MI5 chief’s stale story about the Skripals is behind the times

Andrew Parker: You’d think the UK’s top spy chief could come up with better lies.

Isn’t it strange that the head of MI5 is wheeled out to reinforce the Tory government’s fairy tale about the Russians poisoning the Skripals, days after we were told something far more believable?

Here‘s what Andrew Parker had to say:

The Russian government is the “chief protagonist” in a campaign aimed at undermining western democracies, the head of the UK intelligence agency MI5, Andrew Parker, has said.

“The Russian state’s now well-practised doctrine of blending media manipulation, social media disinformation and distortion along with new and old forms of espionage, and high-levels of cyber-attacks, military force and criminal thuggery is what is meant these days by the term hybrid threats.”

He cited the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, describing it as reckless, putting not only the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, at risk but numerous others in the community. The Skripals’ recovery was down to the “near miraculous” medical treatment they had received, Parker said.

Russia had offered 30 different alternative theories about the attack, which he described as criminal thuggery. “Whatever nonsense they conjure up, the case is clear,” he said.

Hang on – Russia offered 30 theories about the attack? It seemed to me that it was the British authorities who couldn’t make up their minds, and the Russian government was responding to the multitude of bizarre conspiracy theories that resulted.

And what about the story that (so far) seems to ring true – that Sergei Skripal had been involved in the creation of the dossier on Donald Trump’s links with Russia – a dossier that appears to have been faked?

What about the claim that the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter was carried out to stop the culprits being caught?

What about the possibility that the UK government is hiding information?

Not a word.

That isn’t good enough.

We need a statement from the UK government on the information that has appeared over the last few days – not a flat denial, referring to “intelligence” that seems to be nonexistent; something supported by provable facts.

Something we can believe.

Until we get that, there’s nothing our Tory government can say about this that is worth our attention.

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9 thoughts on “MI5 chief’s stale story about the Skripals is behind the times

  1. Ultraviolet

    This is a classic case of projection – accusing your enemy of doing exactly what you yourself are actually doing.

  2. Damo

    What a dangerous game this government plays don’t f..k with Russia they could and would iviserate this small island in seconds if threatened.. This government seems to be comprised entirely of sociopaths and village idiots stupid stupid people who have no real grasp of the world theve grown up in a bubble of privilege the stupid children of stupid parents delusional mad it’s the deranged tories ideology this country is not a superpower there is no British empire left.. Russia is the superpower

  3. Colin Clarke

    If people would just stop saying: “I Don’t vote! I can’t vote Labour because of all the strikes (yeah, really?) And I can’t stand that woman!” And so the show goes on! The Tories control the lying press And, sadly, the working people who could get rid of this mob, are stuck in “The Sun” which is the Englishman’s equivalent of the Koran, only it worships the Australian God of lies and corruption, Rupert effin Murdoch! We would be a lot better off if the “Lower Classes” (That is what the scheming, warmongering, greedy, lying cheating bastardos call us!) Realised that if we all voted, we could dislodge the trougholites for ever!

  4. Pat Sheehan

    Thank ‘God’ we’ve got these incredible organizations like MI5, MI6 the CIA and Mossad looking after us and keeping us safe! Sorry, only jokio: avin a larf!

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