of the readers will not walk through the whole mess and the 1% that do will likely miss the contradiction.
      As Aaron Maté notes:

      This is a pattern: ample words for Trump-Russia innuendo; quiet acknowledgment of no evidence. And 0 words on what has been debunked.
      The ‘Russian influence’ and ‘collusion’ between Russia and Trump are still what they were two years ago, when the campaign started – they are fake news. Unfortunately the anti-Russian and anti-Trump propaganda campaign has had serious consequences. Censorship in social media increased drastically and international relations with Russia were seriously damaged.
      The main stream media though, will never take responsibility for that.”

      but i’ll go fetch the Putin videos mr. webster had put up over yonder; hang on. dunno if it gets funnier than these:

      tomorrw on the other thread, she sayed hopefully…. g’ night, j.

    • MOA didn’t have the half of it, imo. bill van auken at wsws:

      “The most sinister side of the Times report is its indictment of WikiLeaks and its founder and editor Julian Assange for the leaking of emails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The emails laid bare the DNC’s rigging of the primaries in favor of Clinton against Bernie Sanders and made public the texts of slavish and well-paid speeches given by Clinton to Wall Street audiences, guaranteeing she would defend their interests and making clear her readiness to escalate the war in Syria and bomb Iran.

      The Times report complains that Clinton’s self-damning words were “taken out of context” and “subjected to the most damaging interpretation.”

      The report paints Assange as either a witting or unwitting agent of the Kremlin at a moment in which the WikiLeaks founder is facing imminent threat of losing his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London followed by arrest and extradition to the US to stand trial for treason and espionage.”

      and this a.m at the guardian, luke harding and two homies: ‘Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK ; Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky’ the Guardian, sept. 21 (the guardian has learned)


  2. I know this is now old, but I was in the local food coop, noting a painting signed “Leonard Peltier 2013” on the wall, and feeling more than a bit nauseous reading the native-American themed “12 Traditional Principles of Food Production” also on the wall…then I noted the cover of what I guess is the latest Mother Jones mag at the checkout and found the sea-sickness almost tossing me overboard.
    image here:
    pretty awful.

    • i’m not understanding why someone post that on the wall near a peltier painting made you ill, unless it was that they’d coopted peltier…who will die in prison one day soon.

      ooof, moJo has taken the Road Most Traveled, haven’t they? the cover is truly telling: putin smiles coyly at his success. remember twenty or thirty years ago when it really was an excellent investigative magazine?

      now most news sites start at the desired ‘this enemy of ‘ours’ did this’ and work backwards. no innuendo or anon source shall be denied! my recent hair-on-fire pet peeve is bellingcat. when i can get myself together i think i’ll put up a ‘manufactured news’ diary.

      • the ideals expressed on the “native tradition” food poster were great. it was more the awful reality of awful reality, then seeing that stupid mofo I mean mojo cover.

        • heh; i guess i’m still in the dark as to why the painting and principles hashed your mellow then. not to mention peltier wouldn’t have a clue as to the ’12 principles’. but ugh, that cover. i do recall kevin drum now that you showed me their online site.

          on later edit: or was it the glaring contrasts of first american food production principles and what the amerikan reality is?

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