D-Notice over Skripal poisoning suggests the information we’ve been given was false

Yulia Skripal (right) and her father Sergei: Attacked to hide lies about Trump?

Isn’t it interesting that the news media were told to hide the fact that an intelligence officer dealing with the Skripals worked for Orbis Business International!

It’s also interesting that the D-Notice was ineffective as a person who never received it – former UK ambassador Craig Murray – gave the game away on his blog.

He wrote: “There is no doubt that Skripal was feeding secrets to MI6 … and at the the time that Pablo Miller, another member of Orbis Intelligence, was also an MI6 officer in Russia and directly recruiting agents. It is widely reported on the web and in US media that it was Miller who first recruited Skripal. My own ex-MI6 sources tell me that is not quite true as Skripal was “walk-in”, but that Miller certainly was involved in running Skripal for a while… It is again widely alleged on the web that [Miller was] a consultant for Orbis Intelligence and a consultant to the FCO and – wait for it – with an address in Salisbury.

“It was of course … Orbis Intelligence who produced for the Clinton camp the sensationalist dossier on Trump links with Russia … that is a key part of the “Russiagate” affair gripping the US political classes. The extraordinary thing about this is that the Orbis dossier is obvious nonsense which anybody with a professional background can completely demolish… [The] motive was, like Skripal’s in selling his secrets, cash pure and simple.

“I do not know for certain that Pablo Miller helped knock together the … dossier on Trump, but it seems very probable given he also served for MI6 in Russia and was working for Orbis. And it seems to me even more probable that Sergei Skripal contributed to the Orbis Intelligence dossier on Trump… Who better to lend a little corroborative verisimilitude in these circumstances than … old source Skripal?”

So we now have several possible reasons for the Skripal poisoning – and they point to the United States – not to Russia.

Did it happen to cover up the source of the information in the Trump-Russia dossier?

Did it happen to hide the possibility that the information in the dossier was false?

Was it revenge for Skripal feeding the intelligence services a pack of lies in return for a fat wodge of cash?

And why has there been no new information on the Skripals in weeks?

The Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee (DSMA) – a Governmental body – issued a so-called D-Notice requesting the censorship of numerous mainstream media outlets regarding the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury on the fourth of March this year, allegedly by Russia, using the Novichok nerve agent. Sergei Skripal was a double agent for the UK who was obtained and brought to Britain under a ‘spy-swap scheme’ in 2010. The circumstances surrounding his alleged poisoning have been translucent at best, and altogether weird.

It now appears to be the case that the media was censored in how and what it reported of the Skripal poisoning in the days following its revelation.

A D-Notice is, essentially, an instruction issued by the DSMA to the media not to publish matters of certain sensitivity.

The D-Notice issued on 7 March 2018, three days after the Skripal poisoning happened, stated the following:

“Private and Confidential: Not for Publication, Broadcast or for use on Social Media TO ALL EDITORS The issue surrounding the identify of a former MI6 informer, Sergei Skripal, is already widely available in the public domain. However, the identifies of intelligence agency personnel associated with Sergei Skripal are not yet widely available in the public domain. The provisions of DSMA Notice 05 therefore apply to these identities. DSMA Notice 05 inter alia advises editors against the: ‘inadvertent disclosure of Sensitive Personnel Information (SPI) that reveals the identity, location or contact details of personnel (and their family members) who have security, intelligence and/or counter-terrorist backgrounds, including members of the UK Security and Intelligence Agencies, MOD and Specials Forces.’”

The D-Notice instructs the media not to report on matters surrounding security personnel associated with Sergei Skripal.

The individual to whom the D-Notice refers is in fact one Pablo Miller. He is a former MI6 operative. The Telegraph has also previously published that Miller worked for Orbis Business International, a corporate intelligence consultancy.

Source: The UK government issued a media censorship order over Skripal poisoning links to Trump-Russia dossier | Evolve Politics

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8 thoughts on “D-Notice over Skripal poisoning suggests the information we’ve been given was false

  1. Carol Fraser

    Something fishy yet again! Why can’t I post your articles to FB? A recent one really needed to be circulated, but you seem to have moved off. I know FB is under the spotlight for shady dealings but you can still reach a lot of people on it. I would circulated it to at least 6 sites

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You need to check your own settings, I think.
      I will check mine, though.

  2. wildswimmerpete

    It appears the agent used against the Skripals is BZ, a non-lethal incapacitating agent. Onset of symptoms 1-24hrs, a few days of a fairly nasty illness, recovery with few or no after-effects. Sound familiar? BZ was designed for area denial. Organophosphorous agent VX is also used for area denial but of course it’s highly lethal. UK, US and NATO hold stocks of BZ because as far as I understand it’s regarded to be a non-lethal agent and doesn’t come under the description of a “war gas”. I subscribe to the theory that the British Government used BZ in a “false flag” attack on the Skripals and was intended to be some kind of warning.

  3. Pat Sheehan

    Connections with our ‘favorite’ ally the US then? The UK Government would have known that at the time! Fat chance of a proper investigation now! Over in the US they are still trying to get a ‘authentic investigation’ into the apparent ‘vaporization’ of the World Trade Centre: sixteen years ago. You’d think the ‘government’ there would be ‘keen’ to find out who was responsible. Funny old world!

  4. jeff St.Clair

    One more thing , What was detective sergeant Nick Bailey doing , was he on duty tailing ,protecting Sergie and Yulia Skripal ?or did he just happen to be there….

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