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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Putin Disgracefully Blamed for Skripal Poisoning
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Clearly neither Moscow or Vladimir Putin personally had anything to do with allegedly poisoning former spy/double agent Sergey Skripal with a nerve agent in Britain.
On Friday, UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson embarrassed himself more than already, saying it's "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin ordered his assassination, "direct(ing) use of a nerve agent on the streets of the UK, on the streets of Europe, for the first time since the Second World War."
"That is why we are at odds with Russia." Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov justifiably called his accusation "shocking and unpardonable diplomatic misconduct."
Johnson, Theresa May, Defense Secretary Williamson, and other bipartisan UK hardliners plunged a dagger into the heart of relations with Russia, causing irreparable damage – not correctable un
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