A twist of sorts in the unofficial Skripal story in that I was surprised to read on his blog that Craig Murray, the go-to guy for the alternative view of the matter agrees now that the two men in Salisbury are probably not whom they said they were, that they probably were using pseudonyms.
It is now a near certainty that Boshirov and Petrov are indeed fake identities. If the two were real people, it is inconceivable that by now their identities would not have been fully established with details of their history, lives, family and milieu. I do not apologize for exercising all due caution, rather than enthusiasm, about a narrative promoted to increase international tension with Russia, but am now convinced Petrov and Boshirov were not who they claimed.
It's odd, however, notes Murray, that the two are listed on the UK and European arrest warrants under their original fake names, Boshirov and Petrov and not under the names of the Russian spies claimed by Bellingcat, Chepiga or Mishkin.
Murray proposes that the two men we see in the Salisbury videos and photos somehow be arrested and brought to England for trial but only under these conditions
1) A fully fair and open trial before a jury.
2) The entire trial to be fully public. No closed sessions nor secret evidence and no reporting restrictions.
3) No restrictions on witnesses who may be called, including the Skripals, Pablo Miller, Christopher Steele and other former and current members of the security services.
4) No restrictions on disclosure – all relevant material held by government must be given to the defense.
What do you think? https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives ... d-mishkin/
Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as stupid. - William Blum