High Court judgment reveals OPCW will take own samples, check govt’s for authenticity

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This week, a ‘Technical Secretariat’ (TS) team of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been in the UK to obtain and collect samples of the substance that poisoned Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a police officer – the latter happily now released from hospital.

When asked, neither the government nor the OPCW were willing to disclose any details of the TS’ remit – not even whether the TS team would be collecting their own samples or simply accepting those handed to them by the government.

However, a judgment released by the High Court has given some indication of what the OPCW TS has been doing this week – and reveals that the OPCW will not take the government’s samples on trust and will even compare DNA from government samples with that of the samples it will take itself, to ensure the government samples are in fact from the Skripals.

The legal case was needed because the Skripals, while stable, are unable to communicate well enough to give permission for further blood samples to be taken for this purpose and, correctly, the hospital insisted that a court order would be needed to allow them to do so without their patients’ permission.

In the summary supporting the judge’s decision to grant the order, he provided summary information of certain aspects of the reasons it was appropriate. Point 17 of this document summarises statements provided by an officials of the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO):

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The OPCW will approach its investigation with scepticism. not accepting samples from the government as necessarily authentic – and will observe the extraction of new samples to verify that they do, in fact, come from the Skripals.

In addition, the document discloses that the FCO recognises the possibility that the governments own analysis could be wrong and may be contradicted by the findings of the OPCW TS team.

The High Court document also raises further questions about the government’s public statements about the poisoning, which have been sent to the FCO for response or clarification. Details on those will be published shortly.

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    1. The PTB are obviously aware that a very significant number of people in Britain (and around the world) think and believe it was a false flag op (and for the obvious reason that Putin would have absolutely nothing to gain by doing such a thing and one hell of a lot to lose), and knowing THAT to be the case, they are disseminating the above information so as to reassure everyone that the investigation by the OPCW is not just going to take the Government at its word, and will check this against that and that against this etc, etc, so that when the OPCW determine that it WAS Russia, then everyone will believe it precisely because they DID obtain new blood samples etc, etc, etc.

      Anyway, I’m sure you and everyone else remembers the alledged chemical weapons attack in Syria in March last year (and Trump’s response a few days later), and yet again there were people all over the internet saying that it was obviously a false flag op, and for the obvious reason – ie what on Earth would Assad have to gain by ordering a chemical weapons attack on his own people….. on innocent men, women and children. Anyway, the OPCW supposedly investigated THAT, but it was totally fraudulent and, as such, you can be 100% certain that Russia has no faith whatsoever in them carrying out a completely independent investigation. The following was Russia’s response to the findings of the OPCW investigation into the alledged CW attack last year:


  1. With relations already strained the OPCW should have been called in immediately to prevent the children even starting to throw insults at each other.
    Escalation to hair-pulling is inevitable when weak politicians try to out-strut each other.
    I wouldn’t trust any of them not to cut their own throats with plastic scissors.

  2. i) CC: Porton Down Chemical and Biological Analyst
    Blood samples from Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal were analysed and the findings indicated exposure to a nerve agent OR RELATED COMPOUND. The samples tested positive for the presence of a Novichok class nerve agent OR CLOSELY RELATED AGENT.

    So not only can they not say it was definately made in or by russia they can even say it is definately a Novichok!

  3. Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t the daughter a Russian citizen who was attacked on our soil? What would the reaction have been if Portugal had refused to let the UK see the evidence about Maddy McCann’s disappearance? The MURDERED Russian WAS a Russian citizen. Why has Russia not been invited to send detectives to work alongside ours?

  4. Roundup – the pesticide used with GM crops is an organophosphate compound. It is now found in every organism and environment on the planet

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  5. A Russian citizen was attacked on British soil. What would the reaction have been if Portugal had refused to let the UK see the evidence about Maddy McCann’s disappearance? The MURDERED Russian WAS a Russian citizen. Why has Russia not been invited to send detectives to work alongside ours?

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