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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Skripal Incident a Diabolical Plot to Demonize Russia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Likely cooked up by dark forces in London and Washington, the Skripal incident escalated a long-running campaign to politically and economically marginalize, weaken, contain and isolate Russia.
The scheme recklessly heads things toward possible East/West military confrontation – especially after Trump's capitulation to extremist neocons in charge of US foreign policy.
Bipartisan Russophobic hardliners in Washington want tougher tactics used against the Kremlin – including full implementation of the so-called "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATS).
Enacted last August, it calls for imposing tough sanctions on Russia relating to cyber security, its energy and defense sectors, its operation in Syria, and other activities.
It directs the US Treasury and National Security Council to develop a st
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