So, this has been the number one talking point on the news for days now, but despite the ever increasingly desperate attempts by the swivel eyed wing of the Tory party and the overwhelming majority of the MSM trying to whip up support for 'Russia is the personification of evil', it would appear that people just aren't buying it. Anyone with half a brain can see that, although there maybe more than a few candidates who would have an interest in seeing Mr Skripal turning his toes up, by some distance Mr Putin and the Russian state would be right at the bottom of the list. Putin may be many things, but he is not stupid. He has shown himself over the past decade to be light years ahead of US Presidents, and UK Prime Ministers in the political astuteness stakes. He runs rings around them on the world stage. People are not daft. Anyone who would believe that, on the eve of the Russian elections, the eve of the World Cup, Putin would be responsible for such a crass and amateurish attempt at a hit is surely capable of believing six impossible things before breakfast.
This guy was in a Russian prison for five years before being swapped in an exchange deal in 2010. It must surely be beyond argument that if Putin or the Russian state wanted him dead - dead he would be..That surely must be beyond doubt to anyone but the hard of thinking. He was responsible for the betrayal of about 300 of his colleagues, about as bad as it gets in that game. I'm guessing that might have pissed more than a few of them off. Then there is his close connection to the ex MI6 guy Steele, who produced the Trump dossier for Hillary Clinton. So he wasn't really retired after all? His house in Salisbury was paid for in cash, 300,000 quid when he arrived in 2010. And many many more questions that, so far, are not being asked. There is a headlong rush to blame Evil Putin, some of the stuff in the Sun, Mail, Telegraph and Express is absolutely crazy. I fully expect over the coming days to be told that the nerve agent originated in North Korea, was mixed personally in Syria by 'evil Bashar Al Assad to his own favourite recipe tested on thousands of innocent children, put in a sealed test tube supplied by Iran, shipped to the UK via Caracas Venezuela, all facilitated by 'Commie Corbyn'!
It is interesting, and it must be infuriating to the establishment, thaat it is quite clear that the average man on the street just isn't buying it. People are starting to wise up, they have been lied to so many times that they are beyond cynicism. And a good thing too.